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2019 Trick-or-Treat Hours for the Chicago Suburbs

Halloween is just around the corner! Easily find your town’s recommended trick-or-treat hours in this helpful list. Check out the easy to print graphics if you are traveling to neighboring towns and share them with your friends! You’ll find trick-or-treat hours for the western suburbs, far west, and southwest suburbs in this handy article. Trick-or-Treating Hours in Chicago’s Western Suburbs…


Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children’s Museum

Families are encouraged to come in costume and celebrate the colorful fall season during Pumpkin Palooza at DuPage Children’s Museum. This family-favorite event includes musical performances, unique creation stations, a touch-a-tractor, and more! • Scoop and squish in gooey pumpkin guts • Build a FrankenBuddy • Bring your own pumpkin to the DIY pumpkin makerspace • Pump up your hairdo…



2019 Family-Friendly Halloween Events

We added even more family-friendly Halloween fun! Thank you to all of the local businesses, organizations, and community members that contributed to this awesome list of all the festive events going on this month. Halloween is a time to scare, but also a time to share- share fun memories with your little ones and families. Luckily for you, the west…


2019 Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests

As the seasons change from summer to fall and then fall to winter, Chicagoans find themselves looking for opportunities to maximize the outdoors. Fall festivals and Oktoberfests are aplenty in the the suburbs. September and October are full of opportunities to celebrate the autumn season. Check out out awesome list of events near you! This article is sponsored by the…


Local Wrestling Clubs and Academies for Kids

All I do is pin, pin, pin, no matter what, what, what! Does your athlete have an interest in joining a wrestling club or trying out the sport? Check out one of these wrestling clubs in the western suburbs. There are a ton of clubs and academies where kids can get coaching and practice their moves on the mat. Wrestling…


The Sales Are On! Fall 2019 Children’s Resales in Chicagoland

Excitement is in the air as back to school season is here! Children’s resale events are the perfect way to spruce up your child’s wardrobe without breaking the bank. Closets already ready for the new school year? Consider consigning at a resale! You’ll clear out items your family no longer needs, and give back to local schools and organizations. (You…



Windy City Warbirds and Classics

Radio-controlled giant scale model airshow honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  This June 20-22nd, Fox Valley Aero Club is hosting its 6th annual Windy City Warbirds & Classics. This event is truly a one of a kind experience, these remote-control planes are flown by some of the most skilled hobbyists in the country and are a breathtaking sight to see…


2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades

Nothing feels more like summer than 4th of July fireworks and parades. Each town celebrates in their own family-friendly way, whether walking the streets in a patriotic parade or enjoying a colorful fireworks show at dusk. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs, and your best patriotic gear to check out one of these awesome Independence Day celebrations with your family!…


Splash Pads and Spray Parks in the Western Suburbs

The reason this Kidlist Mom loves splash pads is that my little kids are able to be more independent than at a pool. (It’s also a bonus that I don’t have to put on my bathing suit or bring life jackets!) Most splash pads and spray parks are opening Memorial Day weekend, with exceptions noted in the comments under each….


2019 Farmers Markets and French Markets

Lettuce turnip the beet! The season for farmers markets is here. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of all the local fresh fruits and veggies at the height of their seasons. Kids often become adventurous eaters when they are part of the picking, planning, and preparing, too. Head to your local farmer’s market for family fun and music… and…