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Summer Session Features Irish Dance, Twinkle Stars and Princess Camp

Jo’s Footwork Studio is launching an Irish Dance program this summer with the Bailey Murray Academy of Irish Dancing for ages 3 through teens! They will also continue to have the popular Twinkle Stars classes for ages 2-5 and Princess Camp (two different age groups: 4-5 year olds and 6-8 year olds). The Summer Session begins Monday, June 25 and…


Gathering on the Green Summer Festival in Western Springs

The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) will be holding its annual Gathering on the Green family event on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Tower Green in downtown Western Springs from 5-10pm! Gathering on the Green is a signature event in Western Springs and is a fun-filled evening of food, beverages, live music, entertainment, and activities for kids… all located on the…


2018 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs

The best kind of summer fun is free summer fun! Save those dollar bills for the ice cream truck (or a family vacation): there are plenty of options for free summer fun in the Western suburbs. This huge list of free summer fun is sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District! Winding slopes, streams, bridges, and tunnels add to the challenge at…


Outdoor Movies in Chicago’s West and Southwest Suburbs

Now presenting all the outdoor movies being shown in the west and southwest suburbs for Summer 2018! Click on the listing to see more information such as the specific location and suggestions on what you should bring. Some even have pre-movie activities or entertainment and concessions available. So grab a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a movie under the…


2018 Summer Festivals in the Western Suburbs

Picture a beautiful summer day, some tasty food, great live music, parades and carnival rides…  ahhh, summertime family fun awaits! There are loads of kid-friendly summer festivals lined up throughout the western suburbs. Check out our guide for the best summer fests in and around your area! This guide is sponsored by the North Riverside Block Party. North Riverside Biggest…


Memorial Day Parades 2018

Memorial Day 2018 falls on May 28, when we’ll remember those who have died while serving in America’s armed forces. There’s plenty going on to observe the occasion in Chicago’s Western Suburbs this year, including parades galore. Check out the full list! Memorial Day Parades Simply click on the event title to view more information, such as parade routes. Memorial Day…



Everything You Need to Know About Go Ape Chicago

Yes, you need to go to Go Ape. It’s a unique experience to enjoy with your kids, spouse, co-workers, friends… really anyone! The first time, I went with my husband when the Go Ape Chicago course opened in Western Springs. It completely turned our day around and we had a blast. The second time, I went with my kids to…


Blue Moose Sports Camp This Summer

Registration is open for Blue Moose Sports Camp for all incoming first through sixth graders! Blue Moose Sports Camp for incoming 1st through 6th graders Blue Moose Sports Camp was created to give children a place to stay active and play during the summer and gives them the chance to enjoy simple games in a safe and fun environment. The camp…


Bounce House Rentals in the Chicagoland Area

Bounce house rentals pump up the fun at kids’ birthday parties, graduations, or any event that a bunch of kids are expected to attend. Our guide lists some of the popular bounce house rental companies in the greater Chicagoland area. Many of these companies also rent tables, chairs, and other necessary items for party planning. Scroll through to find a…


Family Movie Night

Gather your family for an evening of reel fun at the movies! We’ll feature Veggie Tales and an animated favorite, The Lion King. Casual, comfy fun with family and friends. Wear PJs, Bring Pillows/Blankets, have some fresh popped popcorn and enjoy the show! Spread out in our parish hall with room for kids and parents to socialize, snack, and watch….


Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s Western Suburbs – 2018

Stuck in a dinner rut? Venture out to try a new restaurant without the worry of a hefty bill. Here is an updated list of Kids Eat Free deals in the western suburbs. To receive the free kids menu items, nearly all restaurants require the purchase of an adult entree. Even though I’ve recently verified restaurants’ offerings and restrictions, it’s…