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Sewing Classes for Kids

Having two daughters who are interested in learning to sew prompted me to do a little research on places that offer sewing classes locally. To my surprise, I found that there are many fantastic options for kids’ sewing lessons and camps all over the western suburbs of Chicago. As a result, we are all signed up for our first sewing…


31 Kid-Friendly August Events: Western Suburbs Edition

For some, the end of summer is a mad dash to fit in every ounce of summer fun possible before the school year starts. For others, just about everything on our summer bucket list has been checked off, and we’re running out of things to do! No matter what category you relate to, Kidlist has you covered with kid-friendly events…


Polar Express Train Rides, Holiday Express, Santa Train, and Santa Trolley

Originally inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, these rides can include everything from story times to caroling to meals with Santa. Many choose to wear pajamas to get in character, or feel free to don your most festive holiday sweater! Create a new holiday tradition for your family and take a magical ride to the North Pole! These events tend…


Cheerleading for Kids in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Looking for cheerleading and tumbling classes for your child in the Western suburbs? There are lots of great choices in the area whether it be camps, classes or competitive cheer clubs. For your convenience, ages for each club is listed below.  Not all places have a direct number or address, so please see the website for additional contact information. Cheerleading…


Summer Camps with Spots Available: July-August 2018

There’s still two more months of summer… now what? These awesome local businesses have fun things planned for your kids! Luckily, we found summer camps with spots available. Dates, times, and descriptions are included to make it easy for you to snag some last minute slots. Click on the camp name for more information and to go directly to online…


2018 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Western Suburbs

The 4th of July is such a fun part of summer with lots of local, family-friendly events! Here’s a great line up of all the colorful 4th of July fireworks displays and spectacular parades listed alphabetically by town for the western suburbs of Chicago. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs and your best patriotic gear, and check out one of these…


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…


Classic Car Shows for Summer 2018

Classic car shows are a staple of suburban summers. Whether you love vintage rides, have a kid who adores anything on wheels, or just want an excuse to take a stroll with the family, car shows are a fun destination. Check out all the events going on in our area this summer! Summer 2018 Classic Car Shows in Chicago’s West…


2018 Summer Music Series in the Western Suburbs

Here in the western suburbs, we know that there’s no better way to spend a lazy summer night than by gathering with friends and neighbors in a local park to enjoy some live music. It’s a great way to get the kids outside for some good, wholesome fun while you get to sit back, relax and take in some great…


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…