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Updated! Where to See 4th of July Fireworks This Year 2020

This article originally published on June 16, 2020 and we have received updated information included below. While most fireworks displays have been cancelled for this year, there are still a few happening in Chicago’s suburbs! The displays that are still moving forward seem to be planning to have the fireworks launched higher this year so they can be seen from…


What’s Going On with Water Parks and Beaches This Summer?

The Chicagoland has already seen some hot, hot days this summer! Some waterparks and beaches made the difficult decision to close for the entire 2020 season, while others are hoping to open there doors as soon as it’s deemed safe for their staff and guests. Be sure to check the website before going for all the details on hours, pricing,…


Local Activity Kits and Subscriptions for Easy At-Home Fun

What are we going to do today? If you are like me, I am trying to keep my kids active this summer, both mind and body. Activity kits are available throughout the suburbs to pick up and take home. Crafts, summer school at home, cooking, art projects, and more . . . and the best of all, someone else prepares…


2020 Pool Memberships: Early Bird Extensions and Opening Days

IMPORTANT NOTE: This article is no longer up-to-date. Many of the pools below have chosen to close for the 2020 season; please see our article on what’s open, closed, and rescheduled for more information. Many local spots have extended their early bird pricing due to the uncertainty around COVID-19. Check below for discount details and tentative opening days. Please note…


How Do We Make Our Kids’ Birthdays Special Right Now?

For many of us parents who have kids with spring birthdays, we are scrambling to find new ways to make these occasions special during the coronavirus stay-at-home order. My daughter recently celebrated her 12th birthday, and in the end, it was nothing short of spectacular! In fact, she has asked for some of the new traditions we created at home…



Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Bean Sprouts Cafe, a photo op with Pete the Cat, a special story time, and exclusive time in Museum exhibits. Stay and continue to play after the Museum opens; each ticket includes Museum admission. $15 | DCM Member (age 1+) $25…


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…


CANCELLED: Super Halloween Breakfast Bash

For those who like getting an early start on FUN! Meet and greet TWO of your favorite “Super Heroes” while enjoying a Hot Breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, French Toast Sticks, Bacon and Sausage plus Milk, Juice, Coffee and Tea. Breakfast admission also includes $10 in Game Play, UNLIMITED Amusement Rides (Monster Hop, Bone Shaker & Tornado), costume parade, raffle prize…


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…


Tips and Discounts for Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville

We have been going to Raging Waves almost every year for the past five years and always include it on our bucket list. They have added a few slides and areas for little kids since our last visit, so we were excited to check it out again. Raging Waves invited us to spend the day there, but all opinions are…