Fireflies light show at Spring Valley in Schaumburg

Families are invited to take a twilight wagon ride to view an incredible light show as the sun sets on Spring Valley. Other activities include a short discussion on fireflies … Continue Reading →

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Bristol Renaissance Faire 2016

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI. Every Faire day recreates a time when knights were noble, maids were merry and turkey legs were titanic. Once you enter the portal gates, … Continue Reading →


2016 Independence Day parades

2016 Independence Day parades around northwest suburbs of Chicago   Arlington Heights Monday, July 4, 10:00 am parade steps off from Dunton and Oakton. Website Barrington Monday, July 4, 10:00 … Continue Reading →

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Wednesday Morning $1 movies at Classic Cinemas

The Wednesday Morning Movie Series will return for the summer on June 8th!  This year the Series will be 10 weeks and will run every Wednesday starting June 8th – August 10th.  The Series will show … Continue Reading →

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Family Day Sundays at Arlington International Race Track

Pack up the kids and visit Arlington International Race Track for some fun in the sun!  Every Family Day features the Junior Jockey Zone – an area packed with family … Continue Reading →

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Friday Fundays in Hoffman Estates

Come to Vogelei Park in Hoffman Estates for free children’s entertainment. Bring a blanket, and a picnic lunch if you wish! Make a day of it by enjoying the playground … Continue Reading →

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Summer Time FREE movies at the Bensenville Theatre

Join the library every Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for Monday Morning Matinees. Each week we will feature a classic film your kids may have missed seeing … Continue Reading →


Fireworks at Navy Pier 2016

Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays at 9:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 pm throughout … Continue Reading →


Poloniada – Family Picnic in Elk Grove Village – June 26

On Sunday, June 26th, everyone is invited to a one of a kind family picnic Poloniada. Kids of all ages can take part in the contests and run the obstacle course … Continue Reading →

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Scottish Festival and Highland Games – June 17 & 18

It’s that time of the year again- from the Caber Toss to the Highland Dancers to the Dogs of Scotland, the annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games is bigger and … Continue Reading →

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Free Antique Fire Truck Show in Lake Barrington – June 11

Step back in time and explore nearly two dozen fire engines from multiple eras. This year’s show will feature historic vehicles and firefighting equipment from the Northern Illinois Fire Museum, and … Continue Reading →

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Free Kids Club events at Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles

Golf Mill Shopping Center Kids Club will host some great events for children this summer. Every Tuesday, starting June 7th through August 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. children … Continue Reading →

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Cavalcade of Planes in Bolingbrook – June 4-5

At the Cavalcade of Planes you will enjoy all kinds of fun.  There will be many types of aircraft to see both flying and on the ground, including WWII aircraft, new … Continue Reading →

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Splash Pads, Spraygrounds, and Spray Fountains in Chicago’s NW Suburbs

Are you ready for summer fun? Check out this guide with over 20 splash pads, spraygrounds, and spray fountains around northwest suburbs of Chicago. Your toddler will love playing with … Continue Reading →

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Spring Fling Carnival in Schaumburg

North American Midway Entertainment is the largest traveling amusement park in the world! We are coming to the Woodfield Mall on May 26-30 and will bring about 15 rides and … Continue Reading →

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