30 Results in category Summer

Top Ideas for Fun in Chicago with Kids This Week (July 18 - 24, 2016)

July 18 - 24, 2016.
There's some pretty hot weather in the forecast this week.  If you're looking for a way to keep the kids cool, check out our Water Fun Guide.  We list area water parks, splash pads, beaches and pools so you can find them easily.

Our Events Calendar is packed with summer family fun, so make sure you visit it frequently - we add to it every day. 

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FREE Family Fun Festival - Millennium Park, Chicago - Daily - There's lots of fun for the kiddos in the big tent at Millennium Park: games, crafts, kid-friendly performances, interactive act ...

Chicago Kids Fun June 20 - 26, 2016

June 20-26, 2016.
Tuesday marks the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year.  This newsletter will give you many ways to celebrate this and every other day this week with your kids.
Make sure you scroll through the whole newsletter - there are tons of popular links, kids eat free days, FREE museum days and much more.
Also, our Events Calendar is totally bursting with summer family fun, so make sure you visit it frequently - we add to it every day. 


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Drive-In Movie Theaters - West Chicago & McHenry - Daily - The Chicago area i ...

Water Fun Guide for Chicago Kids - Summer 2016

It's summer in Chicago, which means it's going to get hot and steamy.  Look no further than our Water Fun Guide to keep your Chicago kids cool and happy!  Our sponsors below are all offering discounts, so give them a try!  

Keep scrolling for many more options for Chicago area summer water fun, including water parks, swimming pools, splash pads and more.




Here are some fun ways to cool off in the water this summer.  Click on the pictures or the main headings for the f ...

Chicago Kids Fun May 23 - 30, 2016

May 23 - 30, 2016.
Whoa - how did Memorial Day weekend get here already?  We've put together a comprehensive list of Chicago area Memorial Day Parades for you, and our kidwinks™ Picks Section has our hand-picked favs for family fun this week.

      Memorial Day Parades
Keep scrolling to find out where Kids Eat Free, which museums have Free Admission Days, access our Events Calendar, get a list of Chicago area festivals and much more!

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FREE Family Fun Days at Blackberry Farm - Aurora - Wed - This is a very popular event because ...

Memorial Day Parades - Chicago & Suburbs

Memorial Day 2016 - Chicago Area Parades
We've combed the internet and local sources to compile this alphabetized list of Chicago area Memorial Day Parades for 2016.  There are also many carnivals and festivals that occur over this weekend, and those are listed separately on our Events Calendar.  Here's a link to more Chicago area Memorial Day events and upcoming Chicago area carnivals, fairs and festivals.

Addison - Parade Monday, May 30; also FREE pancake breakfast, community march, ceremony, veterans' resource fair  
Arlington Heights -  Parade and ceremony Monday, May 30

Aurora - Monday, May 30

Barrington ...

Chicago Kids Labor Day Fun August 31 - September 7, 2015


August 31 - September 7, 2015

Say bye-bye to summer and days spent at the pool, beach or splash pad as Labor Day rolls in to give us one last hurrah and taste of these warm weather activities.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate, because there's lots going on:  hot jazz, circus, festivals, parades, fireworks, hayrides, storytelling (which is significantly better than storytime - try it and see), LEGO® builds and a whole lot more!  Read on, people -- read on!

   It's that time! Here's our list of Chicago area apple orchards.  

Don't miss the coupons  in our Savings Section or our Popular Links ...

Newsletter - Chicago Kids Fun August 10 - 23, 2015


August 10 - 23, 2015

Summer break is almost over, so make the most of what's left!  Our Events Calendar is bursting at the seams with tons of fun summer happenings.  You'll find back-to-school events, kids' resale events, cool festivals & fairs and tons more.  
Visit the Popular Links Section below, where you'll find gateways to Free Events, upcoming Carnivals & Festivals, free & cheap summer movies, and more popular summer programs.
If you need more ideas, check out our Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Chicago This Summer.
Don't miss our coupons  for Blue Man Group, Seadog Cruises and more in our Savings ...

Newsletter - Chicago Kids Summer Fun July 20 - August 2, 2015



July 20 - August 2, 2015

Have you checked out our Events Calendar lately?  It is positively overflowing with fun activities and events!  This is the time of year for county fairs - there are at least five of them over the next week or two, so grab the kids and check out the animal barns, rodeos and fair food.  There are also tons of festivals, concerts, movies, fishing derbies and so much more.

It was really hard to limit my choices this week, so make sure you cruise through our calendar and the rest of this newsletter to see all of the other cool events summer in Chicago has to offer.  There is ZERO excuse for being bo ...

National Night Out

National Night Out, designed to shed light on awareness for crime and drug prevention, has been held for 29 years across the country. The event has evolved into a FREE night of family fun with local police officers and crime prevention groups.  
Most of the National Night Out events this year will take place on August 2nd, but there are a few exceptions, which are indicated with a red date.
Chicago area communities participating in this year's National Night Out on August 2nd (except where indicated) include:

Antioch -7pm - 9pm - Safety information provided.  There will also be FREE food and music provided by a DJ.


Arlington Heights - 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Foo ...

Top 10 Things to do in Chicago with kids in the Summer 2015

Garfield Park Conservatory (Free) Wonderful place to go if it is to hot or too wet outside. Part of the Chicago Park District, this is surprisingly interesting and fun for all.

The Morton Arboretum The Children's Garden is AMAZING! Discount Admission on Wednesdays.
Model Railroad Garden - Chicago Botanic Garden  If you have a train enthusiast in your family, make sure to pay a visit here.  Your little train lover will be in heaven.
Maggie Daley Park (Free)  3 acre Play Garden with slides, play ships, Whale & Lighthouse Tower, a Tower Bridge, Rail Slides, Swings, a Pyramid & much more.
Pirates' Cove Childre ...