Archives for June 2011

Weekend Activities – June 30-July 4

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE Fri-Sun, 6/24-7/3 – Taste of Chicago at Grant Park – FREE Sat, 7/2 & Mon, 7/4 – Fireworks at Navy Pier – FREE North Suburbs Wed-Sun, 6/29-7/3; Tues-Sun, 7/5-7/10 – Milwaukee Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI – $8-15/person, $3/seniors & under 10; under 2 free […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park – website Location: 601 E. Dundee Avenue, East Dundee Phone: 847-426-6751 Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday, Sunday, & holidays, 11am – 7pm Park closed October 30-November 24 Admission: $16.50/person, ages 3 & up; children 2 & under are free. There is an online coupon for $2 off admission […]

OVO Preview

We recently had a chance to see a very short preview of OVO by Cirque du Soleil, which included a diabolo (juggling a spool on a string) performance and a meet-and-greet with two of the creatively costumed characters. My kids were fascinated by the diabolo performance and the characters, but got a little shy when […]

Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center – website Location: 9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs Phone: 708-839-6897  Hours: March 1-last Saturday in October     8:00am – 5:00pmLast Sunday in October-Feb 28        8:00am – 4:00pm Exhibit buildings open at 9:00 am daily (CLOSED FRIDAYS) and may close up to 1/2 hour before grounds. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, […]

Weekend Activities – June 24-26

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE Fri, 6/24 – Movies in the Park – Shrek Forever After at Pulaski Park – FREE Fri-Sun, 6/24-7/3 – Taste of Chicago at Grant Park – FREE Sat. 6/25 – Chic-A-Go-Go taping at Chicago Access Network Studio – FREE Sat-Sun, 6/25-6/26 – Green Music […]

People’s Choice Family Fun Center

The People’s Choice Family Fun Center – website Location: 2411 Grand Ave, Waukegan Phone: 847-336-5700 Hours:  Sun – Thur    Noon-10pm Fri-Sat         11am – 11pm Mini golf open Noon-9pm daily. Open 365 days a year.  Parking: There is a large parking lot. Bathrooms: There are public bathrooms. There are no changing […]

Weekend Activities – June 17 – 19

Chicago Sat, 6/18 – Wicker Park Children’s Carnival – FREE Sat, 6/18 – Read With Me! at Touhy-Herbert Park – FREE Sat-Sun, 6/18-6/19 – Six Corners BBQ Fest on Milwaukee – $5 donation requested North Suburbs Sat, 6/18 – Movie in the Park – How to Train Your Dragon at Sunset Woods Park in Highland […]

AMF Bowling

AMF Summer Unplugged – bowling Bowling is a great way to get your kids out of the house and active for the summer. From May 30 to September 5, 2011, AMF is offering FREE bowling to kids under the age of 16. Register your children on the AMF site and each week they will email you […]

Tates Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop

Tates Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop – Facebook page Location: 25 S. Ashland, LaGrange Phone: 708-352-4848 Hours: 11am – 10pm  Monday – Saturday           11am – 9pm    Sunday Parking: There is street parking available. Bathrooms: No bathrooms. Handicapped/stroller accessibility: The shop is accessible. During the time we were there a woman came in with a stroller […]

Weekend Activities – June 10 – 12

Chicago Fri-Sun, 6/10-6/12 – RibFest – $5 donation requested Sat-Sun, 6/11-6/12 – Andersonville Midsommarfest – $5 donation requested North Suburbs Fri, 6/10 – Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Ice Cream Social at Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles – FREE Fri, 6/10 – Picnic in the Park at North School Park in Arlington Heights – FREE […] – Giveaway & special offer

*** This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to MELISSA! Thanks to all who entered & a special thanks to DEALAVUE! Giveaway and Special Offer I’m a huge fan of deal sites. As you may have noticed in previous posts, I often use deal sites to do the activities I post about. Recently, Dealavue contacted me and […]

Weekend Activities – June 3-5

Chicago Fri-Sun, 6/3-6/5 – Chicago Eastside Millennium Art Festival – FREE Sat, 6/4 – June Jam at Roscoe Village – $5 donation Sat-Sun, 6/4-6/5 – Do-Division Street Fest on Division between Ashland and Leavitt – $5 donation Sat-Sun, 6/4-6/5 – Printer’s Row Lit Fest – FREE Sat-Sun, 6/4-6/5 – 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde […]

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