iFLY-Kohl Playdate – Register Now!

iFLY-Kohl Playdate

The Kohl Children’s Museum and iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Rosemont are teaming up for a very special playdate and you’re invited! Everyone who attends will enjoy food, drinks, and a hands-on project to learn about aerodynamics, before getting a chance to fly! You’ll even get to take home a video of your flight. Space is limited, […]

Cre8tive Art Launch Event With Art Mobb & Microsoft Giveaway

This is last minute but sounds like a fun event! (Information & prizes provided by Microsoft) Who: Art Mobb (Mike Farhat & Chris Hoyle) What: Prepare to be dazzled in-store with celebrity artists Art Mobb (Mike Farhat and Chris Hoyle) as they unveil and premier their latest original Plexiglas piece and create their unique style of […]

L.L. Bean’s “Outdoor Discovery Tour” Coming to Navy Pier

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L.L. Bean is bringing the Bootmobile, a 13-foot tall Bean Boot, to Navy Pier this weekend as part of their Outdoor Discovery Tour, which tries to encourage families to spend more time outdoors and give them an opportunity to try a new activity. L.L. Bean and the National Park Foundation conducted a survey and found […]

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music

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Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to Sesame Street Live. All opinions are my own.  Sesame Street Live was only in Rosemont last weekend, but will be in Merrillville, Indiana, May 8-12 and in Joliet May 14-15.  Website: Sesame Street Live Location: Rosemont Theater (temporarily the Akoo Theater), 5400 North River Road, Rosemont Phone: 847-671-5100 Show times: This show was only […]

Super Saturday: Couponing Class & Business Expo

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Jill Cataldo, the Super Coupon Queen, is coming to Crystal Lake to present her Super Couponing class. In addition to the class there will also be craft and business vendors so you can shop, and there will be raffles and gift bags. For more information about Jill Cataldo, visit her site JillCataldo.com, and for a […]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

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Location: Rosemont Theater (temporarily the Akoo Theater), 5400 North River Road, Rosemont Phone: 847-671-5100 Show times: This show was only in town for one weekend. Friday, March 15, 2013, at 7:00 pm Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, & 7:00 pm Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, & 5:00 pm Admission: $15-$70 ($19.75-$79.65 with fees) […]

Chicago Fun Family Palooza – Giveaway

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Chicago Fun Family Palooza Location: The Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 9-10, 2013 Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Chicago Fun Family Palooza is bursting with spectacular entertainment, thrilling activities and over the top zaniness. This 2 day event, produced by 5 Star Fun […]

Chicago Area Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Events 2013

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Valentine’s Day (or Valentine’s season maybe?) is a great time to spend time with your loved ones, including your kids, and showing them how special they are to you. There are fun events and parties starting this weekend to celebrate the holiday. Please call or visit online prior to attending to verify information and keep […]

“Noon” Year’s Eve & New Year’s Eve Events

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Noon Countdowns Bubble Bash 2012 with the DuPage Children’s Museum, Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville 10:30 am-Noon $10/member, $15/non-member (plus $2/ticket box office charge) Live performances by Jeanie B. and the Jellybeans and Geoff Akins the Bubble Wonder Man, countdown at noon. Itsy Bitsy New Year’s Eve Countdown, […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 6

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away and this is your last chance to win! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 5

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the 2012 […]

Kohl Children’s Museum Presents the Wonderful World of Oz

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The Kohl Children’s Museum has the Wonderful Wizard of Oz On Exhibit: Now – January 6, 2013 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit features larger than life pop-up books that dazzle the eyes and stimulates the mind. Each section of this exhibit, based on the book published in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 4

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the 2012 […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 3

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the 2012 […]

Chicago Area Halloween Events 2012

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Events are arranged according to date, with single day or short-term events listed first. Scroll down for activities throughout the month of October. I do my best to provide accurate information, but it’s always a good idea to check the information on the site and call before you go to verify information. Single Day or […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 2

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 – Giveaway

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Location: Navy Pier – Hall A, 600 East Grand, Chicago Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 – 10:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-13. A $2 coupon is available online. Free admission for children under 3, educators and librarians, scouts in uniform, retailers and tradespeople, military (with ID). Grandparents admitted […]

Legoland Discovery Center Overnight Adventure

Legoland Discovery Center Overnight Adventure Legoland Discovery Center is hosting an Overnight Adventure for kids ages 7-14 and their parents. Location: Legoland Discovery Center, 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg Phone: 847-592-9708 Date and time: Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 7:30 pm to Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 7:00 am. Cost: $55/person, or $45/person for annual […]

Harvest Fest at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

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Harvest Fest at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park – website Location: 601 E. Dundee Avenue, East Dundee Phone: 847-426-6751 Dates and hours: Sept. 28 – Oct. 28 Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm & Sundays 11 am to 6pm Admission: $17.75/person, ages 3 & up; children 2 & under are free, $14.75/senior (65+). Active duty military with ID admitted free. Special […]

Merlin’s Magic Wand Days at Legoland Discovery Center

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Merlin’s Magic Wand Days at Legoland Discovery Center Legoland Discovery Center will be hosting a series of Merlin’s Magic Wand Days over the next few months exclusively for children with special needs, disabilities, and serious illnesses. Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charitable organization focused on provided fun experiences for children with disabilities or serious […]

Disney On Ice Treasure Trove

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Disney On Ice Treasure Trove – website Location: Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont The Allstate Arena site includes links to CTA, Metra, and PACE to help you reach there using public transportation. Phone: Allstate Arena – 847-635-6601, Ticketmaster – 800-745-3000 Dates and times: September 13-16, 2012. Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 Friday, September 14 – 10:30, 7:00 Saturday, […]

Amazing Raise 4 Campers Event – Sunday, August 26

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Amazing Raise 4 Campers – website This is a community family event to benefit SCOPE-Midwest to help send underserved children to camp. Location: Banner Day Camp Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Admission:  $60/person at the door for Inclusive Package – includes lunch, swimming, sports, music and access to: bungee, bumper boats, dune buggies, zip-line, dunk tank, […]

Brick-tastic Birthday Bash at Legoland Discovery Center

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago Celebrates Buddy’s Birthday! You’re Invited to the Brick-tastic Birthday Bash on Aug. 11 LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago is celebrating Buddy’s Birthday on Aug. 11, and everyone’s invited to join the brick-tastic celebration! We’ll be partying it up with goody bags, games and plenty of cake. But that’s not all! Kids who […]

Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty – website Location: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire Phone: 847-634-0200 Dates: July 7 – August 18, 2012 Wednesday-Saturday at 10:00 am Admission: $15 a ticket Parking: There is free parking in the attached lot. Bathrooms: There are public bathrooms with changing tables. In the bathroom we were in, the changing table was […]

Swapping Social at Nibbles Play Cafe

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Swapping Social at Nibbles Play Cafe Creatively Caring, along with AH Moms and Nibbles Play Cafe, is hosting a toy, clothing, and household goods swap on July 20th. The event might be a good chance to meet some of the moms you’ve connected with online, and you might get some good stuff, too. Bring your new or gently […]

Chicago Area Fireworks and Parades for the Fourth of July 2012

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Looking for the 2013 list? Click here! Looking for a fireworks display or parade to see this week? There are several in the Chicago area! All the events listed below are FREE! Before attending, PLEASE check the link. Because of dry conditions some events may be canceled and although I’ve listed the starting time for […]

White Sox Host Second “Peanut Controlled Zone”

The Chicago White Sox hosted their first  peanut “friendly” game this season and based on the feedback they got they’ve decided to do it again. During this game, there will be an entire section that will be peanut free to allow families affected by peanut allergies to attend a Chicago White Sox game. The peanut […]

LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee 2012

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LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee – website Location: Milwaukee’s Frontier Airlines Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI Dates & Sessions: June 15-17 Friday, June 15 4 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday, June 16 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm Sunday, June 17 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session […]

Fun LEGO facts – LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee

Are your kids LEGO fans? Mine are, and I’m not afraid to admit that my husband and I love LEGOs too. We’re all looking forward to LEGO KidsFest, which will be in Milwaukee this weekend, June 15-17. Have you purchased your tickets yet? Read my previous post about LEGO KidsFest Milwaukee for all the details about this […]

Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon

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Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon – website Location: Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago Phone: 800-745-3000 (to purchase tickets) Hours: The show runs May 24 – September 3. Sunday 2:00pm, 4:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Thursday 2:00pm, 8:00pm Friday 2:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm Saturday 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Additional shows: Sunday, […]