Here’s the Go West 2017 Independence Day Guide to Fireworks, Parades, Festivals and More, starting June 29 and running through July 4.
One lucky Go West reader will win four tickets to experience the “Day Out With Thomas” in July at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union.
The Weekend Spotlight features Swedish Days in Geneva, a showing of “Sing” at Cantingy, a birthday party for the DuPage Children’s Museum and more!
Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16. The Illinois stop is in Crystal Lake on Saturday, June 24, and I have a code for you to save 20 percent off your child’s registration fee!
Swedish Days, held in downtown Geneva, is a popular festival always held at the start of summer. It features a carnival, parades, special activities for kids and a bit of Swedish culture, too.
Wednesdays at the Plaza is a free evening music concert series at Millennium Plaza in downtown Aurora. In 2017, it will run through Aug. 16.
Maryknoll Park in Glen Ellyn features a splash park, two playgrounds, miniature golf course, bocce ball courts, picnic pavilion, a 9-hole disc golf course and more!
The Weekend Spotlight features PrairieFest in Oswego, a one-day Swedish celebration in Geneva, an art festival at Cantigny, special activities for Father’s Day and more!
Mt. St. Mary Park in St. Charles features a beautiful riverfront setting, a great walking path, an arboretum and a playground with some of the tallest slides around.
Metra is expanding its “Family Fares” program this summer, and as a result, up to three children ages 11 and under will be able to ride for free with an adult through Labor Day.