Here’s the Go West 2017 Independence Day Guide to Fireworks, Parades, Festivals and More, starting June 29 and running through July 4.
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.
If you’re looking to cool off your kids, but don’t want the commitment or expense of a public pool, here’s a guide to splash parks, spraygrounds and splash pads in Chicago’s suburbs. Many of them are free!
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum and SciTech Hands On Museum, two family-friendly museums in downtown Aurora, are planning to stay open for an extra few hours on select dates this summer.
Here’s your 2017 guide to farmers markets and French markets in Chicago’s western suburbs.
The River Rhapsody Concert Series in Batavia features free outdoor music concerts at 7 p.m. on select Wednesdays this summer at the Batavia Riverwalk. You are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to sit on – and don’t forget the bug spray!
The Go West Guide to 30 Days of (June) Summer Fun in Chicago’s Far Western Suburbs features outdoor movies, outdoor concerts, outdoor storytimes and much more!
Cantigny Park will be showing more than a dozen movies outdoors on Friday nights as part of its Movies in the Park series. Movies start around 8:30 p.m. and are included with $5 per car parking.
Elgin’s Wing Park Bandshell will feature free concerts this summer on six Tuesday nights in June and July. There will be popcorn and other treats available to purchase from Elgin non-profits, and you’ll want to bring a lawn chair or blanket.