Summer fun for Chicago families

 

Your guide to summer events all over the Chicago area

Looking for some summer fun? Well, look no further than ChicagoParent.com's Summer Fun Central section! From festivals to animals to crafts to vacations, we have ideas that will help you and your family enjoy every minute in the summer sun.
 

DIY marshmallow shooter tops old-fashioned water fights

Such simple supplies, but such awesome fun. Read...

 

Make your own slip and slide for cheap summer fun in Chicago

Take some plastic tarp, duct tape and a few other household products and slide your way into summer. Read...

 

Five summer hazards to remember for a safe Fourth of July

Brush up on these safety tips to ensure a fun and memorable Fourth of July celebration.  Read...

 
 
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How to have the best lemonade stand in Chicago

Homemade strawberry lemonade and cookies are the perfect recipe for a successful lemonade stand this summer. Read...

 

Throw an outdoor movie party for friends and family in Chicagoland

Don't head out to the movies. Bring the big screen to your own backyard. Here's how. Read...

 

Jazzin' at Shedd Aquarium a memorable night for Chicago families

You know and love Shedd Aquarium during the day, now experience the what it has to offer on summer nights. Read...

 

Surprising insight on summer safety risks in Chicago

Our kids have been cooped up for months enduring one of the coldest winters on record. The idea of jumping on their bikes, scooters or skateboards to feel the warmth of the sunshine, catch the breeze in their hair and release that restless energy may be all too tempting to resist. But before you let them ride off take a look at this advice from a Chicago pediatrician on keeping them safe this summer. Read...

 
 
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Tall Ships festival returns to Chicago

It's been a few years since so many tall ships docked at Navy Pier, so we're excited about the return of Tall Ships Chicago. An international fleet of 14 ships will drop anchor and give Chicagoans the chance to view and even board some pretty impressive vessels. Read...

 

4 can't-miss Chicago summer moments

Summer in Chicago is sweet, but short, and all of a sudden it's September and you forgot to go to the beach. Before the back-to-school blues threaten to bog you down this month, make sure to hit these hot events and spots. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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