Kathy Woods

Kids, parents and grandparents can all boogie together. Read more

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This is a party wrapped in a neat little learning experience. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Spend your summer nights in the Chicagoland parks at these free or inexpensive family events. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Kidical Mass is an organization dedicated to getting families psyched about bike riding. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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Palos Forest Preserve, Cook County

Get back to nature! We found the best forest preserves in the five surrounding counties. Read more


The snow is here and there's few things better than grabbing a tube and sliding down a huge hill at top speed! Read more

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Photo by Christine Livingston

Think the end of summer means the end of fun at the dunes? Think again. We've got some great fall ideas for families. Read more

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From fire dancers to boats sporting flaming sculptures, the first-ever Fire Festival promises to spark kids' excitement. Read more

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Physics is fun when you're learning about cyrogenics from Fermilab's Mr. Freeze! Read more

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Photo by Trish Finn

Head downtown with the kids for a fun night of dancing under the stars. Read more

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Have a little Sherlock Holmes in the family? Read more


If you see a bike with a colorful, tiny theater attached to the back on the streets of Chicago, make sure you stop to watch the show. Read more

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Tonight the full moon jams begin! Head to the lakefront to see Chicago's fire dancers in action. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The sun is shining (finally!) and the birds are chirping. Now's the time to get the family outside with some binoculars and a bird watching guide to learn a new hobby all ages can enjoy. Read more

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Redmoon Theater in Chicago has long been known for its outdoor spectacle performances, but now they've opened an indoor facility perfect for families to witness dazzling interactive theater. Read more

Arts & Culture

Spend some time exploring the city with this unique idea of introducing different cultures to kids without leaving town. Read more

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If you can't get enough of the snow, head to Rockford this weekend to check out the results of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. A creation by Oak Park resident Peter Hermann and his team will be on display. Read more

Outdoor Fun

Be a real hit at this year's holiday party when you show up with the latest food trend to hit Chicago. Buy them or make your own. Read more



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