Events

Live Theater Performances

I’ll bet you remember a theater production you saw as a child much better than you remember a movie. Live performances provide a degree of engagement that you don’t find when watching a movie or reading a book. Theater can spark the imagination of children and a recent study... Read More

Figure Skating Star Jason Brown Spreads the Love

Who doesn’t love Highland Park’s own local figure skating star, Jason Brown. You probably remember Jason from his gigantic smile on the ice at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi where he skated to the music of Riverdance. He won a 2014 Olympic bronze medal as part of the... Read More

Farm Heritage Festival

Farm Heritage Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21 Check out hundreds of antique tractors, cars and steam engines, and other farm machinery as we celebrate Lake County’s rural roots at the 22nd Annual Farm Heritage Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 9 am–4 pm, at... Read More

Downers Grove Chilympics

Chili Cook-Off September 27, 2014, 12-4pm Join us for a day of chili, live music, beer and food vendors and fun for the entire family! Entry to the festival is free and chili samples will be available to purchase. This International Chili Society sanctioned, home-style chili competition attracts competitors... Read More

Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes

Believing is Just the Beginning! Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt Comes to Chicago -Tinker Bell Whisks Audiences through Classic Moments from some of Disney’s most Beloved Stories of Beautiful Princesses and their Daring Heroes – CHICAGO (Aug. 13, 2014)– Believing is... Read More

Sounds of Summer in Mount Prospect

The Village of Mount Prospect is the place to be this summer to enjoy outstanding live musical performances, delicious food, refreshing beverages and FREE family-fun amusement rides and games. The Village in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce continues the annual tradition of throwing what has become known as... Read More

WGN & Oaklee’s Family Guide

Fun Family Activities Oaklee’s was thrilled to sit down with Robin Baumgarten and Paul Konrad on the 9am news this morning to chat all about the great family friendly events around town! Read More

The Top Five Reasons To Send Your Child To Camp

Whether it’s a day camp at your local Y or sleep away camp in the wilderness, one fact is indisputable: Camp is fun. Really, really fun. From the classic marshmallow roasting in front of a crackling fire to challenging ropes courses and exciting field trips with friends, there’s something... Read More

County & State Fairs:

Whether you like cows or cream puffs, ferris wheels or tractor pulls, there’s something for everyone at the state and county fairs. The fairs originated as a place to learn about the latest agricultural equipment and see the area’s finest livestock and poultry. Today, they’re a great place to... Read More

15 Things To Do On A Snowy Day

Chicago is no stranger to snow storms, and this winter we haven’t even seen one of the top ten snow storms to hit the area.  When a huge blizzard or just some lake effect fills Chicago land with feet and inches of white stuff, it can be easy to go stir-crazy when school... Read More