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Premier SUMMER Guide
to the west + far west suburbs of Chicago

Jazz Weekend | St. Charles
Jazz Weekend | St. Charles

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Wasco Nursery | Campton Hills
Wasco Nursery | Campton Hills

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Kimmer's Ice Cream in STC
Kimmer's Ice Cream in STC

Homemade with Love

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Jazz Weekend | St. Charles
Jazz Weekend | St. Charles

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*DISCLAIMER: Stay + Play Local either communicates directly with business owners and organizations or visits their respective websites listed on this page to curate the events and experiences we share with the community.

 

We rely on the validity of their websites and the insight of those we speak to so we can do our best to track which events and experiences will and will not be occurring. Understandably, it is impossible for our team to catch them all.

We urge our audience to click on the "EXPLORE MORE" button prior to exploring to ensure the experience you are wanting is running on the day that you choose to go. Now get up + get out!

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POOLS + WATERPARKS

Pools, waterparks, and aquatic centers in and around the Tri-Cities!

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SPLASH PADS + SPRAYGROUNDS

Some are free, others are included with entry to the adjoining pool!

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FUN ON THE FOX

Bikes. Kayaks. Canoes. Pedal Boats. Stand Up Paddle Boards. Fishing.  And MORE!

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FAVORITE PARKS + PLAYGROUNDS

Recommendations STRAIGHT from the #FOTFTribe!

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SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

Happy Campers, we've got a special camp JUST for you!

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MARKETS + FARMSTANDS

Indoor and Outdoor Markets happening!

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FESTIVALS + SPECIAL EVENTS

Parades. Festivals. Car Shows. AND MORE!

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SUMMER CONCERTS

FREE + MUSIC = GREAT TIME!

Fireworks
FIREWORKS

WHEN + WHERE to catch a firework show in the western suburbs

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HIKING + BIKING

Hitting the trails has never been so easy!

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FOREST PRESERVES + NATURAL AREAS

Nature is beautiful... and costs ZERO DOLLARS.

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MUSEUMS + NATURE CENTERS

Most of these are FREE (or inexpensive)!

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DISC GOLF COURSES

Frolfing. Disc Golf. Tom-AY-to... Tom-AH-to.

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MINI GOLF 

Hole in One + a whole lot of FUN!

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

FREE or $1 movies at local theaters!

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OUTDOOR MOVIES

FREE MOVIES + PICNIC DINNER = CHEAP FUN

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OUTDOOR REC MAP

Easy to use map with outdoor activities near you!

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CRUISE NIGHTS + CAR SHOWS

Classic. Vintage. Muscle. All the cars for your fanatic.

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U-PICK FRUIT FARMS

Nothing says summer quite live u-pick fruits

Apple Orchards
APPLE ORCHARDS

End of summer, beginning of fall... it's apple season!

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NEARBY BEACHES

All of these beaches are drivable from the Tri-Cities

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BEST CAMPGROUNDS

All within an easy drive, all with incredible features...

Free Printable!

Download our #ExploreTheOutdoors printable and visit 20 different parks + outdoor fun this summer!

Simply click on the photo and take a screenshot of the PDF (or send it to your printer to hang on the fridge or keep in your car for handy exploration)!

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A LOCAL'S GUIDE to St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia, Illinois

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