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

Batavia Block Party + Taste of Batavia
Batavia Block Party + Taste of Batavia

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

Homemade with Love

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Batavia Block Party + Taste of Batavia
Batavia Block Party + Taste of Batavia

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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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FUN RUNS + WALKS

Run for charity AND run for yourself!

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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

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NEARBY BEACHES

All of these beaches are drivable from the Tri-Cities

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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We do the legwork so you can spend less time SEARCHING and more time DOING.

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

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