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!

SPLASH PADS + SPRAYGROUNDS

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

FUN ON THE FOX

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

FAVORITE PARKS + PLAYGROUNDS

Recommendations STRAIGHT from the #FOTFTribe!

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

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

MARKETS + FARMSTANDS

Indoor and Outdoor Markets happening!

FESTIVALS + SPECIAL EVENTS

Parades. Festivals. Car Shows. AND MORE!

SUMMER CONCERTS

FREE + MUSIC = GREAT TIME!

FIREWORKS

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

HIKING + BIKING

Hitting the trails has never been so easy!

FOREST PRESERVES + NATURAL AREAS

Nature is beautiful... and costs ZERO DOLLARS.

MUSEUMS + NATURE CENTERS

Most of these are FREE (or inexpensive)!

DISC GOLF COURSES

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

MINI GOLF 

Hole in One + a whole lot of FUN!

FUN RUNS + WALKS

Run for charity AND run for yourself!

OUTDOOR MOVIES

FREE MOVIES + PICNIC DINNER = CHEAP FUN

OUTDOOR REC MAP

Easy to use map with outdoor activities near you!

CRUISE NIGHTS + CAR SHOWS

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

U-PICK FRUIT FARMS

Nothing says summer quite live u-pick fruits

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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Image by Gabby Orcutt

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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