Have a Blast this 4th of July
Posted on 06/22/2021 by Katie Arvia
Celebrate the 4th of July Chicago Southland-style this year! There are plenty of fireworks displays, patriotic parades and much more happening this Independence Day! Fireworks and Other Celebrations With so many celebrations taking place this year, it’ll be...
Happy Father's Day!
Posted on 06/15/2021 by Katie Arvia
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20! If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate dad and all the father figures in your life, the Chicago Southland’s got you covered. Whether it’s a special meal, a unique gift or a fun experience, there’s somet...
Memorial Day 2021
Posted on 05/24/2021 by Katie Arvia
Memorial Day is a federal holiday that honors the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Each year, we observe Memorial Day on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day will take place on Monday, May 31, 2021. If you are looking for ways...
Have a “Mom-umental” Mother's Day!
Posted on 04/22/2021 by Katie Arvia
It’s time to celebrate mom and all the amazing mother figures in your life, Chicago Southland-style! This year, there are plenty of dining options, both for dine-in and carry-out, whichever mom prefers. Plus, special Mother’s Day-themed events and fantastic gift ...
Get Egg-Cited for Easter!
Posted on 03/24/2021 by Katie Arvia
Easter is Sunday, April 4! Don’t miss out on any of the fun happening throughout the Chicago Southland. Many local restaurants are offering dine-in and catering packages to take the hassle out of Easter dinner. Plus, there are an abundance of events taking place that a...
Have a shamrockin' time this St. Patrick's Day!
Posted on 03/02/2021 by Katie Arvia
The Chicagoland area is known for it’s amazing St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and this year is no exception, despite celebrating a bit differently. Check out what’s going on in the Chicago Southland this St. Patty’s Day! Get your Irish o...
Celebrate Black History in the Chicago Southland
Posted on 02/09/2021 by Katie Arvia
February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans throughout history. There are plenty of ways to commemorate Black History Month, right here in the Chicago Southland. Artist Ken Ellis ...
Fall in "Love" with the Chicago Southland!
Posted on 02/04/2021 by Katie Arvia
There are plenty of Valentine’s Day festivities taking place all over the Chicago Southland! Whether you’re spending the day with your sweetheart, a galentine or even some beloved family members, there’s so much to love locally! Wine and ...
Happy New Year!
Posted on 12/21/2020 by Katie Arvia
2020 has been quite the year! Now, it's time to usher in 2021. There are plenty of fun ways to celebrate this holiday season, right here in the Chicago Southland! Skip the cooking End the year with a delicious meal! Several local Chicago Southland r...
Posted on 12/14/2020 by Katie Arvia
Although we may be celebrating the holidays a bit differently this year, there are still plenty of fun things to do in the Chicago Southland that will put you in the holiday spirit! Grab your mask and ugly holiday sweater and get ready to have a “jingle ball” thi...
Your Ultimate Chicago Southland Shopping Guide for the 2020 Holiday Season
Posted on 11/24/2020 by Katie Arvia
The holidays are in full swing here in the Chicago Southland! Small Business Saturday is November 28 and this year, small businesses need our support now more than ever before. Check out our ultimate shopping guide for ideas to get a jump start on your holiday shopping: &nbs...
Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Chicago Southland!
Posted on 11/17/2020 by Katie Arvia
Get ready to gobble up some fun this Thanksgiving! If you need holiday plans, look no further! There is plenty of fun going on right here in the Chicago Southland! Gobble ‘til you wobble Leave the cooking to the pros this Thanksgiving. Check out these a...
Posted on 10/20/2020 by Katie Arvia
It’s finally spooky season! Be sure to “carve” out some time for fun this Halloween and get ready to “pumpkin spice” things up in the Chicago Southland. From family-friendly festivities to haunted happenings, there is something for everyone...
Fun Labor Day Ideas
Posted on 09/02/2020 by Katie Arvia
Each year, we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September. Established as a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes the contributions and achievements that American workers have made in the United States. Here are some fun ways to celebrate Labor Day in the Ch...
Happy 4th of July!
Posted on 06/25/2020 by Katie Arvia
It’s time for fireworks, barbecues and patriotic celebrations! This year, the 4th of July falls on a Saturday, which means an entire weekend full of fun. Here are some cool ways to celebrate throughout the Chicago Southland this 4th. Enjoy a fireworks disp...
Posted on 06/10/2020 by Katie Arvia
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21! As restrictions begin to lift in Illinois, more and more gift ideas for dad are becoming available. Whether you want to treat them to an al fresco meal or a gift card to their favorite golf course, you are sure to find the perfect gift ...
2020 Memorial Day Celebrations
Posted on 05/19/2020 by Katie Arvia
Every year, on the last Monday of May, Americans observe Memorial Day, a federal holiday that honors and mourns military personnel who have perished while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Typically, Memorial Day is marked with parades, ceremonies, visits to memoria...
Celebrating Mother's Day
Posted on 05/05/2020 by Katie Arvia
Although we might be celebrating Mother’s Day a bit differently this year, there are still plenty of ways to honor the important women in your life. Whether you want to recognize your mom, grandma, aunt, sister or friend, the Chicago Southland is teeming with opti...
Celebrating a Chicago Southland Easter at Home
Posted on 03/30/2020 by Katie Arvia
As stay-at-home orders and social distancing continue to be the norm, this Easter looks quite a bit different than those in the past. We might not be able to attend big family dinners, public breakfasts with the Easter Bunny or outdoor egg hunts at the local parks. Howe...
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