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Year-round events complement the seasons. Summer months bring forth the annual LaGrange Pet Parade (bringing over 20,000 from around the region), house walks, carnivals, concerts, parks and outdoor activities. Fall brings festivals, Halloween walks, high school football, running and biking events, bonfires and sales at farmers markets.

Winter fun can be found indoors and out. Join us for holiday traditions, sledding, ice-skating, cross-country skiing and that special table close to a fireplace. Spring, with beautiful flowers, egg hunts and festivals of roses, is also a great time to snag some sale items in local shops and national brand stores.

The Western Springs Historical Society’s Tower Museum is located within the historic water tower at the center of Western Springs. The society displays historical items and preserves local artifacts. The internationally recognized Theatre of Western Springs has delivered renowned magic for over six decades. All ages come together to train for, explore and demonstrate the art of theatre, particularly in its Children’s Theatre, presenting over 400 students with a program emphasizing the basics of theatre arts: acting, voice, movement, stagecraft, playwriting and technical theatre.

The La Grange Area Historical Society, open on the last Sunday of every month, keeps alive the history of early “suburbanites” who settled here. Also visit the Flagg Creek Heritage Society, where a museum and historic home at the Pleasant Dale Park District welcome visitors to learn more about area history.

Brookfield Zoo is just 10 minutes from La Grange Park. Within the 216-acre park, there are 416 species and thousands of animals in a myriad of settings. The zoo’s extensive programs and exhibits will captivate you. Though you can picnic on the grounds, you never have to bring something to eat as the zoo has many food services, restaurants and snack options.

Visit Harley Davidson in Countryside and ride like the wind down historic Route 66 which runs through the heart of the west suburban community. Stay and play at the Holiday Inn & William Tell Chicago SW Countryside Banquets and Conference Center and enjoy the pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpool, making it a top choice for families. Also enjoy a free shuttle within a 5-mile radius to all of the area’s top attractions! Visit the MAX in McCook for a concert or sporting event – the MAX combines the benefits of a full-sized outdoor field with the shelter of a 40-foot high clear-span roof – the first of its kind in Chicago.

If you want to get in a quick nine holes of golf, try Flagg Creek Golf Course, or play the beautiful double courses of Gleneagles Country Club, located in Lemont, the venue for our “Best of the West Golf Classic” each year.e

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