Looking for something fun to do in the summer but don’t want to leave too far from home? We’ve got a great “A to Z” guide of the best places to go and things to do for people of all ages!
A: Aaranmore Arts – Located off Rance Road in nearby Oswego, the Aaronmore Farm and Polo Club hosts polo matches, live bands, and other fun events throughout the summer.
B: Ball Factory
C: Centennial Beach
D: Dining Out
F: Farmers Markets
G: Gardening (at home or at Ron Ory Garden Plots off West Street, across from Knoch Park)
H: Hula Hoop Yoga: Classes Every Tuesday & Thursday. See our previous news story for more information
I: iFly: For more information:
J: Join a Gym
K: Kindness Rocks: Paint & hide rocks with words of inspiration or go looking for those others have hid. A great activity for little ones!
Knoch Knolls Nature Center: Nature center with kid-oriented exhibits, including an aquarium, live animals & a playground.
L: Last Fling: Downtown Naperville, Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3, 2018, featuring bands such as Buckcherry, Lit, and O Town
Little League Baseball Games: Fun to watch at Knoch Park
M: Movies: Ogden 6 Theatre has FREE movies for little ones (rated PG) every Wednesday at 10am through August. For the grownups, enjoy a cold adult beverage with your movie at Hollywood Palms or for those in south of town, the Showplace Theatre in Naperville Crossings may be more convenient.
Municipal Band Concerts: Thursday nights at Central Park starting at 7:30pm, through mid-August. Best part? They’re FREE for everyone!
N: Naper Settlement: This outdoor museum is hope to Naperville’s history and hosts great events year-round.
O: Outlet Mall: The Chicago Outlet Mall to be exact – located just off i88 in North Aurora. Another outdoor shopping center – The Bolingbrook Promenade!
P: Paddle Boarding (and Kayaking!) along the DuPage River; available at the Rock Quarry in downtown Naperville
Q: Qudditch: Yes, that’s right! Saturday, July 28th, the Nichols Library will hosts drills from 10:30am to 12:30pm for teens and adults or challenge other teams in a Quidditch tournament at Washington Jr. High on Tuesday, July 31st from 2pm to 4:30pm.
R: Ribfest: What would Naperville summers be without Ribfest?! Enjoy ribs, rides, games, music and fun while supporting victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
S: Shop Local: Support the local economy and local business owners by choosing to shop at the various small businesses around town.
T: Trolley Tours: Hop aboard and join Annette Wehrli, known as “The Trolley Chick” for historic tours around Naperville.
U: Ultimate Ninjas Gym: Become a Ninja Warrior! This new facility will test your strength & endurance as you challenge yourself to climb and traverse a number of different obstacles as seen on the show “American Ninja Warrior”, including the Salmon Latter!
Upgrade Your Home: Take the time to add a fresh coat a paint or update your appliances or just get yourself organized
V: Volunteer: See www.givingdupage.com for a list of not-for-profits looking for volunteers
W: Wine Tasting
X: eXplore Trails: Hop on your bike, go for a run, or simply take a leisurely stroll through the city’s many trails.