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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: March 31-April 2, 2023



Naperville offers nearly 300 dining choices every day / From Diehl Road north to 111th Street south, Dine Naperville features eateries to whet every appetite and suit every budget. (Also, kindly remember that the Friday Night Fish Fry at the VFW Post has been canceled for the remainder of Lent.) And while some eateries are closed on Easter Sunday, April 9, Meson Sabika is among restaurants now taking reservations for Easter Brunch—and, weather permitting, an Easter Bunny just might suddenly appear.

Live Music at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 8:30PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Thirsty Boots Trio to perform at 8:30PM. www.quigleysirishpub.com.

Hop to it! Check out choices around town from a Naperville Trolley Tour to Bowlero and from WHIRLYBALL to IFly. Cheers to putting together an itinerary for the fun day every day during Spring Break! (Photos courtesy Dine Naperville)


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Watch pinwheels spin beginning at the end of March. Enjoy family events when planned at Safety Town, the miniature village at the corner of Aurora Avenue and Riverwalk Road.

Hoppy Easter at Safety Town / 9AM to 1PM at Safety Town – 1320 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / $15 per family / The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club again will host Hoppy Easter, a fun family fun event held at Safety Town. This year’s event will be held from 9AM to 1PM Sat., April 1. Hop down the bunny trail and enter Safety Town where each child will receive a goody bag filled with plastic eggs. Follow the bunny trail through Safety Town where vendors, interactive movement opportunities and an I SPY adventure and, of course, the Easter Bunny awaits for photos. The cost is $15 per family. Donations also will accepted for Loaves and Fishes Community Services. One nonperishable item for donation from each member of every party is requested. For more info, visit napervillejuniors.org/hoppy-easter. UPDATE! In case you’re among families wondering… YES, the Hoppy Easter event at Safety Town is happening.


Fairytales on Ice / 3PM at Pfeiffer Hall  – 310 E. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / $25-30 / “Fairytales on Ice” is set at 3PM in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Direct from its sellout tour in Australia, the ice skating spectacular “Fairytales on Ice” is touring the U.S. this year. These award-winning skaters bring your favorite fairytale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from Beauty & The Beast, explore the fairytale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more. Follow the ice skating magic as you enter Arelia; meet Beauty and join along as we share our modern storyline full of fun and adventure. Let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Be mesmerized by world-class pro-champion ice skaters, live singing, and cirque from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Tickets are $25-30 (price range per seating). finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/event/fairytales-ice.

Early in-person voting now in progress daily. Click here.

Get Out the Vote a.k.a GOTV!

Early In-person Voting begins 15 days prior to Nonpartisan Consolidated Election Day. Mail-in or early in-person voting is important for 2023 since spring breaks happen at the end of March through the beginning of April.

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