Illinois

Friend’s Experience

March 17/CHICAGO – Immerse yourself in the world of FRIENDS™ like never before with 12 rooms of  interactive set recreations, original props and costumes, photo ops, a retail store and Central Perk. Yes, you can sit on the iconic orange couch. You can also pose in front of the famous fountain from the opening credits, poke Ugly Naked Guy on Monica’s balcony, explore Joey and Chandler’s, and so much more. Experience the most unique and custom collection of FRIENDS™ merch anywhere. >MORE

Restaurant Week

March 22-28/QUAD CITIES – Encouraging locals to dine-in or order carryout to support their favorite restaurants. Enter the contests for a chance to win a smorgasbord of local restaurant gift cards! All you have to do is purchase a meal at a QC participating restaurant, show the receipt, a photo of you at the restaurant, or pose with your carryout meal andfill out the online entry form  >HERE. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Tulip Festival

April/May – SPRING GROVE – Hosted by the Richardson Farm where visitors can marvel at 300,000 brightly colored tulips with 30 different varieties planted throughout more than 8 acres of land. There is even a “pick-your-own” section with mixed colors. There will be Food trucks, beer and wine, and free use of picnic tables near the lakefront. This will also be a great family photo opportunity for Spring. Live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. >MORE