Kids Expo Now TWICE A YEAR!!


It’s back and it’s better than ever. Don’t miss Family Time Magazine’s 5th annual Kids Expo taking place Saturday March 20th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday March 21st from 10am to 4pm at the Tinley Park Convention Center. There is free parking at the convention center, which is conveniently located at 18501 South Harlem (I-80 and Harlem). Be one of the first 3,000 attendees and receive a free Gift Bag at the door.

Last years Expo had close to 17,000 attendees which makes this one of the biggest kids events in the state of Illinois.

Upon entering, be sure to make your first stop the Family Time Magazine’s Free “Enter to Win” Raffle Contest. You may be the lucky recipient of a Free Overnight Stay for 4 at the Coco Key Water Resort that includes 4 Water Resort Day Passes! Other prize giveaways include an ATV, Maru Doll, or a Scooter. All adults with a paid admission are eligible to enter for free and need not be present to win.

With enough entertainment and free activities planned throughout both days, it is easy for family members of all ages to make Kids Expo an all day adventure.

Free Activities include: Make Your Own Music Video, Ferris Wheel, Inflatable Bouncers, Climbing Wall, Singing and Dance Contest, Face Painting, Bean Bag Competition, Gymboree Fun, Crafts and more.

Free Entertainment includes: Live appearances with Tommy Hawk of the Chicago BlackHawks, Sparky from The Chicago Fire and
Ronald McDonald Performing Live

on Stage. Free Puppet Shows, Pet Shows, Balloon Artists and more.



There will be 150 exhibitors participating featuring businesses related to kids. Lots of free samples will be given away as well as hands on creative activities taking place at a lot of our exhibitors booths. Learn about after school enrichment activities, the best places to have a birthday party, most exciting summer camp adventures, or fun family summer destinations.          Some of the Chicagoland areas top Doctors and Dentists will also be available at the Expo. Many exhibitors will be offering “Free Enter to Win” raffles right from their booth spaces. Discover new products just being introduced to the public that will be available for purchase at Kids Expo.

Become Famous!

Interested in appearing on the cover of Family Time Magazine? Stop by our Cover Search competition booth. Children from the same family can be photographed to enter together, separately, or enter your whole family to win. One winner will be chosen each month to appear on our cover. Winners will be notified and a brief article will accompany your photograph in Family Time Magazine.

Family Time Magazine is very happy to be hosting its 5th annual one of a kind Kids Expo Extravaganza event! We are very proud to be hosting this much fun under one roof. See you there!

Planning Your Trip:

Family Time Magazine’s

Kids Expo

Location: The Tinley Park Convention Center 18501 South Harlem

(I-80 and Harlem)

Saturday March 20th

9am – 5pm and Sunday March 21st 10am – 4pm

Admission: $10.00 for adults $1.00 for kids

(12 years & under)

Coupons for lower admission rates on Page 34 and 35

Free Parking!

Food and Beverages available for purchase at Expo


By Lisa Nowicki Baer