Posts filed under ‘4th of July’

Summary of 4th of July Events….!

Great summary!

 

http://mokena.patch.com/articles/your-guide-to-fireworks-parades-hot-dog-contests-duck-races-petting-zoos-fun-runs-and-other-fourth-of-july-festivities-throughout-the-southland?ncid=M255

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July 1, 2011 at 2:31 am Leave a comment

Eyes to the Skies Festival, June 29 – July 3

Lisle’s annual Eyes to the Skies Festival.

I know a couple of people who have gone to this and said it was really neat… hot air balloons, crafts, carnival, food, games and fireworks every night.

Check out Eyes to the Skies HERE

 

 

*** UPDATE ***

Me and the family checked it out today.  Use your own mapping to arrive to the festival ground as their directions online weren’t correct for me (coming from SOUTH).  Also, they didn’t really have signage so just mapquest it to Lisle HS.  Also, note… hot air balloons are ONLY there 6am and at 6pm through fireworks.  So that was a big bummer for us so we’ll have to try again next year.   Carnival is expensive… you can buy crazy unlimited pass or $20 for 21 tickets, $40 for 44 tickets or $1 each.  The lumberjack show was cute… my two five year olds enjoyed it.  The “crafts” area is weak and can be annoying with 3 potential gutter places trying to get you to listen to them and the people from the mercedes raffle were annoying.  They had some fun characters at the carnival (I mean people acting silly, not real characters).  A decent amount of rides for the young kids…note, many had requirement of 42 inches.  Overall, I would recommend it 🙂

June 28, 2011 at 2:09 am Leave a comment

Taste of Chicago starts June 24th

Details…

http://www.chicagoparent.com/magazines/chicago-parent/2011-june/news–advice/no-fireworks,-but-more-kid-friendly-bites-at-taste-of-chicago

June 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

4th of July Celebrations!

Frankfort

5pm July 4

Main Park

Festivities include inflatables, kid entertainment, carnival games, tattoos, popcorn wagon, cotton candy, bean bag tournament, refreshments and fireworks at dusk.  Wristbands for kids are $10. Adult is free.

Lockport

845pm July 3. Festivities held at Dellwood Park, Route 171 and Woods Drive. Call 815.838.1183 for more info

Mokena

10am Parade! Travel down Wolf Road from LaPorte Road to Granite Drive

For more information visit 708.479.2468

New Lenox

7-930pm July 4

New Lenox Village Commons, Vetrans Parkway, New Lenox

Valid Proof will perform at 7pm

830pm Lions Club has raffle drawing and Joliet American Legion Band will perform

Fireworks begin at 930pm

More info 815.462.6400

Orland Park

715pm Centennial Park, 15600 West Ave

Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band will entertain.  At 915pm there will be a presentation of colors and firworks at 920pm

More info 708.406.7275

Tinley Park

July 4

8am with Stars & Stripes 5k run/walk at McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Ave

4pm food and beer tents will open.  Lie bands will perform from 415-9pm

Fireworks begin 915pm.

All activities will take place at McCarthy Park.  Call 708.342.4200

June 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

New Lenox 4th of July

Come to the New Lenox Commons for the 4th of July. The opening act, Valid Proof takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Joliet American Legion Band at 8:30. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Free shuttles from the Metra Parking Lot begin at 6:30 p.m.

June 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm Leave a comment


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