One of the highlights of Chicago’s summer festival scene returns to the western suburbs on Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8 with a weekend of live band performances, family-friendly carnival rides, a car show, spectacular fireworks, local bites and unique attractions.
Held in the spacious 19-acre Gordon Park, classic rock music headliners like Infinity, ARRA and Sixteen Candles will perform in addition to well-known local groups like Wayne Baker Brooks, Mason Rivers, American English and Evil Burrito.
An all-ages carnival will feature unlimited ride specials at select times throughout the weekend as well as individual tickets. Carnival hours are Friday from 5pm – 10pm, Saturday from 1pm – 10pm; and Sunday from 1pm – 9:30pm.
La Grange Endless Summerfest is organized by the Park District of La Grange
and the La Grange Business Association
with support from the Village of La Grange. Admission to the festival is $5 per person ages 16+ from 5pm – 10:00pm on Friday; $5 per person 16+ on Saturday and Sunday beginning 2:00pm. Seniors 60+ are free before 5:00pm. There is no admission charge to enter the Carnival.
New attractions this year are an Escape Room adventure on Saturday, where teams work together to solve unique and challenging puzzles and clues before time runs out, and on Sunday, a challenging and exhilarating Axe Throwing experience where an axe master teaches proper throwing technique to hit a bullseye.
Saturday also features a car, truck and motorcycle show organized by BGV Motorsports from 2:00pm – 5:30pm with awards presented for vehicles in several classes.
A spectacular fireworks show will close the weekend on Sunday beginning 9:45pm.
Festival goers can get their food fix at booths from popular local food establishments including Antonino’s Ristorante, La Cabanita, La Michoacana, Milk Money Brewing, Monk’s Burgers & More, Nonna’s Pizza and Palmer Place. Beer and wine will also be available, and tips at each beverage tent will be donated to various nonprofit groups in the community.
An action expo will highlight the services and amenities of various local businesses throughout the weekend.
Parking near Gordon Park will be limited and local residents are encourage to walk or bike to and from the event.
The weekend is sponsored by Miller Lite and Hop Valley beer along with dozens of other local businesses and organizations including LeafGuard, Orange Theory Fitness, Fornaro Law, Kathy Dierkes State Farm Insurance, Smothers Realty Group, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, NuMark Credit Union, Morton College, Sky Zone Elmhurst, Nazareth Academy, The Dental Loft, Lyons Pinner Electric, Baird & Warner Real Estate and others.
Festival volunteers are needed throughout the weekend. Available shifts, plus general festival information and updates, can be found at www.lagrangefest.com
as well as on the La Grange mobile app, Facebook