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CALENDAR WE KNOW YOU WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SUMMER - AND WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE BEST EVENTS TO CHECK OUT IN YOUR AREA.
festivals From village fests to taste festivals, we got you covered for the best places to listen to great music, eat delicious food, and sing along way too loud in public.
farmers markets Find the best place in your area to buy fresh produce and support small businesses.
summer activities From movies in the park, to golf outings, we have a variety of new events to check out this summer with your family and be a part of your community.
local concerts The summer is the perfect time to showcase local talent and for venues to host those music acts you haven’t seen in ages.
aquatic fun Staying cool during a hot, midwest summer is never an easy task. Here we break down local pools to take a dip and fun aquatic events to bring the kids to.
water parks Illinois is full of great parks to take defying rides and make a splash - whether you want to stay local or make a trip out of it, we break down the different parks to check out and we map it out for you too.
car shows Time to dust off the classic Chevy that was sitting in your garage all winter and check out the other vintage rides and car enthusiasts - from cruise nights to auto shows, you’re sure to find something to get your engines going.
staff picks Even the Voyager Media team sometimes finds time to take a break and relax to have summer fun. Here are some of our favorite summer spots and some insider tips to get the full experience.
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s l a v i t s e f JULY 18 - 20 • PLAINFIELD
PLAINFIELD FEST. Mark your calendars for Plainfield’s largest annual event and a downtown Plainfield tradition. Plainfield Fest returns to downtown Plainfield for a weekend full of fun for all ages with rides, food, music, bags competition, pizza contest, craft and business vendors, and much more! The Plainfield Fest committee has once again partnered with North American Midway Entertainment to provide the carnival attractions for Plainfield Fest this year. In addition, we’re working on some new activities and enhancements to the festival that we’re sure the community will love. The entertainment stage is the hub of Plainfield Fest. Long-lost friends gather in the beer tent and around the stage to relax, listen to great music, and reconnect. Plainfield Fest is held in downtown Plainfield, centered at the intersection of Lockport Street and Des Plaines Street.
JUNE 11-15 • WOODRIDGE
WOODRIDGE JUBILEE. June 11 to 15. Summer doesn’t begin until you attend the Woodridge Jubilee! This annual summer festival is sure to please every type of crowd with carnival rides, live music and a variety of food. Watch for more details and the Jubilee schedule of events in upcoming promotional materials. For more information on the Woodridge Jubilee, visit www. woodridgeparks.org.
JUNE 12 – 15 • LOCKPORT
OLD CANAL DAYS. June 12-15 throughout downtown Lockport. The craft show on Saturday and Sunday featuring crafter from all over the region, has moved to north of 9th Street, on State and 8th Streets. Parade, Friday, 6:30 p.m. Four days of carnival fun, family entertainment and food. For more information, visit www.oldcanaldays.com.
JUNE 12 • WESTMONT
WESTMONT STREET FAIR. 5 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Westmont. Park it, market and more! Come to check out the Cool Cars on Cass at the annual Westmont Cruisin’ Nights - every Thursday night in June, July and August. All classic and unique cars are invited to come out each week. Additionally, each week has a special car theme, free raffle drawings, kids activities, live bands, and more. Be sure to check out our special activities including remotecontrol car demonstrations and special
events sponsored by Play It Again Sports. Theme: Chevy’s. Live Music by: Westmont All Star Jam. Cooking Demo by: J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious. Special Performances by: Progressive Village Performance Network. Sports Activities by: Chicago Red Stars. Car Club Visit by: Chicagoland Corvair.
JUNE 19-22 • DOWNERS GROVE
ROTARY GROVEFEST 2014. June 19 to June 22 in Downtown Downers Grove. All weekend there will be plenty of things to do for everyone. Food and businesses will line the streets of Main Street and adjacent streets. Entertainment is all set and includes Veterans Memorial bandshell in Fishel Park. The car show will take place on Sunday with both new and classic cars. For more information, visit www.rotarygrovefest.com.
JUNE 21 • BOLINGBROOK
PIYESTA PINOY 2014 PHILIPPINE FEST. June 21, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff Avenue, Bolingbrook. Free admission in celebration of Philippine Indpendence Day with food, games, booths, dancing, raffles.
JUNE 27 - 29 • JOLIET
TASTE OF JOLIET 2014. Be a part of the fun in 2014! With 25 food vendors, carnival, kids zone, and headline entertainment, the Taste of Joliet is the highlight of the summer. We had a
record crowd in 2013 and we’re working hard to make this year even better. Past entertainers include REO Speedwagon, Josh Turner, Little Big Town, Cody Simpson, Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar, Eddie Money, KC & the Sunshine Band, Everclear, Loverboy, Shane Harper and All-Star Weekend. Check out the lineup for this year! At ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium.
JUNE 27 - 28 • DES PLAINES
DES PLAINES SUMMER FLING. Downtown Des Plaines. Friday-Saturday, June 27-28 Des Plaines Summer Fling One highlight of 4th annual northwest suburban community fest is Saturday afternoon’s ‘Country Day’ with country music acts, line dancing and US99.5’s Road Show. Northwest suburban Des Plaines will be tapping its feet to a twostep beat when the annual community party returns for its fourth year on Friday evening, June 27, and an afternoon and evening of fun on Saturday, June 28.
JULY 2 - 6 • LISLE
THE EYES TO THE SKIES FESTIVAL. As a festival benefiting charities, it has been selected six times as One of the Country’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations by the American Bus Association. It’s been voted Best Festival by readers of West Suburban Living Magazine and named a member of the Illinois Festival Hall of Fame. Hampton Inn named it as a place to visit in its Year of 1,000 Weekends and the Chicago
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JULY 10 - JULY 12 • PARK Centennial Flight Commission selected RIDGE the festival for inclusion in its 12 Events for 12 Seconds when honoring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers. 1825 Short Street.
JULY 3 - JULY 5 • MORTON GROVE
MORTON GROVE DAYS FESTIVAL. Morton Grove Days Festival is a spectacular 3-day community event featuring carnival rides, games, kid’s activities, a beer garden, food court, fantastic live entertainment, and a business showcase. Family-friendly July 4th activities start at 2:30 pm with a Parade on Dempster Street, featuring marching bands, floats, drum corps, and patriotic entries. The day ends at dark in Harrer Park, with the best fireworks show on the North Shore, presented by the Morton Grove Park District.
TASTE OF PARK RIDGE. 1621 Habberton Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068. The Taste of Park Ridge has become a tradition that draws thousands of people each year to enjoy each other’s company, free concerts and of course the great culinary delights cooked up by our local restaurants. The Taste has become the premier event in Park Ridge to showcase your menu items and meet your current and prospective customers in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.
JULY 11-13 • WESTMONT
TASTE OF WESTMONT. 4 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday in Downtown Westmont. Taste of Westmont is an award-winning outdoor festival featuring two stages of live entertainment. A large outdoor festivals offering FREE admission and Main Stage Performances. The event features fun for the whole family - Great Food, Kidzapalooza Carnival Special on Thursday, Beer & Margarita Tent, Arts
& Crafts Tent, Kid’s Activity Tent, State of Illinois Battle of the Bands Regional, All-Ages Carnival All Weekend, Beanbag Tournament, Play It Again Sports Activities, Contests & Raffles, and much more! This year’s theme is “Wild Hair Weekend.”
JULY 24 • BOLINGBROOK
TASTE OF BOLINGBROOK. 2 to 9 p.m., July 24 at the Promenade, Bolingbrook. An annual community festival that will feature delicious food, farmers’ market, live music featuring Hey Jimmy from 7-9pm, and a dedicated kids’ zone. This event is free to attend. Please contact the Chamber office at 630-226-8420 or at email@example.com if you are interested in being a part of the Taste of Bolingbrook.
AUGUST 1 - 3 • SHOREWOOD
CROSSROADS FEST. This year’s Crossroads Festival will be from 4 p.m. to midnight at Four Seasons Park in Shorewood. The Festival is brought to the community by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce. The presenting
sponsor for the entire weekend is Heartland Bank and Trust.
AUGUST 7 – AUGUST 10 • ROMEOVILLE
ROMEOFEST. Aug. 7 through Aug. 10 at Deer Crossing Park, 1050 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Entertainment, carnival, family tent. Passes go on sale July 5. Check www. romeoville.org for schedule of events.
AUGUST 22 - 24 • SKOKIE
SKOKIE’S BACKLOT BASH. Skokie’s annual downtown summer party features blocked off streets full of live bands, food, beverages, a carnival, a silent film festival, classic auto show, and more! Headliners have included the Presidents of the United States of America, Cracker, The Fixx, The Romantics, The English Beat, Lonnie Brooks, Fastball, Smoking Popes, the Bottle Rockets, and Tributosaurus. For more information regarding this threeday event, call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2715 or go to www.backlotbash.com.
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JUNE - OCTOBER (WEDNESDAYS) • WESTMONT
WESTMONT FARMERS MARKET. The Westmont Farmers Market strives to bring you healthy, local food and artisanal bounty. So come and experience the market with activities and fun for the whole family. The Westmont Farmers Market is a seasonal mid-week market offering fresh, locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, bedding plants, fresh cut flowers and prepared foods direct to Haddon Township and the surrounding community. The Market is open Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00 pm from the first week in May through October, and is located at the corner of Haddon Ave. & Stratford Ave. in downtown Haddon Twp. Started as a one-time event in October of 2008, the market’s popularity led to the opening of a summer mid-week market this May.
JUNE - SEPTEMBER (THURSDAYS) • JOLIET
JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE FARMERS’ MARKET. This is a seasonal open air market offering plants, crafts, specialty foods, flowers, fruits, vegetables, bakery products, frozen meat products, aged cheeses, franchise items, home designs, jewelry, and more. Joliet Junior College parking lot at 1215 Houbolt Avenue in Joliet, Illinois Thursdays, 2 6pm.
JUNE - SEPTEMBER (FRIDAYS) • JOLIET
JOLIET CITY CENTER FARMERS’ MARKET. This is a seasonal open air market offering plants, crafts, specialty foods, flowers, fruits, vegetables, bakery products, frozen meat products, aged cheeses, franchise items, home designs, jewelry, and more. Chicago Street beween Jefferson Street Van Buren Plaza in Joliet, Illinois. Fridays, 8am - 2pm. (815) 774-6066
JUNE - OCTOBER (SATURDAYS) • MORTON GROVE
MORTON GROVE FARMERS’ MARKET. This is a seasonal open air market offering local produce from the region, locally baked goods, flowers, bedding plants, honey, meats, eggs,
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fruits, vegetables and more. Between Harrer Pool and the MG Civic Center at 6210 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, Illinois. Saturdays, 8am - noon. 847750-6436
JUNE - OCTOBER (SATURDAYS) • PLAINFIELD
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN PLAINFIELD FARMERS MARKET. This seasonal open air market features local vegetables, fruits, flowers, breads, honey, salsas, soap, meats, poultry, sausage, coffee, teas, spices, hand crafted items, pet treats, fresh empanadas and much more. Southwest corner of US Route 59 and Lockport Street in downtown Plainfield, Illinois. Saturdays, 9am - 1pm. The second weekend in June to the last weekend in October. 630-608-7344
JUNE - AUGUST (SUNDAYS) • JOLIET
WILL COUNTY FARMERS MARKET. This is a seasonal open air market featuring all local vendors offering fresh produce, plants, poultry, and homemade crafts. Louis Joliet Mall parking lot in Joliet, Illinois. Sundays, 10am - 2pm.
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PARK RIDGE FARMERS MARKET. Every Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend through October, 7am - 1pm, rain or shine. Located at 15 Prairie Avenue, between Main & Garden. Pet Friendly! Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. The Park Ridge Farmer’s Market was originally conceived as part of Mayor Marty Butler’s “Vision 2000” Committee. The idea was to provide a local amenity for residents as a destination for fresh produce and as an alternative to the thencurrent practice of always going to the “Mall” on a Saturday. A group of citizen-volunteers was formed in 1989 to manage the process. The first committee included Owen Hayes, Bea Painter, Dave Donovan and Frank Huster as an organizers, Robert Ryan as the first committee Chairman, and Carol Zeugel Longman as the first Market Master.
p.m. every Thursday night from June 12 through Aug. 14 on the interior streets of The Promenade, located in Bolingbrook and I355 and Boughton Road. 4 to 8 p.m. from Aug. 21 through Sept. 18.
JUNE 14 • DOWNERS GROVE
INDIAN BOUNDARY YMCA DOWNTOWN MARKET. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the South Parking Lot off the Main Street Train Station. On a typical Saturday you’ll find everything you need to prepare your weekend and weekly meals including vegetables, fruits, cheese, eggs, pork, beef and chicken, oils, herbs, honey, spices, dried cherries, salsas, pickles, peppers, olives and humus, breads, scones, cakes, cookies and pastries, natural soft drinks, coffees and teas. If you’re hungry, on the spot you’ll find crepes, sandwiches, donuts, pop corn, cookies, scones, smoothies, lemonade and frozen goodies. For More information, visit www.ymcachicago.org.
JUNE - OCTOBER (SUNDAYS) • SKOKIE
SKOKIE FARMERS’ MARKET. Meet me at the Village Green, you’ll be delighted you did! Skokie’s famous, fabulous, fantastic Farmers’ Market, celebrating more than a quarter century of operation, presents farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Farmers’ Market continues to proudly boast of this community-spirited event and the freshness of its vegetables, fruits, cheeses and flowers, often picked just hours before being made available to customers. 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Sunday from June 15 through October 26, 2014. 5127 Oakton Street. Skokie, Illinois 60077. Phone: 847/673-0500. Free parking in Village parking lots.
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___SUMMER___ _ACTIVITIES_ BOLINGBROOK
JULY 4 • BOLINGBROOK
ALL AMERICAN CELEBRATION. July 4, 9:15pm, Bolingbrook Golf Club. 2001 Rodeo Drive. 630-226-8400. Fireworks are free; some events and activities may have a fee. Events start at 1pm with Kid’s games and prizes. Lots of live music, food, a beer garden and more! All American Family Picnic. 5:00 — 8:30 p.m. Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken, Bratwurst Sandwiches, Hotdogs, Ice Cream & Chips available for a nominal price (Last year, hotdogs were served free for our grand opening celebration. This year food is available for a nominal price. Family Fun Miniature Golf Game, 13’ Slide, Wind Tunnel,, Junior Golf Lessons, Live Music, Uncle Sam, and much more!
JUNE - AUGUST (THURSDAYS) • SHOREWOOD
TOWNE CENTER MUSIC AND MOVIES IN THE PARK. Attractions include: Despicable Me 2, Miss Shorewood Contest, Kashmir, Wreck It Ralph, The Lego Movie, The Messengers, Harvest Moon, Frozen. All Concerts and Movies are presented at the Towne Center Park Band Shell. One Towne Center Blvd, Shorewood IL 60404. Evenings of Free and FamilyFriendly Fun begin at 6:30 ~ Movies start at dusk. If you are looking for more information about The Village of Shorewood and The Village of Shorewood Parks and Recreation Department, please visit www.vil.shorewood.il.us
JUNE - OCTOBER 17 • LOCKPORT
CIVIL WAR-ERA QUILTS. Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery’s “Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois” is on display through Oct. 17, 2014, at the museum, on the first floor of the historic Norton Building, 201 W. 10th St., Lockport. Special events and talks are scheduled during the exhibition, including a tour by the exhibition curator on August 10 and a first-person portrayal of a Civil War era nurse on September 28. Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Museum is closed Saturdays and State Holidays. Admission is free. Visit
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/ lockport/ or call (815) 838-7400.
JUNE - AUGUST 17 • LOCKPORT
SUMMER ART SERIES. This year marks Lockport’s first annual Summer Art Series. The art is free to all and can be found in the historic I&M Canal (literally), on the Lincoln Landing, and in the Gaylord Building. Visit the Canal to see the Canal Weaves by John Siblick, see the incredible foam artwork of Legacy 3D, stop in at the Gaylord Building and head to the second floor for the Steampunk art of Jason Brammer. You will also find other artists’ work along State Street in participating businesses. A special Celebration is scheduled for the July 26 weekend.
JUNE 13 - JUNE 15 • CHICAGO
MOTOBLOT 2014 MOTORCYCLE & SCOOTER RALLY. June 13 June 15. Chicago. From Steel Toe Press: The rally has greatly evolved from its modest beginnings in 2005 with a handful of like-minded Cafe Racers and Scooterists hosting a grassroots gathering on Chicago’s North Lincoln Avenue to last years Mega Weekender with the Reverend Horton Heat headlining. The new event will no longer be a salute to the rival youth cultures of early sixties England but will now celebrates all of motorcycling’s rich culture and lifestyle. June 13: Friday Night VIP Punch-Up will begin
at Isle of Man with an openbar and complimentary BBQ from Bricks II. At 9pm the event will moveacross the street to Martyrs’ for a Rockabilly Showcase. June 14 & 15: Saturday and Sunday the festival will move to Chicago’s historic, Fulton Street and Cobra Lounge. Fulton Street will be closed at Ashland and will host our outdoor festival with a Motorcycle / Hot Rod Car Show, an outdoor stage with our Rockabilly Rumble and PinUp Contest and a Motocentric Vendors Paddock. More information: http:// motoblot.com/
JUNE 24• ROMEOVILLE
MALIBU BAY PARK PARTY. 6 to 8 p.m. June 24, 1021 Princeton Ave., Romeoville. For music, entertainment and inflatables for the whole family. Park parties are a free and fun way to connect with nature and your neighborhood.
JUNE 28 • DOWNERS GROVE
UNBOUND—WE’VE GOT GAME. 2 p.m. at Fair Game, 5147 Main St., Downers Grove. Test your skills in the award-winning trivia game, Wits and Wagers! Bet on your answer or someone else’s to bring your team to victory and win a Fair Game gift certificate! Stay after the tournament for some open gaming. Snacks provided. For adults. For more information visit www. Facebook.com/DGPLunbound.
JULY 3 • ROMEOVILLE
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION. Join the Village of Romeoville from 7 to 10 p.m., July 3 at Deer Crossing Park, 1050 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville for a live band, food, games, and fireworks. All activities are held at Deer Crossing Park. Fireworks will start promptly at 9:15 p.m.
JULY 4 • DOWNERS GROVE
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE. 12:45 p.m. in Downers Grove. The parade steps off at Main and Grant Streets @ 12:45PM, heads south to Warren Avenue where it will end.
JULY 4 • WESTMONT
TY WARNER PARK JULY 4TH CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS. 4 to 9 p.m. at Ty Warner Park in Westmont. Fireworks & So Much More! This annual fireworks display and celebration brings individuals together to celebrate America in fantastic Fourth of July style. Come Join the Fun! Food, Games, Beer, Live music! For more information, visit www.westmontparks.org.
JULY 4 • DOWNERS GROVE
JULY FOURTH FIREWORKS. Join your friends at the fireworks display, brought to you by the Village of Downers Grove and Village of Woodridge. The show starts at approximately 9:30 p.m. at 75th Street and Lemont Road.
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JULY 4 • NILES
4TH OF JULY POST-PARADE CELEBRATION. 10:30 a.m. Grennan Heights, Niles. Bring the entire family to Grennan Heights, 8255 Oketo, for a fun-filled Fourth of July! The day will be packed with games, food, entertainment and more. Entertainment will begin at 10:30 a.m. Questions, please call the Howard Leisure Center at (847) 9676633.
JULY 12 TO AUGUST 9 • BOLINGBROOK
HIPPO HAPPYNINGS KIDS’ CLUB. 3 to 5 p.m. at the Promenade. Free themed crafts, games and
entertainment: June 14, Super Heroes; July 12, Frozen; August 9, Back To School; October 25, Halloween. *Check Face Book for weather updates and location if rain.
JULY 20 • ROMEOVILLE
DISNEY PARTY. Disney Extravaganza! 4 to 7 p.m. July 20 at Sunset Park, 729 Murphy Dr. in Romeoville. The Romeoville Recreation Department and the Lockport Township Park District are bringing the magical world of DISNEY. This evening will be filled with inflatables, activities and games all centered around your favorite childhood characters. From young to old there is something for everyone to
enjoy. Come on out for an evening of MAGICAL family fun.
JULY 25 • PLAINFIELD
GLOW IN THE PARK. 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM Van Horn Woods West. Don’t be afraid of the dark! This new night time event will be full of night time games, crafts and activities for families that will all glow in the dark! Instructor: Recreation Staff.
AUGUST 2 • JOLIET
MOONLIGHT GOLF. Join us for nine holes of moonlight golf under t he stars! Not a golfer? Come enjoy appetizers, wine/beer tasting and raffles!Proceeds benefit Special Recreation of Joliet and Channahon.
JULY 1 • DOWNERS GROVE
CONCERT SERIES—MIDWEST DUELING PIANOS. 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove. FREE entertainment with food and drinks available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, concerts are held at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue. For weather updates, call (630) 963-0575 after 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.dgparks. org.
JUNE 12 –AUGUST 14 (THURSDAYS) • BOLINGBROOK
MAIN STREET LIVE CONCERTS. 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night on the Village Green at The Promenade, Bolingbrook, from June 12 through Aug. 14. Free.
JUNE 14 • DOWNERS GROVE
FLAG DAY FREE CONCERT. 6 to 9 p.m. at Fishel Park, Grove St. near Main St., Downers Grove. Celebrate the stars and stripes. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Music by West Suburban Concert Band. Event hosted by Fox Valley chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution.
JUNE 19 • ROMEOVILLE
ROCKIN’ THE VILLE – ELEVATION (U2 TRIBUTE BAND) 7 TO 9 P.M. June 19 at Deer Crossing Park, 1050 W. Romeo Road,
Romeoville with the band Elevation. Experience the ultimate U2 tribute. No coolers permitted at concerts.
JUNE 28 • WESTMONT
DAVID’S BAZAAR–A FINE HODGEPODGE OF ACOUSTIC COVERS. 7 p.m. at J. Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious, 18 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. No Cover Charge. David’s Bazaar performs material by artists such as Elvis Costello, The Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Bush, Michael Penn, Radiohead, Johnny Cash, R.E.M., Gin Blossoms, The Jayhawks, Slipknot, Sister Hazel, Soul Asylum, The Wallflowers, Crash Test Dummies, Gavin DeGraw, John Mellancamp, Joshua Radin, Tonic, Aimee Mann, Live, The Who, Glen Campbell, The Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, and dozens of others. For more information, visit www.davidsbazaar. com.
JULY 11 TO AUGUST 15 • NILES
CONCERT IN THE PARK. Every Friday from July 11 to Aug. 15. Oak Park, Niles. For more information go to http://www.niles-parks.org/.
JULY 17 • ROMEOVILLE
ROCKIN’ THE VILLE SUBURBAN COWBOYS. 7 to 9 p.m. July 17 at Deer Crossing Park, 1050 W. Romeo Road. No coolers permitted at concerts.
JULY 18 • LOCKPORT
LOCK ROCKS FREE CONCERT SERIES. 9 to 11:45 p.m. Dellwood Park Band Shell, Route 171 and Woods Drive, Lockport. Featuring Hello Nuvo. From the music of the 50s to today’s dance, pop, Rock and R&B, Hello Nuvo is your iPod come to life. With original transitions/medleys and mash-ups, every performance is fresh and
At Inwood Golf Course, 3200 W. Jefferson St.For more information, or call 815.741.7275 x 117
AUGUST 3 • CREST HILL
COMMUNITY PICNIC. Sunday, Aug. 3. Noon to 10 p.m., St. Joe’s Park, Theodore and Raynor, Joliet. Food is by Lillian Cepon, bake sale by the Crest Hill Women’s Civic League. Children’s free arts & crafts, games, jumpy’s, face painting & balloon clown from noon until 5 p.m., bingo, wheel by Chaney School, two polka bands on small stage; Ray Koncar from 2 to 5 p.m. and Harvest Moon from 6 to 9 p.m.
energetic — yet as a whole — you get to listen, sing, and dance to your favorite songs the way you remember them. Delivering a high energy, fun, live musical experience is what you’ll get every time. You won’t want to leave the dance floor.
JULY 22 • DOWNERS GROVE
CONCERT SERIES—LISA RENÉ BAND (ROCK/POP). 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove. FREE entertainment with food and drinks available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, concerts are held at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue. For weather updates, call (630) 963-0575 after 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.dgparks. org.
AUGUST 21 • ROMEOVILLE
ROCKIN’ THE VILLE – AMERICAN ENGLISH. 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21 at Deer Crossing Park, 1050 W. Romeo Road. No coolers permitted at concerts.
AUGUST 26 • DOWNERS GROVE
CONCERT SERIES—BOPOLOGY (SWING). 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove. FREE entertainment with food and drinks available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, concerts are held at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue. For weather updates, call (630) 9630575 after 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.dgparks.org.
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WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON - SPLASH STATION. Our fifth annual WLSL event is the perfect kick off for the official start of the summer. Join Team WLSL as an official host location, instructor, volunteer or participant and make 2014 the year we reach 100 million with the vital message SWIMMING LESSONS SAVE LIVES™ Don’t miss out on a free swim lesson, Friday June 20th at Splash Station Waterpark, 2780 Channahon Rd, Joliet. Registration starts at 9a and the lesson is from 10a-10:30a. Join in on the fun! Joliet’s Splash Station Waterpark • 2780 Channahon Rd., Joliet, IL 60436 • 815-741-PARK (7275)
POOL ACTIVITIES JULY 9 • WOODRIDGE
SWIM UNDER THE STARS. 8 to 10 p.m. at Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, 8301 S. Janes Ave., Woodridge. Bring the whole family! Cypress Cove will be staying open until 10:00 p.m. for an evening of swimming under the stars. These nights are sure to be a fun break from swimming in the sun. FEE: Valid Season Pass or Daily Admission.
JULY 26 • MORTON GROVE
TREASURE HUNT. 1:00pm-3:00pm (FREE to Play) Patrons ages 3-14 will hunt for treasure at the bottom of the pool. Younger children will be divided into appropriate age groups. The event will take place during the 1:45pm and 2:45pm safety break.200 Oriole Ave, Morton Grove. (847) 965-1200.
AUGUST 2 - 9 • CREST HILL • ROMEOVILLE • LOCKPORT
JUNE 20 • JOLIET
SHARK WEEK AT CHANEY POOL. Come to our outdoor pools at Lockport Township Park District and celebrate Shark Week. All week we will be featuring “Shark Bites” from Build A Bun and various games and contests related to all things Shark! Events include Cardboard Boat Race, Find the Sharks, Chaney Pool - 410 Rose St. Crest Hill. Heritage Falls Waterpark, 101 Troxel, Romeoville. Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport.
AUGUST 7 • PLAINFIELD
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - TEEN POOL PARTY. FREE! Ottawa Street Pool. 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM The 26th annual National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. AD *National Night Out Registration Forms will be available around the week of July 7. Registration deadline is Aug. 1. Ages 13-17. (815) 436-8812
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MYSTIC WATERS 2025 MINER STREET DES PLAINES, IL (847) 391-5740
200 REV MORRISON BLVD. ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL (847) 437-9494
CORAL COVE WATER PARK 849 LIES ROAD CAROL STREAM, IL 60188 (630) 784-6130
300 SOUTH KENNEDY DRIVE CARPENTERSVILLE, IL 60110 (847) 836-7946
8301 JANES AVENUE WOODRIDGE, IL 60517 (630) 985-5620
SPLASH STATION WATERPARK 2780 U.S. ROUTE 6 JOLIET, IL 60436 (815) 741-7250
828 MONTGOMERY ROAD AURORA, IL (630) 851-8686
SPLASH COUNTRY 195 S. BARNES ROAD AURORA, IL (630) 906-7981
4000 N BRIDGE STREET YORKVILLE, IL 60560 (630) 882-6575
200 S. LINDSEY LANE BOLINGBROOK, IL 60440 (630) 759-2727
7820 CHERRYVALE NORTH BOULEVARD CHERRY VALLEY, IL 61016 (815) 332-3260
CARIBBEAN WATER ADVENTURE
ANDERSON PARK & AQUATIC CENTER 100 S MAPLE STREET NORMAL, IL (309) 454-9550
EASTERN REGION SPLASH VALLEY AQUATIC PARK
1850 RIVER ROAD KANKAKEE, IL 60901 (815) 929-9779
KNIGHTS ACTION PARK 1700 RECREATION DRIVE SPRINGFIELD, IL 62711 (217) 546-8881
1700 RECREATION DRIVE SPRINGFIELD, IL 62707 (217) 546-8881
RAGING RIVERS WATERPARK GREAT RIVER ROAD GRAFTON, IL 62037 (618) 786-2345
SPLASH CITY FAMILY WATERPARK
10 GATEWAY DR, COLLINSVILLE, IL (618) 346-4571
ANTHONY ACRES RESORT 15286 NORTH RESORT ROAD EFFINGHAM, IL 62401 (217) 868-2950
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JUNE - AUGUST (THURSDAYS) • WESTMONT
COOL CARS ON CASS. Thursdays 5-9pm in Downtown Westmont, June-July-August. Come join us and check out the Cool Cars on Cass at our annual Westmont Cruisin’ Nights - every Thursday night in June, July & August from 5-9pm in downtown Westmont. ALL CLASSIC AND UNIQUE CARS ARE INVITED TO COME OUT EACH WEEK. Additionally, each week has a special car theme, free raffle drawings, kids activities, live bands, and more. Be sure to check out our special activities including remote-control car demonstrations and special events sponsored by Play It Again Sports.
JUNE 16 - AUGUST 25 (MONDAYS) • LOCKPORT
CRUISIN’ NIGHTS. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 25. This free event is held at Central Square and First Midwest Bank parking lots, 9th and Hamilton in downtown Lockport. Enjoy a classic car show and listen to great, live entertainment and enjoy delicious food and drinks as well. Kids will love our inflatable obstacle course, face painting and much more. “Pit Stop” food court in the east parking lot with vendors offering have many food selections to eat on the spot or bring home and cook during the week, even fruits and veggies will be available.
JUNE - AUGUST (TUESDAYS) • PLAINFIELD
PLAINFIELD CRUISE NIGHT. Main and Lockport St. Plainfield, IL 60544. Join us every Tuesday evening in downtown Plainfield. Local enthusiasts gather to showcase their classic and unique vehicles. P:(815) 609-6130 Classic car show in Downtown Plainfield. Shop and dine while getting a close up look at some of the best classic cars around! The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone for a great 2013 season, and invite you to come out again and experience the many restaurants and shops that will be open during the events. The village boasts a wide array of stores, services, and restaurants; so much so we’re sure everyone will find something that has that special appeal. So please, bring the family and enjoy the hospitality of our business community, and allow us to show off some of the finest vintage cars in the area.
JUNE 16 • SHOREWOOD
SHIFT INTO SUMMER CAR CRUISE. Shift into Summer Car Cruise at rQ!barbcue, best BBQ in town. 6-9 pm. Cruise is for Any Make & Any Model Car, Truck, Motorcycle. Food Music, 50/50 raffle. Bring the family out for a fun relaxing evening. If you have any question email or call me. Presenting Sponsor Bill Jacobs Auto Group Joliet - Coordinated by Graybeal Auto Repair & Shorewood Area Chamber Commerce - Hosted by rQ! Barbcue Located at 643-645 Brookforest Ave Shorewood Il.
JUNE TO AUGSUST 29• DOWNERS GROVE
SUMER NIGHTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW. 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Downers Grove. This year the Downtown Downers Grove Summer Nights Classic Car Show is celebrating its 22nd year between May 16 and Aug. 29. Live entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Main Street Train Station. All classic cars are welcome on Main Street from Maple to Franklin. Featured cars on Curtiss Street. All weekly featured cars parked on Curtiss Street must be pre-1985. Trophy awarded to the “best” featured car each week. Featured Vehicle: Air Cool Cars (Corvair, Porsche, VW, etc.). Live Entertainment: Vernam Cipher & Connie (Roots Rock Covers).
AUGUST 3 • SHOREWOOD
CROSSROADS FEST CAR SHOW 2014. Sunday August 3rd 2014 at Shorewood’s Crossroads Fest we will be having our 1st Annual Car Show. Four Seasons Park 25450 W. Seil Rd., Shorewood, IL 60404. Registration - 9am - 10am, Showing - 1pm - 4pm. Awards - 4pm. Registration Fee - $10. 50/50 Proceeds goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Spectators Free. Music. Bingo. Kid’s Activities. Any Make Any Model. Motorcycles & Trucks Welcome. Please preregister Payment due day of show . Register at: http://preside47. wix.com/shiftintosummer. Bring A Ride - A Chair - A Friend. Car Show Sponsored By Bill Jacobs Auto. Coordinated by Graybeal Auto Repair & Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce. Bring A Ride - A Chair - A Friend
SEPTEMBER 27 • JOLIET
SHIFT INTO SUMMER* END OF SUMMER BASH. Heroe’s West 1530 Commerce Lane Joliet IL 60431. Registration 11 am - 12 pm. Showing 12 pm - 4 pm. Awards 4 pm Custom Trophies. This is a Any Make - Any Model Judged. Free Dash Plaques and Goody Bags to the first 100 to register Limited spaces first come - Please preregister - payment due day of show. Live Music, Food, Kids Activities, Bingo, 50/50 Proceed goes to American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Bill Jacobs Auto.
JUNE 28 • BOLINGBROOK
GEAR GRINDERS CAR SHOW. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at the Promenade, Bolingbrook. http://www.midwestgeargrinders. com/forums/content.php?1-Welcome-toMidwest-Gear-Grinders. Porsche Car Show. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at the Promenade, Bolingbrook.
JUNE 28 • BOLINGBROOK
ANNUAL MISERICORDIA HEART OF MERCY CHARITY SHOW. Promenade in Bolingbrook, Illinois. 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. / $20.00 at the Gate NO Early Registration. This very worthy event will help support Misericordia Heart of Mercy, a Charity Home for over 600 developmentally disabled Children and adults. Lots of Goodie Bags containing some awesome Turtle Wax products, Awards and fun give away’s -Plusseveral 50/50 opportunities through out the day. No Rain Day. Promenade Bolingbrook Mall / Boughton Road Just West if I355, Bolingbrook, IL
JUNE - SEPTEMBER (MONDAYS) • SKOKIE
SKOKIE CRUISE NIGHT: MONDAY NIGHT CAR SHOWS. 4999 Old Orchard Ctr. Skokie, IL 60077. P:847-433-2400. fifteen shows are every Monday night in the summer beginning on May 26th through September 2nd. The car shows start at 6 pm and runs until 9 pm. Vehicle registration begins at 5 pm in the west parking lot of Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie. Please register your vehicle on this site for a faster check-in! West lot of Westfield Old Orchard Mall Raffles, Prizes, Music, Food, All types of cars welcome. No Judging! No fees! Monday Night Car Shows, Inc. is a non-for-profit organization comprised of local businessmen and citizens dedicated to the Classic Car Hobby and the Community at large. Our mission is to advance the Classic Car Hobby through community awareness, camaraderie, and contribution to programs that teach automotive skills to the next generation through scholarships.
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