37th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest



July 1922, 2018


"Christmas In July"




Held In the Braidwood Park District's Old Smokey City Park (245 W. First St. Braidwood, IL. 60408)


Rides, Games, Food, Free Nightly Entertainment, Bingo and much, much more for the entire family.

**Scroll Down The Page For More Information** 


**The Following Entry Forms/Applications Are Now Available.  Scroll down the page for more details**

- Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application

- Baby Contest

- Hometown Proud Parade Entry Forms

- Pie Eating Contest Information Form

- BBSA Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament Registration/Information Form


** Pre-Sale Carnival Ride Tickets & Wristbands On Sale Now **  Scroll down the page for more details!!


Click Here To View & Print Our Official Festival Brochure (pdf format)



** A special thank you to all of our sponsors.  Be sure to visit the Summerfest Sponsors Page to find out which Star Sponsors are helping to make Summerfest shine. **


Click here for a map of the festival grounds


**Please Note** No Unauthorized Vending, Soliciting, Peddling or Concession Sales Allowed On Braidwood Park District Grounds During The Festival.  All Vendors, Solicitors, Peddlers or Concession Vendors Must Be Registered And Approved By The Braidwood Lions Club.  Any Unauthorized Vendors, Solicitors, Peddlers or Concessioners Will Be Asked To Leave Park Grounds.


**NOTICE TO PET OWNERS**

For safety reasons, no pets will be allowed on festival grounds in the carnival midway area, food court, entertainment areas, flea market areas, parking lots or baseball field areas, regardless of size, temperament, or leash.  Only certified ADA service animals will be permitted.  Anyone found walking about the festival grounds will be asked to take their pets back home.


** NO SMOKING ALLOWED UNDER THE BINGO PAVILION **



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                          Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage Line Up

     **Free Live Musical Entertainment Nightly**


Each night during the festival live musical entertainment takes place on the Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage.  Bands from around the area perform a wide variety of styles and hits. 


Check back often in the months prior to the festival to see what live entertainment will be playing.  



Thursday 7/19: 


103.1FM WCSJ Radio   Live Remote Broadcast & Prize Wheel Giveaways   5:00pm to 7:00pm

                                   (Next to Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

                                                   Sponsored by:  Austin Electric, Inc., Polk-A-Dot Drive In & Warren's Collision Center



"The Jet Frankenstein Band70's - 80's Classics   7:30pm. to 10:30pm.

                                                    Sponsored by:  D Construction Inc.





Friday 7/20:  

DJ "Big D"     5:00pm. to 7:30pm.  (Next to Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)
                                                    Sponsored by:  Top Fuel Saloon


"Ethan Bell Band"   Country Party Music Hits   7:30pm. to 11:30pm.
                                                      Sponsored by:  Braidwood Fire Department




Saturday 7/21: 



DJ "Big D"     12:30pm. to 4:30pm.  (Next to Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

                                                       Sponsored by:  Top Fuel Saloon



98.3FM WCCQ    Live Radio Remote Broadcast & Giveaways   5:00pm to 7:00pm.  

                                  (Next to Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

                                                        Sponsored By:  Kavanagh, Grumley & Gorbold, LLC. 

                                                                                               & M. Gingerich, Gereaux & Associates



"The Silhouettes"   50's - 60's Rock & Roll   7:30pm. to 11:30pm.

                                                       Sponsored by:  Berkot's Super Foods





Sunday 7/22:  



"Swing With Sinatra & Friends"  & "Braidwood Idol" Karaoke  2:00pm to 5:00pm

                                                      Sponsored by:  Northpoint Development, LLC.,  Core & Main, & Busey Bank



"Silverstrings"    Classic Country, Bluegrass & Rock   6:30pm. to 9:30pm.

                                                      Sponsored by:  Kozol Bros. Inc.



                                          Other Events, Activities & Entertainment

Scroll Down To See What Events, Activities & Entertainment Is In Store 

For This Year's Summerfest.  



* The Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association 5th Annual Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament gamed begin Monday 7/16 in the Braidwood City Park baseball fields and continues each night thru Sunday 7/22.  BBSA concession stand will be open.

* BBSA Home Run Derby fundraiser on Monday 7/16.  Registration begins at 4pm at the baseball fields.



- THURSDAY 7/19 - 


5 to 11pm          37th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest Begins

                          Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Lions Concession Stand Open

5 to 9pm            Illinois State Treasurer's I-CASH Outreach Booth  (under hospitality tent)

6 to 8pm            Strolling Magical Comedy & Illusions with Magician Josh Tmagic

                                   Sponsored by:  Pet Parade Pet Services & Lestina's Catering

6 to 9pm            Braidwood Fire Department Fire Prevention Booth & Equipment Displays

6 to 10pm          Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)

7:30pm              Welcome Message & Sponsorship Acknowledgements  (main entertainment stage)




- FRIDAY 7/20 -


5pm to Midnight   Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Lions Concession Stand Open

5pm to Dusk       Christian Life Assembly Church Family Photo Booth (across from hospitality tent)

5 to 9pm             Illinois State Treasurer's I-CASH Outreach Booth  (under hospitality tent)

6 to 9pm             Braidwood Fire Department Fire Prevention Booth & Equipment Displays

6 to 10pm           Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)





- SATURDAY 7/21 -


8am to 4pm         Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Open  (south end of City Park)

10am                   Annual Summerfest Baby Contest Begins  (main entertainment stage)

                               Coordinated by:  The Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition

Noon to Midnight   Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Lions Concession Stand Open

12pm to Dusk      Christian Life Assembly Church Family Photo Booth  (across from hospitality tent)

12 to 4pm           Fossil Ridge Public Library Bookmobile & Display  (north side of Lion's Bingo pavilion)

12 to 7pm            Illinois State Treasurer's I-CASH Outreach Booth  (under hospitality tent)

1pm                     Annual Summerfest Pie Eating Contest Begins  (under the hospitality tent)

                               Sponsored by:  Bradley Pest Control, Braidwood Dairy Queen &

                                                        ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery

2 to 4pm              Lions Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)

2 to 4pm              "Pockets The Clown"  & Linda The Face Painter  (under hospitality tent)

                               Sponsored by:  R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, & Village of Godley

2 to 9pm              Braidwood Fire Department Fire Prevention Booth & NEW FIRE ENGINE Display

4:30 to 5:15pm   "Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary" Animal Ambassadors  (under the Lions pavilion)

                               Sponsored by:  Elite Rehabilitation Institute & Lifeline CPR

6 to 10pm            Lions Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)





- SUNDAY 7/22 -


8am to 4pm      Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Open  (south end of City Park)

8 to 11am         Lions Breakfast Buffet (Pancakes, Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy, Scrambled Eggs)

                                                                                    (under the Bingo pavilion, while supplies last)

8:30am             Community Interfaith Worship Service  (under hospitality tent)

Noon to 10:30pm  Food Court & Lions Beer Garden Open

1pm                   Annual Hometown Proud Parade Begins on Braidwood's Main Street

2 to 4pm            "Pockets The Clown"  & Linda The Face Painter  (under hospitality tent)

                              Sponsored by: Shadow Lakes II Association, Anderson Tax Service & Bryan's Autoworld

2 to 4pm             Lions Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)

2 to 7pm             Illinois State Treasurer I-Cash Outreach Booth  (under hospitality tent)

2 to 8pm            Braidwood Fire Department Fire Prevention Booth & Equipment Displays

3 to 5pm            Strolling Magical Comedy & Illusions with Magician Josh Tmagic

                            Sponsored by:  J&C Travel, Inc., Clennon Electric Inc., & US Bank

3 to 6pm            "Waxed Hands"  Waxed Molding Art  (near hospitality tent)

                             Sponsored by:  R&R Septic & Sewer Services, Inc. & MSJ Communications, LLC.

4:15 to 5:30pm   Dave DeNasso's Traveling World of Reptiles   (under the Lions pavilion)

                             Sponsored by:  South Wilmington Sportsmen's Club, Geo's Pizza & Jensen Electric

6 to 9pm             Lions Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)

9:30pm               Annual Summerfest Fireworks Display



Carnival




The carnival midway is provided by A&A Attractions.

Click here for A&A Attractions' web site.




- Carnival Hours -


Thursday 7/19:  6:00pm. to 11:00pm.   

                        **Family Night Ride Special $1.50 Per Ride**


Friday 7/20:  6:00pm. to 11:00pm.  

                    Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides All Night (Wristbands)


Saturday 7/21:  1:00pm. to Midnight  

                        Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides From 1-5pm.  OR 6-11pm. (Wristbands)


Sunday 7/22:  2:00pm. to 10:30pm.

                      Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides From 2-6pm. (Wristbands)

- Purchase an unlimited rides wristband from the carnival midway ticket booth on Sunday 7/22 and receive a chance to win one of two bicycles.  Winners must be present to win.  Drawing will be held at 6:30pm. at the midway ticket booth.  Bicycles provided courtesy of A&A Attractions.


Each Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides Session Requires A New Wristband To Be Purchased


**Family Night ride special pricing applies to tickets purchased at the carnival midway ticket booth only**


** Pre-Sale Ride Tickets & Wristbands On Sale NOW **


Pre-Sale Ride Tickets:  Sheet of 16 tickets:  $10.00.  (only sold in sheets of 16)

Sheet of 16 tickets purchased at the carnival midway ticket booth will cost $16.00

SAVE $6.00 per sheet of tickets by buying ahead!!


Pre-Sale Wristbands:  $18.00 each.  

Wristbands can be used during one of the unlimited ride sessions listed above.

Wristbands purchased at the carnival midway ticket booth will cost $20.00 each

Save $2.00 by buying ahead!!



- Get Your's Today From The Following Locations In Braidwood -


* PRE-SALES END THURSDAY JULY 19TH AT 4:00PM *


- Berkot's Super Foods                            - Braidwood City Hall                 - US Bank


- Whitmore Ace Hardware                      - Hairagain Salon                       - Busey Bank


- Fossil Ridge Public Library


Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show        Saturday & Sunday (7/21 & 7/22)

The annual Summerfest flea market will take place on 

Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22 from 8am to 4pm.


The flea market is located at the south end of the Braidwood City Park (First & Center St.)   For more information about the flea market please call  Flea Market Coordinator Andy Kaminsky at (815)458-0308.   


For a listing of Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendors Check Out The Flea Market Vendor Listing Page.


Click on the link below to view & print an official 2018 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show vendor application form.


2018 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application Form (pdf)


2018 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application Form (doc)



Hometown Proud Parade       Sunday (7/22)  1:00p.m.

                                  Coordinated by:

  Braidwood American Legion Koca Post #39 


                        Judged by: 

        Braidwood Chamber of Commerce



The annual Hometown Proud Parade will take place on Sunday July 22nd starting at 1:00pm on Braidwood's Main Street.  


Line up will begin at 12:30 on Mitchell St. next to Casey's.  The parade will begin at Main & Mitchell Street, travel down the Main Street to Walker Street, turning south on Walker Street and ending on Walker Street behind the Reed Custer Intermediate School.  For more information on the Hometown Proud Parade please call Parade Coordinator Jim Canup at (815)458-2642. 


Click on the link below to view & print an official Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form.


2018 Summerfest Parade Entry Form (pdf)


2018 Summerfest Parade Entry Form (doc)


Click here for the 2018 Summerfest parade route map (pdf)



Baby Contest     Saturday (7/21) 10:00a.m.

Coordinated by: The Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition


The annual Summerfest baby contest coordinated by The Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition will take place on Saturday (7/21) at the main entertainment stage starting promptly at 10:00a.m.  For more information, please call Pam at (815)712-7767 and leave a message for a return phone call.


Online Registration Option Also Available On The Coalition's Website www.braidwoodcoalition.org


Click on the link below to view & print an official Summerfest Baby Contest Entry Form.


2018 Summerfest Baby Contest Registration Form (pdf only)


Pie Eating Contest       Saturday (7/21)   1:00p.m.



The Annual Summerfest Pie Eating Contest will take place on Saturday (7/21) under the hospitality tent next to the Bingo pavilion starting at 1:00p.m.  With several age categories, both young and old can showcase their pie eating talents without the use of their hands or utensils.  


Walk up registration on the day of the contest will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis starting at 12:30pm.  There will be no pre-registration.


Click here to view & print the 2018 Summerfest Pie Eating Contest informational flyer.



5th Annual Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament

Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association 

  

The Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association (BBSA) will be holding their

5th Annual Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament 

during 2018 Summerfest.


July 16, 2018 thru July 22, 2018


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  July 1, 2018


Tournament Divisions:


Baseball:  8U, 10U, 12U & 14U


Softball:  10U, 12U & 14U


Home Run Derby: Monday Night 7/16/18


Click on the link below to view & print an official 2018 Summerfest Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Team Registration Form.  


For more information please call BBSA Board President Jerry Curl at (815)701-3494 or email [email protected].


2018 BBSA Summerfest Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament Registration/Information Flyer  (pdf)

Braidwood Fire Department Booth & Displays

       Be Sure To Stop By The Braidwood Fire Department's Fire Prevention Booth Located Just North Of The Bingo Pavilion


            - Equipment Displays               - Fire Prevention Information 

            - Blood Pressure Checks          - Blood Glucose Checks


**NEW FIRE ENGINE 2413 TO BE ON DISPLAY SATURDAY 7/21**



Fireworks Display                  Sunday (7/22)  @  9:30p.m.

Be sure to grab your lawn chairs or blankets and come on down to the park for the grand finale.  


The annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest fireworks display will bring the festival to a close with a bang on Sunday night (7/22) starting at 9:30pm.  Always a crowd pleaser, the annual fireworks display is sure to amaze you as you get a close up seat to all the action. 


The fireworks display is provided by Mad Bombers Fireworks Productions.

Click here to visit Mad Bombers Productions' web site


Food Court


10 food vendors make up the food court which is located just off the entertainment area.  


A wide variety of choices are available to fit every taste.  American, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and BBQ are among the wide variety of foods to choose from.


Food Court Hours:


Thursday 7/19:  5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.


Friday 7/20  5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


Saturday 7/21  12:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


Sunday 7/22  12:00p.m. - 10:30p.m.


BINGO!!!!

Bingo games are played nightly throughout the festival under the Lions pavilion.  


Bring your friends!!


Bingo schedule:


Thursday (7/19):  6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Friday     (7/20):   6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Saturday (7/21):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

                           6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Sunday   (7/22):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

                           6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.


$0.25 per card

Must be 18 years or older to play.


**SPECIAL NOTICE**


- NO SMOKING ALLOWED UNDER THE BINGO PAVILION


- NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL BE ALLOWED TO SIT AT THE BINGO TABLES WHILE BINGO GAMES ARE IN SESSION.  CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH THE BINGO CARDS.

NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Parking

Parking is available on either the north end of the park (3rd Street entrance), the south end of the park (1st Street entrance) or the east side of the park (Center Street temporary entrance).  Handicap parking is available on a first come, first serve basis next to the Lions bingo pavilion.  Handicap permits or license plates are required to park in a handicap zone.  There is also handicap parking available near the flea market on a first come, first serve basis. 

Contact Information

Summerfest General Information:   Wayne Saltzman    (815)458-6444

                                                         Josh Bolatto      (815)791-8093


              Fax:  (815)458-3842         Email:  [email protected]



-2018 Summerfest Committee-


Festival Chairman:                                             Wayne Saltzman      (815)458-6444


Festival Operations Coordinator:                        Josh Bolatto            (815)791-8093


Carnival Coordinator:                                        Gary Bumgardner      (815)458-6548  

        

Flea Market Coordinator:                                   Andy Kaminsky         (779)233-1026


Parade Coordinator:                                          Jim Canup                (815)458-2642


Bingo Coordinator:                                            Mary Kaminsky         (815)685-2198


Beer Garden Coordinator:                                  Tyler Geiss              (815)530-5292


Utilities Coordinator:                                        Rob Grivetti              (815)791-0755


Sponsorship Coordinator:                                   Josh Bolatto             (815)791-8093


Carnival Ticket Pre-Sale Coordinator:                 LuAnn Bolatto          (815)458-6055


Publicity & Advertisement Coordinator:             Josh Bolatto             (815)791-8093


BAHCC Baby Contest Coordinator:                     Pam Dell'Aquila         (815)712-7767


BBSA Fast Pitch Youth Tournament:                   Jerry Curl                 (815)701-3494


Click here for a map to Summerfest

Disclaimer

All events, activities, performances and entertainment are held in an outdoor setting and are subject to the weather elements.  Events & activities are subject to change or cancellation with little or no advanced notice due to the weather.  Vendors are responsible for providing their own shelters, canopies, tents or awnings.  Carnival rides may be shut down at the discretion of A&A Attractions management and operators due to hazardous weather conditions and/or safety concerns.  No refunds will be given for carnival ride tickets or wristbands due to cancellations caused by hazardous weather and/or safety concerns.  Live photography and video/audio taping will be taking place throughout the festival grounds each day.  Your presence on festival grounds and/or participation in any festival activity, event or tournament shall serve as consent to photograph and/or video/audio recording.