34th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest

"15  Decades  Of  Work  And  Play" 


A Sesquicentennial Celebration


July 16 - 19, 2015

Held In the Braidwood Park District's Old Smokey City Park


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


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** 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. **


**ENTRY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE**

- Flea Market Vendor Applications

- Hometown Proud Parade Entry Forms

- Little Miss Summerfest Competition Entry Forms


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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 for a complete entertainment lineup.


Thursday 7/16:  "Brad Jackson & Shades of Country Band"  All Your Favorite Country Classics  7:30pm - 10:30pm

                                                                                              


Friday 7/17:  "Hillbilly Rockstarz"  Chicagoland's #1 Premier Country Band  8:00pm - 11:30pm



Saturday 7/18:   "The Silhouettes"  50's-60's Rock & Roll Classics & Hits   7:30pm - 11:30pm



Sunday 7/19:   "Slick Willy"  Classic Rock & Blues  6:30pm - 9:30pm



                                          Other Events, Activities & Entertainment

Check back often to see what other events, activities & free live entertainment will be taking place.  More will be added in the months leading up to the festival.



                                              Thursday 7/16


4-11pm         Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Opens

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



                                                  Friday 7/17


4pm-12am     Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Opens

6-8pm          The Strolling Magical Illusions of Terry Murphy

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



                                                Saturday 7/18


8am - ?         Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Opens  (south end of park behind carnival)

10am            Annual Summerfest Baby Contest Begins  (on Exelon generation entertainment stage)

12pm-12am   Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Opens

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

2-4pm           Lions Bingo (under the Lions' pavilion)

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

3-4pm          "Circus Boy" Bobby Hunt as seen on TV's Ripleys Believe It or Not (Exelon entertainment stage)

4:30-5:45pm  Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles  (under Lions' pavilion)

6-8pm           The Strolling Magical Illusions of Terry Murphy

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




                                                 Sunday 7/19


8am-?           Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Opens  (south end of park behind carnival)

12-10:30pm   Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Opens

1pm             Annual Hometown Proud Parade Kicks off (on Braidwood's Main Street)

2-4pm          Pockets the Clown & Linda the Face Painter  (under hospitality tent)

2-4pm          Lions Bingo (under the Lions' pavilion)

6-9pm          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 7/16:   6-11pm  *Family Night Ride Specials $1.50 per ride*

Friday 7/17:        6-11pm  Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides (wristbands)

Saturday 7/18:   1pm - Midnight  Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides (wristbands) from 1 to 5pm

Sunday 7/19:      2-10:30pm  Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides (wristbands) from 2 to 6pm


Buy a wristband from the midway ticket booth on Sunday 7/19 and receive a chance to win one of two bicycles!!  Winners must be present to win.  Drawing will be held at 6:15pm at the midway ticket booth.



Check back in the months prior to the festival for more information & presale ride ticket & armband sale information.


*Family night ride specials apply to tickets purchased at the carnival midway ticket booth only*


Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show        Saturday & Sunday (7/18 & 7/19)

The annual Summerfest flea market will take place on 

Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19 from 8am - ?  


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.   Click on a link below to view & print a Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show vendor application form.



2015 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application (msword format)


2015 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application  (pdf format)



Hometown Proud Parade       Sunday (7/19)  1:00p.m.

                                      Sponsored by:

                 Braidwood American Legion Koca Post #39 


                                       Judged by: 

                      Braidwood Chamber of Commerce



The annual Hometown Proud Parade will take place on Sunday July 19 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 School Street and end at the City Park.  The theme of this year's Hometown Proud Parade will be "15 Decades of Work & Play" in honor of Braidwood's 150th Sesquicentennial celebration and parade entries are encouraged to decorate their floats, vehicles, golf carts, etc. to the theme.  For more information on the Hometown Proud Parade please call Parade Coordinator Jim Canup at (815)458-2642.



Click on a link below to view & print the Hometown Proud Parade entry form.


2015 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form  (msword format)


2015 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form  (pdf format)



Little Miss Summerfest Competition       ( runs June 1 to July 14 )



The 6th Annual Little Miss Summerfest Competition will begin on 

June 1st and run until July 14th, 2015.

 


Crowning ceremonies will take place on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 6:00p.m. on the Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage.   


For more information please call Cindy at (815)458-0162.


Click on a link below to view & print the 2015 Little Miss Summerfest Rules & Application Packet.


                                                DEADLINE TO ENTER:  MAY 17, 2015


2015 Little Miss Summerfest Rules & Application Packet (msword format)


2015 Little Miss Summerfest Rules & Application Packet  (pdf format)



Baby Contest     Saturday (7/18) 10:00a.m.

Sponsored by: The Braidwood Fire Sirens


The annual Summerfest baby contest sponsored by The Braidwood Fire Sirens will take place on Saturday (7/18) at the main entertainment stage starting promptly at 10:00a.m.  


Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official Summerfest Baby Contest Entry form.  For more information please call Tami at (815)458-6802.



Pie Eating Contest       Saturday (7/18)   1:00p.m.

Sponsored By: Braidwood Fire Sirens


The Annual Summerfest Pie Eating Contest sponsored by the Braidwood Fire Sirens will take place on Saturday (7/18) 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, but pre-registration is highly recommended.  


Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official Summerfest Pie Eating Contest entry form.  


For more information please call Denise at (815)458-2603.


2nd Annual Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament

Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association 

  

The Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association (BBSA) will be holding a Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament during 2015 Summerfest.  




Tournament Levels:


Baseball:  8U, 10U, 12U & 14U


Softball:  10U, 12U & 14U



For more information please call BBSA Board President Jerry Curl at (815)701-3494 or email BBSA2014@yahoo.com.


Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament information & entry form. 


Teen Night   Wednesday (7/15)

Wednesday July 15, 2015

    6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.


Check back in the months prior to the festival for more information.


*It is highly recommended that parents/guardians accompany their children and teens during teen night activities*




Fireworks Display                  Sunday (7/19)  @  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 (7/19) starting at 9:30pm.  Always a crowd pleaser, the annual fireworks display is brought 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 of foods to choose from.


Food Court Hours:


Thursday 7/16:  4:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.


Friday 7/17  4:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


Saturday 7/18  12:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


Sunday 7/19  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 (7/16):  6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Friday     (7/17):   6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Saturday (7/18):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

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


Sunday   (7/19):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

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



$0.25 cards

Must be 18 years or older to play.


Parking

Parking is available on either the north end of the park (3rd street entrance or the south end of the park (1st street 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:  braidwoodlionsclub@yahoo.com



-2015 Summerfest Committee-


Festival Chairman:                                                Wayne Saltzman      (815)458-6444


Committee Coordinator:                                      Josh Bolatto             (815)791-8093


Community Service/Clean-Up Coordinator:        Tyler Wilson             (815)458-0162


Carnival Coordinator:                                          Gary Bumgardner      (815)458-6548  

        

Flea Market Coordinator:                                     Andy Kaminsky         (815)458-0308


Parade Coordinator:                                            Jim Canup                (815)458-2642


Little Miss Summerfest Coordinator:                   Cindy Howard           (815)458-0162


Volunteer & Scheduling Coordinator:                  Mary Maly                (815)458-6863


Bingo Coordinator:                                               Mary Kaminsky         (815)458-0308


Beer Garden Coordinator:                                   Scott Howard            (815)458-0162


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


Fire Sirens' Baby Contest                                     Tami Favero              (815)458-6802


Fire Sirens' Pie Eating Contest                            Denise Kasher            (815)458-2603


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.