34th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our
33rd Annual Summerfest a huge success!!
We'll See You Next Year As We Celebrate
"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. **
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**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: TBA
Friday 7/17: TBA
Saturday 7/18: TBA
Sunday 7/19: TBA
Other Events, Activities & Entertainment
Check back in the months prior to the festival to see what other events, activities & free live entertainment will be taking place.
The carnival midway is provided by A&A Attractions.
Check back in the months prior to the festival for more information, carnival hours & presale ride ticket & armband sale information.
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.
Check back in the months prior to the festival for Summerfest Flea Market Vendor Applications.
Hometown Proud Parade Sunday (7/19) 1:00p.m.
Braidwood American Legion Koca Post #39
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.
Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official Hometown Proud Parade entry form.
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.
Crowning ceremonies will take place on Thursday July 16th at 6:00p.m. on the Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage.
For more information please call Cindy at (815)458-0162.
Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official Little Miss Summerfest rules and entry form packet.
Baby Contest Saturday (7/18) 10:00a.m.
Sponsored by: 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.
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.
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 games are played nightly throughout the festival under the Lions pavilion.
Bring your friends!!
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.
Must be 18 years or older to play.
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.
Summerfest General Information: Wayne Saltzman (815)458-6444
Josh Bolatto (815)791-8093
Fax: (815)458-3842 Email: email@example.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
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.