35th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest



July 14 - 17, 2016


"A Superhero Adventure"



Thank You To Everyone For Your Continued Support Of Our Festival.  A Very Special Thank You To Everyone Who Has Volunteered Of Their Time & Talents To Help Make Our Festival The Best That It Can Possibly Be.


We'll See You Next Year!!!

July 13th - 16th, 2017


** Fireworks Display Rescheduled **

The annual Summerfest fireworks display has been rescheduled for Tuesday August 2, 2016 starting at 9:30pm in the Braidwood City Park.  The display will coincide with the Braidwood Police Department's 4th Annual National Night Out event which takes place from 6pm to 9pm in the park.


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**



Click Here To View & Print Our Official 2016 Summerfest Brochure (pdf format only)


** 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. **


**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**

Beginning this year, 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.



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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.  


Thursday 7/14:    


103.1FM WCSJ Live Remote Radio Broadcast & Giveaways  5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.  (next to entertainment stage)

                                         Sponsored by:  Whitmore Ace Hardware, Warren's Collision Center, Morton HD Supply


"The Route 66 Band"  50's-60's Rock n' Roll Oldies Favorites   7:30p.m. - 10:30p.m.

                                     Sponsored by: "D" Construction



Friday 7/15:   

"Kruzin' Tunes" DJ Entertainment  5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.   (next to entertainment stage)
                                         Sponsored by:  Morris Hospital Braidwood Clinic, Main Street Pizzeria & Grille

"Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm"  Today's Smokin' Hot Country  7:30p.m. - 11:30p.m.
                                     Sponsored by:  Braidwood Fire Department


Saturday 7/16:  


"Upbeat Events"  DJ Entertainment  12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.  (next to entertainment stage)

                                        Sponsored by:  Braidwood Liquors, Jensen Electric & HVAC, Zieters Septics Unlimited, Inc.


98.3 WCCQ Live Remote Radio Broadcast & Giveaways  5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.  (next to entertainment stage)  

                                   Sponsored by:  Exxon Mobile, Condon Chiropractic, Ray's Collision Centers


"The Hat Guys"  Rock, Pop, Country, Disco & Hip Hop Hits   7:30p.m. - 11:30p.m.

                                   Sponsored by:  Berkot's Super Foods



Sunday 7/17:   


"Braidwood Idol"  Karaoke   2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

                                   Sponsored by: M. Gingerich, Gereaux & Associates, Polk-A-Dot Drive In


"Thunder Road Band"  50's-60's Classic Rock & Blues   6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.

                                  Sponsored by:  Braidwood Park District


                                          Other Events, Activities & Entertainment

Thursday 7/14


5pm              35th Annual Braidwood Lions Summerfest Begins

5 to 11pm      Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Open

5pm              BBSA Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament Resumes  (baseball fields)

6pm               Little Miss Summerfest Crowning Ceremony (on Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

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

6:30 to 8pm   Anthony's Strolling Balloon Creation

                         Sponsored by:  US Bank & MJS Communucations

7:30pm     Welcome & Sponsorship Acknowledgements from Summerfest Co-Chairman Josh Bolatto



Friday 7/15


5pm to 12am   Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Open

5pm                BBSA Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament Resumes  (baseball fields)

5 to 7:30pm     Kruzin' Tunes DJ  (next to Exelon Generation entertainment stage)

                             Sponsored by:  Morris Hospital Braidwood Clinic & Main Street Pizzeria & Grille

6 to 8pm         The Strolling Magical Illusions of Terry Murphy

                         Sponsored by:  Braidwood McDonald's

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

6 to 10pm        Mayberry's Lovable Otis & Friends

                         Sponsored by:  Village of Godley & Western Motor Group



Saturday 7/16


8:00am           Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Begins (south end of the park behind carnival midway)   

8:00am            BBSA Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament Resumes  (baseball fields)

10:00am          Annual Summerfest Baby Contest Begins (on the Exelon Generation entertainment stage)

                               Sponsored by: The Braidwood Fire Sirens 

12pm to 12am Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Open

12 to 3pm       "Upbeat Events" DJ Entertainment (next to Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

                              Sponsored by:  Braidwood Liquors, Jensen Electric/HVAC & Zieters Septics Unlimited

1:00pm           Annual Summerfest Pie Eating Contest Begins  (under the hospitality tent)

                             Sponsored by:  The Braidwood Fire Sirens

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

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

                              Sponsored by: EZ Living RV & Zingre Concrete & Braidwood Motel

3 to 4pm         "Circus Boy" Bobby Hunt  (front of the Exelon Generation entertainment stage)

                              Sponsored by:  Doc's Drugs, Dr. Walter R. James, DDS & Emmy's Cafe

4:15 to 5:15pm    "Mr. D's" Magic Show   (under the hospitality tent)

                         Sponsored by:  Anderson Tax Service, R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes & Aeration Industries

6 to 8pm          The Strolling Magical Illusions of Terry Murphy 

                           Sponsored by:  Braidwood McDonald's

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

6 to 10pm        Mayberry's Lovable Otis & Friends

                           Sponsored by:  Bryan's Autoworld & Godley Park District



Sunday 7/17


8am                 Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Begins (south end of the park behind carnival midway)

8am                  BBSA Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament Resumes  (baseball fields)

8am to 11am    Lions' All-You-Can-Eat Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage Links & Scrambled Eggs Breakfast

                                                                                                    (Under The Lions' Bingo Pavilion)

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

12 to 10:30pm  Food Court, Lions Concession Stand & Lions Beer Garden Open

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

1 to 3pm          Children's Petting Zoo  (north side of Lions' bingo pavilion)

                            Sponsored by:  Kavanagh, Grumley & Gorbold, LLC & Second Time Around Antiques

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

                            Sponsored by:  Lestina's Catering & J&K Landscaping

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

4:15 to 5:45pm  Jim Nesci's "Cold Blooded Creatures"  (under the Lions' pavilion)

                      Sponsored by:  Casey's General Store & J. Micetich OD & Associates, Family Eye Care Center

9:30pm             Annual Summerfest Fireworks Display


Carnival



The carnival midway is provided by A&A Attractions.

Click here for A&A Attractions' web site.


 Pre-Sale Carnival Ride Wristbands & Tickets ON SALE NOW!!!




Pre-Sale Ride Tickets:  Sheet of 16 Tickets for $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 By Buying Ahead**


Pre-Sale Wristbands:  $18.00 each.  See below for carnival hours & wristband session times

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

**Save $2.00 By Buying Ahead**


Pre-Sale Ride Tickets & Wristbands Can Be Purchased From The Following Businesses In Braidwood.

PRE-SALES END THURSDAY JULY 14TH AT 4:00P.M.


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

- Cindy's Custom Clips     - Fossil Ridge Public Library   - Mazon State Bank    - Hairagain Salon



- Carnival Hours -


Thursday 7/14: 6pm - 11pm   Family Night Special Price $1.50 per ride**


Friday 7/15:  6pm - 11pm  Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides (wristbands)


Saturday 7/16:  1pm - Midnight   Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides (wristbands) from 1-5pm


Sunday 7/17:  2pm - 10:30pm   Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides (wristbands) from 2-6pm

***Purchase a wristband from the carnival midway ticket booth on Sunday and receive a chance to win one of two bicycles.  Must be present to win.  Drawing at 6:15pm at the midway ticket booth.  Bicycles provided courtesy of A&A Attractions***



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


Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show        Saturday & Sunday (7/16 & 7/17)

The annual Summerfest flea market will take place on 

Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17 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 the link below to view & print an official Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show vendor application form.


Hometown Proud Parade       Sunday (7/17)  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 17th 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 behind the Reed Custer Intermediate School.  For more information on the Hometown Proud Parade please call Parade Coordinator Jim Canup at (815)458-2642. 


Little Miss Summerfest Competition       ( runs June 1 to July 12 )



The 7th Annual Little Miss Summerfest Competition will begin on 

June 1st and run until July 12th, 2016.

 


Crowning ceremonies will take place on Thursday July 14, 2016 at 6:00p.m. on the Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage.   For more information please call Cindy at (815)458-0162.  





Baby Contest     Saturday (7/16) 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 (7/16) at the main entertainment stage starting promptly at 10:00a.m.  


Click on a link below to view & print an official Summerfest Baby Contest Entry form.  For more information please call Tami at (815)458-6802.


Pie Eating Contest       Saturday (7/16)   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 (7/16) 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.  


Click on the link below to view & print an official Summerfest Pie Eating Contest entry form.  


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


3rd Annual Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament

Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association 

  

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

3rd Annual Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament 

during 2016 Summerfest.


Tournament Games To Begin Monday July 11th and Continue Thru Sunday July 17th


Tournament Divisions:


Baseball:  8U, 10U, 12U & 14U


Softball:  10U, 12U & 14U


Click on the link below to view & print an official 2016 Summerfest Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Team Registration Form.  


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


Royal Family Kids Home Run Derby Fundraiser      Monday 7/11 

Monday July 11, 2016


5:00p.m.


Braidwood City Park Baseball Fields


The Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association will be partnering with the Royal Family Kids organization to host a Home Run Derby fundraiser to benefit the Royal Family Kids Summer Camp Program. Proceeds from the derby will help local foster children to enjoy the growth opportunities that they may not otherwise have.


For More Information Please Visit www.diamond.royalfamilykids.org or 

call Nathan at (815)584-6337



Braidwood Fire Department Booth & Displays

       Be Sure To Stop By The Braidwood Fire Department's Booth


            - Equipment Displays               - Fire Prevention Information 

            - Blood Pressure Checks          - Blood Glucose Checks





Fireworks Display                  Sunday (7/17)  @  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 (7/17) 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 7/14:  5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.


Friday 7/15  5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


Saturday 7/16  12:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


Sunday 7/17  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 (7/14):  6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Friday     (7/15):   6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Saturday (7/16):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

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


Sunday   (7/17):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

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


$0.25 per card

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



-2016 Summerfest Committee-


Festival Chairman:                                             Wayne Saltzman      (815)458-6444


Committee & Operations Coordinator:                Josh Bolatto            (815)791-8093


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


Bingo Coordinator:                                            Mary Kaminsky         (815)458-0308


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


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


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


Fire Sirens' Pie Eating Contest Coordinator         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.