38th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest



July 18 - 21, 2019


"A Safari Adventure"




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.

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**Entry Forms/Information Now Available For**

- Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application

- Hometown Proud Parade Entry Forms


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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. **


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.  



**NOTE**  We are not seeking any promotional items or entertainment proposals for our 2019 festival as all of our live musical entertainment needs have already been filled.



Thursday 7/18:     


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

                                                  (next to the entertainment stage)



"The Route 66 Band"  7:30pm - 10:30pm

                                                 50's - 60's Rock & Roll and Oldies Favorites




Friday 7/19:   


"The Hat Guys"   7:30pm - 11:30pm
                                        Rock, Pop, Country, Disco & HipHop Hits



Saturday 7/20:  



"Ethan Bell Band"  7:30pm - 11:30pm  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

                                        Country Party Music Hits




Sunday 7/21:   



"Silverstrings"  6:30pm - 9:30pm   BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

                                         Classic Country, Bluegrass & Rock




                                          Other Events, Activities & Entertainment

Check Back In The Months Prior To The Feestival To See What Events, Activities & Entertainment Are In Store For 2019 Summerfest.   Additional Events & Activities & Entertainment Will Be Added As They Are Finalized



- THURSDAY 7/18 - 


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

6 - 11pm            Carnival Open  - Family Night Special Price $1.50 per ride**

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

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

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



- FRIDAY 7/19 -


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

6 - 8pm              Balloon Twisting Art by Magician Michael Burke  (entertainment & hospitality area)

6 - 11pm            Carnival Opens - Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides All Night (wristbands)

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



- SATURDAY 7/20 -


9am - 5pm      Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Open   (south end of park behind the carnival)

10am              Annual Summerfest Baby Contest Begins  (on the Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

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

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

1pm - 12am    Carnival Opens - Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides (wristbands) from 1-5pm OR 6-11pm

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

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

3 - 6pm          Waxed Hands - Wax Molding Art (near hospitality tent, for children age 17 & under only)

4:15 - 5pm      Magician Michael Burke's Magic Show (under the hospitality tent)

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




- SUNDAY 7/21 -


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

9am - 5pm       Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Open  (south end of park behind the carnival)

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

1pm                 Annual Hometown Proud Parade Begins (Main St. & Mitchell St. to RC Elementary School (S. Walker St.)

2 - 10:30pm     Carnival Opens - Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides From 2 to 6pm (wristbands)

                        **Buy a wristband on Sunday from the carnival midway ticket booth and chance to win one of two bikes.

                               Must be present to win.  Drawing at 6:30pm at the midway ticket booth**

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

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

6 - 9pm            Lions Club Bingo (under the Lions' pavilion)

9:30pm            Annual Summerfest Fireworks Display Begins



Carnival




The carnival midway is provided by A&A Attractions.

Click here for A&A Attractions' web site.




- Carnival Hours -


Thursday 7/18:  6:00pm. to 11:00pm.   

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


Friday 7/19:  6:00pm. to 11:00pm.  

                    Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides All Night (Wristbands)


Saturday 7/20:  1:00pm. to Midnight  

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


Sunday 7/21:  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 7/21 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**



Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show        Saturday & Sunday (7/20 & 7/21)

The annual Summerfest flea market will take place on 

Saturday July 20 and Sunday July 21 from 9am to 5pm.


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 (779)233-1026.   




Click on the link below to view & print an official 2019 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show vendor application form.


2019 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application (pdf)



Hometown Proud Parade       Sunday (7/21)  1:00p.m.

                                  Coordinated by:

  Braidwood American Legion Koca Post #39 


                       




The annual Hometown Proud Parade will take place on Sunday July 21st 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 2019 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form.


2019 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form


Click on the link below to view & print the 2019 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Route Map


2019 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Route Map



Baby Contest     Saturday (7/20) 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 (7/20) 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.



Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official Summerfest Baby Contest Entry Form.



Pie Eating Contest       Saturday (7/20)   1:00p.m.



The Annual Summerfest Pie Eating Contest will take place on Saturday (7/20) 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.



6th Annual Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament

Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association 

  

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

6th Annual Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament 

during 2019 Summerfest.


July 14, 2019 thru July 21, 2019


Tournament Divisions:


Baseball:  8U, 10U, 12U & 14U


Softball:  10U, 12U & 14U


Home Run Derby: Monday Night 7/16/18


Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official 2019 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.


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





Fireworks Display                  Sunday (7/21)  @  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 (7/21) 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 7/18:  5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.


Friday 7/19  5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


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


Sunday 7/21  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 (7/18):  6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


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


Saturday (7/20):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

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


Sunday   (7/21):   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:  braidwoodlionsclub@yahoo.com



-2019 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.