36th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest



July 13 - 16, 2017


"A Mardi Gras Extravaganza"


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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** 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.



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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 7/13:  


103.1FM WCSJ Radio Live Remote Broadcast & Giveaways  5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. (next to entertainment stage)


"The Back Paiges" 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.   Rock, Contemporary & Country Favorites From The 60's To Today

                                               Sponsored by:  D. Construction



Friday 7/14:         

DJ "Big D."  5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.  (next to entertainment stage)
                                               Sponsored by:  Top Fuel Saloon

"The Brat Pack"   7:30p.m. - 11:30p.m.  80's Party Rock
                                               Sponsored by:  Berkot's Super Foods



Saturday 7/15:      


DJ "Big D."  12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.  (next to entertainment stage)

                                                Sponsored by: Top Fuel Saloon



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



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

                                                Sponsored by:  Braidwood Fire Department




Sunday 7/16:        


Braidwood Idol Karaoke & "Swinging With Sinatra & Friends"  2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.



"Wasted Words"   6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.   90's To Current Country, Rock, Pop & Alternative Covers

                                                 Sponsored by:  Braidwood Park District


                                          Other Events, Activities & Entertainment

- THURSDAY 7/13


5 - 11pm:  36th Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest Begins.  

                  Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Lions Concession Stand Open

5:00pm:     BBSA Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament Resumes  (baseball fields)

                                                            Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association

5 - 9pm:    Illinois State Treasurer's Office I-Cash Outreach Program  (under the hospitality tent)

6 - 11pm:  Carnival Opens - Family Night Special Pricing - $1.50 per ride**

6 - 8pm:    Strolling Magical Comedy & Illusions with Magician Josh Tmagic  (entertainment area)

                                                            Sponsored by:  Findlay Real Estate Group

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

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



- FRIDAY 7/14 -


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

5:00pm:              BBSA Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament Resumes  (baseball fields)

                                                            Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association

5pm - Dusk:       Christian Life Assembly Church Family Photo Booth  (entertainment area)

5 - 7:30pm:        DJ "Big D"  (next to Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

                                                            Sponsored by:  Top Fuel Saloon

5 - 9pm:             Illinois State Treasurer's Office I-Cash Outreach Program  (under the hospitality tent)

6 - 8pm:             The Strolling Magical Illusions of Magician Terry Murphy  (entertainment area)

                                                             Sponsored by:  Braidwood McDonalds

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

6 - 10pm:           Mayberry's Lovable Otis & Friends

                                                             Sponsored by: Bryan's Autoworld, Aeration Industries International

6 - 11pm:           Carnival Open:  Pay One Price For Unlimited Ride Wristbands



- SATURDAY 7/15 -


8am - 5pm:     Flea Market, Arts & Craft Show Open (south end of the city park)

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

                                                         Sponsored by: Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association

8:30 - 11am:   BBSA Biscuits & Gravy and Pancake Breakfast (baseball field concession stand, while supplies last)

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

                                                        Coordinated by:  Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition

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

12 - 3pm:        DJ "Big D"  (next to Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

                                                        Sponsored by:  Top Fuel Saloon

12 - 4pm:        Hines VA Mobile Outreach Services (under hospitality tent)

12pm - Dusk:  Christian Life Assembly Church Family Photo Booth  (entertainment area)

12 - 9pm:        Illinois State Treasurer's Office I-Cash Outreach Program  (under the hospitality tent)

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

1pm - 12am:   Carnival Open:  Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides Wristbands From 1 to 5pm

2 - 4pm:          Lions Club Bingo (under the Lions Pavilion)

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

                                         Sponsored by: Casey's General Store, Anderson Tax Service, Country House Restaurant 

6 - 8pm:          The Strolling Magical Illusions of Magician Terry Murphy

                                                         Sponsored by:  Braidwood McDonalds

6 - 10pm         Mayberry's Lovable Otis & Friends

                                                         Sponsored by: Shadow Lakes II Association, Geo's Pizza

6 - 10pm:        Lions Club Bingo (under the Lions Pavilion)



- SUNDAY 7/16 -


8am - 5pm:     Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Open  (south end of the city park)

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

                                                          Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association

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

8:30 - 11am:    BBSA Biscuits & Gravy and Pancake Breakfast  (baseball field concession stand, while supplies last)

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

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

1 - 3pm:          Children's Petting Zoo  (north side of Lions Bingo Pavilion)

                                                    Sponsored by:  Broadway Auto Salvage, Morris Hospital & Healthcare,

                                                                            Lestina's Catering,  Stewart Spreading, MJS Communications LLC.,

                                                                            Dr. Walter R. James, D.D.S.

2 - 10:30pm:   Carnival Opens:  Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides Wristbands from 2 to 6pm

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

                                                    Sponsored by:  HD Supply Waterworks, Zeiters Septics Unlimited, Zingre Concrete

2 - 4pm:          Lions Club Bingo (under the Lions Pavilion)

2 - 9pm:          Illinois State Treasurer's Office I-Cash Outreach Program  (under the hospitality tent)

3 - 5pm:          Strolling Magical Comedy & Illusions with Magician Josh Tmagic  (entertainment area)

                                                    Sponsored by:  Findlay Real Estate Group

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

                                   Sponsored by:  Braidwood Motel, Clennon Electric, U.S. Bank, Braidwood Plumbing & Sewer

6 - 9pm:          Lions Club 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.



Check back in the months prior to the festival for details on carnival hours, ride specials and pre-sale ride tickets & wristbands.





Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show        Saturday & Sunday (7/15 & 7/16)

The annual Summerfest flea market will take place on 

Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 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 to find an official 2017 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show vendor application form.


Hometown Proud Parade       Sunday (7/16)  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 16th 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. 


Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form.


Baby Contest     Saturday (7/15) 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 (7/15) 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 an official Summerfest Baby Contest Entry Form.


Pie Eating Contest       Saturday (7/15)   1:00p.m.



The Annual Summerfest Pie Eating Contest will take place on Saturday (7/15) 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.



4th Annual Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament

Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association 

  

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

4th Annual Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament 

during 2017 Summerfest.


July 10, 2017 thru July 16, 2017



Tournament Divisions:


Baseball:  8U, 10U, 12U & 14U


Softball:  10U, 12U & 14U


Home Run Derby Monday Night 7/10/17


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

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


Located Under The Red & White Tent On The North Side 

Of The Bingo Pavilion



Fireworks Display                  Sunday (7/16)  @  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 (7/16) 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 7/13:  5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.


Friday 7/14  5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. (midnight)


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


Sunday 7/16  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 (7/13):  6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


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


Saturday (7/15):   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

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


Sunday   (7/16):   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 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 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:  [email protected]



-2017 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         (815)458-0308


Parade Coordinator:                                          Jim Canup                (815)458-2642


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


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.