2021 Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest



July 15th thru 18th, 2021



"The Roaring 20's"


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 for a special message from our festival planning committee regarding our festival & COVID19  (dated 3/5/21)



Scroll down the page to find the following entry forms or applications which are now available:

- Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Application Packet

- Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form



** 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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COVID-19 Notice

The Braidwood Lions Club has implemented the following safety guidelines to attend the upcoming 2021 Summerfest:


We strongly recommend all guests, exhibitors and vendors wear a face mask to attend and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Follow all directional signage that accommodates for a socially distanced capable environment. Frequently use the hand sanitizing stations that will be readily accessible throughout the festival rounds. Be considerate of others around you and follow social distancing protocols. Adherence to the guidelines will assist in our efforts to present a safe and successful festival. COVID-19 Exposure is an inherent risk in any public locations where people are present. Guests, exhibitors and vendors should only attend after evaluating their own health risks. Please do not attend if you are feeling sick or experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. The Braidwood Lions Club cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. Purchase of a ticket, ride armband and entry on to the festival grounds constitutes your understanding of these risks and your willingness to undertake the risk of exposure and no refunds will be given.


                          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 in the months prior to the festival to find a complete entertainment lineup.




- THURSDAY 7/15 -


TBA



- FRIDAY 7/16 -      


7:00pm - 11:00pm     "Silverstrings"  Classic Country, Bluegrass & Rock





- SATURDAY 7/17 -



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


7:30pm - 11:30pm    "Wicked Vic"  80's-90's Rock & Roll and Current Hits





- SUNDAY 7/18 -

TBA



                                          Other Events, Activities & Entertainment

The List Of Events, Activities & Entertainment Will Be Updated As The Months Progress Leading Up The Festival.  Be Sure To Check Back Often For Updates.


- THURSDAY 7/15 -

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

6-10pm            Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)  $0.25 a card  - Must be 18 years old to play




- FRIDAY 7/16 -

5-11:30pm        Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Lions Concession Stand Open

6-8pm              Balloon Twisting Art & Arm Paintings with Pockets The Clown & Linda The Face Painter

                                                                                                                                   (under the hospitality tent)

6-10pm            Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)  $0.25 a card - Must be 18 years old to play




- SATURDAY 7/17 -

9am-5pm         Flea Market, Arts & Craft Show Open (south end of the city park)

10am-4pm       Summerfest Car Show  (east side of the skate park)

                                                                           Coordinated by:  RC Gridiron Club

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

2-2:45pm         Children's Magic Show with Pete the Magician  (Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)

2-4pm              Balloon Twisting Art & Arm Paintings with Pockets The Clown & Linda The Face Painter

                                                                                                                              (under the hospitality tent)

2-4pm             Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)  $0.25 a card - Must be 18 years old to play

4-5pm      "Circus Boy" Bobby Hunt  *as seen on Ripley's Believe it or Not* (on the Exelon Generation Entertainment Stage)  

6-10pm           Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)  $0.25 a card - Must be 18 years old to play




- SUNDAY 7/18 -

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

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

1pm                Hometown Proud Parade Begins on Main Street (Main & Mitchell St. to Walker St.)

2-4pm            Balloon Twisting Art & Arm Paintings with Pockets The Clown & Linda The Face Painter

                                                                                                                        (under the hospitality tent)

2-4pm            Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)  $0.25 a card - Must be 18 years old to play

6-9pm            Lions Club Bingo  (under the Lions pavilion)  $0.25 a card - Must be 18 years old to play




Carnival


The carnival midway is provided by A&A Attractions.

Click here for A&A Attractions' web site.





- Carnival Hours -


Thursday :  6:00pm. to 11:00pm.   

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


Friday :  6:00pm. to 11:00pm.  

                    Pay One Price For Unlimited Rides All Night (Wristbands)


Saturday :  1:00pm. to Midnight  

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


Sunday :  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 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 7/17 & Sunday 7/18



Saturday 7/17 & Sunday 7/18


9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.  (both days)





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 2021 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show vendor application packet.


2021 Summerfest Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Packet (pdf)



Hometown Proud Parade       Sunday 7/18

                                   


The annual Hometown Proud Parade will take place on Sunday 7/18  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.  . 


Click on the link below to view & print an official 2021 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form.  For more information please call Parade Coordinator Angie Hutton at (815)353-3053.


2021 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Entry Form  (pdf)



Car Show     Saturday 7/17

Coordinated by:  The RC Gridiron Club


We're adding a car show to this year's Summerfest. 


All Makes, Models & Years are welcome to participate.  There will be a $15.00 registration fee.  Registration will take place on the day of the event from 9:30am to 10:30am.  All participants must be parked by 11am to be judged.  Free goodie bags to the first 50 registrants.  Trophies will be awarded at 2pm to the top 15 participants.


Show cars can enter thru the north entrance gate off of Third Street.  Follow signs to show area.

Spectator parking will be available in the north parking lot off of Third Street or the south parking lot off of First Street.


All proceeds from registration fees will benefit the RC Gridiron Club's activities and missions.


Click on the link below to view & print the official 2021 Summerfest Car Show informational flyer.


2021 Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest Car Show Informational Flyer (pdf)


We're looking for businesses interested in donating items to be placed in goodie bags which will be distributed to the first 50 participants as well as items which can be used as door prize raffle items for participants.  Click on the link below to find our donation request letter.


2021 Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest Car Show Donation Request Letter (pdf)




Baby Contest     Saturday 7/18


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 at the main entertainment stage starting promptly at 10:00a.m.  For more information, please call the Coalition office at (815)390-5024 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



7th Annual Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Tournament


Sponsored by:  Braidwood Baseball/Softball Association 

  

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

7th Annual Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament 

during Summerfest.


Tournament Divisions:


Baseball:  8U, 10U, 12U & 14U (double elimination tournament)


Softball:  10U, 12U


Check back in the months prior to the festival to find an official 2020 Summerfest Youth Fast Pitch Baseball/Softball Team Registration Form.


For more information please 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 -



Fireworks Display                  Sunday 7/18


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 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   5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.


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


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


Sunday   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 :  6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Friday     :   6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.


Saturday :   2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. & 

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


Sunday   :   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



-2021 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:                                          Angie Hutton            (815)353-3053


Bingo Coordinator:                                            Mary Kaminsky         (815)685-2198


Beer Garden Coordinator:                                  Chris Earley             (815)325-8402


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



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.