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** 


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

- Hometown Proud Parade Grand Marshall Nomination Form

- Car Show Informational Flyer

- Pie Earing Contest Informational Flyer

- Baby Contest Informational Flyer & Entry Form

- Children's Coloring Contest Photo



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




- THURSDAY 7/15 -


6:30pm - 10:30pm    DJ Roy Gregory's Rock, Country & Blues Music Party

                                      Sponsored by:  Kozol Bros. 




- FRIDAY 7/16 -      


5:00pm - 7:00pm       DJ "Big D"   (Next to the entertainment stage)

                                       Sponsored by:  Top Fuel Saloon


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

                                       Sponsored by: Berkot's Super Foods




- SATURDAY 7/17 -



10:00am - 4:00pm     DJ Jeff Saltzman   (car show area, east side of the skate park)

                                                  Sponsored by:  R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory



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

                                        Sponsored by: Polk-A-Dot Drive In, Marilyn's Kitchen,            (next to the entertainment stage)

                                                                            Midland States Bank


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

                                              Sponsored by:  D'Orazio Ford




- SUNDAY 7/18 -



2:00pm - 6:00pm      DJ "Big D"   (next to the entertainment stage)

                                         Sponsored by:  Top Fuel Saloon


6:30pm - 9:30pm     "The Back Alley Boozemen Band"  Classic Rock

                                         Sponsored by: "D" Construction & South Wilmington Sportsmen's Club



                                          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 & Knights of Columbus Council #1574 Concession Stand Open

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

6-11pm            Carnival Midway Open  *See below for more details & family night ride specials information*




- FRIDAY 7/16 -

5-11:30pm       Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Knights of Columbus Council #1574 Concession Stand Open

5-11pm            Knights of the Innocent MC Community Outreach Booth & Baby Changing/Feeding Station

                                                                                                                                   (across from the hospitality tent)

5-8pm              Illinois State Treasurer's Office I-CASH Outreach Booth  (under the hospitality tent)

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

                                          Sponsored by:  Morris Hospital, Geo's Pizza,             (under the hospitality tent)

                                                                   Broadway Auto Salvage                                                                   

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

6-11pm            Carnival Midway Open *See below for more details & information on unlimited ride specials*




- SATURDAY 7/17 -

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

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

                                                                      Coordinated by:  The Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition

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

                                                                           Coordinated by:  RC Gridiron Club

12pm-12am     Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Knights of Columbus Council #1574 Concession Stand Open

12pm-12am     Knights of the Innocent MC Community Outreach Booth & Baby Changing/Feeding Station

                                                                                                                               (across from the hospitality tent)

12-4pm            Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Education Trailer & Displays

                                                                                                                               (north side of the Lions bingo pavilion)

12-7pm            Illinois State Treasurer's Office I-CASH Outreach Booth (under the hospitality tent)

1pm-12am       Carnival Midway Open *See below for more details & information on unlimited ride specials*

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

                                         Sponsored by:  Austin Electric, Pet Parade Pet Service, Bryan's Auto World

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

                                         Sponsored by:  Amita St. Joseph Medical Center, Lifeline CPR, Clennon Electric.

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

                                         Sponsored by:  R&R Septic & Sewer, J&C Travel Inc.        (under the hospitality tent)

                                                                  & Mahoney, Silverman & Cross LLC.      

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)  

                                          Sponsored by:  Bradley Pest Control, Village of Godley, Anderson Tax Services

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




- SUNDAY 7/18 -

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

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

12-10:30pm    Food Court, Lions Beer Garden & Knights of Columbus Council #1574 Concession Stand Open

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

2-10:30pm     Carnival Midway Open  *See below for more details & information on unlimited ride specials*

2-9:30pm        Knights of the Innocent MC Community Outreach Booth & Baby Changing/Feeding Station

                                                                                                                              (across from the hospitality tent)

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

                                            Sponsored by:  Casey's General Store,               (under the hospitality tent)

                                                                      MJS Communications LLC. & Shadow Lakes II Association

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

2-5pm            Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Education Trailer & Displays

                                                                                                                            (north side of the Lions bingo pavilion)

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

9:30pm          Annual Summerfest Fireworks Display




Carnival


The carnival midway is provided by A&A Attractions.

Click here for A&A Attractions' web site.


NEW FOR 2021!!

"MEGA BAND"

If You Like To Ride Till You Drop Then This Ultimate Unlimited Ride Wristband Option Is For You!!

More Details Will Be Coming Soon!!



- 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)



Grand Marshal Nominations


Click here to view & print an official 2021 Summerfest Hometown Proud Parade Grand Marshal nomination form.


**NOMINATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 2, 2021**



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 7/17


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.


All Entry Forms Must Be Received Before Midnight on Friday July 9, 2021.  

*No Late or Sign-Ups On The Day Of The Event Will Be Allowed*


Online registration is also available at www.braidwoodcoalition.org.


Click on the link below to view and print an official Summerfest Baby Contest informational flyer and entry form.


2021 Summerfest Baby Contest Informational Flyer (pdf)


2021 Summerfest Baby Contest Entry Form (pdf)





Pie Eating Contest               Saturday 7/17

Saturday 7/17 Starting At 1:00p.m.


Under The Hospitality Tent


** PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED **

DEADLINE TO ENTER:  Friday July 9th


There will be NO walk-up registration allowed on the day of the contest as only enough supplies will be purchased for those who have pre-registered.


Age Categories:

- 6 yrs. & Under  (Small Pie Tin, 4oz. Cool Whip Only)

- 7 to 10 years  (Small Pie Tin, 12oz. of Chocolate or Vanilla Pudding)

- 11 to 14 years  (Large Pie Tin, 28oz. of Apple or Cherry Pie Filling)

- 15 years & Older  (Large Pie Tin, 28oz. of Apple of Cherry Pie Filling)


TO REGISTER send an email to braidwoodlionsclub@yahoo.com, call/text (815)791-8093 or send a private message to The Braidwood Lions Club's Facebook page.  Include the participant's name, age, telephone number and the preferred flavor of pudding or pie filling.


The first contestant in each age category to eat their entire pie will be the winner and ribbons will be awarded.


Click the link below to view & print an official Summerfest Pie Eating Contest Informational Flyer


2021 Summerfest Pie Eating Contest Informational Flyer (pdf)




Children's Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest Photos Will Be Available Beginning June 30, 2021

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:  Monday July 12, 2021


Printed Copies Will Be Available In The Following Locations:

- The Braidwood Journal Newspaper (6/23 & 6/30 Editions)
- Fossil Ridge Public Library





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.