Nothing spells the beginning of Summer than Festivals. Here is your ticket to the summer festivals along the Northwest Line.
McHenry – Fiesta Days, July 11th – 20th, at Petersen Park, 4300 Petersen Park Road, in McHenry. Grate lineup of live entertainment, craft beer station, carnival rides , Shakespeare in the Park and much, much more. For more info go to http://www.mchenryfiestadays.com/
Crystal Lake – Lakeside Festival, from July 3rd – July 6th, held on the grounds of the Dole Mansion just across from Crystal Lake’s Main Beach. Featuring music, carnival, parade, beer tent and tours of the Dole Mansion. Note: this is a 1.9 mile walk from the Metra Station. For more info go to http://www.lakesidelegacy.org
July 3rd – July 6th - Barrington Brat Tent, Celebrating the 4th with Live bands, children’s activities, Food, Drinks and fun. For more info go to www.Barrington4thofjuly.com
Friday, July 11th –“Uncork Barrington” – from 6-10pm, Tenth Annual Wine Event. What a better way to spend a Friday night than sampling wine & food, while listening to live music, all to benefit local charities. held in the Party Tent in the North Lot of Metra station in downtown Barrington. http://www.uncorkbarrington.com/home.html
Saturday, July12th, the 10th annual Barrington Brew Fest - from 3-7 pm, enjoy live music and tasty food while sampling the best of the brews. Held in the Party Tent in the North Lot of Metra station in downtown Barrington. For more info go to http://www.barringtonbrewfest.com/
Palatine – Hometown Fest - July 2nd – July 6th, the 57th annual July 4th celebration. Enjoy tons of bands, local eateries, carnival, a special family day and fireworks on the 3rd, a parade on the 4th and much more. Held in Community Park on Palatine Road and Northwest Highway. More info go to www.palatinejaycees.org
Arlington Heights – Frontier Days, July 2nd – 6th. With great entertainment, food, carnival, family activities and more, from Shuttle buses are provided to the event from the downtown parking garages, about 3 blocks from the Arlington Heights Metra station. For more info go to http://www.frontierdays.org/
Mount Prospect – The 76th Annual Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival, July 2nd – July 6th at Melas Park located at Busse and Central Roads. The festival features live entertainment, the Taste of Mt. Prospect, carnival rides, beer garden, daily raffles and more. http://www.mtprospectlions.com/Events.aspx
Des Plaines - Des Plaines Summer Fling, June 27th-28th- Summer Fling will feature a Friday night and Saturday afternoon/evening of music, food, arts & crafts and activities for kids. It’s all about family and neighbors at this summer fest in the heart of one of the region’s most eclectic and cozy suburbs. http://chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=224
Edison Park – Edison Park Fest, August 15th – August 17th, with food, beverages, live music and exciting special events. Whether you’re a parent looking for a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids, a food lover eager to taste local and new favorites, or a music fan wanting to hear great live music and enjoy the company of more than 15,000 of your closest friends, Edison Park Fest is truly the event that offers something for everyone. http://www.edisonpark.com/epfest
Jefferson Park - Jeff Fest, Arts and Music Festival – July 25th – July 27th, 4822 N. Long at Higgins Rd, (just off the blue line train).
One of Chicago’s most highly anticipated music festivals of the summer – with a cutting edge line-up showcasing Chicago talent along with national acts. Enjoy the quintessential summer festival with great beer –great music, and a great location. http://jefffest.org/
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