Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Glendale Heights Fest western suburbs of Chicago July 8 to 12

Author: Christine Nyholm

Summertime is a wonderful time for festivals in the Chicagoland area. Glendale Heights Fest is a great community festival in the western suburbs of Chicago, being held July 8–12, 2009. Take the family out for an afternoon and evening of outdoors entertainment, good food, the ever popular carnival rides and Fireworks by Straymuse SXC fireworks shows.

Fourth of July weekend may be over but the summertime festivals continue in the communities around the Chicago area. Glendale Heights Fest will be held for five days, July 8 – July 12, in the western suburbs of Chicago. Glendale Heights Fest features entertainment, carnival midway rides, food booths and fireworks. The festival is a family friendly community event with amusement for kids and adults.

Glendale Height Fest opens on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 with 50th Anniversary Festivities, The Buckinghams, Ronnie Rice and a fireworks show. There will be a second fireworks show on Sunday night, the last night of the festival.

The Village of Glendale Heights turns 50 this year. According the the village website, Glendale Heights was incorporated on July 13, 1959. 50th Anniversary festivities will be incorporated into the festival on opening night.

Entertainment Schedule

The Buckinghams Wednesday, July 8

* Opening ceremonies / M&R Music 6 pm
* 50th Anniversary Festivities 6:30 pm
* The Buckinghams with Special Guest Ronnie Rice 7:30 pm
* Fireworks 9:30 pm
* Jack Flash 9:30 pm

The Blooze Brothers, Thursday, July 9
* M&R Music 6 pm
* The Runaways 6:30 pm
* The Blooze Brothers 8 pm

Starship Friday, July 10
* M&R Music 6 pm
* Raine Nation 7:30 pm
* Starship starring Mickey Thomas 9:30 pm

Saturday, July 11
* M&R Music 4 pm
* Minus Six 5 pm
* Bopology 6:30 pm
* Infinity 8 pm

Sunday, July 12
* M&R Music 4 pm
* South Shore Drill Team 5 pm
* The Meteors 7 pm
* 7th Heaven 8:30 pm and 10 pm
* Fireworks by Lumina 9:30 pm

Glendale Heights Fest Hours

* Wednesday 6 pm – 11 pm
* Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm
* Friday 6 pm – 12 am
* Saturday 3 pm – 12 am
* Sunday 3 pm – 11 pm

Glendale Heights is west of Chicago and south of Schaumburg, Illinois. The village is about 20 miles west from the Chicago O'Hare area.

Full Article Online at: http://www.examiner.com/x-1406-Chicago-Community-Life-Examiner~y2009m7d6-Glendale-Height-Fest-western-suburbs-of-Chicago-July-8-to-12