General Information
Des Plaines History Center
Phone (call/text): 847-757-1724

Sponsors, Food Vendors & Car Show
Marisa Marton
Andrea Biwer
Phone: 847-824-4200
Fax: 847-824-7932

Kid Zone
Luke Weismann
Phone: 847-391-5711

Location & Parking

Lake Park, Des Plaines, IL

Fall Fest is held in Lake Park, Des Plaines, IL, on the east edge of Lake Opeka.

Free Parking

Free parking during festival hours at Lakeview Center and the Lake Park Marina is available at the north end of the park along Howard Ave. Some Lakeview Center parking will be used for the Classic Car Show on Sunday.

The main parking lot is directly across from the carnival grounds along Lee St.

If you choose to park along any neighborhood street, please be respectful of our neighbors' property and their ability to navigate to and from their homes.

Our Neighbors

Each year, we make every effort to make Fall Fest a fantastic event for all, but we realize it may cause some inconvenience for residents around Lake Park. Information for our neighbors is included in this letter.


  • Lawn seating at the Main Stage. Bring your chairs & blankets.
  • No outside food or drink may be brought into the Fall Fest food/beverage area. Bags are subject to search.
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed outside of the food/beverage area.
  • No smoking allowed in the food court/dining/main stage area.
  • No riding bicycles, tricycles, e-bikes, or motorized scooters in the festival areas.
  • Pets not allowed in the fenced-in food court/dining/main stage area

A service animal shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless the handler is unable to use a harness, leash or other tether because of a disability, or unless the use of a harness, leash or tether would interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of work tasks, in which case the service animal must be otherwise under the handler’s control (e.g. voice controls, hand signals or other effective means).
Service animals must be in their official roles and under control at all times.