Live Bands

The bands play rain or shine unless there are severe storms.

Friday, September 15
6:30-8:15pm: Generation
9:00-10:45pm: Modern Day Romeos

Saturday, September 16
Noon-1:30pm: Erik Donner
2:00-3:30pm: The Wayouts
4:15-5:45pm: Heartache Tonight
6:30-8:15pm: Libido Funk Circus
9:00-10:45pm: Trippin Billies

Sunday, September 17
Noon-1:30pm: Cielito Lindo
2:15-4:15pm: Hi Infidelity
5:00-6:30pm: Welshly Arms

Carnival Rides & Games

New for 2023 Fall Fest Carnival operator Fantasy Amusement is now ticketless!
Purchase a $2.00 Fun Pass Card and easily load and reload balance at the kiosks in the carnival area. They can be used by more than one person when visiting the same ride, game, etc!

$30 unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased and used on Saturday & Sunday, 12:00pm-5:00pm. NOTE: unlimited ride wristbands expire at 5:00pm on the day they are purchased.

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Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17
Noon - 6:00pm

Starred KidZone activities require you to purchase tickets at the tent near the north entrance of KidZone. Cash and card are both accepted at the KidZone ticket booth.
Climbing wall*
Petting zoo* - Sponsored by the Des Plaines Community Foundation
Face Painting*
Inflatable Obstacle Course (FREE)

Live Family Entertainment (All Shows Are FREE)

Saturday, September 16
1:00pm: JG Reptiles - up-close encounters with reptiles
3:00pm: Nanny Nikki - classic and original songs, dances, & more

Sunday, September 17
1:00pm: The Frog Lady - hands-on reptiles & amphibians
3:00pm: Istvan & His Imaginary Band - innovative rock songs for kids

History Center Tent

Saturday, September 16: noon-5:00pm
Sunday, September 17: noon-5:00pm

Make a corn husk doll and other historical crafts for free, see history come to life with costumed reenactors, and stock up on the latest Des Plaines merchandise!

Cash and credit are both accepted for purchases and donations at the History Center tent.


Bring your favorite ride on over to Lake Park to participate in our annual car show and contest!
Sunday, September 17
Lakeview Center parking lot
1177 Howard Ave

Trophies will be awarded for the top 20 in Best in Class, Best in Show - Stock Class, and Best in Show - Modified Class. Participant voting.
Register on-site. $20 registration fee.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce