Live Bands

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

Friday, September 13
6:30-8:15 p.m.: 90's Pop Nation
9:00-10:45 p.m.:  Bella Cain

Saturday, September 14
Noon-1:30 p.m.: Kaleidoscope Eyes
2:00-3:30 p.m.:  Soda
4:15-5:45 p.m.: Bachman Polk
6:30-8:15 p.m.: Semple
9:00-10:45 p.m.: Arra

Sunday, September 15
Noon-1:30 p.m.: Sushi Roll
2:15-4:15 p.m.: Serendipity
5:00-6:30 p.m.: 7th Heaven

Carnival Rides & Games

Again in 2024 Fall Fest Carnival operator Fantasy Amusement is 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, and Sunday, Sept. 14- 15
Noon - 6 p.m.

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 14
1:00pm: JG Reptiles - up-close encounters with reptiles
3:00pm: Nanny Nikki - classic and original songs, dances, & more

Sunday, September 15
1:00pm: The Frog Lady - hands-on reptiles & amphibians
3:00pm: Istvan & His Imaginary Band - innovative rock songs for kids

History Center Tent

Saturday, Sept. 14: noon-5:00pm
Sunday, Sept. 15: 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.

Car Show

Bring your favorite ride on over to Lake Park to participate in our annual car show and contest!
Sunday, September 15

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.

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