Community spirit will be alive at Des Plaines Summer Fling, Thursday-Sunday, July 21-24 on Ellinwood Street in downtown Des Plaines.
The Fling is in its first year -- a re-branding of the annual Taste of Des Plaines into a four-day festival.
Des Plaines Summer FlingMain stage schedule
Des Plaines Summer Fling, July 21-24 in downtown Des Plaines on Ellinwood Street. Fest hours: 5-11 p.m. Thursday, Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Sponsor: Rivers Casino.
6:15 p.m. JakTripper
9:15 p.m. Led Zeppelin 2
Noon Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies, with Kerry Appleberry
1 p.m. Peter Oprisko, singing America's pop standards
3:10 p.m. 1 Speed Go
4:50 p.m. Shifter
7:25 p.m. the nadas
9:30 p.m. 10,000 Maniacs
Noon The Boogers
1:30 p.m. Supernaut
3 p.m. He Said, She Said
5 p.m. Modern Day Romeos
7:45 p.m. 7th Heaven
Back again will be food, including the cuisine of popular local restaurants.
There will also be an impressive music lineup, activities for kids, arts and crafts at the "Pearson Street Art Fair," a business expo and more.
Running the festival is Special Events Management, a private company that handles more than 30 suburban festivals and events, including the Alexian Tour of Elk Grove bike races in August.