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Charity softball game kicks off Buffalo Grove Days

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  • Teens always enjoy the Buffalo Grove Days carnival.

      Teens always enjoy the Buffalo Grove Days carnival.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Entertainment on the main stage is nearly continuous.

      Entertainment on the main stage is nearly continuous.
    DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Chamber members ready to serve at the Beer Garden.

      Chamber members ready to serve at the Beer Garden.
    Courtesy BG chamber

  • Greg Hack takes a hack at a pitch during the 2010 charity softball game.

       Greg Hack takes a hack at a pitch during the 2010 charity softball game.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

Sept. 1-5 at Lake-Cook Road and Raupp Boulevard. No parking on-site, but shuttle service from: Willow Stream Park; Buffalo Grove Golf Center; Buffalo Grove Fitness Center; Mike Rylko Community Park; Town Center (shuttle stops at north and south ends); Plaza at Buffalo Grove; Buffalo Grove H.S. south lot; Federal Express building; National City Bank.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31

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6:30 p.m. Charity Softball Game, Emmerich Park.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

6-10 p.m. Carnival open (unlimited ride wristbands, $22), Emmerich parking lot

6 p.m. Food and beer tents open

6:30-10:30 p.m. Bingo, in the Food Tent

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2

5 p.m. Food Tent opens

6-11 p.m. Carnival rides, Emmerich parking lot

6 p.m. Beer Tent open

6-7:30 p.m. On The Rocks, Beer Tent stage

7:30-8:15 p.m. Buffalo Grove Jazz Band, main stage

9-10:30 p.m. Mike & Joe, music from the '80s to today, main stage

10:30 p.m.-midnight. Dueling Pianos, Beer Tent stage

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Blood drive, Alcott Center

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Disc golf tournament, Willow Stream Park North and Twin Creeks Park

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Arts & Crafts fair, in front of village hall

11 a.m. Dog Show, Willow Stream Park North

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Business Fair, Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, northeast corner, Raupp Boulevard and Lake-Cook Road.

11 a.m. Barbecue Challenge (judging at 2:30 p.m.)

Noon. Food and beer tents open

Noon-11 p.m. Carnival rides, Emmerich parking lot (unlimited rides noon-5 p.m., $22)

1-6 p.m. Blood Drive, Raupp Boulevard at Church Street

1-7 p.m. Walkaround entertainment, with Elvis, Bob Hirsch Balloons, Magic by Randy. Sunshine the Clown, Jason Kollum Stiltwalking, Lucy, Austin Powers, Libby Green Stilts and Ryan Freeman Balloons.

1:30-2:15 p.m. Marcia's Dance Studio, craft area

1:45-2:30 p.m. Steve Beno Kids Songs, kids & crafts

2-4 p.m. Honeydew Tattoos, kids & crafts

2-10:30 p.m. BG Palooza, festival of local bands

2-4 p.m. Margi Charalab face painting, kids & crafts

2-2:20 p.m. Kate Diaz, main stage

2:30-3 p.m. Sunshine and the Feel Good Nation, main stage

2:30-3 p.m. Alegria Mexicana, craft area

2:30-3:15 p.m. 4 a.m. Quartet, Beer Tent stage

3:15-3:34 p.m. Goodbye Coastline, main stage

3:15-3:34 p.m. Chuck Field ventriloquism, kids & crafts

3:30-4:15 p.m. The Barefoot Hawaiians, craft area

4 p.m. CRD Buddy Baseball exhibition game, Kendrigan Field at Twin Creeks Park

4-4:30 p.m. Farraday, main stage

4-5:15 p.m. Cirrus Falcon, Beer Tent stage

4:30-5 p.m. Sunny U Dance Group, craft area

4:45-5:15 p.m. Famous Like You, main stage

5:30-6 p.m. Good Luck Jane, main stage

5:30-7 p.m. Whitey O'Day, Beer Tent stage

7:30-8:30 p.m. Trippin' Billies, Dave Matthews tribute, main stage

9:15-10:30 p.m. Infinity, Journey/REO tribute, main stage

10:30 p.m.-midnight. Mystriss, Beer Tent stage

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4

8 a.m. Buffalo Grove Stampede, Mike Rylko Community Park

8-11 a.m. Pancake breakfast, Food Tent

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Arts & Crafts fair, in front of village hall

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Business Fair, northeast corner, Raupp Blvd. and Lake Cook Road

Noon. Food and Beer tents open

Noon-11 p.m. Carnival rides, Emmerich parking lot

1 p.m. Buffalo Grove Days Parade: Starts at Bernard and Regent drives; east on Bernard to Raupp, north to St. Mary's Parkway.

2-4 p.m. Honeydew Tattoos, kids & crafts

2-4 p.m. Margi Charalab face painting, kids & crafts

2-7 p.m. Walkaround entertainment: Pirate, Petals the Clown, Bob Hirsch Balloons, Magic by Randy, Shadow the Mime, Jason Kollum Stilts, Lucy, Austin Powers, Libby Green Stilts, Ryan Freeman Balloons.

2:15-3 p.m. Reverie Dance Companies, main stage

2:15-2:45 p.m. Pocket Circus, craft area

2:30-3 p. m. Dave's Traveling Reptile Show, kids & crafts

2:30-3:30 p.m. The Steel Drum Guy, Beer Tent stage

3-3:45 p.m. McNulty Irish Dancers, craft area

3:15-4 p.m. Big Deal Productions, main stage

3:45-4:15 p.m. Jason Kollum Juggling Show, kids & crafts

4-4:30 p.m. Kristina's School of Dance, craft area

4:15-5:15 p.m. Route 66, Beer Tent stage

4:30-6 p.m. Karaoke with Karen, kids & crafts

4:45-5:15 p.m. Natraj Dance Academy, craft area

6-7:30 p.m. Visual Cue, Beer Tent stage

7:30-9:15 p.m. Gone2Paradise, Jimmy Buffett tribute, main stage

8-9:15 p.m. BMR4, on the Rotary Village Green

9:15 p.m. Fireworks. Visible from the main stage, Rotary Village Green, Willow Stream Park and the BG Golf Course.

9:45-midnight. Soul Chasers, Beer Tent stage.

MONDAY, SEPT. 5

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fun & Food for persons with disabilities, in carnival area and Food Tent. Ronald McDonald, Skates, Staley the Chicago Bear, Benny the Bull and Tommy Hawk.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts fair, in front of Village Hall

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Fair, northwest corner of Raupp Blvd. and Lake Cook Road

12:30-4 p.m. Food Tent open

12:30-6:30 p.m. Carnival open (unlimited rides wristband, $22), Emmerich parking lot

1-3 p.m. Walkaround entertainment: Skates, Staley the Chicago Bear, Benny the Bull, Tommy Hawk, Pirate, Jason Kollum Stilts, Magic by Randy, Bob Hirsch Balloons.

1:30-2 p.m. Rotary Rubber Duck Race, at Raupp Bridge

1:30-2 p.m. MyKempo Martial Arts demonstration, craft area.

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