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Bartlett Fourth of July Festival turns 20

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  • People ride the carousel at Bartlett's Fourth of July Festival at the Apple Orchard Community Park.

      People ride the carousel at Bartlett's Fourth of July Festival at the Apple Orchard Community Park.
    Daily Herald Photo July 2004

  • Kids hang on tight while riding a dragon coaster at the Bartlett Fourth of July Festival.

      Kids hang on tight while riding a dragon coaster at the Bartlett Fourth of July Festival.
    Daily Herald photo July 2008

  • Kids glide on the Cliff Hanger Ride during the carnival at the Bartlett Fourth of July Festival at Apple Orchard Park.

       Kids glide on the Cliff Hanger Ride during the carnival at the Bartlett Fourth of July Festival at Apple Orchard Park.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer Jul

  • To the thrill of riders, the "Mega Drop" carnival ride plunges toward the ground during the Bartlett Fourth of July Festival.

       To the thrill of riders, the "Mega Drop" carnival ride plunges toward the ground during the Bartlett Fourth of July Festival.
    MARK BLACK | Staff Photographer July 2003

 
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The Bartlett Fourth of July Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, having originated with a committee formed in August of 1992 by a few residents who wanted a "hometown celebration that would create memories for our children and our children's' children."

The committee's sole purpose is to provide a Fourth of July Celebration. It is self funding with profits from one year used for the celebration the next year. Bartlett funds $12,000 toward the cost of the fireworks display and provides police and fire support. The Bartlett Park District provides the location at Apple Orchard Park, 700 S. Bartlett Road (Stearns and Bartlett roads), garbage removal and supervises parking.

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Among special features of the festival are the peddle tractor pull and the plastic turtle race. The latter event will be at 4 p.m. July 4 at the Aquatic Center, with proceeds going to the Bartlett Parks Foundation. For information, call (630) 540-4828.

The Bartlett Lions Club Independence Day Parade will be 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7, from North Avenue taking Oak Avenue to Railroad Avenue to Main Street to South Bartlett Road to end at Stearns Road.

For more information on the festival, go to bartlett4thofjuly.com.

Festival bands

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

5:30 p.m. Smokin' Gunz

8:30p.m. Hi Infidelity

THURSDAY, JULY 4

12 p.m. Los Treboles Negro

2:30 p.m. Terata

5 p.m. Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band

8 p.m. Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones

FRIDAY, JULY 5

5:30 p.m. Crossfire

8:30p.m. Shirley King (Daughter of B.B. King)

SATURDAY, JULY 6

3:30 p.m. LeftOvers Band

6 p.m. Diving for Dynamite

8:30p.m. Generation, The Sixties Experience

SUNDAY, JULY 7

3 p.m.Diver Down

5:30 p.m. Modern Day Romeos

Festival schedule

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

5-11 p.m. Carnival pay one all-hours price $23

5-11 p.m. Food and Beer Tent

6-10:30 p.m. Bingo (Bingo Tent)

THURSDAY, JULY 4

Noon-11 p.m. Carnival

Noon-11 p.m. Food and Beer Tent

12:30 p.m. Wheel of Wisdom by Jazzi Entertainment (Next to Bandstand)

1 p.m. Tractor Pull for all ages (Aquatic Center)

4 p.m. Turtle Race (Aquatic Center)

6-9:15 p.m. Bingo (Bingo Tent)

8:30 p.m. Chicagoland Skydiving Center

9:30 p.m. Fireworks (music simulcast on FM 98.1)

FRIDAY, JULY 5

2:30-4:30 p.m. Carnival for special needs children, private

5-11 p.m. Carnival open

5-11 p.m. Food and Beer Tent open

6-10:30 p.m. Bingo (Bingo Tent)

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Noon-11 p.m. Carnival; pay one price $23

Noon-11 p.m. Food and Beer Tent

6-10:30 p.m. Bingo (Bingo Tent)

SUNDAY, JULY 7

1 p.m. Fourth of July Parade

3-8 p.m. Carnival open; pay one price $20

3-8 p.m. Food and Beer Tent open

3-7 p.m. Bingo (Bingo Tent)

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