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posted: 7/18/2013 4:25 PM

Des Plaines ready for its Summer Fling

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  • Christina Janeway of D&J Amusements sets up the Mini-Basketball game Thursday in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival kicks off Friday.

       Christina Janeway of D&J Amusements sets up the Mini-Basketball game Thursday in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival kicks off Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Eddie Wellington of D&J Amusements washes down the Rainbow Rock ride Thursday in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival highlighted by live music, food, games and carnival rides kicks off Friday.

       Eddie Wellington of D&J Amusements washes down the Rainbow Rock ride Thursday in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival highlighted by live music, food, games and carnival rides kicks off Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Maintenance man Greg Etheridge of D&J Amusements sets up the Pharaoh's Fury ride Thursday in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival highlighted by live music, food, games and carnival rides kicks off Friday.

       Maintenance man Greg Etheridge of D&J Amusements sets up the Pharaoh's Fury ride Thursday in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival highlighted by live music, food, games and carnival rides kicks off Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Maintenance man Greg Etheridge of D&J Amusements sets up the Pharaoh's Fury ride in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival highlighted by live music, food, games and carnival rides kicks off Friday.

       Maintenance man Greg Etheridge of D&J Amusements sets up the Pharaoh's Fury ride in preparation for Des Plaines Summer Fling in downtown Des Plaines. The three-day festival highlighted by live music, food, games and carnival rides kicks off Friday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Final preparations for this year's Des Plaines Summer Fling took place Thursday as the three-day festival highlighted by live music, food, arts and crafts and carnival rides and games gets under way Friday.

The fest takes place on Ellinwood Street between River Road and Lee Street in the city's downtown. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday; 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, though there is a charge for carnival rides.

Musical performances scheduled include JakTripper (rock) and Generation (classic '60s pop/rock) Friday night; Radio Disney (kids/families), Fortunate Sons (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute), Suite Mollie Seven (classic R&B, soul and rock), and The Buckinghams ('60s classic pop) Saturday; and Brass Buckle Band (Country rock), Suburban Cowboys (country tribute band) and 7th Heaven (pop/rock) on Sunday.

For more information, visit www.chicagoevents.com.

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