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Lindenfest launches Thursday in Lindenhurst

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  • Emergency vehicles lead last year's Lindenfest parade on Beck Road in Lindenhurst.

       Emergency vehicles lead last year's Lindenfest parade on Beck Road in Lindenhurst.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer, 2012

  • 2011 Little Miss Lindenfest Skyler Przanowski, left, Miss Lindenhurst Julia Bauschke and Junior Miss Elisabeth Mies watch as Mya Pfeifer, 12, walks across the stage during last year's pageant on the first day of Lindenfest.

       2011 Little Miss Lindenfest Skyler Przanowski, left, Miss Lindenhurst Julia Bauschke and Junior Miss Elisabeth Mies watch as Mya Pfeifer, 12, walks across the stage during last year's pageant on the first day of Lindenfest.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer, 20

 
 

Lindenhurst's annual Lindenfest celebration kicks off Thursday.

Running through Sunday at the village hall center, 2301 E. Sand Lake Road, the festival includes a carnival, a parade, games, bingo, food and live entertainment.

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A battle of the bands, an auction and a beauty pageant are planned, too. Admission is free.

Thursday's events begin with an opening ceremony at 5:45 p.m. Adult bingo and three beauty pageants are set for this night as well, and the carnival will run from 6 to 10 p.m.

The festival opens again at 6 p.m. Friday with bingo and a DJ. A cover band called Fortunate Sons performs at 7 p.m. and a second band called Hairbanger's Ball goes on at 9:30 p.m. The carnival will operate from 6 to 11 p.m.

Saturday's activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a parade down Beck and Sand Lake roads.

The festival starts at noon and the carnival opens at 1 p.m. Face painting, youth bingo and teen bingo are among the planned activities.

Musical performances include Eliminator at 5 p.m., Britain at 7 p.m. and 25 or 6 to 24 at 9:30 p.m.

On Sunday, a battle of the bands contest begins at noon with 12 acts. Youth bingo, adult bingo and face painting are scheduled, too. The carnival will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on the final day.

Food vendors will include Rosati's, the Brat Shop, Lee's Concessions and Hillery's BBQ.

For more information, visit lindenhurstil.org/category/subcategory.php?fCS=2-19.

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