Augustfest at St. Zachary Church in Des Plaines launched Thursday night with a performance by the band American English.
The festival continues from 6 p.m. to midnight today; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday; and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with an outdoor Mass at 11:30 a.m. the last day.
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It includes carnival rides, entertainment by well-known festival bands, children's games, bingo, casino games, cash raffle, and food and drinks.
The festival is on the grounds of St. Zachary Church, two blocks east of Elmhurst Road at 67 W. Algonquin Road.
Admission is free from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $3 at all other times and free for kids younger than 12.
Parking and entertainment are free except for the basic admission charge.