The first major festival in the Northwest suburbs opens Wednesday in Elk Grove Village.
Crews were on site Tuesday making final preparations for the annual RotaryFest, which features a carnival, food and drinks, live entertainment, a classic car show and much more.
The fest continues through Sunday in Lions Park at 200 Rev. Morrison Boulevard, next to Elk Grove High School. Admission is free.
Hours are 6-11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday; 2-10:30 p.m. Sunday.
The main stage will be filled with local bands throughout the five-day fest. Saturday will feature the Hometown Parade, which steps off at 2 p.m. with the theme, "Under the Big Top." Fireworks are at dusk on Saturday.
For more on RotaryFest, turn to today's Neighbor section.