The 19th annual Lakemoor Fest will be held at Morrison Park, 233 Rand Road (Route 120), Friday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 10.
The annual festival started in 1995 as a small community event to bring residents and neighbors together. Since then, it has grown to include carnival rides and games, food vendors and beer tent, crafts, a bags tournament, fishing derby, and live bands and entertainment.
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The highlight of festival is the fireworks display, considered among the best in Lake and McHenry counties. The village is seeking to collect $5,000 in donations from residents and visitors through the "Get a Bang for your Buck" fundraising campaign to enhance the fireworks show.
This year, the water portion of the fireworks show is back by popular demand. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.
An estimated 30,000 people are expected to attend the festival during the weekend.
Admission is free. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8; 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 9; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10.
Besides four live bands, there are wristband specials for carnival rides from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10.
The festival is paid for mostly by sponsorships and donations from residents and the general public, with very little reliance on taxpayer funds.
For more information, visit lakemoorfest.net/.