Itasca's biggest party of the year opened its four-day run Thursday evening in Washington Park with carnival rides, bingo, plenty of food and concerts by a men's a cappella group called The Arlingtones and by Throwback Jukebox performing hits of the '50s and '60s.
And here's the best part: Things are just getting started. The fest will continue from 6 p.m. to midnight today, 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the park at 350 E. Irving Park Road.
The fest is presented by the Itasca Lions Club in conjunction with the village and admission is free. Organizers say the party usually draws about 40,000 people over it's four-day run.
For details, visit itascalions.org or Itasca.com.