Venetian night set for Saturday in Round Lake Beach

Posted7/11/2012 12:51 PM

You can celebrate Round Lake Beach's 75th anniversary this Saturday at its annual beach party and Venetian Night.

The bash is set to run from 2 to 9 p.m. at Lake Front Park, on North Lake Shore Drive. Admission is free.

You should bring your own beach chairs, towels and blankets. And don't forget your sunscreen and sand buckets.

A DJ will play music and a variety of activities are scheduled. A hula-hoop competition and beach ball volleyball games are among the attractions.

A band called Peach's Beach Party will play the songs of Jimmy Buffet and other tunes from 6 to 9 p.m.

As for the aquatic event known as Venetian Night, you can decorate and light up your boat for prizes. All decorated motorized boats are welcome to participate. There isn't a fee to enter the contest.

Registration for the boat parade will begin at 7 p.m. at the boat launch. Boats should lineup by 8 p.m.

The procession will start at 8:30 p.m., with judging and an awards presentation scheduled for 8:45 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day. Smoking will not be allowed.

The event is sponsored by the Round Lake Management Commission. For details, visit the village's website,, and click on the 75th anniversary diamond logo.

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