Residents of Prospect Heights will gather at Lions Park on Saturday, June 21, for the annual Prospect Heights Block Party, an afternoon and evening of music, games, the Prospect Heights Voice contest, food and drink.
However, the teens among them will be there Friday night for the Battle of the Bands.
Marci Glinski, supervisor of recreation for the Prospect Heights Park District, said at least four bands will compete starting at 5 p.m. Friday (more may sign up). Each band will play for about 30 minutes, and a winner will be chosen, who will then go on to the state Battle of the Bands competition.
Glinski said the bands are primarily local, although one is coming all the way from Belvidere. The battle is free to the audience.
On Saturday, the 35th annual block party starts at 4 p.m. in Lions Park, 110 W. Camp McDonald Road (at Elm Street). Admission is free,
This is the third year for The Voice competition and this year contestants are divided into two categories, 21 and older and youths.
Eight singers will perform Saturday, having moved on from the first round last week when 17 singers tried out.
"We've had a great turnout," Glinski said. "I can't believe the talents that some of these young kids -- and adults too -- have. The park district will present cash prizes to the top finishers and a trophy to the winner.
4-10:30 p.m. Festival open.
4 p.m. The All Pet Pageant.
5-6:30 p.m. Prospect Heights Voice singing competition, Main Stage.
5-9 p.m. Childrens' inflatable features.
5-9 p.m. Creative Kids Preschool silent auction.
5-10 p.m. Food vendors/Beer Tent open.
6-8 p.m. Lions Pool free swim.
7 p.m. Serendipity, Main Stage.
8 p.m. Prospect Heights Lions Club duck race.
9 p.m. Modern Day Romeos, main stage.
For more information, check www.phparkdist.org or call (847) 394-2848 for updates.