Grandwood Summerfest goes retro

  • Gia Ruffolo, 8, of Grandwood Park adjusts his cool shades Saturday before leading a judged kids bike parade near Adams Park as part of the Grandwood Park Summerfest.

    Gia Ruffolo, 8, of Grandwood Park adjusts his cool shades Saturday before leading a judged kids bike parade near Adams Park as part of the Grandwood Park Summerfest. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Gia Ruffolo, 8, of Grandwood Park leads a judged kids bike parade Saturday near Adams Park as part of Grandwood Park Summerfest.

    Gia Ruffolo, 8, of Grandwood Park leads a judged kids bike parade Saturday near Adams Park as part of Grandwood Park Summerfest. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Gia Ruffolo, 8, of Grandwood Park leads a judged kids bike parade Saturday near Adams Park as part of the Grandwood Park Summerfest.

    Gia Ruffolo, 8, of Grandwood Park leads a judged kids bike parade Saturday near Adams Park as part of the Grandwood Park Summerfest. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Aaron Jackson, 5, of Grandwood Park checks his bike before riding in a judged kids bike parade.

    Aaron Jackson, 5, of Grandwood Park checks his bike before riding in a judged kids bike parade. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Aaron Jackson, 5, of Grandwood Park rides in a judged kids bike parade near Adams park as part of Grandwood Park Summerfest on Saturday in Grandwood Park near Gurnee.

    Aaron Jackson, 5, of Grandwood Park rides in a judged kids bike parade near Adams park as part of Grandwood Park Summerfest on Saturday in Grandwood Park near Gurnee. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/12/2014 6:28 PM

The Grandwood Park District's Summerfest went retro on Saturday.

The two-day event returned to Lake Park, where festival organizers reintroduced family games and pub-sized tables near the food and drink area, all designed to restore the flavor of a neighborhood event.

 

The festivities started at 7 a.m. with the park district's 5K Walk/Run, with all proceeds benefiting the USO of Illinois. The day also included a fishing derby at Lake Park and the annual bike parade at Adam's Park.

Activities also included retro games, a giant slide, a petting zoo and a Baggo tournament.

Musical entertainment was provided by the country band Tombeau Road.

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