Long Grove Chocolate Fest begins with a twist: entertainment
Long Grove's first big summer festival, Chocolate Fest, launched Friday with a new twist: entertainment that extends into the night.
The village has booked bigger name musical acts for evening performances to bolster the festival. Sixteen Candles is performing at 8 p.m. Saturday and American English at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The festival will continue to offer chocolate treats galore, along with its more traditional family entertainment and kids games during the day. The chocolate treats include custom-brewed chocolate beer, chocolate-scented candles, chocolate mint tea bags, hot chocolate and frozen hot chocolate, chocolate martinis, chocolate-flavored drinks, chocolate-dipped strawberries and cider doughnuts.
The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 (12 and under, free); $8 after 6 p.m. Saturday.