Carmel's 48th Street Scenes To Be Held Outdoors for First Time July 16-17
For the first time in its 48-year history, Carmel Catholic's Street Scenes fundraiser will be held outdoors, spread across the school's sprawling Mundelein campus on Saturday, July 16, from 3-11 p.m., and Sunday, July 17, from noon to 6 p.m. A community mass will kick things off at 1:30 on Saturday.
Held as a family friendly event with some attractions requiring ticket purchase, Street Scenes will feature fun for all ages, plenty of food and entertainment, and multiple stages providing musical entertainment.
Main stage entertainment will be held inside Baker Stadium, with local favorite Six Speed Tranny performing from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, High Infidelity from 9-11 on Saturday, and Bella Cain Unplugged from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets/wristbands are required for each day's featured act and can be purchased via www.Carmelstreetscenes.com.
Complimentary on-campus parking will be available, and each day will feature a Cornhole/Bags tournament with entry fees of $30 per person, with cash prizes awarded to the top teams each day. Pre-registration will be required for participating in the tournament.
This year's Street Scenes will also celebrate Carmel Catholic's 60th anniversary. In its lifetime, Street Scenes has contributed nearly $12 million to provide resources to assist the school's students in meeting their educational goals by keeping tuition as low as possible and ensuring to continue to offer the best programming and activities.
"The more things change, the more they stay the same," laughs Street Scenes coordinator Michelle Ptasienski. "COVID protocols forced us to pivot with the traditional date of Street Scenes last year while moving the event outdoors and in the summer this year. We are blessed to have many of our bands back and believe that the new and improved Street Scenes is going to be a huge hit for people of all ages across Lake County and beyond."
Many traditional festival favorites will remain this year, including the Jacob's Way, Tiki Bar, casino games including craps and roulette, an Irish Pub featuring Irish dancers, corned beef sandwiches, and much more. Street Scenes will also feature a large silent auction (in person and online) as well as a 50/50 raffle.
As always, area restaurants will support the 48th annual Street Scenes by donating proceeds of their sales during the week back to Carmel Catholic. In addition to cotton candy, pretzels, nachos, and snow cones, restaurants who have pledged their support include Hong Kong Chop Suey, Franks Chicken Wings, Nino's pizza, Dewey's BBQ, LoLo's Acai Bowls, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Suzy Swirl, and hot dogs, hamburgers, and Italian sausage courtesy of Lukes.
For more information, tickets, or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.carmelstreetscenes.com.