Elk Grove Rotary Fest ready to kick off summer festival season

  • The merry-go-round is set up Tuesday for Elk Grove Rotary Fest, which begins Wednesday on the Rotary Green. The fest runs through Sunday with food, live music, a carnival and a car show and fireworks Saturday.

      The merry-go-round is set up Tuesday for Elk Grove Rotary Fest, which begins Wednesday on the Rotary Green. The fest runs through Sunday with food, live music, a carnival and a car show and fireworks Saturday. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Workers set up the Freak Out ride for Elk Grove Rotary Fest, which begins Wednesday at the Rotary Green.

      Workers set up the Freak Out ride for Elk Grove Rotary Fest, which begins Wednesday at the Rotary Green. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Colorful rides will be a part of Elk Grove Rotary Fest, which begins Wednesday at the Rotary Green.

      Colorful rides will be a part of Elk Grove Rotary Fest, which begins Wednesday at the Rotary Green. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/12/2019 6:15 AM

Five days of food and fun get underway Wednesday, when Elk Grove Rotary Fest begins on the Elk Grove Village Rotary Green, 164 Lions Drive.

The fest kicks off at 6 p.m. Wednesday with the opening of the food court and carnival rides, along with a 6:30 p.m. performance by the Rob Post Band featuring Jim Cunningham.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Other acts scheduled to perform include Eliminator at 6:30 p.m. and Lava Rock at 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Heart to Heartbreaker at 6:45 p.m. and Rob Tuffcurls & The Bench Press at 9:30 p.m. Friday; Cowboy Jukebox at 5:30 p.m., 97.nine at 7:45 p.m. and Sixteen Candles at 10 p.m. Saturday; and Rosie & The Rivets at 3:15 p.m. and Chicago Tribute Anthology at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Other highlights include a car show from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The annual Hometown Parade, which was usually held the Saturday of Rotary Fest, for the first time will be held in conjunction with the village's Oktoberfest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Last year's parade was canceled due to extreme heat.

For a full schedule and more information on Rotary Fest, visit www.elkgroverotaryfest.com.

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