Friday, June 15, 2012
A look at some images from the first day of the Oswegoland Park District's massive community festival.
The first day of PrairieFest has come and gone, and if you weren’t there, you missed out. The festivities started with a blast – literally, as members of the Illinois Society of Amateur Rocketry shot rockets over the crowd, to delighted cheers. And the first day ended with a performance by Wedding Banned, a cover band with a theatrical twist. And in between, Windy City Amusements provided thrilling rides and vendors sold food to hungry families. Check out our photos, and feel free to add your own. PrairieFest is the biggest event the Oswegoland Park District organizes each year. The festival continues today, and runs through Sunday. For the lineup, read this story.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The festival gates open this afternoon, and the Oswegoland Park District's biggest event of the year begins. Here's what's in store today, including an 8 p.m. performance by musical act Wedding Banned.
Well, folks, it’s here. PrairieFest kicks off today at 5 p.m. at PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Road, and runs through Sunday. It’s the Oswegoland Park District’s biggest event of the year, and is expected to draw about 40,000 people through the weekend. PrairieFest is now in its 24th year, and while you’ll get the usual food vendors, rides, games and live entertainment, organizers have added a few new things this year. For example, tonight, the festivities will begin in earnest with a demonstration by the Illinois American Rocket Society. A full schedule of the day’s events can be found below. We’ll post each day’s schedule in the morning, for your convenience. With PrairieFest comes an increase in traffic downtown, particularly along Route …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Who will take the Main Stage Father's Day weekend?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Steven Jack
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Oswegoland Park District will welcome Gin Blossoms as the headlining act for this year’s PrairieFest set for Father’s Day weekend June 14-17. Formed in the late 1980s in Tempe, Ariz., the band is best known for hits like Hey Jealousy, Allison Road and Found Out About You. They will take the Main Stage at PrairieFest Park from 8:30 to 10 Saturday, June 16. The band most recently released an album in October 2010 titled NO CHOCOLATE CAKE. Other Main Stage entertainment includes Wedding Banned set for 8 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Back Country Roads at 7 p.m. Friday with 7th Heavan taking the stage at 9:30 p.m. that day. The band Generations will perform before the Gin Blossoms Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. “These free shows would not be possible…