Western Springs Park District is celebrating 100 years in 2023 and they are hosting a festival to celebrate! Join them for the Centennial Celebration on September 8-10, 2023 at Spring Rock Park. There will be a carnival in the lower parking lot, various food vendors and food trucks by the small playground and inline skating rink, tons of live music, and beverages.
Keep reading for all the info and link to purchase discounted mega passes and all the details of the event!
Event Dates and Hours
Friday, September 8, 2023
5:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 9, 2023
12:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2023
12:00 – 8:00 pm
The Centennial Celebration will take place on the west side of Spring Rock Park.
The first 500 people to enter the festival each day will receive a coupon for a free one-topping concrete mixer at Andy’s in La Grange Park.
Carnival and Activities
All Around Amusements will be providing the carnival rides at the Centennial Celebration with fun for all ages.
Primetime Racing will be there with remote control car racing and there will also be inflatables.
Tickets for the rides will be sold at the event and there will also be daily passes for $35 and mega passes for all three days of the carnival for $55.
Discounted mega passes are now available for $45 plus a processing fee through September 7, 2023! Please note that mega passes are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Enjoy fireworks set to music at 9:30pm on Saturday! I’m hearing that the best place to set up to watch the fireworks display is going to be in the grassy area in the southwest corner of Spring Rock Park, just south of where the food vendors will be set up and west of the carnival.
Live Music Stage Schedule
- 5-6pm Blue Lexi
- 6:30-9:30pm ARRA
- 12-1:30pm Crows of Furey
- 2-3:30pm Toxic Crayon
- 4-5:30pm The Pigs
- 6-6:30pm Speeches from Dignitaries and Community Leaders
- 6:30-9:30pm Mike & Joe
- 12-1pm Kablestart
- 1:30-3:30pm Zach Fedor
- 4:00-5:30pm Grand Stander
- 6-8pm Infinity
Food and Beverages
Beside the food offered at the carnival, a variety of food trucks will be at the Centennial Celebration, including Chills Italian Ice, Smallcakes (who will be selling a special centennial cupcake), Zaney Dogs, Domino’s Pizza, Beach Avenue BBQ and a taco vendor. Milk Money Brewing created an exclusive centennial beer called “Harvest Daze” for the event, so that’s something to try too!
Western Springs Park District will be selling Centennial keepsake pint glasses at the event so you can take a piece of the history home as well. It should be a great celebration of 100 years of family fun in the parks.
A huge thanks to Community Bank of Western Springs for being the premier sponsor of the Centennial Celebration!