Fox Lake Series of Events for Summer 2015 Season announced
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The Summer 2015 line up kicks off on June 20 at Lakefront Park. The series of family-friendly festivities continues throughout the summer. Concert By The Lake – June 20 – Enjoy a musical venue under the stars at Lakefront Park 7-10 p.m — free music and dancing, with entertainment provided by The Hat Guys. Food and beverages are available to purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! Start July 4 off with a bang at 11 a.m. at the annual 4th of July parade. After the parade, festivities will continue at the Lakefront Park Building. The purchase of a $10 wristband includes Euro Bungy, face painting, mechanical bull rides, a 70-foot obstacle course, games, and more until 8 p.m. The band Enough Said will be performing live from 7-9 p.m., and there will be food, a beer garden, and a vendor/craft show throughout the day. At dusk, Chain-O-Lakes Fireworks is thrilled to bring back Fox Lake’s fireworks show. This will be held on the Northwest corner of Nippersink Lake. To donate to the fireworks, visit Movie By The Lake – July 18 - At dusk — a complimentary showing of Disney’s BIG HERO 6. The family friendly PG-rated movie runs for 108 minutes, which the entire family can enjoy with complimentary popcorn. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.  Venetian Night – Aug. 1  — at 6 p.m. catch a Venetian Style Boat Parade at 33 West Grant Ave. Boats can be registered for $25 and have the chance to win prizes based on creativity, lighting, costuming, and decorations. - 1st Place: $500 - 2nd Place: $300 - 3rd Place: $200 The Boat Parade will be followed by an upbeat Street Dance Party located at the end of West Grand Avenue. There will be music in the street and a variety of food and beverages available until 12 p.m. Dress to impress according to the theme “A Zombie Apocalypse On The Chain.” The night will come to a close at dusk with a grand Fireworks Finale at 33 West Grand Ave. Free shuttle service for the event will be provided from three locations Millennium Park, Village Hall and the Community Center in 15-minute intervals, from 6-11 p.m. Parking at all of the Metra lots is complimentary. For information on donating to Venetian Night, email 18th Annual Cardboard Boat Race – Aug. 16. For $30, participants receive a boat building kit to enter the regatta as a competitor. Kits will be available at the Village Hall beginning July 1 for off-site boat building. Registration and on-site building begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 6. Both on and off-site building include the following five categories. - Ages 10 and under - Ages 11-14 - Ages 15-20 - Ages 21 and older. Life preservers aren’t provided but are mandatory. This is an event for the whole family, with food, games, shop vendors, and a DJ. For information on the events, call 847-432-6000 or visit t To apply to be a vendor, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 847- 587-3944, email: