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RIBFEST NAPERVILLE Friday June 30 to Monday July 3 The Exchange Club of Naperville and the 2017 Ribfest Committee are pleased to announce the Navistar Main Stage line up for 2017 Ribfest. The 30th Annual Ribfest will open on June 30th and closes with a fireworks finale on Monday, July 3rd in Knoch Park, Naperville. The family festival is set to return with four days of food, fun and music, all with a purpose. Over the past 30 years, $15.5M has been donated from Ribfest proceeds to more than 50 local agencies, all working to prevent and eliminate child abuse and domestic violence.

• Friday, June 30: Toby Keith, Colt Ford, Drew Baldridge • Saturday, July1: The B-52s, Flock of Seagulls • Sunday, July 2: Shinedown, Collective Soul • Monday, July 3: Wallflowers, Better than Ezra

Tickets are now on sale. For more online ticket and event information visit

Ribfest is produced by the Exchange Club of Naperville and sponsored, in part, by Navistar, Exelon Nuclear, Meijer, Miller Lite, Gerald Kia, US Bank, Baird & Warner, Naperville Bank and Trust, Great Lakes Coca-Cola, ABC 7 Chicago, Glancer Magazine and many other wonderful sponsors in conjunction with the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District. Volunteer run and mission driven, the Exchange Club of Naperville welcomes volunteers to assist in making Ribfest the premier outdoor summer festival in the area.

SWEDISH DAYS FESTIVAL Tuesday to Sunday, June 20-25 • Geneva Geneva’s largest festival features a host of family-friendly activities with live musical entertainment, a carnival, Kids’ Day fun, Sweden Väst, a Grand Parade, multi-ethnic food plus great shopping in our historic downtown. Geneva’s train station is located just blocks from the festivities. Geneva Chamber of Commerce, (630) 232-6060,

ROCKIN’ FOR THE TROOPS July 22, Geneva The 11th annual Rockin’ For the Troops® fundraiser will be held on July 22 at Northwestern Medicine Field, Home of the Kane County Cougars in Geneva,. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will be the headlining band with special performances by The Voices, Ayla Brown, and the Empty Pockets. Gates open at 2pm with stage entertainment starting at 2:30pm and fireworks at approximately 10pm. Tickets available at

ABOUT OSOT-AMERICA Founded in 2003, Operation Support Our Troops – America has been a grassroots effort that’s blossomed into one of the largest volunteer based military support organizations in the country with the highest ratings from charity watchdog organizations. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, OSOT-America has four core programs to support active duty military, families and veterans, including: Comfort and Care Package Program, Leap of Faith, Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veteran’s Assistance Program, and G.I. Yoga. To learn more:

TWO BROTHERS SUMMER FESTIVAL June 2-3, 5-11pm Two Brothers Summer Festival is an annual craft beer and music festival hosted by Two Brothers Brewing Company with the ultimate goal of raising money for local charities. Entering its ninth year, Two Brothers Summer Festival 2017 is sure to offer a great experience for those passionate about great beer, great food and great music. Held at RiverEdge Park in Aurora this year’s festival will feature its biggest music and beer lineup yet, with X Amabassadors, Saint Motel, Blind Pilot, Knox Hamilton and Savoir Adore (among others) headlining. The festival also features the annual release of Two Brothers Hop Centric Double IPA and the Two Brothers Special Projects Division rare beer tent. Proceeds from Two Brothers Summer Festival 2017 will benefit local charities, Make-A-Wish Illinois and Giant Steps. RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora,

2017 TASTE OF WHEATON June 1-4, Downtown Wheaton Enjoy this annual festival loved by somany! Held in Memorial Park in Historic Downtown Wheaton, enjoy local food vendors, business after hours on Thursday, arts & crafts show, carnival rides, children’s games, entertainment in the band shell, a beer garden, Marketplace in the Park Expo and more! Entrance at Hale and Karlskoga.

SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES June 16-17, Itasca Taking place at Hamilton Lakes, 1 Pierce Place in Itasca, the beloved summer celebration, the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest, will feature an extravaganza of activities and attractions from the Caber Toss to the Highland Dance to the Dogs of Scotland. Proceeds from the festival benefit CHICAGO SCOTS’ two principal charities: the Scottish Home – a haven of expert elder care deeply informed by a century of experience and our new Caledonian House – a unique model of person-centered memory care. This family-friendly event is a chance to explore Scottish culture without having to buy a plane ticket. Enjoy good music, good food and a great cause.

PRARIEFEST June 15-18, Oswego PrairieFest is Oswego’s four-day community celebration brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District, generous business sponsors, civic organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. Celebrating for over 29 years, the festival is attended by approximately 60,000 during the course of the weekend. PrairieFest events, includinga parade, are held throughout Oswego with the main festival grounds located at PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Road, Oswego.

THE FESTIVAL OF THE FOX June 8-11, St. Charles Kicking off summer in St. Charles for over 30 years, this year’s event will be celebrating the ancient sport of Dragon Boat Racing on the Fox River in beautiful Pottawatomie Park. Also enjoy "Picnic in the Park", family activities & entertainment, "Family Movie Night" and a water ski show. The Carnival is June 8-11.

THE SUGAR GROVE CORN BOIL July 25-27, Sugar Grove Celebrating 50 years, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil festival takes place at Volunteer Park. With fun for the whole family – carnival rides, live entertainment from your favorite local bands, great food including Genoa’s scrumptious Combo Sandwich, a 5K run/walk and of course, some of the best fireworks around. With funds from the festival, Sugar Grove Corn Boil NFP supports local non-profits such as food pantries and social services.

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