Saturday, june 17th events

Minooka Summerfest 5K RACE

Race day registration will be available from 6:45am to 7:45am and will be $30.00. Registration will be under the big tent at the corner of Wabena Ave. and Mondamin St.  Please pay by cash or check, payable to Minooka Lions Club.  Online registration is $25.00 plus online fee. Registrations after June 5th will be $30.00. Online registration closes June 13th. Free kids’ races (10 and under) immediately following the 5k. Please see our 5k Race page for information and registration

Kiddie Parade

Sponsored by Village Christian Church. Parade begins at Minooka Bible Church.  Registration from 9:00am to 9:30am. Judging at 9:45am. Parade steps off at 10:15am. Each child that participates will receive a goodie bag with items donated from local businesses and organizations.  PARADE INFORMATION HERE

10th Annual Bean Bag Tournament

Knights of Columbus Fundraising Bean Bag Tournament sponsored by Heartland Bank. Crossing Center parking lot, across RR tracks, south of the tent. Check in and final registration at 10am and limited to 32 teams.. Starts at 11:00am. Forms available at Village Hall, Heartland Bank and online at and  $40.00 entry fee. Must be 18 and older or with written parental consent. 1st place $350  (minimum 12 teams), one cash prize for each four teams entered. Call 815-325-8409 for more information.   

pinewood derby races

NEW FOR 2017 - Pinewood Derby Races hosted by Cub Pack 464. Races  start at 11:00am to 3:30pm. Race entry/donation will be $2.00 for a  minimum 2 races per donation. Bring your own cars or use cars provided. There will be trophies and other prizes. See this page later for details - once available.

 Pork Chop Dinner

Serving from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, by 5-B’s Catering Service.
Purchase tickets at the gate: $10 tickets for Pork Chop (1 or 2), Chicken (1 or 2), or Combo (1 of each).  Carryouts available.

Pop Tab Collection

Bring your tabs! Pop Tab Pandemonium will benefit Chicagoland Ronald McDonald House. We will have locations to drop off your pop tabs around the Summerfest Grounds. Actual event is Saturday, September 16th at Lions Park.

Minooka Summerfest Stage Entertainment

10:40am  - Invocation & National Anthem, Welcome - Village President, Pat Brennan, Volunteer of the Year Presentation, Kiddie Parade Winners Announcement

11:00am  -   11:55am    Dave DiNaso’s “Traveling World of Reptiles” (Sponsored by Three Rivers Public Library)

12:00pm  -   12:45pm    Forte Arts Center Dancers

1:00pm    -    1:45pm     Gina’s School of Dance

2:00pm    -    3:15pm     Dave Fleming, Magician

3:30pm    -    4:15pm     Local Band, Deleterious 

4:30pm    -    6:00pm     Local Musician, Shannon Patino

6:30pm    -    8:15pm     The Fortunate Sons

9:15pm    -    11:45pm   Arra

On-Going Activities

8:00am    -    9:30am         5k Race & Kids’ Fun Run
10:00am    -    3:00pm       Kids’ Games (12 and under)
10:00am    -    6:00pm       Art & Craft Show - Up Osceola Street
10:00am    -    6:00pm       Climbing Wall, Bounce House, Obstacle House
10:00am    -    11:30pm     Food Vendors
10:00am     -    12:00pm    Touch-a-Truck
10:15am    -    10:45am      Kiddie Parade
10:30am    -    2:00pm       Minooka Fire Kids’ Waterball
10:30am    -    6:00pm       Information Booths
10:30am    -    11:30pm     On Stage Entertainment
11:00am    -    3:00pm       Bean Bag Tournament
11:00am    -    3:30pm       Pinewood  Derby Races
4:30pm    -    7:00pm        Pork Chop Dinner

Food Booths

Taco Burrito King - Burritos, Tacos & Nachos Supreme
Dad’s Grill - Pulled Pork Sandwhiches, Pork on a Stick
Pizza for “U” - Pizza by the Slice, Beef Pocket Calzone, Italian Beef
Pam’s Academy of Dance - Corn Dogs, Nachos & Lemon Shake-ups
Life Church of Morris - Street Tacos
Minooka United Methodist Church - Soft Pretzels

Minooka Summerfest Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Chapin’s East Banquet and Catering
D’Arcy Buick GMC
Friends of Adam Kinzinger
Grainger Inc.
Jewel Osco
Meadow Brook Homes - Arbor Lake

Gold Sponsors

B.D.M. Holding
Bob’s Discount Furniture
D Construction
Dollinger Family Farms
Dunkin Dounuts - North Ridge Rd
Dynegy Kendall Energy
Equistar Chemicals
Exxon Mobil
Feece Oil Company
First Community Financial Bank
First Midwest Bank
Heritage Woods Senior Center
Kohl’s Department Store
Martin Joint Ventures
Minooka Ag. Holdings
Minooka Grain Company
Motlo Properties
Spesia and Ayers Attorneys
The Private Bank

Silver Sp

Austin Tyler Construction
Aux Sable Liquid Products
Aux Sable Road & Bridge
Aux Sable Supervisor
Berryman Transfer
BMO Harris Bank
Carnagio McDonald’s
Casey’s General Store
Dr H. Syed MD SC
Duggans Martial Arts
Edward Jones - Ben Sisk
Fed C Dames Funeral Home
Friends of Kevin Callahan
Grundy County Republicans
Heartland Bank
Java Jill’s
Lamping Black Top
Metal Stamp
Michael Mattinley Law Office
Minooka Ace Hardware
Molto Properties Fund
Morris Hospital
North American Stainless
Norther Illinois Steel Supply
Paccar Financial Used Trucks
Plainfield Construction
Simotes Motor Sales
Stellwag Auto Repair and Service
Three Rivers Library
United States Cold Storage
Von Holten Eye Care

Bronze Sp

Air Gas, American Family Insurance - Don Klank
B.P. Miller Conslultants, Cabinets 4U
Carey & Thornton LLC, Clennon Insurance Agency
Comfort First Heating & Cooling, Cookies Restaurant
Cortina, Mueller, & Frobish, P.C.
Crown Inc, DBA Minooka Creamery
D.E Thompson Excavating, Daryl Condon O.D.P.C.
Dick Olson Associates, DNA Athletics
Dock Rotz Restaurant, Fantastic Sams
Freehan Automotive Inc.
G.A. Blocker Grading Contractors, Grain Co. F.S.
Gregory Norris Architect, Grundy Co. Chamber of Commerce
Hampton Inn & Suites, Hawk Auto
Hero’s West Sports Bar, Judi Tapella - Mary Kay
Kezerle Family, Langland Construction
Liberty Property Limited Partnership
Mahoney Silverman & Cross Attorneys, Mariano’s
Marquette Properties, McCoy Auto & Tire a Repair
McKinley Woods Homes, Minooka Collision Center
Minooka Family Chiropractic P.C. - Dr. Maruszak
Minooka Plaza, Narvick Brothers Lumber
Packard Transport, Pro-Motion Physical Therapy
Pullara Construction, R&S Distributing Inc.
Railworks Track Service, Road ID
Robinson Engineering
Roth Jorstad Insurance Agency, LLC
Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, & Schrock, P.C.
Scheffer and Associates, Speer Financials
Star 96.7, Superior Excavating
Talsma Construction, The Meadows Fredin Construction
Turks Collision Center, U. Can Store It
Wayne Bessette, State Farm Insurance
Your Personal Best - Ron Lehman, Zeiter Landscaping

Lions Club Dance and

Beer Garden

4:00pm - 11:30pm

4:00pm to 11:30pm, featuring ARRA, and serving MGD, Miller Lt, Coors Lt, Leinenkugel Honey Weiss, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

Admission to the dance is a Lions wristband. Wristbands will be sold Summerfest day and at the gate for $5.00, under 12 is $3.00.  Wristbands will be required for anyone staying in the beer garden after the Pork Chop Dinner.

The Fortunate Sons

Performing at 6:30pm

The Fortunate Sons are the world’s greatest tribute to America’s greatest band: Creedence Clearwater Revival. Using original vintage gear and instruments, accurate costumes, and spot-on musical ability, The Fortunate Sons instantly conjure up the full experience of the best Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.


Performing at 9:15pm

ARRA is one of the best and largest drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicagoland area, and has been for the past 2 decades. Were also voted “Best Classic Rock Band” the Nitelife Best of the Burbs Contest for the 5th year in a row. By performing the biggest hits by the biggest bands of all time, with precision and excellence... it has been, and continues to be, the secret to their success. The unparalleled vocal harmonies and incredible musicianship is also what has brought them to being one of the most sought after club and festival bands in the Chicago area markets.

Saturday, June 17th Events

Minooka Summerfest 2017

Thursday, June 15th

Friday, June 16th

Saturday, June 17th 2017

Minooka Teen Bean Bag Tournament

5:00pm - 10:30pm

For high school boys and girls age 13-15 and 16-18 (two flights). Mixed teams are ok. Bring school ID. Registration starts at 5:30pm, Bags fly at 6:00pm. Two person teams. Will try to match up singles. One game, winners advance. $5/teen, $10/team. Pizza and lemonade included in fee. Prize awarded to top team in each category

Thursday, June 15th Events

Friday, June 16th Events

Country Night

Featuring Back Country Roads

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Downtown Minooka, Summerfest Stage.

Kick off Summerfest with a Friday night of great music and food! Serving MGD, Miller Lt, Coors Lt, Leinenkugel Honey Weiss, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade.  Beer garden opens at 7:00pm, Keigher Academy of Irish Dance at 7:30pm, Back Country Roads starts at 9:00pm.  Admission to the beer garden is a Lions wristband. Wristbands will be sold at the gate for $5.00, under 12 is $3.00.