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.


Performing at 7:00pm

Forces were joined when musician veteran brothers Mike and Tim Higgins decided to form a bar band that they could call their own.
The reason you ask? To deliver a diverse catalog of solid, rock favorites from the ‘50s to present to please any audience.


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.

Thursday, June 13th Events

Lions Club Free Senior Bingo

Starting at 12:30pm

Village Hall Community Room

Join us at the Village Hall in the Community Room for 12 games of Bingo.  Free event, prizes for the winners.  Water and snacks will be available for the players.  Contact Jay at 815-290-5080 to sign up.

Country Night
Featuring Back Country Roads
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Downtown Minooka, Summerfest Stage.

Start Summerfest weekend 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 21 is $3.00.  Minooka Lions Club will also be presenting the Volunteer of the Year Award, around 8:30pm on the main stage.

Friday, June 14th Events

Saturday, june 15th events

Minooka Summerfest 5k Race

Race day registration will be available from 6:45am to 7:45am and will be $35.00. 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 $30.00 plus online fee. Registrations after June 4th will be $35.00. Online registration closes June 12th. Free kids’ races (10 and under) immediately following the 5k. See our website at for information and registration links.

Antique Tractor Parade - NEW for 2019!

Sponsored by Village Christian Church. Parade begins at Minooka Bible Church and heads south on Wabena Ave. Parade steps off at 10:00am and concludes on the Summerfest grounds.

12th 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.   

Kiddie Tractor Pull - NEW for 2019!

New for 2019, join in and watch the Kiddie Tractor Pull. Registration and weigh in is anytime between 12:00pm and 2:00pm.  Tractor Pull starts at 2:00pm.  Event will be held in the St. Mary’s parking lot (behind the post office).  Free for all participants - bring your camera!

Friends of Three Rivers Library Book Sale

The Friends of Three Rivers Library invites you to their book sale from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Minooka Branch Library on the lawn.

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.

Minooka Summerfest Stage Entertainment

10:40am       Invocation & National Anthem
                     Welcome - Village President, Pat Brennan

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

12:00pm    -    12:55pm    Incredible Bats
1:00pm    -    1:55pm    T-Rexplorers
2:00pm    -    2:30pm    Local Band - Playing With Rocks
2:30pm    -    3:00pm    Local Band - Apocolyptics
3:00pm    -    3:30pm    Local Band - Deleterious
3:30pm    -    4:00pm    Local Band - Evolution of Fools
7:00pm    -    8:30pm    Higgins Bros. Band
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    -    3:00pm    Pinewood  Derby Races
10:00am    -    6:00pm    Art & Craft Show - Up Osceola Street
10:00am    -    6:00pm    Bounce House and Inflatable Slide
10:00am     -    1:00pm    Touch-a-Truck (Sensory friendly hour, 10-11)
10:00am    -    10:45am    Antique Tractor Parade
10:30am    -    2:00pm    Minooka Fire Department Kids’ Waterball
10:30am    -    6:00pm    Information Booths
11:00am    -    11:30pm    Food Vendors & On Stage Entertainment
11:00am    -    3:00pm    Bean Bag Tournament
2:00pm    -    4:00pm    Kiddie Tractor Pull
4:30pm    -    7:00pm    Pork Chop Dinner

Food Booths

Pam’s Academy of Dance - Corn Dogs, Nachos, & Lemon Shake-ups
Dad’s Grill - Pork on a Stick, Pulled Pork,     Pork Burger, & Shaved Ice
Pizza for “U” - Pizza by the Slice
Candy & Corn - Concession Candy, Gourmet Popcorn, & Ice Cream
Mel’s Food Truck - Steak & Pork Tacos, Guacamole, Chili Dogs
Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice - Flavored Italian Ice Lemonade, Pretzels, Funnel Cakes, & Deep Fried Treats

Young Musicians Kick Off Night on the Summerfest Stage

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Minooka Music Studio is opening this showcase up to young, local musicians age 13-25. We would like to feature acts with original compositions, those who play cover songs, or groups that just jam together on stage! All music genres welcome! To reserve a performance time musicians/groups need to submit a video of themselves performing. Musicians who would like additional help to prepare can register for coaching at Minooka Music Studio.  Contact Megan at
815-467-8926 or to register.

Craft Fair Signup Information

Minooka Summerfest 2019

Thursday, June 13th

Friday, June 14th

Saturday, June 15th 2019

Minooka Summerfest Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Chapin’s East
Comfort First Heating & Cooling
D’Arcy Chevrolet - Morris
Friends of Adam Kinzinger
Jewel - Osco
Martin Joint Ventures LLC
Minooka AG Holdings, LLC

Gold Sponsors

Aux Sable Township
BDM Holdings, LLC
Busey Bank
D Construction
Davidson Farms
Exelon Generation
Feece Oil Company
First Midwest Bank
Heartland Bank
Lyondell Basell Industries
Minooka Grain & Lumber
Molto Properties
Spesia & Taylor
Vistra Energy

Silver Sponsors

American Erosion Control Supply, Inc.
American Family Insurance, Don Klank
Austin Tyler
Aux Sable Liquid Products
Ben Sisk (Edward Jones)
Berryman Transfer & Storage Co, INC
BMO Harris Bank
Cabinets 4 You
Carnagio Enterprises, Inc.
Casey’s General Store
Channahon-Minooka Rotary Club
Commercial Tire Service
Cookies Restaurant
Dollinger Family Farm, Inc.
Dr. Hassnain Syed, MD, S.C.
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home
Grundy County Republican
    Central Committee
Heritage Woods
Integrity Automotive Services
Laura Schiavone, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Infinity
Michael Mattingly Law Office
Minooka Family Dental
Minooka Hardware INC
Minooka Modern Arnis Academy
Minooka Music Studio, Inc.
Morris Hospital
North American Stainless
Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co

PACCAR Financial Used Truck Center
Pullara Construction
Simotes Motor Sales, Inc.
Stellwag Automotive, Inc
Three Rivers Library
Turk’s Collision Repair
United States Cold Storage, Inc
Upland Design Ltd.
Von Holten Eye Care LTD
Willow Falls, A Dial Retirement Community

Bronze Sponsors

B.P. Miller Consultants
Carey Financial Services
Channahon Home Dialysis
Clennon Insurance Agency
Cortina, Mueller & Frobish, P.C.
Crown, INC DBA Minooka Creamery
DNA Athletics
Doc Rotz
Don Budzyn - RE/MAX
    Hometown Properties
Fantastic Sams - Minooka
Fitness Premier Minooka
Fredin Construction Co.
G.A. Blocker Grading Contractor Inc.
Grainco FS Inc
Grundy County Chamber of Commerce
Hampton Inn
Kezerle Family
Langeland Construction, Inc.
Law Office of Donald J. Gould, LTD.
Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC
Marquette Properties, Inc.
Mary Kay Cosmetics [Judi Tapella]
McCoy Services
Minooka Cleaners
Minooka Collision Center
Minooka Family Chiropractic PC
Minooka Plaza [Art Karahalios]
Narvick Brothers Lumber Co., Inc.
Peak Fitness Holdings LLC
PPP Printing Plus Promotions
R & S Distributing, Inc.
Richard A. Olson & Associates, Inc.
Road ID
Robinson Engineering
Roth Jorstad Insurance Agency, LLC
Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C.
Scheffer & Associates, P.C.
Second City Track Club
Some Guys Entertainment
Speer Finanical, Inc.
U-Can Store It
Your Personal Best - Ron Lehman
Zeiter Landscaping INC