Saturday, june 16th 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 5th will be $35.00. 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.


11th 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

Pinewood Derby Races hosted by Cub Pack 464. Races start at 10:00am to 3:00pm. Race entry/donation will be $1.00 for a  minimum 2 races per donation. Bring your own cars or use cars provided. There will be candy and other prizes.

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 15th 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

11:00pm  - 12:00pm    Performance Artists, Conscious Circus
12:00pm  -  1:00pm    Local Bands, Evolution of Fools with an Opening

                                  set by The Apocalyptics
1:00pm  -  2:00pm     Dave DiNaso’s “Traveling World of Reptiles”
                                 (Sponsored by Three Rivers Public Library)

2:00pm  -  3:00pm     Dave Fleming, Magician
3:00pm  -  4:00pm     Local Band, Deleterious    
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    -    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 (Sensory friendly hour, 10-11)
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

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
Life Church of Morris - Chicken Street Tacos
Candy & Corn - Concession Candy, Gourmet Popcorn, & Ice Cream
NEW - Mel’s Food Truck - Steak & Pork Tacos, Guacamole, Chili Dogs
NEW - Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice - Flavored Italian Ice Lemonade,
             Pretzels, Funnel Cakes, & Deep Fried Treats

Saturday, June 16th Events

Lions Club Free Senior Bingo

Starting at 12:30pm

Downtown Minooka, in the Summerfest Tent

Join us under the Summerfest tent 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.

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.

Friday, June 15th Events

Minooka Summerfest 2018

Thursday, June 14th

Friday, June 15th

Saturday, June 16th 2018

Craft Fair Signup Information

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 14th Events

Minooka Summerfest Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Chapin’s East Banquets
D’Arcy Buick - GMC
Friends of Adam Kinzinger
Jewel Food Store
Martin Joint Venture LLC
Meadowbrook Builders, Inc.
Minooka AG Holdings, LLC

Gold Sponsors

BDM Holdings, LLC
Bob’s Discount Furniture, LLC.
Busey Bank
D Construction INC
Dunkin Donuts - N. Ridge Road
Dynegy Power LLC
Exelon Generation
Feece Oil Company
First Midwest Bank
Heritage Woods
Kohl’s Department Store - Orland Park
Minooka Grain & Lumber
Molto Properties Fund II LLC
Spesia & Taylor

Silver Sp

Austin Tyler Construction, LLC
Aux Sable Liquid Products
Aux Sable Township Road & Bridge
Aux Sable Township Supervisor
Ben Sisk (Edward Jones)
Berryman Transfer & Storage  Co, INC
BMO Harris
Casey’s General Store
Commercial Tire Service
Dollinger Family Farm Inc.
Dr. H. Syed, MD, S.C.
Duggan’s Family Martial Arts
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home
Friends of Kevin Callahan
Grundy County Republican Central
Heartland Bank
Michael Mattingly Law Office
Minooka Family Dental - Kurt Homb DDS
Minooka Hardware INC
Morris Hospital
PACCAR Financial Used Truck Center
Pullara Construction
Simotes Motor Sales Inc.
Stellwag Auto
Three Rivers Public Library District
United States Cold Storage, INC
Von Holten Eye Care

Bronze Sp

American Family Insurance, Don Klank
B.P. Miller Consultants
Cabinets 4 You
Carey  & Thornton LLC
Carnagio Enterprises, Inc. [McDonald’s]
Clennon Insurance Agency
Cookies Restaurant
Cortina, Mueller & Frobish, P.C.
Crown, INC DBA Minooka Creamery
Daryl Condon O.D., P.C.
DNA Athletics
Doc Rotz
Fantastic Sams - Minooka
Feehan’s Automotive Inc.
G.A. Blocker Grading Contractor, INC
Grainco FS
Gregory A. Norris Architect
Grundy County Chamber of Commerce
Hampton Inn
Judi Tapella    (Mary Kay)
Kezerle Family
Langeland Construction, Inc.
Laura Schiavone - Re/Max
Liberty Property Limited Partnership
Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC
Marquette Properties, INC
McCoy Services
McKinley Woods Road Management
Minooka Cleaners
Minooka Collision Center
Minooka Family Chiropractic PC
Minooka Plaza
Narvick Brothers Lumber Co., Inc
North American Stainless
Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co.
Packard Transport
PPP Printing
R&S Distributing Inc.
Railworks Track Services, Inc.
Richard A. Olson & Associates, Inc.
Road ID
Robinson Engineering
Roth Jorstad Insurance Agency
Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, & Schrock, P.C.
Scheffer & Associates P.C.
Second City Track Club
Speer Financial, Inc.
Star 96.7
The Meadows, Fredin Construction
Turk’s Collision Repair
U-Can Store It
Wayne Bessette, State Farm Insurance
Your Personal Best - Ron Lehman
Zeiter Landscaping INC

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.