By Dee Longfellow

For The Elmhurst Independent


The Village of Villa Park is gearing up for this year’s Summerfest, which will take place Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 in the Ardmore Business District at Ardmore and Park Blvd. next to the Illinois Prairie Path.

Friday will be “date night” when the Fest opens. From 6 to 11 p.m. enjoy a car show, food vendors, live bands, a bags tournament and a beer tent.

Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. will feature live bands, food vendors, beer tent and kids activities. Community groups, local vendors and an arts and crafts show will also be part of Summerfest on Saturday. A $10 all-day wristband includes the children’s attractions and games. Individual tickets are also available. A kids stage on Saturday will feature balloon creations, a magic show and a reptile show. Bands will play throughout the day Saturday with the headliner Heartsfield taking the stage at 8 p.m. For a complete list of Summerfest activities and the live band schedule visit


Entertainment schedule:

Friday June 15

6 – 7:40 p.m.         Serendipity will perform.

8:10-10:20 p.m. Saturday June Band

Saturday, June 16

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Minors of Rock

12:40-1:10 p.m. Discover Dance Performances (in front of stage)

1:10-2 p.m. The Harmony Sisters

2:20-3:40 p.m. The Pedestrians

4:10-5:20 p.m. Meghan & Caitlin Foley

5:50-7:30 p.m. Lake Effect

8-10:10 p.m. Heartsfield

Additional entertainment for kids:

Face painting 11 a.m.-sundown

Balloon making 12:15-1 p.m.

Magic Show 1-1:45 p.m.

Reptile Show 3-4 p.m.

Event Sponsors

At the present time, Platinum sponsors of the event include Mahoney’s Pub, Inc., Roy Strom Refuse Removal Service, Inc. and the Villa Park Police Department. Gold sponsors include Haggerty Buick-GMC, Nikro Industries, Inc., Quality Lift Truck Service, Schmid Tool & Engineering Corporation and Simon’s Restaurant.

Silver sponsors are AAA-The Auto Club Group, Atomic Transmission, Bath Planet, Cottage Hill Operating, G.M. Smith & Son Realtor, MedExpress Urgent Care, Olivia Lucas State Farm, Patten Power Systems, Renewal by Andersen, Safari Land, Sterling & Knight Jewelry & Pawn, Supreme Lobster, The Wreck Room, Triple A Overhead Door, Inc., Villa Park Sir Speedy, Villa Park VFW Post 2801, and Westway Coach.

Bronze sponsors include C. Acitelli Heating & Piping, Castle Craft Products, Inc., Dominick’s Pizza & Pasta, L & M’s Superior Power Wash & Detailing, MEM Electric, Inc., Mike’s Meat Market, Service Express Heating & Air Conditioning, Steuerle Funeral Home LTD., and Villa Park Lions Club, Inc.

For more information and applications for sponsorships, vendors and others, visit



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