Plainfield Fest to Heat Up Downtown Plainfield in July
PLAINFIELD, Illinois — Tired of the cold and ready for spring? The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation is already looking ahead to summer, highlighted by Plainfield Fest in July. The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation is pleased to announce the details for Plainfield Fest 2013, which will be held Friday, July 19; Saturday, July 20; and Sunday, July 21, 2013, in downtown Plainfield, sponsored in part by Heartland Bank and First Midwest Bank.
The entertainment lineup for this year is set, and opportunities are available for sponsors, food vendors, and craft vendors, as well as businesses and civic groups to exhibit. Plainfield Fest offers something for everyone with music and activities for all ages and interests. Plainfield Fest is the largest community event held in Plainfield, attracting nearly 15,000 people for the weekend’s activities.
Plainfield Fest kicks off on Friday afternoon with the midway opening at 4 pm for carnival rides and food vendors. The live music begins at 6 pm with Kashmir, the Led Zeppelin tribute band, followed by Spoken Four at 9 pm. The midway closes at 11 pm with the music and beer tent closing at midnight.
On Saturday, the midway is open from 11 am to 11 pm. Lockport Street will be lined with a variety of businesses and civic organizations exhibiting. This year’s fest will also include a craft show in the former Fire Station. Saturday’s entertainment stage will give way to local talent in the morning, followed by Plainfield-based band One Twenty West at 3:30 pm, up and coming band Walsher Clemons at 5:30 pm, classic rock cover band the Karen Hart Band at 7:30 pm, and headlined by the Trippin Billies, the acclaimed Dave Matthews Band tribute band, at 9:30 pm. The music and beer tent again close at midnight.
Sunday will see the return of the popular Bags and Baseball theme in the beer tent. Plainfield Fest will host Plainfield’s largest bags tournament, as well as hosting several retired Chicago sports legends for live autographs. The beer tent will be converted into a sports bar so you can catch all the sports activities of the afternoon. Sunday’s fest hours are noon to 6 pm.
Since 2011, Plainfield Fest has been hosted by the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation. Proceeds generated by the event are dedicated to developing the Plainfield Riverfront into a regional recreational, cultural, environmental and economic asset for the Plainfield community. To learn more about Plainfield Fest, including obtaining sponsor and vendor applications or to sign up as a volunteer, visit plainfieldfest.org. For more information about the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation, visit plainfieldriverfront.org.