DarienFest is almost upon us. The 25th annual event will take place September 7, 8 and 9 at . Come find the Patch booth at the festival and say hello. In the meantime, here's a look at the DarienFest lineup:
Friday, September 7th
Opening ceremonies commence at 5:45 p.m. on Friday. These will include the Darien VFW Post 2838 Honor Guard Presentation of The Colors, Mayor Weaver, Darien Chamber Board Members and the Hinsdale South Marching Band.
Amy Kelly & The Bill Ande Band
Saturday, September 8th
Hinsdale South Marching Band
2:00 p.m. Darien Idol—New to DarienFest this year! The following finalists will be competing to see who takes the Main Stage Sunday afternoon.
- Maura Carr
- Angelica Jungman
- Emily Dahowski
- Claire Wagner
- Elizabeth O'Neill
- Gianna Marie Scumaci
- Jim Ladd
Judges include Main Stage Sponsor Lori Graves from the KeyBoard Touch, Darien resident and local artist Andrew Salgado and music producer Frank Pappalardo.
Jet Black Comedy
Sunday, September 9th
Darien Idol Winner
Lynne Jordan & The Shivers
Windy City Amusements will offer Unlimited Ride Specials on Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. for $20 per person per day. Darien VFW Post 2838 will host their annual 50/50 raffle. Kidbucks Game Show will be entertaining children all weekend.
There will be free Shuttle Service during the event. Passengers will be dropped off and picked up at . Here's a list of shuttle stops:
- Jewel-Osco (75th & Cass)
- Westwood Park (75th & Fairview)
- Chestnut Court Plaza (75th & Lemont Rd.)
- Wal-Mart (75th & Lyman)
For more information on DarienFest visit www.darienchamber.com.