Village of Gilberts Holds 125th Anniversary Bash!
Happy birthday, Gilberts!
The village of Gilberts is hosting its fifth annual Community Days Festival on May 28-31 and celebrating the village’s 125th birthday in Town Square Park.
Community Days features free admission, and includes carnival rides, live entertainment, children’s activities, magic shows, balloon twisters, and fun for the entire family at Route 72 and Center Drive. A wide variety of food is available. Parking is available in downtown Gilberts and offsite parking at Gilberts Town Center Park, off Tyrrell and Columbia is available with a free shuttle provided by the YMCA on Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Windy City Amusement carnival will be open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today (Thursday, May 28), and Friday, May 29; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 30; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31. A carnival wrist band ride coupon is available on the village of Gilberts Facebook page.
Tonight, Universal Slim and the Blue Kangaroo will perform from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by Dreamline, a Rush tribute band, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Pirates Over 40, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Friday, it will open with Hip Pockit from 5 to 7 p.m., a live broadcast of Rock the Fox 103.9 from 6 to 8 p.m., and American English, a Beatles tribute band, from 8 to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, kids can stop by Touch-a-Truck from noon to 2 p.m., activities with Fox River Valley Public Library from noon to 4 p.m., children’s craft and activity tent from noon to 4 p.m., petting zoo from noon to 4 p.m. John Measner and the Magic Truck from 1:30 to 6 p.m.
The music on Saturday will begin with Six Strings from noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by Big Ned and Electra 225from 2:30 to 3 p.m., Goin’ South, southern rock, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sonic 7, classic rock, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Modern Day Romeos from 8 to 10 p.m.
On Sunday, registration for the classic car show begins at 9 a.m. with the show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From noon to 4 p.m., stop by the children’s craft and activity tent and petting zoo from noon to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama will perform blues music from 12:30 to 2 p.m., followed by Pop Machine from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and country rock band Smokin’ Gunz from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
SOURCE: village of Gilberts press release