2016 Event Calendar

Gurnee Days Goes for Gold

Gurnee Days 2016 is celebrating their 44th year with activities for all ages. Join us August 11-14, 2016 as we celebrate our theme, “ Gurnee Days Goes for Gold ”! The event calendar is packed with concerts, entertainment, food, contests, open houses, fireworks, a parade and more!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

   
10:00AM – Noon Bike Rodeo Woodland Middle School
7:00PM Testimonial Dinner Midlane Country Club
8:00PM – 9:30PM Teen Pool Party Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center
 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

   
8:00AM – 1:00PM Gurnee Farmer’s Market Esper Petersen Park
10:00AM – Noon Bike Rodeo Gurnee Fire Station #1
10:00AM Storytime Extravaganza Viking Park
5:00PM – 10:30PM Amusement Rides Viking Park
6:00PM – 8:00PM TBD Viking Park
6:00PM – 7:00PM Gurnee Idol Viking Park Bandshell
6:00PM – 10:00PM Food Booths Viking Park
*7:30PM – 10:30PM Beer Garden & Entertainment
Keith Semple Band
Viking Park Bandshell
8:30PM – 10:30PM Movie in the Park – TBD Viking Park
     

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

   
7:00AM – 10:00AM Golf Tournament Heather Ridge Golf Course
7:30AM 10K Race & Fun Run/Walk** WTHS O’Plaine Campus
10:00AM – Noon Public Works Open House Kilbourne Road
10:00AM – Noon Fire Department Open House Old Grand Ave.
10:00AM – 4:00PM Gurnee Days Art Show Viking School
10:00AM – 4:00PM Mother Rudd Open House Mother Rudd House
11:00AM – 10:00PM Food Booths Viking Park
10:30AM – 2:30PM Great Gurnee Adventure Viking Park
11:00AM – 1:00 PM Police Department Open House O’Plaine Road
11:00AM – 7:00PM Exhibits – Games Viking Park
11:00AM Baby Contest Viking Park Band Shell
11:00AM, 2 & 4:30PM Viking Drama – “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” Viking Middle School
Noon – 4:45PM Stage Events Viking Park Band Shell
2:00PM – 2:30PM Ice Cream Eating Contest** Viking Park
2:30PM – 3:00PM Exchange Club’s Rib Eating Contest Viking Park
Noon – 11:00PM Ribfest Viking Park
1:00PM – 11:00PM Amusement Rides Viking Park
2:00PM – 11:00PM Free Parking Lot Shuttle Various Stops Near Viking Park
5:00PM – 11:00PM Evening Entertainment
R-Gang
at 5PM and Modern Day Romeos at 8PM
Viking Park
9:30PM FIREWORKS Viking Park
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

   
8:00AM – Noon Pancake Breakfast Viking Park
8:00AM – 4:00PM Gurnee Days Car Show, hosted by Mis-Shifts Car Club Viking Park
9:00AM – 10:00AM Zumba Party Viking Park Band Shell
10:00AM – 4:00PM Gurnee Days Art Show Viking School
11:00AM – 5:00PM Food Booths Viking Park
11:00AM – 5:00PM Exhibits – Games Viking Park
Noon GURNEE DAYS PARADE Old Grand Avenue
1:00PM – 4:00PM Children’s Pony Rides & Petting Zoo Viking Park
1:00PM – 4:00PM Mother Rudd Open House Mother Rudd House
1:00PM – 5:00PM Amusement Rides Viking Park
1:00PM – 2:00PM Stage Events Viking Park Band Shell
2:00PM – 4:00PM Talent Show Viking Park Band Shell
2:30PM Viking Drama – “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” Viking Middle School

Some events may require a fee or advance registration.  Dates and times are subject to change.
**Register for the 10K Race & Ice Cream Eating Contest at gurneeparkdistrict.com, Special Events.
*Friday Beer Garden & Entertainment will begin at 7:30 pm or 15 minutes after the conclusion of Gurnee Idol.

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