2017 Event Calendar

Gurnee Days 2017 is celebrating their 45th year with activities for all ages. Join us August 10-13, 2017 as we celebrate our theme, “Gurnee Days – Let’s Play Ball!”. The event calendar will be packed with concerts, entertainment, food, contests, open houses, fireworks, a parade and more!
As events are finalized, the calendar will appear on this page and be announced on Facebook. Stay tuned!  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

   
10 a.m.-noon Bike Rodeo

Woodland Middle School

7 p.m.     Testimonial Dinner Location TBD
8-9:30 p.m. Teen Pool Party   Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center
     

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

   
10 a.m.-Noon        Bike Rodeo Gurnee Fire Station #1
10 a.m. Storytime Extravaganza     Viking Park
5-10:30 p.m. Amusement Rides

Viking Park

6-8 p.m. New family event TBD Viking Park
6-7 p.m Gurnee Idol

Viking Park Bandshell

6-10 p.m. Food Booths Viking Park

7:30-10:30 p.m.* 

 

Beer Garden & Entertainment
Gina Glocksen Band


Viking Park Bandshell

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12    
7-10 a.m. Golf Tournament Heather Ridge Golf Course
7:30 a.m. 10K Race & 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk** Location TBD
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Youth Home Run Derby Viking Park
10 a.m.-noon Public Works Open House Kilbourne Road
10 a.m.-noon Fire Department Open House Old Grand Ave.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gurnee Days Student Art Exhibit Viking School
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mother Rudd Open House

Mother Rudd House

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Great Gurnee Adventure Viking Park
11 a.m.-10 p.m.    Food Booths Viking Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m Police Department Open House O’Plaine Road
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Exhibits – Games Viking Park
11 a.m.  Baby Contest Viking Park Band Shell
11 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m. Viking Drama – TBD Viking Middle School
Noon-4:45 p.m.    Stage Events Viking Park Band Shell
Noon-11 p.m. Exchange Club’s Ribfest    Viking Park Band Shell
1-11 p.m. Amusement Rides Viking Park
2-2:30 p.m. Ice Cream Eating Contest** Viking Park Band Shell
2:30-3 p.m. Rib Eating Contest  
3-11 p.m. Free Parking Lot Shuttle Various stops near Viking Park
4-4:45 p.m. Police K9 Demonstration   Viking Park Band Shell
5-11 p.m.

Evening Entertainment
GooRoos at 5 p.m.;
Hi Infidelity at 8 p.m

 
9:30 p.m. Fireworks Viking Park
     

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

   
8 a.m.-noon Pancake Breakfast Viking Park
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Gurnee Days Car Show – TBD Viking Park
9-10 a.m. Zumba Party Viking Park Band Shell
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gurnee Days Art Show Viking School
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Food Booths

Viking Park

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibits – Games Viking Park
Noon      Gurnee Days Parade          Old Grand Avenue
1-4 p.m. Children’s Pony Rides & Petting Zoo Viking Park
1-4 p.m. Mother Rudd Open House Mother Rudd House
1-5 p.m. Amusement Rides Viking Park
1-2 p.m Stage Events Viking Park Band Shell
2-4 p.m. Talent Show Viking Park Band Shell
2:30 p.m. Viking Drama – TBD Viking Middle School
     
     

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

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