Testimonial Dinner Honoring Mayor Kovarik Scheduled for August 10th

**Due to the predicted thunderstorms at the time of the Gurnee Days Testimonial Dinner tonight, and for the safety of all guests, the event is being moved from Bittersweet Golf Course to the Hunt Club Community Center, 920 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee , IL 60031.
The new start time is 6:30 PM.

Please note: this event will have a cash bar in operation. There is no ATM at Hunt Club, so please bring cash if you wish to purchase drinks. If you have any questions or need directions, please contact**


The Testimonial Dinner LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE Hunt Club Community Center in Gurnee on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The Gurnee Days Honoree is presented by the Gurnee Days Corporation to individuals who have given selfless service to the community. Mayor Kristina Kovarik truly exemplifies this ideal, and we will be very pleased to have you with us to honor her.

In remembrance of Richard A. Welton, who started Gurnee Days 45 years ago with a picnic in the park, this year’s dinner will be hosted at Bittersweet Golf Club under a tent with a picnic buffet provided by Portillo’s. Cost is $30.00 per person.

The Mayor will be promoting one of her charitable causes during the dinner to raise awareness of the chronic housing crisis facing our most vulnerable residents. Housing First is a local organization seeking long-term solutions to permanently solve the plight of the chronically homeless. See more on Housing First on their Facebook page –

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RSVP’s are due by Tuesday, August 1st. Don’t miss this special event!

In the event of rain, the dinner will be held at Hunt Club Community Center with a 6:30 PM start time.




Wayne Messmer will kick off Gurnee Days Saturday night fabulous fireworks display this year by singing the National Anthem. Mr. Messmer was born in Chicago, and is a professional speaker, singer, broadcaster, author and actor. He was also the long-time public address announcer for the Chicago Cubs – making him a perfect addition to this year’s “Let’s Play Ball!” theme. The fireworks take place Saturday night, August 12, at 9:30 pm at Viking Park.



BGV Motorsports to host Gurnee Days Car Show

The Gurnee Days Car Show is held on Sunday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Viking Park. Registration will be on-site for $15 per car. This year BGV Motorsports, a premium event marketing company specializing in the automotive industry, is managing the car show. This organization brings car enthusiasts together for fun and showmanship. They also raise funds for 501(c) charities and causes at every event! For more information on BGV Motorsports see their website ( More information on the car show will be coming soon.

45th Annual Gurnee Days Gears Up for Summer Fun

It’s only February, but the Gurnee Days Corp. is already hard at work planning this year’s festivities, scheduled for Aug. 10-13 in Viking Park and other venues throughout the village. It will be the 45th annual Gurnee Days celebration. Read more here.

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