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.




Join us for a fun night at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center on Saturday, July 15. $3 of your admission is donated back to the Gurnee Days Corporation to support the many activities and events offered throughout the festival. To help make Gurnee Days extra special this year, Wayne Messmer will be kicking off the fireworks display with his powerful rendition of the National Anthem. Just print the flyer below or show it from your phone at the admission counter so Gurnee Days can collect the donation. Gurnee Days Corporation is a not for profit organization focused on providing an annual festival in Gurnee. Your participation in this event is greatly appreciated.

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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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