August is coming to a close and school's back in session, so it's time for us to say farewell to summer at the Last Fling. Naperville Jaycees's the Last Fling is this weekend, from August 30 - September 2 in downtown Naperville. Food vendors, carnival rides, and games will be on Jackson Avenue from Ewing to Main Street, the Belgio's Catering Main Stage featuring musical performances will be at Rotary Hill, and Family Fun Land will be at Naper Settlement.
Entry to the Last Fling is free, but tickets are required for carnival rides and access to the Belgio's Catering Main Stage for August 30 - September 1. Carnival ride tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the event. Purchase your tickets to the Belgio's Catering Main Stage concerts here.
Chow down on your favorite treats from restaurants such as Aurelio's Pizza, Genoa Italian, Maggie Moos, Dippin' Dots, Zapatista, and more. Plenty of carnival snacks will be available as well, in all their deep fried, greasy, delicious goodness.
If you're looking to start the Labor Day holiday with a fitness boost, sign up for the Fling Mile. The Fling Mile starts at 9:30 a.m., beginning on Mill Street by Naperville North High School, and ends on the Eagle Street Bridge. The Fling Mile is immediately followed by the Parade which starts at 10:00 a.m. Visit the Last Fling website to learn more about the Labor Day Parade.
Musical Performances on the Belgio's Catering Main Stage:
Friday, August 30th:
6:00 p.m. - Jason & the Haymakers
8:30 p.m. - Jerrod Niemann
Saturday, August 31st:
4:00 p.m. - Michael Krejci
6:00 p.m. - Delta Saints
8:00 p.m. - Goo Goo Dolls
Sunday, September 1st:
4:00 p.m. - Josh Holmes
6:00 p.m. - Lovehammers featuring Marty Casey
8:00 p.m. - Collective Soul
Monday, September 2nd:
1:00 p.m. - LiveWire
3:00 p.m. - Jessica Rae
So come and join in on the summer sendoff with some of your favorite carnival rides, games, and food, and stick around for some great music by the Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul. Visit the Last Fling website to find out more information and for a full listing of events and vendors.