Des Plaines Park District

Des Plaines’ Got Talent


Sign up for the 2017 Des Plaines’ Got Talent 2017 Competition and show us what you can do!
Deadline to enter is Friday, August 18.

All talent is welcome!

Registration is required, and includes a non-refundable $15 entry fee. Registration forms are available at Prairie Lakes, the Leisure Center, and at

To enter the competition, make a video of your performance, put it on a CD or DVD, complete the registration form and submit everything along with the $15 entry fee to: Des Plaines’ Got Talent Prairie Lakes Community Center 515 E. Thacker Street Des Plaines, IL 60016. Deadline to enter is Friday, August 18.

Acts may be solos, duets or groups. Your audition/performance can be up to 3 minutes. Park District staff will choose 5 acts in each of 5 age groups to compete in the semi-finals on Friday, September 1, on the stage of the Prairie Lakes Theater.


7 and younger
8–12 years
13–19 years
20–45 years
The 25 acts selected to compete onstage in the semi-finals of the Des Plaines’ Got Talent 2017 Competition will be notified via email.
Musical instruments, amplifiers, all electrical cords, and any props needed in the act are the sole responsibility of each participant.

The semi-final round of the competition is open to the public. Tickets are $5. Semi-finalists will be notified on the evening of September 8, via email, if they have made it to the finals. Those acts will compete in the Grand Finale, on September 16, before celebrity judges on the Main Stage at Fall Fest Des Plaines! Prizes will be awarded to the winner in each age category.

For more information contact Nancy Suwalski at 847-391-5711 or email

Download a fillable PDF of the Sign-up Form
Download a PDF of the information flyer

Des Plaines' Got Talent