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14th Annual Fall Fest

September 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

14th annual Fall Fest, September 15-17

Friday, 6-11p
Saturday, noon-11p
Sunday, noon-7p

Fall Fest, Des Plaines’ favorite family-friendly festival, is back for the twelfth year, with food, music, fun, games, and dozens of activities. Lake Park, at 2200 Lee Street, will once again be transformed into a lakefront wonderland where kids of all ages can ride the giant Ferris wheel and climb the rock wall, challenge the Freak Out carnival ride or take it easy in the petting zoo, chow down on corn dogs and feast on funnel cakes, and enjoy a variety of family entertainers as well as 10 great local and national touring bands.

The popular event, which was created for the community by the Des Plaines Park District, the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and the Des Plaines History Center, takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 15–17, with free admission, free parking, and free concerts every day. Fall Fest is once again generously sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Rivers Casino and Community Sponsor Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Fall Fest features a full carnival with dozens of rides and games, and all your favorite carnival eats. The KidZone! is where you’ll find the rock-climbing wall, the petting zoo, lots of great kids & family entertainment, face painting, and interactive activities that are perfect for parents & tots. At the Des Plaines History Center Exhibit Tent, you can make a traditional corn husk doll to take home, talk to costumed historical reënactors, and see the history of Des Plaines unfold in detailed displays.

Bring the whole family to beautiful Lake Park and enjoy every day of this great annual festival.


September 16, 2023
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lake Park
2200 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018 United States
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