Our neighbors in Downers Grove are featuring the Rotary GroveFest today through Sunday after not having it last year with the pandemic. This wonderful four-day festival is presented by the Rotary Club of Downers Grove and will have carnival rides, games, live music, delicious food, local beer in the beer garden, and more in the Downers Grove downtown area.
What: Rotary GroveFest 2021
Aug. 19 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Aug. 20 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. (carnival rides open at 12 p.m.)
Aug. 21 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. (carnival rides open at 12 p.m.)
Aug. 22 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Downtown Downers Grove
Carnival Rides and Midway
GroveFest’s carnival rides will be set up along the midway. In addition to the Tilt-a-Whirl, carousel and other great rides, they will include the following:
There will also be a gigantic slide and a funhouse!
A $30 wristband is available on-site to get unlimited access to rides at certain times during the local festival.
Aug. 19: 5 pm to 11 pm
Aug. 20: 12 pm to 5 pm
Aug. 21: 12 pm to 5 pm
Aug. 22: until 10 pm
Live music will be featured every day, and in order to get into the concert area and beer garden, there is a $5 cover. Check out the music schedule below.
7:15 pm: Black Bolts
9:30 pm: 7th Heaven
5 pm: Billy Elton
7:15 pm: Electro Retro
8:45 pm: Briley
9:30 pm: Serendipity
4:30 pm: Mason Rivers
6:15 pm and 8:45 pm: The Pack Drumline and Dance Crew
7 pm: Valius
9:30 pm: The Millennials
5:45 pm: Wild Daisy
8 pm: Sushi Roll
About Rotary GroveFest, courtesy of Patch.com
Proceeds from Rotary GroveFest benefit more than two dozen nonprofits in and around Downers Grove. Throughout the four-day event, a number of Downers Grove restaurants and retailers are offering Rotary GroveFest specials.