Somonauk SummerFEST This Weekend!


somonauksummerfest15Somonauk’s SummerFest is all set for this Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th, 2015.  This is one of DeKalb County’s small town festival gems. SummerFest opens on Friday at 5pm and runs until midnight. There will be a KidZone area, carnival rides , beer garden, live bands, food, craft show, cruise night and free photo booth pictures. There will also be a Cruise Night on Friday from 5-9pm this year. Live music with the Hillbilly Rock Star will run from 8pm until midnight Friday.

Saturday starts with the Rock the ‘Nauk – Run / Walk at 7:30am. The 2015 Somonauk Summer Fest Parade will be held on Saturday, July 26th, at 10:00 am.  This year, the parade’s theme will be “Be Your Own Hero”.

All of the typical festival attractions mentioned above will also run on Saturday starting at 11am. Additionally, there will be a Craft Show, a Pedal Pull in the Park starting at 2pm and a Tractor Pull starting at 3pm – all three great fun to watch!

Outpatience will take the stage from 4-7pm Saturday. Woody James, will be playing from 8-11:30pm on Saturday.

Supported by the businesses in Somonauk and the surrounding area since 2008, Somonauk Summer Fest has worked to improve local parks by raising money for picnic tables, roads and permanent facilities. The Somonauk Summer Fest committee is dedicated to helping improve and expand the local parks that offer safe and protected areas for families and children to gather play and enjoy the outdoors throughout the year.

Friday, July 24th
Opening Ceremony (Flag Raising) 5:00 pm
Game Area All-Ages
(Jenga, Giant Ker-Plunk, Small kids games)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Food Service (Various Area Restaurants) 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beer Garden (Opens) Last Call 11:30 pm 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Craft Show ( Application ) 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cruise Night
Brought to you by: Bud’s Citgo Gas Station & Car Wash
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bingo/Bake Sale
Brought to you by: Somonauk HS Junior Class (Proceeds toward Prom)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Live Music in the Beer Garden Featuring:
Hillbilly Rock Star ( 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm


Saturday, July 25th
Rock the ‘Nauk – Run / Walk ( FB Race Page / Website ) ( Registration Form )
Brought to you by: Somonauk Lions Club & Fox Valley Family YMCA
7:30 am – Finish
Parade (Entry Form) ( Parade Route Map )
This years Grand Marshalls: Somonauk Bobcats Softball / Baseball Teams
10:00 am
Heartland’s Blood DRIVE @ the FEST
“Located at Village Hall” (131 S Depot St, Somonauk)
Brought to you by: Heartland Blood Centers
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Food Service (Various Area Restaurants) 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Craft Show ( Application ) 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
KidZONE Play Area All-Ages
Bungie run, Jousting,  Obstacle Course, Bounce House and more…)
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Beer Garden Opens Last Call 11:30 pm 11:00 pm – 12:00 am
Bean Bag Tournament (Located inside of Beer Garden) ( Application )
– Signup starts at 11:00 am
12:00 pm
Woody James ( ) 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Texas Hold’em Tournament (Located inside of Beer Garden) ( Application )
Register by 1:30 | 2:00 Start
1:00 pm – FINISH
Somonauk Blue Stockings vintage baseball game 1:00 pm – FINISH
Free Hearing Screenings
Brought to you by: Somonauk Lions Club
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pedal Pull in the Park
Brought to you by: Somonauk Education Foundation
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
PULL in the PARK – Gates Open (NO CARRY INS) 3:00 pm
Magical Reading & Rythems!
Brought to you by: Somonauk Public Library
3:30 pm
PULL in the PARK Illini State Pullers (ISP) : Truck and Tractor Pull
( View the flyer )
5:30 pm – Finish
Live Music in the Beer Garden Featuring:
– Outpatience ( ) 4:00 – 7:00 pm