Oglesby Fun Fest

Schedule of Events

2016 Oglesby Summer Fun Fest

the largest free festival in North Central Illinois

July 7-10, 2016
  • Oglesby Municipal Pool Grounds unless otherwise noted
  • No gate or entry fee required.
  • Bring lawn chairs and blankets from which to enjoy our many free entertainment acts.
  • For more information, call 815-883-3389 or 815-488-3599
  • 50/50 Ticket Sales
  • Our goal is a $30,000 Jackpot.
  • Early bird monthly drawings for $100.00 each
  • Last year’s winner took home $10,404!
  • This is a Chicago Bears weekend. Wear your Chicago Bear apparel!
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 5th & 6th 6 p.m.
  • 10-11 year old District 20 Baseball Tournament, Bottomley Field
  • 11-12 year old District 20 Softball Tournament, Memorial Park
THURSDAY, JULY 7TH 3 - 6 p.m Farmer’s Market
  • Downtown
  • 5 - 11 p.m.
Carnival & Midway "It's Finally Hair Again!" Music Night 6 p.m.
  • Libido Funk Circus
  • Watch this high energy group perform good ole’ Motown music to the bass-thumping beats of today’s dance music.
  • 8:45 p.m.
  • Hairbanger’s Ball
  • Playing 80’s Hair Rock and Glam Rock
FRIDAY, JULY 8th 8 a.m.
  • City-wide garage sales
  • maps available at City Hall
  • 9 a.m.
  • Boggio's Sweet Corn for Sale
  • across from Washington Junior High
  • 5 - 11 p.m.
  • Carnival & Midway
  • Unlimited ride wristbands just $23 Win a free t-shirt!
  • 4 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. Boys 10-11 year old Baseball Tournament, Bottomley Field
  • Girls 9-10 year old Softball Tournament, Memorial Park
  • 5 p.m.
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Food Booths
  • Beer Garden
  • Pony Rides
  • 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Cruise-In at the Root Beer Stand
  • Hot cars, cool treats, presented by the Stampede Mustang Club
  • Join us for the “British Invasion”
  • 6 p.m.
  • The BriTins
  • A tribute to the Beatles
  • 9 p.m.
  • Satisfaction
  • 2-hour concert of music from the World's Best Rock & Roll Band
SATURDAY, JULY 9th 8 a.m. Sunday, July 10th
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Craft & Vendor Sale
  • To become a vendor call Cathy at 815-343-9403
  • 12 p.m.
  • Illinois Valley Community Hospital's
  • “Hometown Heroes” Parade
  • Join us for one of the finest parades in our area. RAIN OR SHINE.
  • all 815-488-3599 to sign up to participate.
  • 1 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Carnival & Midway
  • Unlimited ride wristbands just $23 Win a free t-shirt!
  • 1 p.m.
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Food Booths
  • Beer Garden
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Oompah Music by Jimmy's Bavarians
  • 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • The Great Lakes Timber Show
  •  Chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, crosscut sawing, log rolling, audience participation, and loads of clean family humor.
  • 3 p.m.
  • Keith Allynn
  • A Neil Diamond Tribute
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Zumba Demonstration
  • Led by the Oglesby Rec Department's Diane and Cindy
  • 6 p.m.
  • FEATURE ATTRACTION:
  • The Chicago Six
  • Featuring former Chicago Bear stars Dave Hampton, Otis Wilson & Steve McMichael
  • 9 p.m.
  • 50/50 Drawing Winner Announced
  • Someone is going to win thousands of dollars.
  • Need not be present to win.
  • 9:30 p.m.
  • Gigantic Fireworks Finale
  • Going out with a band. See you next year!