Ottawa River Fest, 8-1 through 8-7


Well it’s that time of year once again! Starting Monday August first and going through Sunday August seventh, Ottawa is having their River fest in Downtown Ottawa Illinois. Besides the usual carnival, music and beer gardens, this year they are also having a “Taste of Ottawa” fair.  Admission is only $2.00 per person and children are free! As always, please check out there web site for a full list of all the activities.  There is A LOT of things going on and they have a great calendar of events, list of vendors and and all the live entertainment that will be going on!  The Brightwood Inn is only 12 minutes from downtown Ottawa, so we are a quiet place to stay in the country when you want to get away form all the noise.  A full hot breakfast always awaits you every morning as well.

t o oottawa, dt


Sky Dive Chicago Summerfest

This Saturday kicks off the SDC Summerfest.  It’s a week long skydiving party! And the Brightwood Inn is only 19 miles away!!

Skydive Chicago’s annual Summerfest continues to grow with each passing year and this summer is without a doubt going to be U-N-R-E-A-L. Summerfest 2015 will celebrate its 14th year of bringing jumpers from all over the world together and is set to pave the way for the future of all that is boogie awesomeness.

As a proud host to the 2015 Vertical World Record Attempts, Skydive Chicago invites you to join us this July to celebrate blue skies, great friends, and history in the making. As always, there will be plenty of aircraft to choose from, world class organizers for all levels and disciplines, industry leading vendors, and mega parties to keep you moving all day and night. Your only disappointment would be missing this year’s event!


Skydive Chicago is built on a dedication to the sport of skydiving unseen anywhere else. It is located on 220 acres of private land with amenities like cabins, camping, swimming pond, Tiki Bar, Eat Up Cafe, RV hookups, shower house, disc golf course, Sky Lounge, student training programs (AFP), gear shop, rigging loft and more. It is also the home of several World Records, multiple local and national competitions and the largest skydiving festival of the year.

We here at SDC want to encourage everyone to make a first jump, and we only hope it’s with us. We want you to experience the thrill of flight, which you will never forget. Our instructors take the time to make your first skydive not just a ride, but hopefully your first of many. Want to pull your own parachute? Want to steer your own canopy? We want you to be as big of a part of your experience as possible. (If you just want the thrill ride, we can do that too) We give real instruction and strive for safety above all else, so if you have any questions just ask!