The 2011 Summer Sunset Festival in Lake in the Hills is scheduled for Friday, Sept, 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4.
With carnival rides, entertainment scheduled for each night, a parade Saturday morning, plenty of events and competitions scheduled throughout the days and an awesome fireworks display to round off the weekend, we want to make sure you are covered on where to go and when.
2012 SUNSET FESTIVAL
Cost: It's free and so is parking! Things you will have to pay for: carnival rides, games, food and beverages.
Cost for ride wristbands: Unlimited ride wristbands for one day cost $20. Regular tickets are $1 each or $40 for a sheet of 44 tickets. The wristbands are available for unlimited rides between the following hours each day: Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Parade: The parade will kick off at 10 a.m on Saturday. The parade route (here is a link to the route) will start at Grafton Farm Drive and Miller Road in Lake in the Hills and continue a mile east along Miller Road. The parade will end at Miller and Albrecht road.
Finding your way around: Do you need a map of the festival grounds? Here is a link to help you find your way around.
What else can we do? There is a LOT going on andthe Sunset Festival website has a full schedule of events.
- Check out this year's entertainment line-up for the 2012 Summer Susnet Festival.
- A 2011 story on Sunset Festival co-founder Debbie Mulcahy who died after a long battle with cancer last summer.
- An entertaining story on the Melon Propellin' team preparing for last year's Sunset Festival. And photos of the massive devices they build to launch the melons.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Summer Sunset Festival. You will be able to find Patch employees working in the Kids' Korner this year — be sure to stop by and say "hi!"