2024 Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks

400 Hastings Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA


The 2024 Festival & Fireworks returns to Deerpath Communnity Park!

About the Event:

Created by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation in 2006, the Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks is an annual community event and fundraiser completely run by volunteers to provide a safe and fun environment for families celebrating Independence Day. Over the years we have brought in award-winning entertainers including The Village People, Dennis DeYoung, KC and the Sunshine Band, Eddie Money, Rick Springfield, Wynonna, and Lou Gramm. We are so grateful to our sponsors who have helped make this event a huge hit! If you would like to be a sponsor for this year’s festival or other future events, please visit our Donate page.

Music by: Dancing Queen and The Shagadelics

Dancing Queen is the ultimate ABBA tribute band and opening the festival is The Shagadelics, performing classic 70's rock and roll. The hits of the 70's, and 80's music in full force for a memorable and exciting concert experience that you won't soon forget.

Ticket Details: 

  • Lake Forest/Lake Bluff residents: $25 - Price increases to $30 on June 20th at 8 AM (Kids under 5 are free) Tickets available at the gate.
  • Non-residents: $30 - Price increases to $35 on June 20th at 8 AM (Kids under 5 are free) Tickets available at the gate.
  • VIP Adult Pass: $125 (Includes admission, catered food and beverages) - Price increases to $150 on June 20th at 8 AM
  • VIP Youth Pass: $50 (15 and under. Must be accompanied by VIP Adult Pass) - Price increases to $75 on June 20th at 8 AM
  • BEST DEAL! VIP Family Pass: $350 (Includes 2 Adult and 2 Child VIP passes, 1 Premier parking pass– a $400 value) Price increases to $400 on June 20th at 8 AM
  • Parking Pass: $20 – Day of event only, as space is available (cash only)
  • Premier Parking Pass: $50 – Online presale only, as space is available

 This is a "Rain or Shine" event. All tickets sales are non-refundable. All proceeds after festival expenses are used to support programs of the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. Thank you for your support!

For the safety of the community and to protect the turf, the following are NOT allowed:

  • Fireworks/Sparklers
  • Grills/Open Flames (Sterno, Candles)
  • No Smoking or Vaping
  • Pets
  • Tents, Tent Stakes (use cones to mark your designated area), or Chairs without Padded Feet
  • Firearms