2018 - Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks

Lake Forest, IL

2018 - Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks

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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 sponsor this year’s festival or other future events, please visit our Donate page.

The Headliner: HAIRBALL - A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock

A homage to Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith and more! Hairball recreates your favorite '80s arena rock songs for a night of spectacular hair metal bliss! It's not a tribute show but a re-enactment of some of the greatest hair bands of that opulent decade, complete with makeup and costume changes, confetti and pyrotechnics, smoke machines and props galore. These guys are legit; they've been joined on stage by the likes of Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and Dee Snider. With 3 lead singers, it's a dizzying spectacle of non-stop rock you won't soon forget.

The opening act will be: 97Nine - 97Nine (ninety-seven nine) is the premier classic rock cover band in the Midwest. This supergroup began rocking audiences with the most memorable anthems from the 80’s, 90’s and today.

Ticket Details:

  • Lake Forest/Lake Bluff residents: $15 (Kids under 5 are free)
  • Non-residents: $20 (Kids under 5 are free)
  • Adult VIP Pass: $75 (Includes admission, catered food and beverages
  • Child VIP Pass: $25 (12 and under. Must be accompanied by adult with VIP pass)
  • BEST DEAL! Family Pack VIP Pass: $250 (Includes 2 Adult VIP passes, 4 Child VIP passes, Premier parking – a $300 value)
  • Regular Parking Pass: $25 – day of event only as space is available (cash only)
  • Premier Parking Pass: $50 – online presale only as space is available

All proceeds after festival expenses are used to support the great year-round programs of your Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. Thank you for your support!