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Lemont gears up for 28th annual Heritage Fest

Cole Brannigan enjoys the Whirly Bird ride during the 2017 Heritage Fest in downtown Lemont.
Cole Brannigan enjoys the Whirly Bird ride during the 2017 Heritage Fest in downtown Lemont.

LEMONT – Lemont's annual Heritage Fest is back for its 28th year.

The free, one-day event will be from 4 to 11 p.m. July 14 in historic downtown Lemont, where at least 3,000 people are expected, according to the village of Lemont's website.

Heritage Fest features a variety of musical entertainment and food, as well as children's activities.

Festivities geared toured the youngsters include face painting, pony rides, a balloon artist, obstacle course, other rides and more. They will run from 4 to 8 p.m.

Most activities are free, thanks to the generosity of sponsors, the website states.

Live entertainment on the main stage will go from 4 to 11 p.m. From 4 to 6 p.m., 4th Point will perform, followed by Timing's Everything from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Centerfold will close out the festival from 9 to 11 p.m.

The Lemont Historical Society also will present old time photo opportunities from 4 to 6 p.m. and bingo from 5 to 7 p.m., and there will be a special appearance by former President Abraham Lincoln from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In addition to various food vendors, Heritage Fest will feature craft beer from Lemont's Pollyanna Brewing Co., which is a main sponsor of the event.

The other main sponsor is ComEd, and the title sponsor is Citgo. Suburban Life Media is an eagle corporate sponsor.

For more information, visit lemont.il.us/440/Heritage-Fest.

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