July

Fourth of July Celebration

Monday, July 4, 2016

Town Square (301 N. Bridge, Yorkville)

Parade: You do not need to inform the committee of your participation within the parade. All floats should show up at the Yorkville High School the morning of the parade starting at 7:30am.  The parade begins at 9am!  The Parade Route is listed below and contingent on the completion of the Church Street construction. 

Parade route (if Church Street construction is completed): Game Farm Rd, Somonauk Street, King Street, West Main Street, Church Street and will end at the water tower.

Parade route (if Church Street construction is not completed): Game Farm Rd, West St, Center St, King St, Somonauk St, and will end at the water tower.

For more information please download the parade route map. Throwing candy from parade floats is not permitted. Candy may be thrown by those participants walking the parade route.

Town Square Activities: The activities begin immediately after the parade and end at Noon.  Activites will include children's foot races, rides, water fights, and a performance by the Yorkville Community Band.  Food and drink will be available for purchase.  

Fireworks: The fireworks will begin at dusk and will be shot off near the corner of Rt 47 and Countryside Pkwy.  The Yorkville Big Band will also be performing at 8:00pm at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.

Additional Information:  All 4th of July activities are free to everyone, except for food and drink purchases and are subject to change without notice.  We do appreciate and welcome donations to help support this long standing community event.  Checks can be made out and mailed to:  United City of Yorkville (800 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville IL 60560).  Please write "4th of July" in the memo line.  All donations are tax deductible. If your business would like to sponsor the 2016 Fourth of July Celebration please see the link below for more information. Please contact Steve Redmon at 630-553-4357 or by email with any questions regarding sponsorship. 

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 Thank you to our 2016 All American Sponsor:


Rich Mechanical
Thank you to our 2016 American Spirit Sponsors: Midland States Bank, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shop,Parkway Development, Earthmover Credit Union 

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Cruise Night


Wednesday, 6, 2016


Riverfront Park (131 E. Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)

 Come out and take a walk down memory lane as you view classic cars along the river on the first Wednesday of the month June through August from 5pm-8pm!  Vehicle registration will begin at 5:00pm. 
  

Thank you to our Cruise Night Sponsors
All Steel   foxys ice cream

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Ribs on the River Weekend:  River Night

Friday, July 15, 2016
5:00pm - 10:00pm


Riverfront Park (131 E. Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Enjoy a night filled with family fun, food, beverages, cardboard regatta, and more!  Schedule of events is as follows:
        5-10pm:  Food Vendors & Beer Tent
        5-7pm:    Cardboard Boat Races
        5-9pm:    Free Family Area Activities (Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Performances)
        7-10pm:  Live Performance by Red Woody


CARDBOARD BOAT RACE INFORMATION
Please join us for River Night’s Cardboard Canoe Race from 5-7pm. This event is hosted by Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce, United City of Yorkville, and Chicago Whitewater Association. Three races and plenty of prizes to be won! For more information please download the event flier and race rules.

Race One: Corporate Race
Will the firemen put their oars in the water against the police? Will Kendall County board have enough board to stay afloat against the City Council? Do you own a business and want to finally have a chance to “paddle it out” against your competitor? A great team building experience, and a fun way to show off your logo. Afraid to call out your competition?? Don’t worry, we’ll do that for you. Just contact Stephanie at Stephanie.r1@sbcglobal.net and let her know who you’d like to challenge.

Race Two:  Build at Home
Are you handy and have a family who likes to work together? Do you love being outside? Do you have a neighbor, family member, or a friend that is up for a fun creative “paddle it out” competition? Then get your supplies together and get ready to race the rapids in your very own cardboard canoe. Rules will follow.

Race Three: Build on Site
To those who missed the pre-event advertising, don’t panic. There will be two hours at the site to build what you can with kits we supply to make it down the river. Limited kits available, so don’t be paddling yourself for missing out. 

 
PARKING INFORMATION
Free Shuttle Parking from the Yorkville Intermediate School and Circle Center Grade School is provided by Morris Hospital on Friday. Individuals who wish to park at Yorkville Intermediate School and Circle Center Grade School should stand by the shuttle transportation sign at each location. The shuttle will run continuously between the hours of 5-10pm on Friday, July 15. Please note that shuttle times may change without notice. Downtown parking is also available. Please see the link below for more information on available parking areas. 
              


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    
For more information or to become a sponsor, please click here!  
  

Ribs on the River Weekend:  PORKville & Illinois Whitewater Festival


Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:00am - 10:30pm


Riverfront Park (131 E. Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville)
 
PORKVILLE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Yorkville, IL will become PORKville, IL as the sweet and spicy aroma of BBQ ribs fill Riverfront Park with the schedule of events as follows:
        10am-10:30pm:       Food Vendors & Beer Tent
        11:30am-2:30pm:    Live Performance by County Line Brothers
        1:00pm-6:00pm:      Family Activities (Bounce Houses & More!)
        3:30pm-6:30pm:      Live Performance by Whiskey Romance
        7:30pm-10:30pm:    Live Performance by Back Country Roads
 

ILLINOIS WHITEWATER FESTIVAL
Join the Illinois Whitewater Association and bring your boat, paddling skills, family and friends as they host the Buttercup Slalom Series and Boatercross competition all day on Saturday, July 16 on the Marge Cline Whitewater Course in Yorkville, IL! Registration will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, July 16 with the competition starting at 10:00am. Not a fan of getting in the water? No problem! Come out and enjoy watching others as they race through the Marge Cline Whitewater Course throughout the weekend while listening to live performances and enjoying great food and beverages at the Ribs On The River Festival ! For more information and a schedule of events click here!
         
 
PARKING INFORMATION
Free Shuttle Parking from the Yorkville Intermediate School and Circle Center Grade School is provided by Kendall Area Transit. Individuals who wish to park at Yorkville Intermediate School and Circle Center Grade School should stand by the shuttle transportation sign at each location. The shuttle will leave Circle Center Grade School and Yorkville Intermediate School on the hour following this schedule: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm. Shuttles will leave Riverfront to return to the school on the half hour following this schedule: 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm. Please note that shuttle times may change without notice. Downtown parking is also available. Please see the link below for more information on available parking areas.

Craft Beer and Homebrew Tasting
Come try some great beers at the Riverfront Park during Ribs on the River. The Craft Beer and Homebrew Tasting will be held on Saturday, July 16th from 1-5pm. The beer tasting will feature beers from Scorched Earth and 2425 Brewing Company. The tasting will be $12 per person or $20 per couple which includes a souvenir tasting glass,6-3pz tastes and 1-14oz glass of beer of your choice. For more information please download the Homebrew and Craft Beer Tasting Flier

Thank you to these Ribs on the River-River Night Sponsors!



Premier River Night Ribs on the River Sponsor
Midland States


Premier Showcase Sponsors


BRENART


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  Rush Copley



Showcase Sponsors




FNBC

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Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus small Sherwin Williams

Wristband Sponsor

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Napkin Sponsors

First National Bank

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Canoe Chute Sponsor

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Pesola
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Friend of the Festival

Earthmover


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Fox River Academy

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Top Shelf Cleaning (1)

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Sport Clips


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Summer Slugfest Youth Baseball Tournament
Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16
Steven G. Bridge Park (3651 Kennedy Rd, Yorkville)

Divisions include 13U and 14U.  For more details and a registration form, please go to the Youth Leagues Page.  
 

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Throwback Thursday: A Cruise Down Memory Lane


Thursday, July 21


5pm-9pm

Town Square(301 N Bridge St, Yorkville)

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for an evening dedicated to old fashioned fun!  The evening will start with a Cruise Night with classic cars lining Town Square Park and ends with the Yorkville Big Ban performing music from the 40’s and 50’s.  Beer and wine will also be available for purchase throughout the night.  For more information call the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.  This event is sponsored by First National Bank and First Insurance Group.