Growing up I spent every 4th of July at the Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks at Deerpath Community Park. I am pleasantly surprised to hear how much this event has grown in the past few years since the friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation took over the event in 2006. The event is now completely run by volunteers and all proceeds go to the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation to support year round recreation programs. In the past few years award winning entertainers including The Village People, KC and the Sunshine Band, Eddie Money, and Rick Springfield have played at this event!
Songwriter and guitarist Kenny Loggins will be playing at the annual Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks this year. With the fields opening at 5:00 pm entertainment includes feature film Sixteen Candles as well as an annual pie eating contest. Kenny Loggins will begin playing at 8pm and the night will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display. The event will be catered this year by Lovells of Lake Forest for VIP pass holders to enjoy food and beverages. Tickets are available to Lake Forest & Lake Bluff residents for only 10$. Spending the 4th of July at Deerpath Community Park has always been a family tradition of mine and it’s so wonderful to hear how much the event has grown in the past few years.