Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Celebrate Highwood’s Kick-Off to Summer ‘Grads and Grease’ Carnival We Go Together June 10th-13th, Highwood Metra Station Parking Lot

June 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - June 13, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

$5 – $25

After a challenging year, Celebrate Highwood is thrilled to announce it will be hosting a Kick-Off to Summer ‘Grads and Grease’ Carnival Thursday June 10th through Sunday June 13th in the Highwood Metra Station parking lot. Taking all COVID precautions, the community is invited to come out and mark the end of another crazy school year. Graduates of all ages from 2020 and 2021 are invited to celebrate their end of the year accomplishments with discounted unlimited ride wristbands.

“The Grease theme seemed appropriate to recognize all of the graduates from 2020 and 2021 who have missed out on so much these past two end-of-school years,” says Brad Slavin, President Celebrate Highwood. “We are encouraging everyone to come out dressed in their favorite character from the movie Grease to share in the excitement.” Attendees dressed in Grease themed attire will also receive discounted unlimited ride wristbands.

To add to the Grease theme Buffo’s will be holding their Sheridan Road Cruz’n Nite car show on Saturday, June 12th from 5 p.m. to sundown along Sheridan Road.

The carnival fun doesn’t stop there. Adults can enjoy specialty Grease Lighting drinks by Hangar 1 Vodka, beverage straws by M. Brad Slavin Farmer’s Insurance and beer from Ravinia Brewing Co.

Carnival hours are Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday 1-11 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. The unlimited ride specials are $25 per person, per session, $5 discount for Grads and Grease attire. Unlimited ride specials will be Thursday and Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 1-11 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m.

Celebrate Highwood is proud to host its 2021 season of family friendly festivals and events, with all Covid protocols in place: social distancing, hand washing/sanitation stations, and face masks will be recommended. All carnival staff will be required to wear face masks. To see Covid safety plan for Kick-Off to Summer Grads and Grease Carnival visit Windy City Covid Plan.

Celebrate Highwood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity established in August 2016. Managed and operated by volunteers, our mission is to bring community together to raise funds for local and national charities. Through producing events that cater to the citizens, businesses and visitors of Highwood, our goal is give back, build strong community spirit, and establish Highwood as THE prime entertainment destination for dining, festivals and events on the North Shore. For more information on all of Highwood’s festivals, please visit www.CelebrateHighwood.org, www.facebook.com/celebratehighwood, or call 847-432-6000.


June 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
June 13, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
$5 – $25
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Celebrate Highwood


Highwood Metra Lot
317 Green Bay Rd.
Highwood , IL 60040 United States
+ Google Map