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YMCA “50Fest” Community Party
August 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The North Suburban YMCA will kick off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind community party, 50Fest, filled with food, music, and family fun for all ages.
To accommodate activities for all ages and interests, the Y’s campus will feature a variety of designated activity areas. Kids will enjoy a magic show, bounce houses, game trucks, a DJ show from Bach to Rock, hair and makeup styling from Teddie Kossof, balloon animals, face painting, and more. Young adults ages 10-18 will have the opportunity to display and sell their own art creations in a Young Artists gallery. There will also be a Bingo tent with fun and valuable prizes, featuring local celebrity Bingo callers.
Delicious food will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors in a “Taste of the North Shore” food tent, including special menu options from Granite City Food & Brewery, Pinstripes, Viccino’s Pizza, McAlister’s Deli, City BBQ, Gail’s Brownies, Dairy Queen, and more. Adults may also purchase beer, wine, or Prosecco to enjoy throughout the grounds all day. A portion of sales will benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund.
In the evening, the party will become a music festival with live performances by noted local bands. The stage will be rocking with appearances by soul/rock/R&B band Say So Six, followed by an acoustic set by Ryan See, lead singer of South of 80. Closing the night will be Northside, a tribute band covering classic rock from the 70s as well as today’s hits, including their unique 30-songs-in-30-minutes performance at 8 p.m.