This lively community carnival has been a La Grange tradition for over three decades and features spectacular rides with LED light displays, family favorites like bumper cars and Ferris wheel, games of chance, engaging games for children, and concessions. It is staged on Harris Avenue between La Grange Road and Ashland Avenue and presented for the first time by Express Med Spa La Grange, a newly-opened business in La Grange, along with support from the Village of La Grange.
Carnival hours are 5 PM to 10 PM on Friday, noon to 10 PM on Saturday, and noon to 9 PM on Sunday. Ticket sales will stop 30 minutes before closing.
The carnival is the traditional kick-off to a season of special summer events run by the LGBA including the Summer Art Project, the La Grange Craft Fair, the annual Sidewalk Sale and West End Arts Festival, plus Endless Summerfest which is organized along with the Park District of La Grange.
It is a major source of funding for the La Grange Business Association; dozens of local business owners volunteer to work in the ticket booths and information booth throughout the weekend.
"The La Grange Carnival is a vital part of our programming and funds many of the initiatives we offer to support our local small businesses," said Dr. Sarah Keuss-Boyce, the LGBA's board president. "It allows us to produce the popular public events we run that help to make La Grange a great place to spend the day."
Unlimited Ride Specials
Daily unlimited ride specials will be offered at selected times during the weekend:
- Saturday and Sunday, noon - 4 pm, $30 per person, per day.
- Friday and Saturday, 5 pm - 9 pm and Sunday, 4:30-8:30 pm, $35 per person per evening.
"As a new business in La Grange, we're eager to become involved in the community," said Stefanie Drozd, an owner of Express Med Spa. "We love the fact that the carnival brings families and neighbors together, and we can't think of a better way for them to kick off the summer season."
Along with Express Med Spa, other carnival sponsors are: Boyce Chiropractic, Go Ape and Mathnasium.
Carnival weekend will coincide with the La Grange Pet Parade, run by Pet Parade Charities, which steps off on Saturday, June 4 at 9:30am.
Updates can be found at www.lagrangeevents.com.To celebrate the weekend, carnival-goers are invited to post their pictures on social media with #LGcarnival and tagging the La Grange Business Association.