Romeoville’s annual festivals and events are the highlights of our social calendar. These events encourage residents to come together and celebrate what makes our home special. Join in the fun at the following annual festivals and events in Romeo.
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Ribfest is one of the first summer events and the perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. It’s a four-day event centered around great food, great music, and good times. Previously held in nearby Naperville, organizers will bring Ribfest to Deer Crossing Park for the first time in 2021. Billy Idol, Flo Rida, Randy Travis, and The B-52s are among the big names who’ve played Ribfest.
The only thing more popular than the music at this festival is the food. Barbecue experts duke it out for the title of best ribs. Carnival favorites like hot dogs, corn on the cob, and cotton candy complement the barbecue treats. Ribfest also has a family fun area with carnival rides, inflatables, magic shows, and a petting zoo.
Ribfest is great fun, but it’s got a very serious purpose. All proceeds benefit charities fighting child abuse and domestic violence, so donate to a good cause by coming to this great local event.
RomeoFest takes over Deer Crossing Park and Village Park every August for four days of family fun. Admission is free, but for a really great time, prepare to spend a little cash to ride the super popular carnival rides. Get a daily wristband for unlimited rides on your chosen day or ride every day with a Mega Pass. Plus, visitors with special needs ride free on Georgia Wilson Day.
But there’s more to RomeoFest than the rides. Live bands play throughout the event, giving RomeoFest a real party atmosphere. There are classic vehicles on display at the RomeoFest Car Show. A 1-mile race, men’s softball tournaments, and bean bag tournaments encourage locals to get moving throughout the weekend. Finally, admiring the colorful fireworks displays is the perfect way to close out Friday and Sunday nights’ festivities.
Of course, your children will only have eyes for the Family Fun Zone. Stop at the petting zoo, play some laser tag, get a face painting, and enjoy so much more family-friendly entertainment with the kids.
There’s limited parking along Romeo Road, but it’s probably smart to leave your car at home and hop on a shuttle bus. Buses pick up from Carillon Club House, Volunteer Park, Grand Haven, and several local schools.
Super Bowled Party
The Friday before America’s best football teams face-off, Romeoville celebrates with its NFL-themed Super Bowled Party. Held at Bowlero, teams of four go head-to-head to find out which Romeoville bowlers are the village’s best. If you don’t have your own team, don’t worry. Register as a single and let the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce match you up with some new friends. Super Bowl-themed food and drinks will give you the sustenance you need to succeed.
Mardi Gras Crawl
Its celebrations aren’t as famous as the ones in New Orleans, but locals know Romeoville rings in Mardi Gras right. Get a sitter for the kids and jump on one of the party buses for this adults-only event. It stops at multiple restaurants for superb food and drink samples. Don’t forget to collect your swag at the end of the night.
Basic and VIP tickets, including access to the VIP bus and a private tour guide, are both available. The Mardi Gras Crawl is six hours of fun held on the Saturday before or after Fat Tuesday.
Home and Garden Show
Get inspired by the potential in your home at Romeoville’s Home and Garden Show. This event showcases the latest innovations in home design, appliances, landscaping, and more. Listen to experts offering advice on how to have more fun and get more done in your home. It’s predicted thousands of visitors will attend the first annual Home and Garden Show, scheduled for March 20 and 21, 2021 at Romeoville Athletic and Event Center.
Annual Golf Outing
The Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Outing is one of the highlights of Romeoville’s social calendar. Keen golfers descend on Mistwood Golf Club every August for this fun-filled event. Players enjoy 18 holes of golf and enjoy a delicious lunch. Games and prizes add to the fun. Register as a single or recruit some friends and enjoy the discounted foursome rate.
Founder’s Day Parade
Romeoville celebrates the U.S.’s victory in the American Revolutionary War with its annual Founder’s Day Parade every September. Arrive early with your camp chairs to secure the best vantage point along the parade route. It runs from A Vito Martinez Middle School up Belmont Drive, Montrose Drive, and Arlington Drive before ending at Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center.
The Founder’s Day Parade floats are always spectacular, as clubs and organizations vie for top honors. Every parade has a different theme. Seeing how groups bring those themes to life keeps local families coming back each year.
Autumn Colors Craft Show
Every October, Romeoville celebrates the hues of fall with its Autumn Colors Craft Show. Around 100 vendors showcase their wares at the Romeoville Recreation Center. With candles, crochet, jewelry, pet accessories, floral arrangements, and heaps more, it’s a great place for gift shopping. The local Girl Scout Troop and gymnastics team, the Tumbleweeds, sell sweet treats to raise much-needed funds. Admission and on-site parking are free.
Get a head start on the spooky celebrations at Halloween Fest, held the week before October 31. Local businesses set up tables in the Recreation Center’s parking lot, handing out candy and other goodies to costume-clad kids. Help your children go all out on their costumes so they can enter (and maybe even win) the costume contest! Live bands get the crowds dancing. Kids can also enjoy the thrill of a hayride. Take home a free pumpkin, ready for carving before the big night rolls around.
These festivals and events come and go, but the fun never stops at Crème de la Crème of Romeoville, Illinois. We provide an engaging and enjoyable learning environment kids love. Contact us to learn more about the Crème de la Crème difference.