Events In Our Community – Lake Zurich Alpine Festival

Friday 7/15/16 4pm – midnight
Saturday 7/16/16 1pm – midnight
Sunday 7/17/16 11:30am – 8:30pm

81 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, IL.

It began in the summer of 1942, partly in celebration of the victories of World War II, volunteer and service organizations came together to establish what we know today as Alpine Fest™. The Lions Club with it’s newly established park in downtown Lake Zurich afforded a prime location for this event.

Over the years, as more and more people became active in the Lions Club, the carnival grew. Today the event is bigger and better than ever, It opens Friday night with The Fire Fighters Water Fights. Drawing more than 10,000 people per day to the park. For three days of carnival rides, games, food, family events and entertainment. The final day of the festival includes the Alpine Fest™ Parade down Main Street is the largest parade in Lake County. It is also the biggest single event of the year in Lake Zurich.

Conducting this festival on the third weekend in July each year requires an enormous amount of planning, a major financial investment in food, bands, tents, and carnival entertainment, it also requires the dedicated team of Lake Zurich Lions Club members to make and sell all the food, pop, funnel cakes, cotton candy, snow cones, pizza, pretzels, beer & wine, and thank you to the hundreds of other volunteers that help from the community.

This family oriented event will bring back all the things people love. There will be well-known bands, events, carnival rides, water fights and activities for the young patrons. In addition to the entertainment there will be some of the best food in Lake County. Enjoy the Alpine Fest Parade downtown Lake Zurich. Admission is free.

“This is so much fun every year.  I love a good carnival and getting together with the community, and best of all it’s free.  The water fights are so exciting and I can’t wait for all the yummy food.  I hope to see you there!”

~ Helen ~