Old Canal Days in Lockport, IL ... This Weekend, June 17th to June 19th

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Old Canal Days in Lockport, IL

June 17th through June 19th

 

Gene Mundt Chicago Bancorp Old Canal Days, Lockport, IL blogThis Friday night (June 17th) The Old Canal Days parade will kick-off an entire weekend of fun and history in Lockport, IL(Click here for Map/Directions).

This years parade route will being on State & Third Street and end at 14th & Washington Streets in Lockport. Line-up begins at 5:30 pm, with the actual parade starting at 6:30 pm. The parade celebrates the 175th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal.

Old Canal Days events will take place along State Street, between 8th and 11th Streets, on Lincoln Landing in the Norton Building parking lot ... and along the I&M Canal itself.  Food vendors will be plentiful, with booths open throughout the entire Festival.

Some of the highlights of this year's Old Canal Days festival are:

• Basketball Competition:

  Saturday – Skills Tournaments

  Sunday (Father's Day) – Father/Kid competition and play

• Movies in the Square

   Friday the 17th - Sit on the lawn at Central Square and watch the family movie "The Sand Lot." Activities start at 7:30 P.M. with the movie starting at 8:30 P.M.  Take a picture with South Paw and get his autograph. Free hitting lessons by On Fire Baseball Academy.

• Juried Craft Show (100 quality crafters)

   Saturday the 18th - 10 am to 4 pm between 9th & 11th on State.

   Sunday the 19th - 11 am to 4 pm between 9th & 11th on State.

• Car Show - All makes/All models.

   Sunday the 19th - 10 am to 4 pm

• Horse drawn carriage ride along the I&M Canal Gene Mundt Chicago Bancorp Old Canal Days, Lockport, IL blog

   Saturday the 18th - 10 am to 4 pm

   Sunday the 19th - 11 am to 4 pm

• Live Music

   Friday the 17th - 7 pm in front of the Norton building.

   Saturday the 18th - 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm starts.  3 different bands.

• Beer Tent - Beer Tent & Food Vendors next to the Norton Building.

   Friday the 17th - Beer Tent has $3 admission when music begins.

   Saturday the 18th - Beer Tent opens at Noon. $3 admission after 5 pm when music begins.

   Sunday the 19th - Beer Tent opens at Noon.

• McDonalds Kids Zone inflatable play area on Lincoln Landing

   Saturday the 18th - 10 am to 4 pm

   Sunday the 19th - 11 am to 4 pm (Ronald McDonald makes an appearance at 1 pm).

• Period Costumes for pictures • Museums tours and activities

   Saturday the 18th - 12 Noon to 4 pm

   Sunday the 19th - 12 Noon to 4 pm

• Corwin's Kids Craft Tent

   Saturday the 18th - 10 am to 4 pm

   Sunday the 19th - 11 am to 4 pm

• Duck Race on the I&M Canal

   Saturday the 18th - 3 pm

• Civil War and WWII re-enactors will camp out on the I&M Canal throughout the night. Period actors will host along the Canal.

• and More!

Lockport and Old Canal Days, sponsored by the Lockport Chamber of Commerce and local community business-sponsors, is conveniently located off major highways and interstate for ease in commuting to the event. Stop in over the weekend and enjoy all Lockport and the I&M Canal have to offer during this historic Festival.

     *  And if looking for mortgage information or assistance in Lockport, IL or any of the surrounding Chicagoland area, please contact me.  I'll be happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and assist you with your mortgage needs.  You can reach me at:   Direct:  815.277.4036    Cell/Text:   708.921.6331  Email:  gene@chicagobancorp.com.  Website:  www.genemundt.com.  Skype:  630.219.1316.

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Charles Edwards Bentonville
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Gene, Someone has gone the distance in planning such an extensive celebration! I hope the turn out is big and everyone has a great time!

Nice profile picture BTW. 

Jun 16, 2011 04:28 AM #1
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Michelle Gibson
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Gene - I can actually say I've been to this event in Lockport and it was a lot of fun.

Jun 16, 2011 04:48 AM #2
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Charles:  This is a huge event every year in our community and has been for years.  Just keeps getting better and better because so many volunteers work so hard to accomplish that.  Hoping the rain cooperates and stays away!  And thanks for the thumbs-up on the pic.  My wife classes me up ...

Michelle:  Glad to hear that!!  This event pulls from all over Chicagoland.  It's an annual "trek" for some families.  Hoping all goes well again this year ... thanks for writing!!

Gene

Jun 16, 2011 05:14 AM #3
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Tammy Lankford,
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Wow, is this Annual Gene?  Sounds like a really nice time to visit.

Jun 16, 2011 04:44 PM #4
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Gene,

They say things are big in Texas, but in some ways, they are bigger in Illinois. I'm a native gal from the north side of Chicago. Chicago parades are a tradition that never disappoints. Have a good time!

Jun 18, 2011 02:24 AM #5
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Tammy:  Yes it is ... and this year they have re-introduced the Craft Show portion of the event.  Back by popular demand!  And come visit us Tammy!  We'd love to have you ...

Patricia:  You've got that right.  We never miss an excuse to have a parade!!  I'm meeting so many people that hail from the Chicagoland region because of this post.  Just amazing.  We've produced some of Rain's best!  Let me know if you ever come back to visit, Patricia.  Lunch is on me ...

Gene

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Hi Gene ~ Sounds like this event  was fun for the whole family, with activities to keep everyone busy!  Combining it with Father's Day too would make it even more popular, hope the weather cooperated!

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Maureen: It did! A great day here in the southern part of Chicagoland. We could hear the music and laughter and fun when we stopped by .. and all weekend at our house on the other part of town!! It was a good weekend for Lockport and its' visitors ... Gene
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