Every year, 4th of July weekend reminds me that summer fun is here and what better way to kick it off then with Naperville's Ribfest. An annual event for nearly 15 years that provides food and musical enjoyment for all.
Ribfest runs from July 3rd - 6th and it's been voted the Best Festival in the Midwest. Including 17 world-class rib vendors; Desperado's BBQ 7 Rib Co, Fast Freddy's Electric BBQ Ribs, Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue and Catering, Texas Outlaws BBQ, Pigfoot, Aussom Aussie, Butch's Smack Your Lips B-B-Q, Porky N Beans National BBQ Cooking Team, Rasta Joes BBQ, Sgt. Oink's Pit BBQ, Johnson's BBQ, Mojo's Ribshack, Smokin' Joe's Hog Wild Barbeque, Armadillo Rib and Que Company and Howling Coyote Southwest BBQ.
Two music stages provide rock-in entertainment , this year's line up included; Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Trace Adkins, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Foghat and Average White Band.
Carnival fun for all ages.
4th of July fireworks started lighting the Naperville skies at 9:30pm.
If you have never been to Ribfest, come and see what you have been missing. There is still time! Summertime fun is here in Naperville!