Come one, come all! Summer "unofficially" begins in La Grange a few weeks ahead of schedule when the La Grange Carnival heads to town on Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5, 2016 during Pet Parade weekend.
The all-ages carnival is an annual tradition that features spectacular rides and games along with live music from local bands, according to Peggy Maglaris Kopley, co-owner of Prasino and carnival chairperson for the La Grange Business Association, the event organizer.
Carnival hours are 5PM -10PM on Friday, 12noon -10PM on Saturday, and 12noon - 7PM on Sunday. Unlimited ride specials will be offered on Friday from 5PM-9PM for $30; Saturday noon – 4PM for $25; Saturday 5-9PM for $30 and Sunday noon – 4PM for $25. All unlimited ride specials are per person, per session and ticket sales stop at 9:30PM.
The premiere sponsors of the La Grange Carnival are Gemini Gymnastics Academy with Stardust Yoga Studio and the School of Rock. The event is held with the cooperation of the Village of La Grange. Located on Harris Avenue between La Grange Road and Ashland Avenue, the carnival will also offer a beer tent and food area with fare from local restaurants and traditional carnival treats. Harris Street businesses will operate during normal business hours.
The highlight of the weekend is the annual La Grange Pet Parade, which steps off at 9:30AM on Saturday, June 4 from Cossitt Avenue and La Grange Road.