The State Fair might still be months away, but the festivities are already gearing up. On June 9th, the Fair will be hosting its inaugural Corn Dog Kickoff. This event will feature live music, fair food, giveaways, and many other activities. Broseph, one of the hottest up-and-coming bands from the Midwest, will also be playing from 12:00 to 2:30 PM.
There is a new 3K walk and 5K run this year. The races will trace through some of the fairgrounds’ most prominent attractions, including the Conservation World and the world’s fastest dirt track. Registration is currently underway and costs $25 per race with a free t-shirt for those who sign up before May 23rd. 100% of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation. Registration can be done online: https://secure.
The Corn Dog Kickoff Party will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and is free of charge. The State Fair Box Office will also be open that day from 9 am – 1 pm. Attendees can purchase tickets to the fair’s Grandstand Summer Concert Series or our exclusive Stage Side pre-concert parties.
The 2018 Illinois State Fair will be from August 9th to 19th. Stay up to date with all the latest news and announcements from the Illinois State Fair by connecting with us via Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.
Springfield communities host National Night Out events
PRESS RELEASE | In partnership with the Springfield Police Department and city officials, neighborhood associations across Springfield will be hosting events on Tuesday, August 7 in celebration of National Night Out. This annual event encourages neighborhoods across the nation to spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and community leaders. It is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Neighborhood associations across Springfield will host a variety of family-friendly events. These events are free to the public and residents are encouraged to participate. It is an opportunity to explore Springfield and meet residents throughout the community.
|Enos Park, The Avenue & Lincoln Park||Enos Park Pavilion, between 7th & 8th Streets||5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||www.facebook.com/EnosPark
|Ernie Bankhead||Intersection of Livingston & Beech||5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Historic Westside||Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut||6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
|Iles Park & Harvard Park||Iles Park, 2000 S. 6th Street
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||www.ilespark.org/events/iles-
|Laketown, Franklin Park & Lake Springfield||Firefighters Postal Club, 940 W. Lake Shore Drive||5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
|MacArthur Boulevard Business Association||Bites on the Boulevard, 1413 S. MacArthur||5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||
(food and drink will be available for purchase)
|Boys & Girls Club, 300 S. 15thStreet||6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Sherwood Neighborhood Association||Vredenburgh Park, 100 Crusaders Road||5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Yorktown & Glen Aire||Navy Club, 3100 Stanton Street||5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
The Springfield Municipal Band will also be performing at Douglas Park on Tuesday, August 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m. If you have questions about any of the events planned, you may reach out to the associations directly or contact the Springfield Police Department at 217.788.8325.
August 6th is registration day for District 186
Summer vacation is almost over, and that means it’s time to register for school again. The online option to register is already open. The traditional in-person registration will be held next Monday, August 6th. It is highly recommended that students and families new to the district attend the in-person registration event. All students are required to register.
Registration will be held from 11 AM to 6 PM on August 6th for District 186 elementary, middle, and high schools. For middle and high schools, a second day of registration on Tuesday the 7th from 8 AM to 2 PM. All students are required to register and update their information each year.
When you come to register, you will need to bring several documents:
- Certified birth certificate (if the district does not already have one on file)
- Photo Identification of Parent or Guardian
- Proof of Residency
- Health Records (physicals, immunizations, and other required tests)
- Transcripts for high school transfer students
You can learn more about what documents you need on the district’s registration page. For more information, contact Julia Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-525-7911.
Project Mack hosts second “Take Back the City” weekend July 20-21
PRESS RELEASE | Project Mack will be hosting our 2nd Annual Take Back the City weekend to wrap up the summer, to be held July 20-21, 2018. In response to the recent violence in Springfield, Project Mack aims to inspire youth to make a positive difference in their lives. The events will bring together current and past students of the city throughout the weekend and allow them to showcase their talents.
The weekend will consist of benefit concert Friday night and our All-star Alumni basketball game on Saturday. All the artists performing at the concert are graduates from our area high schools and now are pursing musical careers. The alumni game will bring back all the best basketball players who’ve come from the Springfield area. Additionally, there will be vendor & organization information tables available on both days.
All proceeds from the event will go toward 3 scholarships created at SHS, LHS, and SSHS in memory of the innocent gun violence victims.
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