Roselle Lions' Rose Festival marks 60 years of music and fun
Roselle Lions Club's Rose Festival kicks off Thursday
The Roselle Lions Club's annual Rose Festival is marking 60 years of kicking off the start of summer in Roselle on June 2-5.
Come out and enjoy a family friendly weekend of music, 5K race, parade, food and fun this weekend at the Roselle Metra Station parking lot at Irving Park Road and Maple Avenue.
The fest hours will be 6-11 p.m. Thursday, June 2; 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 3; noon to midnight Saturday, June 4, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Check out the car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wickstrom Chevrolet, 555 E. Irving Park Road.
Entertainment is free in the Miller Festival Beer Garden, rain or shine.
Physical Graffiti, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, will kick off the music at 8 p.m. Thursday.
ALT 101, a 1990s alternative rock band, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday
On Saturday, the "Lights, Camera, Dance" dance group will perform at 1 p.m., ollowed by the Schaumburg School of Rock at 4 p.m.
The Lost Generation will be playing hard rock covers at 6:30 p.m. with My Metal Heart performing hard rock hits from the 1980s at 9 p.m. Saturday
The eclectic cover band The Voodoo Dolls will wrap up the festival at 5 p.m. Sunday.
On Thursday, there is a 10-ride wristband special for carnival rides. On Saturday and Sunday, all-you-can-ride wristbands are available from noon to 5 p.m.
The festival food court will feature barbecue, pizza, Mexican cuisine, potato specialties and more. Learn more at www.rosellelions.com/festival.
On Sunday, the annual Run for the Roses 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr. Cost is $35. Sign up at www.run4roses5k.com.
Lineup begins at 7:45 a.m. with prerace warm-up at 7:52 a.m. The course is flat and fast, and is run in an oblong loop. It starts on Bryn Mawr Road between the Roselle Park District Clauss Center and Lake Park High School West Campus, then continues through the Waterbury subdivision and winds back to end in the north end of the Lake Park West Campus parking lot.
The 1/3-mile youth run for ages 3-12 will start at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $10. All runners in the youth run will receive a ribbon upon finishing.
After the race on Sunday, join the village of Roselle and Roselle Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the village's 100th anniversary at the 61st annual Rose Parade at 2 p.m.
The parade steps off at Roselle Road and Devon Avenue, and continues south on Roselle Road, east on Thorndale, south on Prospect, east on Irving Park, and ending on Lawrence. New this year, there will be a Best in Class Contest. Entries will be judged and awarded for overall presentation.
To make room for the annual Roselle Rose Festival, the Roselle Metra Station north parking lot will have a very limited number of parking spaces available Monday, May 30, through Monday, June 6. Commuter parking will resume as normal on Tuesday, June 7.