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Popcorn Festival

     Your Popcorn Festival celebration begins the Saturday after Labor Day underneath the William E. Urschel Pavilion which will be held Saturday, September 11th, 2021. The Festival features entertainment and activities for the whole family. Test your skill in the Hot wheels Race of Champions, see who will take home the title of Cutest Baby, or catch a live performance! 

     Your favorite local restaurants and non-profits will be serving both lunch and dinner all throughout downtown. Enjoy a nice meal during your lunch break, take the family out for the day and support those in the community! Patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of time to reach the festival via shuttle busses – follow the signs. Certain fees apply for parking downtown.


– Saturday, September  

7:00 AM – Booths and Kids Poppin’ Play Place Open
7:30 AM – Popcorn Panic 5M Run and 5K Walk
8:45 AM – Lit’l Kernel Puff Race
10:00 AM – ChicagoLand Popcorn Parade – Sponsored by Centier Bank
11:00 AM – Food & Beverage Booths at ChicagoLand Popcorn Area Open
12:00 PM – South Shore CVA Main Stage Entertainment
12:00 PM – Front Porch Music Stage Entertainment
6:30 PM – Festival Closes

Porter Health Amphitheater at Central Park Plaza

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15 pm – 2:25 pm
2:40 pm – 3:30 pm
3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

For More info call: (219) 464-8332
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