Park Palooza

Sat, Aug 20 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

End the summer on a high note! Join Elmhurst Park District in Berens Park from 5-9 p.m. for family games, music on the lawn and a beer garden. Performing on stage will be Gen Fuze (5-6:30 p.m.) and The Student Body (7-9 p.m.).

Location & Parking

  • Berens Park, 493 N. Oaklawn Avenue. Most activities will be located around and near The Hub.
  • Parking located at Berens Park's east and west parking lots. Parking will also be available at Wagner Community Center

Activities

  • Live music: Gen Fuze playing classic rock (5-6:30 p.m.) and The Student Body playing 80s, 90s and today (7-9 p.m.)
  • Beer garden
  • Carnival games
  • Circus Train Inflatable Obstacle Course for 6 and under
  • Extreme Inflatable Obstacle Course for 7 and up
  • The Hub's amenities, including spray ground, batting cages and miniature golf will be open for free during the event
  • Balloon twister & air brush tattoo artist

Food

  • Dope Sandwich
  • Da Pizza Dude
  • Flyin Hawaiian
  • Guapo Taco
  • Serna's Grill
  • Small Cakes
  • Popify Pops
  • Sugar Mama's Mini Donuts
  • Windy City Ice Cream
  • The Hub's concessions

Beer Garden

  • Beer garden with adult beverages for purchase from Elmhurst Brewing Company
  • Drink tickets and wristbands can be purchased at The Hub (tickets are $9/each and non-refundable)
  • All ages are allowed in the beer garden fenced area, must show a valid State of Federal I.D. to receive a wristband
  • Dogs are not permitted in the fenced area
  • Drinks will include seltzer, wine, Julius Squeezer (Hazy IPA) and Zitrone (Kolsch)

General Information

  • Staff reserve the right to search personal belongings brought onto District property.
  • No outside food or beverages. Purchases can be made at the food trucks or at The Hub concessions stand.
  • Picnic tables will be available, but you are also welcome to bring in chairs or blankets.
  • Dogs are allowed in Berens Park but must be on leash. Unfortunately dogs will not be allowed in the fenced area.
  • Restrooms are located on the north side of The Hub and porta-potties will be located inside the fenced area.
  • Last call for drink tickets will be 8:15 p.m. Last call for drinks is 8:30 p.m.

Event FAQ

STAGE ENTERTAINMENT

5:00-6:30pm – Gen FuZe (classic rock)
7:00-9:00pm – Student Body (best of 80s, 90s & now)

KID’S ACTIVITIES – OPEN 5-8PM
• The Hub – Spray Ground, Mini Golf, Batting Cages (FREE)
• Circus Train Inflatable Obstacle Course (recommended for ages 6 years & under)
• Extreme Inflatable Obstacle Course (recommended for age 7 & up)

KID’S ACTIVITIES – OPEN 5-9PM
• Games
• Balloon Twisters
• Airbrush Tattoos

BEER GARDEN
• Drink Tickets and wristbands are located at the Hub (drink tickets are $9 each and non-refundable)
• All ages are allowed within the fenced area. In order to be served alcohol, you must first show a valid I.D. and receive a wristband.
• Dogs are not permitted in fenced area
• LAST CALL for drink tickets at 8:15pm
• LAST CALL for alcohol at 8:30pm

DRINK LIST - ALCOHOL PROVIDED BY ELMHURST BREWING COMPANY
• Elmhurst Brewing Company Seltzer
• Wine
• Julius Squeezer (Hazy IPA)
• Zitrone (Kolsch)

FOOD TRUCKS – FOOD TRUCKS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
• Serna’s Grill – Chicago Style Street Food
• Da Pizza Dude – Pizza
• Popify Pops – Ice Pops
• Smallcakes Elmhurst – Cupcakes
• Dope Sandwich – Sandwiches
• Sugar Mama’ Mini Donuts – Mini Donuts
• Windy City Ice Cream – Ice Cream Bars
• Flyin Hawaiian – Hawaiian Comfort Food
• Guapo Taco – Tacos, Salads, Sweets
• The Hub Concessions

PARKING
Berens Park has a west lot and an east lot. Both lots will be open and provide ample parking, but guests are also welcome to park in the Wagner Community Center parking lot.

RESTROOMS
Restrooms are located on the north side of The Hub and porta-potties will be located inside the fenced area.

FIRST AID
If you need first aid, you can visit the information booth on the northwest side of The Hub under the blue “EPD” tent.

REMINDERS
• Staff reserve the right to search personal belongings brought onto District property
• No outside food or beverages. Purchases can be made at the food trucks or at The Hub concessions stand.
• Picnic tables will be available, but you are also welcome to bring in chairs or blankets.
• Dogs are allowed in Berens Park but must be on leash. Unfortunately dogs will not be allowed in the fenced area.

SPONSORED BY
• The Hinton Agency – Farmer’s Insurance
• Edward-Elmhurst Health
• Elmhurst Bank
• Kelly Stetler – Compass

Event Map

This event is outdoors and held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check the Rainout LineUpdates will also be posted on the website and the Elmhurst Park District Facebook page. 


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