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St. Gerald Kicks off Summer Party Thursday

A huge carnival with all the trimmings will take place through Sunday.

One of Oak Lawn's favorite summertime fests will kick off at 5 p.m. Thursday.

will be at the , Southwest Highway and Central Avenue, and feature everything from music to bingo to raffles to everything in between. 

Hours for this year's carnival will be:

  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday;
  • 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday;
  • 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday;
  • 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Who doesn't like bingo? The popular game will be featured all four days of the festival.

Food, games and rides will be plentiful.

Beer garden musical entertainment inludes:

  • Thursday, August 9 - Sean and Charlie - 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Friday, August 10 - In Like Flynn - 5 - 8 p.m.
    Arra - 9 - 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 11 - Lake Effect - 5 - 8 p.m.
    The Hat Guys - 9 - 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 12 - Polka Band - 3 - 6 p.m.
    Hurricane Gumbo - 7 - 10 p.m.

A raffle benefiting the parish will be featured throughout the festival. Cash prizes of up to $7,00 will be awarded. Winners will be announced Sunday. Tickets are each $25 or five for $100. 

Four-day mega passes with unlimited rides during the carnival are $40 ($60 during the carnival) and can be purchased at the St. Gerald’s Parish office by calling 708-422-0234 or after Masses.

Wristbands for $20 are good for unlimited rides between 1 and 5 p.m.

To purchase four-day mega passes, raffle tickets or for more information, visit the St. Gerald’s website or call the parish office at 708-422-0234.

Check out the event's flyer.

Sara August 09, 2012 at 02:59 PM
..glad to know the riff-raff will be back in force this weekend in the neighborhood...what a great idea...do they realize all the imports from the city are the main attendees?
Sandra Bury August 11, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Hey congrats on the perfect weather! Driving past last night it looks like everyone was having a fabulous time.

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