Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks


Mon, July 4, 2022 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Created by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation in 2006, the Lake Forest Festival and Fireworks is an annual community event and fundraiser completely run by volunteers to provide a safe and fun environment for families celebrating Independence Day. Over the years, we have brought in award-winning entertainers including The Village People, KC and the Sunshine Band,  Eddie Money, and Rick Springfield. We are so grateful to our sponsors over the years who have helped make this event a huge hit! If you would like to sponsor this year’s festival or other future events, please visit our Donate page.

5pm – Gates Open

This year’s music entertainment is Tommy DeCarlo, singer of Boston with special guest Rudy Cardenas of American Idol performing the classic hits of Boston & Journey. Two great concerts, all the classic hits, and all the memories in one unforgettable evening!

Tommy DeCarlo is the singer of the legendary rock band Boston. Tommy has performed on every Boston tour since 2007 playing to sold out audiences all over the world. This show closes with a full set of Boston classic hits from the 1970’s and 80’s with a top band of touring professionals featuring August Zadra on lead guitar/vocals (Dennis DeYoung Band) plus Walter Ino on keyboards/guitar/vocals (Survivor/The Babys), Mike Morales on drums (Dennis DeYoung Band), Tommy DeCarlo Jr. on guitar/vocals and Payton Velligan on bass/vocals.

The two set show starts with Rudy Cardenas of American Idol and a full set of Journey classic hits including the hits from both the Steve Perry and Gregg Rolie eras. Rudy has had a long relationship with Journey music starting in 2007 when he debuted on season 6 American Idol singing “Open Arms” on national TV.

9:31pm – Fireworks

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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