After months of preparation and planning, the Romeoville Parks and Recreation Department released plans for their 2021 event schedule.
“We are excited to bring even more this year,” said Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks and Recreation. “This past year has given us the opportunity to really get creative and try new things and we’re looking forward to expanding on that success.”
Last summer’s Rockin’ the Pandemic concert series, which included seven socially distant concerts, was well received by the community and the village plans to bring it back. This year, the series will include 12 dates, two of which will be geared towards families.
Beyond the concert series, the proposed schedule of events also includes the return of Movies Under the Stars, a Drive-In movie, Community Day of Play, and a newly created Founder’s Day Entertainment Weekend that will take the place of this year’s RomeoFest. This three-day event will include a parade, fireworks, two nights of live music, and some family friendly entertainment.
One of the most successful events that was held in 2020 was the three simultaneous firework shows on July 3. The village is excited to announce they will be doing this again in 2021. The fireworks will be held at Lukancic, Volunteer and Discovery Parks. The shows are designed to allow residents to enjoy them throughout the community.
“This summer is going to be packed with activity,” said Mayor Noak. “Although it won’t be quite the same, it is our hope that these events will give everyone the opportunity to enjoy a little summertime fun.”
“The fun doesn’t stop there either,” said Rajzer. “We’re also expanding our Holiday Lights Festival; this year’s festival will include even more lights, entertainment, and activities.”
Additional information about upcoming summer programs and events will be available on our website, in the 2021 Summer Recreation Brochure, and on social media. As circumstances change, the village will continue to evaluate and provide information on events.