Highwood's Taste of Summer

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 Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave, Highwood, IL  See map

HIGHWOOD, IL (JUNE 28-30, 2013) – The Highwood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Highwood’s
Taste of Summer
, a three-day family festival bringing together the best
of the Northern suburbs’ restaurants, live music, full bar, family activities,
and plenty of new and exciting carnival rides and games for all ages. Formerly
known as Highwood Days, in its 45th year the City’s oldest
established festival has been renamed, revamped, and will now be located in Everts
Park, 130 Highwood Avenue, and the Highwood Library parking lot, 102 Highwood
Avenue, to allow for more green and open space.

“This is going to be the first of its
kind food festival on the North Shore,” says Eric Falberg, Fourth Ward Alderman
and Chairman of Special Events in Highwood. “It will be our version of the
‘Taste of Chicago’ with a Highwood spin!”

Taste of Summer will draw food lovers from all over, rain or shine: Friday,
June 28th from 5-11:30pm, Saturday, June 29th from 1-11:30pm,
and Sunday, June 30th from 1-9pm. Attendees of all ages can purchase
special ‘unlimited ride wristbands’ available on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm
for $20 per person, per day. There will also be a Mega Pass, good for the
entire three days, available for $60 in advance at Bent Fork Bakery (333 Waukegan Ave. Highwood, IL, 847-926-4438)
or at the Highwood Chamber of Commerce (847-433-2100), or for $75 day of.  Individual ride tickets will be
available for purchase every day.


Taste of Summer will feature a daily lineup of the best in musical
entertainment with great local performers including:


Friday, June 28th

6-7pm - Serendipity – Current pop hits

·      7:30-9pm - Rally Day – Jam band rock

9:30-11pm - Rollover – Roots, rock and blues


Saturday, June 29th

5-5:30pm - Ruff
Tea & The Tones


·      6-7pm - Matt Feddermann’s
Whiskey Junction
– Power trio rock n’

·      7:30-9pm - Evil Wayz – Classic rock

9:30-11pm – Great
Lakes Navy Band Horizon

Rock n’ blues


Sunday, June 30th

·       6-7:15pm - School
Of Rock Highwood

7:45-9pm – Blitz Creek – Classic rock/jam band


The City
of Highwood offers an amazing assortment of family festivals and events
throughout the year that are sure to please all.  For more information, please visit www.celebratehighwood.com or call the Highwood
Chamber of Commerce at 847.433.2100.


The Highwood Chamber of Commerce thanks the following sponsors
of Highwood’s Taste of Summer: Fields Auto Group, TribLocal, Van
Gogh Vodka
Budweiser, Bud Light, Goose Island 312 Urban
Wheat Ale
Monster, ING Financial Partners, and the Celebrate
Highwood entertainment stage sponsors: Coldwell Banker Carol Santi, Milestone Realty Shelley Lurie and Shari Weil, @properties Elisabeth Geltz and Baird & Warner.


The Highwood Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to
promoting and improving the business community in Highwood, Illinois. The
Chamber continues to improve the unique and vibrant city through special
events, cultivating new business, and implementing successful business
strategies. Known as a “regional chamber”, Highwood provides businesses from
all over Illinois and Wisconsin with valuable networking opportunities. 2013
marks the 50th anniversary for the Highwood Chamber.

The Highwood Chamber of Commerce is located at
445 Sheridan Road, with a mailing address of P.O. Box 305, Highwood, IL 60040.
For more information, please visit www.highwoodchamberofcommerce.com, www.celebratehighwood.com, or call 847.433.2100.


Highwood was founded in 1868 by William Wallace Everts,
a Chicago civic leader and world-renowned educator. His concept of a
family-based community has endured for more than a century. The beautiful
Everts Park, in the heart of downtown Highwood, has been named in the founder's
honor. Benches and trees in the park celebrate and remember people who, through
turbulent times and peaceful ones, built and sustained the community. Many of
Highwood's street names recall Everts' family and friends whom the founder
encouraged to build homes here. Residents of Swedish, Irish, Italian, Latino
and other heritages have since populated the community, each enriching the
community through their cultural traditions.

The Village of Highwood was incorporated in 1887. The name
briefly became Village of Fort Sheridan and then City of Fort Sheridan. In
1904, the community officially became known as the City of Highwood. Fort
Sheridan, a former army base slightly northeast of the City, has had a profound
influence on Highwood's development, and it continues to do so today as part of
its land, incorporated into the City, nearly doubled Highwood in size. Today,
Highwood is blending the past and present with exciting new plans for its

The City of Highwood, IL administrative offices
are located at 17 Highwood Avenue, Highwood, Illinois 60040.  For more information, please visit www.cityofhighwood.com. Tel: 847.432.1924.


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