Romeoville to hold four-day Founder’s Day celebration

The traditional parade will take place Sunday, Sept. 19

The village of Romeoville will hold a four-day Founder’s Day “Entertainment Weekend” filled with concerts and its traditional parade in September.

Mayor John Noak announced earlier this year the village would celebrate its Founder’s Day with a different format this year, according to a news release. This year’s format is a throwback to the village’s original Founder’s Day weekend.

The multi-day event is scheduled for Sept. 16 through Sept. 19 at Deer Crossing Park and will feature live music, art displays, food trucks, children’s activities, a parade, fireworks and more.

“We are proud to host this entertainment weekend that will not only bring excitement to our community, but also celebrate some important pieces of it” Noak said in the release. “Each day residents can look forward to a new festivity, beginning with a celebration of Mexican Independence Day and ending with our Founder’s Day Parade, which looks to celebrate the superhero in all of us.”

Each day features a specific theme.

• Thursday, Sept. 16: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with authentic Mexican food and entertainment.

• Friday, Sept. 17: Come out and party with Romeoville with live music (7th Heaven), children’s entertainment, food activities, and fireworks.

• Saturday, Sept. 18: A day of the arts with a car show, art displays, chalk contest, children’s activities, bags tournament, live music (Anthem), food and drinks.

• Sunday, Sept. 19: Calling all superheroes for the annual parade, followed by children’s entertainment. The parade will kick off at 2:30pm from St. Andrew the Apostle Church, located at 505 Kingston Drive.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.