Family Fun
July 11, 2013 • 08:44:07 a.m.

Railroad Days festival to chug into West Chicago

By Suburban Life Media

The parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14 (Photo provided)

The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but the fun continues at West Chicago Railroad Days – fireworks, parade, car show and all – beginning Thursday evening, July 11.

The aerial sky display begins after dusk Saturday, July 13, following a daytime car show.

The 41st annual parade – themed "We Have a Dream" – steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Music includes acts such as Midnight Special, Head East, The Neverly Brothers and DuPage Band. Admission is free to all concerts.

Festival hours
Carnival and other events run from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 11 and 12; noon to midnight Saturday, July 13; and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 14.

The festival is set at Reed-Keppler Park, Arbor Avenue and East National Street, West Chicago. For more information, call 630-231-3003 or visit

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