The whole community is invited to the North Suburban YMCA’s Fall Fest for a day of family fun, games and music from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the Y, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook. This free event presented by Bach to Rock, the music school for all ages.
Fall Fest features entertainment and activities for all ages, including bouncy houses, bingo, carnival food, Balloon Animal artist and live music from The Invaders with singer and guitarist Peter Corasis; Adam Leutkemeyer, guitarist; and Seamus Hardt, drummer. Bands from Bach to Rock play from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Water, popcorn and other concessions will be available at Fall Fest; outside food and drink is not permitted. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the live music on the Y’s front lawn.
“Events like Fall Fest show the community that the Y is a great place for families to have fun and connect with their neighbors. We are an organization committed to strengthening our community, so we are proud to do all we can to give back to the people we serve,” said Kim Nyren, Director of Community Investments and Events at NSYMCA.
This year, the Y is bringing back its popular bingo game where all players are winners and receive a prize. This fun, family-friendly event for all ages features 12 games from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; prizes include gift cards and baskets from local businesses and restaurants, plus children’s toys and prizes. The bingo game will be played with 1960s bingo equipment donated to the Y by the Civic Foundation.
“Our bingo games are really fun with this classic equipment,” Nyren said. “The Y is about families and communities, and with bingo, groups and family activities, it will be a great gathering. We would like to thank the donation of bingo equipment from the Civic Foundation which brings so much joy and nostalgia to this event. “
The NSYMCA ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive at the Y. The Y never turns anyone away because of inability to pay. Proceeds from Fall Fest activities will go to financial assistance to families in need and help the Y with ongoing operating costs.
Fall Fest sponsors include Allstate, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Wintrust Community Banks, Daily Herald and Waterway Carwash. There will also be local merchants.
For more information or to become a Fall Fest sponsor, email Kim Nyren at [email protected] and visit nsymca.org.