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Memorial Day Weekend activities in Naperville

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Saturday

CENTENNIAL BEACH OPENED FOR THE SEASON / 11AM-8PM, Sat., May 26 / Raft time for grown-ups is Sunday mornings at Centennial Beach! Open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day / Located adjacent to the Riverwalk along Jackson Ave. in downtown Naperville. Season ends Sept. 4.  FREE ADMISSION ON MEMORIAL DAY!

Watch www.centennialbeach.org for details.

Editor’s Note: When PN visited The Beach late on Saturday afternoon to pick up some statistics about the first day of operation, the young man working at the entrance seemed to think attendance had been low, despite the high temperatures. When we checked about 4PM,  we learned the the thermometer had hit  87°F  under hazy skies.  Though he  was unable to provide us with a headcount, he reminded us that admission will be free of charge on Memorial Day.

We chuckled when at 3:50PM, no one was swimming in the water, but many people of all ages were sunbathing, playing games and hitting in the new sand volleyball court. We wondered if the water were still too cold.  Then we heard an announcement, “Thank you for your cooperation. You may now resume swimming.” And we noted a rush of swimmers heading toward the water.

Tomorrow is another day at the beach.

Related posts about what’s new at Centennial Beach.

Sunday

CANINE DOG-DISC CHAMPIONSHIP / 9AM-Noon, Sun., May 27 / Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court / $7: Novice division, Registration Code 92406, $10: Intermediate division, Registration Code 92407, $12: Open division, Registration Code 92408 / Bring your dog and compete in this unique event sponsored by the Windy City K-9 Disc Club. No experience is required. All dogs must be on leashes and immunizations must be current. Female dogs in season are not eligible to participate and must be left at home. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, please call Tom Wehrli at 630-357-9663. Spectators are welcome!

Monday

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES HOSTED BY JUDD KENDALL VFW POST 3873, AMERICAN LEGION AND CITY OF NAPERVILLE / Mon., May 28 / Thanks, Veterans! Freedom isn’t free.   Pause to reflect 365 days a year.

FLAG RAISING AT SEPT. 11 MEMORIAL / 8AM / along the Riverwalk near City Hall

SERVICE AT VETERANS PARK / 8:30AM

SERVICE AT BURLINGTON SQUARE PARK / 8:50AM / Near the Doughboy Sculpture

SERVICE AT SS. PETER & PAUL CEMETERY / 9:15AM

SERVICE AT NAPERVILLE CEMETERY / 10AM

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE IN DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE / 10:30AM, Mon., May 28 / Parade featuring the Naperville Municipal Band and 24 marching middle school & high school bands steps off after early-morning ceremonies coordinated by the Judd Kendall VFW and the American Legion.

SERVICE AT VETERANS PLAZA ON THE RIVERWALK / 10:40AM

ALERT!PARADE ROUTE! Note the new, more direct parade route to Central Park…Beginning at Ewing & Jackson, the parade will advance east along Jackson Avenue, north on Washington Street to Benton Avenue, and east to Court Place and Ss. Peter and Paul Parking Lot.

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTES WITH NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND IN CENTRAL PARK / 12:15PM, Mon., May 28 / Inspirational 30-minute patriotic program for the entire family hosted by the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and the American Legion Post 43. Patriotic music, speakers and laying of the poppy wreath.

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