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Things to do around Naperville Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 1-4

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Friday

Brats at Kreger’s / 10AM to 3PM Fridays and Saturdays / Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus, 606 N. Ellsworth / Stop by for lunch, conversation and camaraderie. Plan a barbecue and pick up handcrafted bratwurst for the grill. Plan ahead for Labor Day Weekend grilling, too. And be sure to tell Bill Kreger that you know his wurst is the best. Football season is here!

Last Fling / 5-10PM in Downtown Napervillle along Jackson Ave. / Free Entry /The Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling is a family-friendly community festival which takes place over Labor Day Weekend near Downtown Naperville and, for many, is a fun way to say farewell to summer. The Last Fling offers a wide variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy including: music, food and beverage vendors, a family-fun area, a carnival, unique special events, a business expo, a parade and more. lastfling.org.

Saturday

Naperville Farmers Market / 7AM to Noon at Fifth Avenue Station – 200 East 5th Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / The Farmers Market runs June through November with June-November we host 50-plus vendors every Saturday 7AM-noon.

Centennial Beach-Another Season’s Final Weekend / The Beach will be open this weekend (August Sept. 2, 3 & 4) Saturday from 11AM to dusk and Sunday/Monday from 11AM to 6PM for open swim. Adult Float also will be offered from 9AM to 10:55AM on Saturday and Sunday. The Beach closes for the season on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 4. 

Last Fling / noon-10PM in Downtown Napervillle along Jackson Ave. / Free Entry / The Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling is a family-friendly community festival which takes place over Labor Day Weekend near Downtown Naperville and, for many, is a fun way to say farewell to summer. The Last Fling offers a wide variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy including: music, food and beverage vendors, a family-fun area, a carnival, unique special events, a business expo, a parade and more. lastfling.org.

2023 Ashley Whippet K-9 Frisbee World Championships / 9:30AM to 4PM at Nike Sports Complex, located at 288 W. Diehl Road and Mill Street / Free / The 2023 Ashley Whippet K-9 Frisbee World Championships will be held over Labor Day weekend from 9:30AM to 4PM, Sat., Sept. 2, and Sun., Sept. 3. This event returns to Nike Sports Complex, located at 288 W. Diehl Road and Mill Street.

Enjoy Family-Friendly Quigley’s Irish Pub / 8:30PM at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Stop by for a cool pint, live music and honest pub fare. Weather permitting, the patio is open every day!

Sunday

Last Fling / 10AM-10PM in Downtown Napervillle along Jackson Ave. / Free Entry / The Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling is a family-friendly community festival which takes place over Labor Day Weekend near Downtown Naperville and, for many, is a fun way to say farewell to summer. The Last Fling offers a wide variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy including: music, food and beverage vendors, a family-fun area, a carnival, unique special events, a business expo, a parade and more. lastfling.org.

Flying into Summer in downtown Naperville / YESTERDAY, NOW, TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY THIS SUMMER! / Come-see-ums, a.k.a. benches in the shape of dragonflies, welcome folks to explore talents of local artists such as teens at the Alive Center that tell encouraging and vibrant stories from now until September on the streets where local residents live. Come shop, dine and/or sit for a spell! Click here for story about 19 dragonfly-shaped benches “Flying into Summer.” Remember to vote for your favorite bench by Aug. 31!

Monday

Jaycees Last Fling Labor Day Parade / 10AM in Downtown Naperville / The Last Fling welcomes Ron Keller, Conductor Emeritus of the Naperville Municipal Band as Grand Marshal of the 2023 Labor Day Parade presented by the City of Naperville and the Naperville Jaycees. The parade will begin near the intersection of Mill St and 5th Ave, just south of Naperville North High School and wind through Downtown Naperville until ending just east of Naperville Central High School.

Last Fling / noon-8PM in Downtown Napervillle along Jackson Ave. / Free Entry /The Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling is a family-friendly community festival which takes place over Labor Day Weekend near Downtown Naperville and, for many, is a fun way to say farewell to summer. The Last Fling offers a wide variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy including: music, food and beverage vendors, a family-fun area, a carnival, unique special events, a business expo, a parade and more. lastfling.org.

Celebrate safely! Cheers to community spirit! Thanks, Jaycees!

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The Dandelion Fountain in the Civic Plaza marks the spot for gathering along the Riverwalk, Jackson Avenue at Webster Street. Come experience the sights and sounds that lead to shopping, dining and entertainment in downtown Naperville. (PN Photo)

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