The Perfect End to a Spectacular Summer in the City of Whiting

Whiting-Lakefront-ParkEnjoy the last day of summer vacation and join us on August 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whiting Lakefront Park Open House. As the concluding event of our 125th Anniversary Summer Celebration, we’ve planned a perfect day for you and your family before the kids head back to school. Visit the beautifully renovated Whiting Lakefront Park, for live entertainment, music, food, and family fun that will create a memorable end to a spectacular summer in Whiting.

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. in Whiting Lakefront Park, offering face painting, balloon making, and concessions. Enjoy some of your favorite summer foods and sweets, including Dippin’ Dots and cheesecake on a stick. For all of the LEGO fanatics, Bricks 4 Kidz will be out with loads of Lego bricks, giving kids the opportunity to sit in the park and create their very own masterpiece. And for those who dedicated a Whiting Lakefront Park bench plaque, come see your personalization on display.

Scheduled entertainment includes Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles at 12:30 p.m., providing a close-up and extreme, “hands on” show of amphibians and reptiles from all around the world. Come meet Dave to learn and interact with the reptiles until 1:45 pm. Powering the event from 1:30-3 p.m. will be the Radio Disney Chicago Road Crew™! They will bring dancing, favorite Disney songs, and fun games for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the Road Crew Performers one-on-one.

While having a blast with family and friends, we encourage you to view the park’s many new features and breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline. Whiting Lakefront Park renovations that have been completed include updates to the existing pavilion, a new concession stand, the Whihala Beach Boat Harbor, and the symphony seating bowl. There is currently work in progress on the gazebo and formal garden area. After putting forth great amounts of time and effort, the City has transformed the park into a destination for all to enjoy, and we hope to celebrate with everyone. For more information on Whiting’s 125th Anniversary Summer Celebration and Whiting Lakefront Park’s completed renovations, visit