Ultimate Guide To The Naperville Last Fling 2013

2013 Naperville last flingWell, summer’s end draws near.  Let’s send it off with a bang and head on over to Naperville’s Last Fling 2013!  Here’s what it’s all about.

What Is The Last Fling?

Naperville’s Last Fling is a multi-day event including live concerts, food/drink, carnival rides, games, and other family entertainment and attractions.  It is put on by the Naperville Jaycees (a non-profit organization) and profits from the event are distributed to non-profit organizations in Naperville and the surrounding area.

Dates

  • Friday, August 30, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Monday, September 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How Much?

There is no fee to walk around the event grounds.

You can buy Last Fling tickets if you want to see the main stage musical acts (Jerrod Niemann, Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul), get a carnival mega pass , or buy beverage vouchers in advance.  If you want to buy food, play games, and ride carnival rides, there are additional costs for each of these.

Location

There is no specific address for the park area where the event is held.  But you can use Naperville Central High School as a base address to find the general location:

  • 440 W. Aurora Avenue, Naperville 60540

Parking and Shuttle Buses

Free parking is available at:

  • Naperville BNSF Train Station
  • North Central College
  • All Saints Catholic Academy

There will be free shuttle buses about every 30 minutes between these locations and the Last Fling grounds.  Note that there is no parking at North Central College on Saturday until after 6pm due to a football game during the day.

naperville last fling parking and shuttle bus map

 Carnival

Get your fix of deep-fried oreos, mini roller-coasters, and games that seem really dang easy to win at the Last Fling carnival.  Tickets for rides are $1 each (multiple tickets may be required for each ride).

Carnival Hours

  • Friday, August 30, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Monday, September 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Family Fun Land

Head over to Naper Settlement for an adventure at Family Fun Land.  Admission is free and there’s plenty to do such as arts and crafts, pony rides, bounce houses and more.

On Sunday, meet movie star Peyton List  (star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid films) at 2pm.

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday sees a whole ton of fun activities including martial arts demos, juggling, animal exhibits, kidz kabaret, and much more.

Main Stage Music

See the biggest bands at the Last Fling right here.  Tickets are required.

Friday, August 30

8:30pm – Jerrod Niemann
6:00pm – Jason & The Haymakers

Saturday, August 31

8:00pm – Goo Goo Dolls
6:00pm – Delta Saints
4:00pm – Michael Krejci

Sunday, September 1

8:00pm – Collective Soul
6:00pm – Lovehammers Featuring Marty Casey
4:00pm – Josh Holmes

Monday, September 2 (Free Admission)

3:00pm – Jessica Rae
1:00pm – LiveWire

Second Stage (free admission)

Friday, August 30

8:00pm – Pat McCurdy
6:00pm – Twist of Faith

Saturday, August 31

8:00pm – Junkyard Groove
6:00pm – Love & Money
4:00pm – Out For Hours
2:00pm – Sinister Finch
12:00pm – Singin’ at The Fling

Sunday, September 1

8:00pm – Robert Cornelius 7
6:00pm – Red Pop Theory
4:00pm – Jukebox Heroes
2:00pm – Gussied
12:00pm – OMT

Monday, September 2

3:00pm – Matthew Curry & The Fury
1:00pm – The Projection

Super Fun Extra Stuff To Do

Saturday and Sunday in the morning and afternoon you’ll find a bunch of fun stuff going on.  Enjoy volleyball tournaments, bed races, water balloon games, eating contests and more.

Attend Labor Day Weekend

Head on out to Naperville’s Last Fling over Labor Day weekend, see the Labor Day Parade, and send summer off on a fun note!

About John Reh

I moved to Naperville in 1981 and I love this city. As a Naperville-focused real estate agent, I publish this website to promote our community and help current and soon-to-be residents discover the best of Naperville homes and lifestyle. Contact me at any time.

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