New Lenox's convenient suburban location attracts many to the area for dining and entertainment. In 2005 the Village opened the Commons anchored by the Performing Arts Pavilion. The Commons became the new home to the Village’s annual 4th of July celebration and quickly developed into a focal point for festivals, Chamber events, and stage performances. The Village organizes a Summer Performing Arts Program including a series of free concerts and family movie nights.
Each year the Village hosts the Triple Play Concert Series featuring national recording artists performing on three different dates each summer. Attendance at the concerts has grown each year to a sell-out capacity. Local restaurants feature favorite menu items for sale during the concerts.
Lincoln-Way High Schools’ state-of-the-art performing arts centers provide yet another opportunity for the community to enjoy the arts in their own back yard. Featuring a full schedule including the Spotlight Series, Senior Series and Children's Series, there promises to be something for everyone. The acclaimed Curtain Call Community Theatre features many local performers and hosts two productions annually at Lincoln-Way.
The Rialto Square Theatre located just six miles to the west in Joliet, is a true gem in the Southwest Suburbs. Performing arts lovers will find anything and everything at the Rialto, from ballet to bridal expos, comedy to cooking classes, travel cinema to tap dance and everything in-between.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, New Lenox features Sanctuary Golf Course. Sanctuary has been rated by the Golf Chicago magazine as a "Best Buy" and is considered by many to be the best golfing value in the Chicagoland area. Old Plank Road Trail is a 21-mile asphalt hiking and biking nature trail that travels through the heart of New Lenox with an access point at the Village Hall in the Commons.
Moviegoers can visit AMC Theater in New Lenox for a selection of the most current box office releases.
Festivals and various other events play an important role in family culture and entertainment. The Park District plays host to the Village’s annual Proud American Days festival the last weekend in July. The Annual Kids Fest includes a day filled with fun activities just for kids. The Chamber’s Halloween Parade & Costume Contest features frightful fun for hundreds of area families.
The New Lenox French Market made its debut in 2011. The Market runs late spring through October and offers fresh produce and fruit, hanging baskets, perennials and potted herbs, gourmet cheeses, dips, candies and sauces, bake goods, fresh coffee and much more.
Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet with Indy Car, NASCAR and Chicagoland ARCA series races brings thousands of tourists to the region each season. New Lenox dining and retail establishments provide an array of specials and promotions to welcome fans.
Also in nearby Joliet, the Slammers play minor league baseball at the state-of-the-art Silver Cross Field, providing clean, family entertainment in a safe environment. Baseball fans may also enjoy attending a Will County CrackerJacks game. The CrackerJacks are a summer collegiate baseball club based in Will County and are members of the Midwest Collegiate League. Football fans don’t have to travel far to attend a game. The Lincoln-Way Patriots are part of the Mid States Football League and play throughout the Lincoln-Way area.
New Lenox Triple Play:
July 11, 2014 Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo
August 2, 2014 Peter Frampton
August 30, 2014 .38 Special
Triple Play Opening Acts:
July 11, 2014 John Waite
August 2, 2014 10,000 Maniacs
August 30, 2014 Fabulous Thunderbirds
2014 Triple Play Additonal Information:
PARK OPENS AT 5:30pm
Free bus shuttle from the Metra Lot on Route 30 to and from the event will be provided. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
ALL ITEMS BROUGHT INTO THE PARK ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH - No coolers, food or outside beverages will be allowed in the park. Ten local restaurants will provide a variety of food items for purchase. Beverages, including beer, wine, wine coolers, water and pop will be available for purchase as well. No alcohol is allowed to leave Commons Park after the concerts.
No pets allowed - Assistance Animals are permitted. There is no re-admittance to the park once you have entered. There are no refunds and resale of tickets is not permitted.
Dates: The Village of New Lenox hosts a French Market on Saturdays, May through October, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: South parking lot of the Village Hall
The products will include baked goods, kettle corn, hanging baskets, pesto, olive oils and vinegars, grass fed beef, chicken, and pork, gourmet vegetable mixes and produce. Later in the season the market will welcome vendors selling farm fresh produce locally grown in Illinois and Michigan.
Visit the Village of New Lenox website www.newlenox.net for updates to the market throughout the season.
The New Lenox Chamber and surrounding community hosts a variety of events. Look here for upcoming events or check the calendar ahead for more!
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