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World War II Days

Dates: Now - Sep. 10, 2017
Times: Friday: 9:30am-10:30pm; Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Category: Education/History
Location: Dellwood Park, IL-171 & Woods Dr, Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: 815-838-3621
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The Lockport Township Park District is hosting the area's largest World War II event on Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 in Dellwood Park, located at Rt. 171 & Woods Drive. Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. on both days, and entry is free but donations are accepted. This annual event features World War II era re-enactments with uniformed re-enactors representing soldiers from the United States, England, France, Poland, Russia, Italy and Germany along with vintage 1940s-era military vehicles.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the following: - Re-enactments of WWII Encampments & Battles - Pyrotechnics Sponsored by Hanson Material Service - American & German Tanks sponsored by Homer Companies - Uniform, equipment and weapons demonstrations - Aircraft Flyovers (Weather permitting) - Rockford Peaches Baseball Game - Free Concerts by the Sweet Reminder, formerly the Legacy Girls and The Chicago Experience - Music & dance lessons of the era - WWII Memorabilia, vendors, concessions & beer garden - Hospitality Tent for Veterans World War II Days are sponsored by Julian Electric Inc., Hanson Material Service, Homer Companies, and First Midwest Bank. For information, visit www.LockportWWII.com or contact the Park District at 815-838-3621.

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