Ride tickets are $1.25 apiece, with sheets of 22 tickets for $25, and family sheets of 55 tickets for $60.
The number of tickets required per ride varies from 2-4 tickets, and is posted in front of each ride. Unlimited ride wristbands will be available for $25. The wristbands will be valid ONLY on Thursday 6-10pm, Saturday 1-5pm, and Monday 12:30 - 6:30 pm. The wristbands are valid only for the date of purchase.
Carnival games can be played for cash only. Prices will be posted at each game.
Unfortunately, no. Due to the proximity of homes to the festival grounds, it is not safe to conduct a fireworks show at Mike Rylko Community Park. If the fireworks remained at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, where they’ve been held in past years, the show would not be visible from the new Buffalo Grove Days grounds. There will still be musical entertainment each night of the festival, and the Village of Buffalo Grove will continue to host Fourth of July fireworks at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course.
While we are all animal lovers, the village municipal code 6.12.130 prohibits "any dog, even though on a leash, to be in or on any public property during festivals , or special events." The only exceptions are for trained and registered service animals - "dogs leading special needs persons."
No. Buffalo Grove Days is held entirely on Buffalo Grove Park District property. A park district ordinance
prohibits the use of any tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes.
Beginning in 2016, Buffalo Grove Days will be held at Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Road. The park is located on the east side of McHenry/Route 83, between Buffalo Grove Road and Deerfield Parkway, next to the spray ’n’ play park.
The Village of Buffalo Grove wanted to find a location that would allow all Buffalo Grove Days activities to be on the same grounds so that attendees would not have to cross a busy road to navigate the festival. At the same time, Cook County announced plans to reconstruct and widen Lake-Cook Road beginning in 2016.
Although the Lake-Cook Road construction project has been postponed, Buffalo Grove Days’ relocation plans proceeded with the public’s current and long-term safety in mind. The new location was chosen after extensive work by village hall and police staff, members of the volunteer Buffalo Grove Days committee and Buffalo Grove Park District officials.
With our new location, we are now able to provide limited
general parking on-site. Locations are:
White Lot – by the Skate Park, accessible from Buffalo Grove Road, just south of Deerfield Parkway
Black Lot – in front of the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, accessible ONLY from Deerfield Parkway
Other on-site lots are reserved for necessary Village staff, volunteers, performers, and Handicap Parking.
Extensive remote parking is available at several locations throughout the Village, with Shuttle Service to the festival grounds, and parking is available on nearby residential streets (please pay attention to signs that restrict parking for public safety, and RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!) Free shuttle service will also be available from remote lots. (See our “Parking & Shuttle
” section for details.) Handicapped parking for vehicles displaying valid placards or license plates
will be available on festival grounds (by the Fitness Center).
Yes! The parade route and day (Sunday) remains the same. The only change is a NEW START TIME to make it easier for families to enjoy ALL the activities of Buffalo Grove Days:
11:00 am (NOTE NEW START TIME!!!!
The parade will start from the intersection of Bernard Drive and Indian Hill Drive. It will travel east on Bernard and continue north onto Raupp Boulevard until it reaches St. Mary's Parkway.