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40th Annual West Chicago Railroad Days

Dates: July 9-12, 2015
Rail Road Days Location: West Chicago, IL
Hours: Thursday: 4:30PM-10PM
             Friday: 4:30PM-11PM
             Saturday: 12N-12M
             Sunday: 2:30PM-10PM
Attendance: 75,000
Demographics: General Market and Hispanic middle class families
Admission: Free

Major event components include:
  • National top name music headliners every night
• Carnival
• Fireworks
• Parade
• 5K Run/Walk
• Community Art Show
• Beer Garden

Event Overview:

Railroad Days is the ultimate community festival- in which all forms of summer fun are featured- and the entire town participates. The event is going into its 40th year attracting more than 75,000 people over 4 days in July.

Rail Road Days

Railroad Days has a major draw for every age group- something for every member of the family to thoroughly enjoy. The overview of Railroad Days is: great food, great, free live music, big summer fun, and huge community participation. The event highlights are: top name national music headliners each night, a huge beer garden, a 10K race, a gated carnival area, and food and craft booths.

Railroad Days draws crowds from all over DuPage County and especially from the neighboring towns of Geneva, St. Charles, Elgin, Aurora and beyond.

Event demographics are one of the best features of this event: 50% general market/ 50% Hispanic middle-income families. The Hispanic population is established and dates back 170 years.