54th Annual Naperville Last Fling

Dates: August 30-September 2, 2019
Location: Downtown Naperville & Riverwalk
Hours: Friday: 5P-11P, Saturday: 10A-1P, Sunday: 10A-11P,  Monday: 10A-6P
Attendance: 350,000
Demographics: Educated, white collar, upscale suburban families
Admission: General admission is free Concert: TBA. Various registration fees for some ancillary events and activities
Theme: End of Summer Party

• Concerts featuring big name national music headliners each night
• Entertainment Stage with continuous entertainment.
• Family Funland
• Carnival
• Business Expo
• Fling Mile
• Labor Day Parade
• Myraid of Special Events & Activities


Naperville Last Fling is a four-day event of huge proportions that began as a small carnival 54 years ago, and is now the second largest event throughout Chicago’s entire collar county area, attracting more than 350,000 people over Labor Day Weekend, and delivering more than $1M back to the community over the past decade.

It’s also an event that makes the end of summer go down a whole lot easier for it’s throngs of attendees. In fact, this event manages to pack an entire summer’s worth of fun into four days- big, big fun for every family member from toddlers to grandparents. No matter what your age or what your particular brand of fun, you will more than likely find it at the Fling.

The Over-the-Top, Unique Family Funland:
Enter the term ‘White Glove’ again… for this is the best way to describe the Fling’s Family Funland. It’s a huge area packed with kid-centric fun. A popular component is the Midwest’s top ranked, high quality petting zoo that offers kids a chance to pet and get up close to exotic and common farm animals including a huge snake and giant rabbits. Another highlight of Family Funland is the unique Percussion Petting Zoo- a thrilling, interactive, percussion show for kids utilizing all manner of percussion including African drums, tambourines, maracas, inflatable bongos, and much more. Family Funland also features a huge chalkboard where kids can scribble and draw, craft tent activities, and a stage offering a steady line-up of quality kid-focused live entertainment. There will be many other unique activities and happenings at Family Funland soon to be announced.

Events & Venues

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January Events

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March Events

St Paddys Day Run
Randolph Street Market

May Events

American Brain Tumor Walk
The Lucky 13
Southwest Half Marathon
Lincoln Park Wine Festival
San Diego Taco Fest
Randolph Street Market
Do Division
Taste of Mexico
Lincoln Park Greek Fest

November Events

Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
Randolph Street Market

December Events

Year Round Opportunities

Norine Smyth

Sponsor Chicago Logo

The Carnival:
Of course there has to be a carnival- and this one more than measures up to the Last Fling quality standard. It covers an entire city block- and features state of the art rides for all ages, as well as games of chance and skill and of course- prizes.

Business Expo:
Last Fling produces a Business Exp which is centrally located and offers local, regional and national companies and brands the opportunity to market and promoten themselves to this demographically desirable crowd.

The Producers:
Naperville Last Fling is put on by the Naperville Jaycees- an incredibly tight and effective not for profit community organization made up of 200 young volunteers from all walks of life who share one thing in common: a desire to give back to their community. Over the years, The Naperville Jaycees have donated profits to hundreds of charitable organizations that have helped people in a wide variety of ways. Funds have been received by organ transplant recipients, At Risk Moms, Family Shelter Services, breast cancer researcher, sick children, deaf children, the blind, Habitat for Humanity, the Naperville Riverwalk, and hundreds more. The Naperville Jaycees give new meaning to the concept of giving back to the community. This organization truly walks the walk.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of Naperville Last Fling aligns companies and brands with this big, important white glove event that immediately returns all of its profits back to the community.

The Last Fling Sponsorship Program is carefully designed to give sponsors tangible ROI via direct access to this huge crowd of educated, upscale families in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


The sponsorship Benefits Menu includes but is not limited to:
• Naming rights to the event.
• Naming rights to event components.
• Media inclusion- broadcast and print.
• Website presence and links.
• Live on-site marketing.
• Sampling, couponing.
• Stage signage.


• Signage at booth.
• Jumbotron commercials.
• Logo inclusion- event collateral including tickets, maps, t-shirts, the beverage cup and more.
• Logo inclusion- golf carts and port-o-lets.
• Sponsor Tent tabletop signage.
• Labor Day Parade slot.
• Hospitality and merchandising.
• Customized sponsor promotions.