56th Annual Naperville Last Fling

Dates: September 1-4, 2023
Location: Naperville, IL
Attendance: 75,000
Demographics: Educated, white collar, upscale suburban families
General admission is free.
Concert: TBD
Various registration fees for some ancillary events and activities
Theme: End of Summer Party

• Concerts featuring big name national music headliners each night.
• Two stages.
• Family Funland.
• Carnival
• Business Expo
• Labor Day Parade
• Myriad of Special Events & Activities.


Naperville Last Fling is a four- day event that began as a small carnival 55 years ago, and is now one of the largest and oldest events in this area, attracting approximately 75,000 people over Labor Day Weekend, and delivering millions of dollars 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 its 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 high quality petting zoo that offers kids a chance to pet and get up close to exotic and common farm animals. There will be many other unique activities and happenings at Family Funland soon to be announced.

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 promote themselves to this demographically desirable crowd.

Events & Venues

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January Events

There are no events listed for this month.

February Events

Randolph Street Market

March Events

St Paddys Day Run

May Events

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

November Events

Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
Randolph Street Market

Year Round Opportunities

Norine Smyth

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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.