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Lake Zurich Lions Club Alpine Fest
It began in the summer of 1942, partly in celebration of the victories of World War II, volunteer and service organizations came together to establish what we know today as Alpine Fest™. The Lions Club with it's newly established park in downtown Lake Zurich afforded a prime location for this event.
Over the years, as more and more people became active in the Lions Club, the carnival grew. Today the event is bigger and better than ever, drawing more than 10,000 people to the park for the three days of carnival rides, games, food, family events and entertainment. The final day of the festival includes the Alpine Fest™ Parade down Main Street is the largest parade in Lake County. It is also the biggest single event of the year in Lake Zurich.
Conducting this festival on the third weekend in July each year requires an enormous amount of planning, a major financial investment in food, bands, tents, and carnival entertainment, it also requires the dedicated time of Lake Zurich Lions Club members and hundreds of other volunteers from the community.
More About Lake Zurich Lion's Den
The Lake Zurich Lion's Den is the home of the Lake Zurich Alpine Lions Club. The Lions Club meets here at 7:30pm, the first and second Tuesdays of each month. The Club hosts the familiar Candy Day, annual Alpine Festival and parade as well as a candy cane hunt, classic car show, holiday bazaar and market, and a food drive as well as awards scholoarships and other activities. In addition to Lake Zurich, it draws its membership from several surrounding communities.