Strawberry Fest

Strawberry Fest

Strawberry Festival Rings in Summer in Historic Downtown Long Grove, June 23–25

The annual Strawberry Festival, a decades old tradition in downtown Long Grove, is returning in all its sweet summertime glory.  The same full-scale event that has inspired so many thousands to turn out to the historic town year after year for decades is back June 23rd through 25th.   Attendees of all ages can expect three days of strawberry-infused foods and drinks, family games, and live music.

Like always, the almighty strawberry is the star attraction at Strawberry Fest.  Some of the area’s most popular restaurants, cooks, and vendors will pop-up to serve unique strawberry-centric cuisine.  Featured items usually include things like strawberry BBQ sauces, deep fried strawberries on a stick, chocolate strawberry popcorn, strawberry kabobs, strawberry jams, strawberry fudge, funnel cakes with strawberries, strawberry smoothies, strawberry blintz, strawberry banana Nutella crepes, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry donuts, strawberry shakes, strawberry ice cream, chocolate strawberry sundaes, and much more.  A wide variety of non-strawberry-centric vendors will also be on-hand dishing out other summertime delights.

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Main Stage Music

For those who like to mix it up, Strawberry Fest 2023 also features live music and family entertainment.  Non-stop tunes on multiple stages, from solo acts to touring bands, will take over downtown Long Grove on Strawberry Fest weekend. The annual lineup always ensures there will never be a dull moment for teens or grown-ups.

Friday, June 23

09:00PM – 11:00PM – Kashmir – Led Zepplin Tribute

06:30PM – 08:20PM – The Gingers

04:30PM – 06:00PM – Zydeco Voodoo

02:30PM – 04:00PM – Southwater (W)

12:00PM – 02:00PM – Leaving Scarlett

Saturday, June 24

09:00PM – 11:00PM – Hairbangers Ball

07:00PM – 08:20PM – Who’s Who – Tribute to The Who

05:00PM – 6:30PM – 7th Heaven

03:00PM – 04:30PM – Mackenzie O’Brien Band

01:30PM – 02:30PM – Daniel Cronson Band

12:00PM – 01:00PM – School Of Rock Arlington Heights

Sunday, June 25

04:00PM – 06:00PM – ARRA

01:30PM – 03:30PM – Of Perception – Tribute to the Doors

12:00PM – 01:00PM – School of Rock Barrington


Returning this year, a classic carnival with everyone’s favorite rides that will thrill the young and young at heart.

12PM – 9PM$25 Unlimited Wristband (12PM – 5PM & 5PM – 9PM)
11AM – 9PM$25 Unlimited Wristband (11AM – 5PM & 5PM – 9PM)
11AM – 6PM$25 Unlimited Wristband (11AM – 6PM)

Kids Zone

Friday, June 23: 12PM – 6PM

12:00PM – 06:00PMArts & Crafts

Saturday, June 24: 11AM – 5PM

11:00AM – 06:00PMArts & Crafts
12:00PM – 12:45PMBen Tater
01:00PM – 01:30PMPie Eating Contest
02:00PM – 03:00PMImpersonators
03:15PM – 03:45PMPie Eating Contest
04:00PM – 06:00PMAAA Dial A DJ

Sunday, June 25: 11AM – 5PM

11:00AM – 06:00PMArts & Crafts
12:00PM – 12:45PMSuper Stolie
01:00PM – 01:30PMPie Eating Contest
02:00PM – 03:00PMImpersonators
03:15PM – 03:45PMPie Eating Contest
04:00PM – 06:00PMAAA Dial A DJ

Kids Zone sponsored by:

Historic Downtown Long Grove

The new and improved historic downtown Long Grove, now construction-free after a major multi-year beautification rehab, is known for its wide array of independent, family owned and operated restaurants and stores.  Strawberry Fest marks the kickoff to summer shopping season in town, with local merchants featuring their own sweet summertime specials throughout the event weekend.  Visitors during fest weekend are invited to explore the recently beautified village and discover what makes Long Grove so flavorful.

Strawberry Festival’s organizing group, the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, is a not-for-profit organization led by a team of elected volunteers that represent and serve the Long Grove historic district businesses and property owners, as well as the residents of the village. By hosting memorable activities and events, they are able to support the interests of members, enhance the community, and encourage the use and preservation of the historic village.

Strawberry Fest 2023 Event Summary

Location: Historic Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047

Hours: Fri, 12 pm – 11 pm, Sat, 10 am – 11 pm, Sun, 10 am – 6 pm

Admission: $5 per person, with children under 12 no charge all the time.

Parking Information


**Run a loop between:

Buffalo Grove Park District (parking lot)
530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL.
Saturday – Softball Lot


Archer Rd (in between Robert Parker Coffin & Old McHenry Rd) **next to entrance to Carnival Parking Lot


Saturday, 6/24: 10:45am – 11:15pm
Sunday, 6/25: NA