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Delicious and entertaining Fun and Food Trucks programs set for June, July and August

A man in a food truck hands a bottle of soda to a woman and man.
(Photo by Anthony Schalk)

You know summer has truly arrived when the Forest Preserve District’s Fun and Food Trucks programs roll into the preserves.

This year’s delicious and entertaining programs are slated for one Friday each in June, July and August at three different preserve locations. 

“We’re so looking forward to putting on the well-loved Fun and Food Trucks events this summer,” said Em Wilcher, the Forest Preserve’s recreation coordinator. “Our regulars have come to expect a nice evening at the preserves with family and friends, and this year won’t disappoint. We’re welcoming back some of our favorite trucks and are excited to bring some new bites and beverages to the lineup.”

In addition to food trucks, each program includes family-friendly activities, outdoor lawn games, a bounce house for kids, entertainment and a beverage vendor. 

“Time always flies by in the warm weather months, but taking a Friday night to soak in the sounds and sights of the preserves with some music and good company is such a great way to savor a summer night,” Wilcher said. 

This year’s Fun and Food Trucks programs will be held from 5-8 p.m. Here are the dates, locations and the food and beverage trucks scheduled to be on site each night:

Fun & Food Trucks is supported by Old National Bank.

Also during the food truck programs, staff will be on site selling Forest Preserve merchandise, including hats, shirts, bandanas, magnets, coffee mugs and water bottles. The items also are available for purchase at OutsiderThreads.com and all proceeds go to The Nature Foundation of Will County, which supports nature education, conservation and restoration efforts at the District. 

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