Every Thursday, Patch will run a weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more.
You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more.
For this week, we're looking at ways the community can spend Labor Day weekend.
Lemont's Labor Day Weekend Activities
1. Keepataw Days
The festival will run Friday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 5. Entertainment includes a carnival midway, beer garden concerts, a family stage, food booths, face painting and a parade. There is a $5 admission fee for the beer garden after 6 p.m.
The festival runs 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Monday.
2. Keepataw Days Fun Run
The is hosting a Keepataw Fun Run, sponsored by. The 2.08-mile run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, in the I&M Canal Heritage Quarries. The cost to register is $20. For more information, call (630) 257-6787.
3. St. Matthew's Brat Shoppe
, 305 Lemont Road, will be selling brat sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks before and during the Keepataw Days parade. For more information, call 630-257-5000.
4. Labor Day Parade
The theme of this year's parade, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, is "Lemont Fire Protection District 125 Years: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
5. Community Art Exhibit
and the Lemont Center for the Arts are hosting a special exhibit featuring the artwork of Timberline Knolls' residents and staff. The art exhibit entitled "Honesty," will be open for public viewing at the Lemont Center for the Arts until Sept. 25. The Lemont Center for the Arts is located at 1243 State St., Unit 101 in Lemont. Hours for the Center are noon to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.