News & Updates

Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest Cancellation

The Exchange Club of Naperville, organizers of the 33rd annual Ribfest, have spent the past few months in constant careful situation analysis and discussion, in order to accurately and comprehensively assess the current climate for summer festivals. In consideration of the current COVID-19 conditions and recent capacity restrictions mandated by the state, the Club has concluded that the health and safety of Ribfest attendees, volunteers, and entertainers cannot be guaranteed for such a large-scale public event. Therefore, the Exchange Club of Naperville, along with the Village of Romeoville, regretfully believes that Ribfest simply cannot go forward this year.

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Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest 2020 On Track For July 2-5

The Exchange Club of Naperville continues to work to bring the best- and safest-possible festival experience to Deer Crossing Park in Romeoville, Illinois, for its 33rd Annual Ribfest planned for the days and evenings of July 2 through 5, 2020.

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Ribfest Statement

The safety of our patrons, volunteers, partners, and artists remains our greatest priority. With that in mind, we will in the upcoming months monitor information provided to us by public officials, healthcare professionals, and industry experts.

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Rapper Nelly to light up the 4th of July at Ribfest

Fans of superstar Nelly will be shaking their tail feathers July 4th. The world-renowned and multi-talented artist is the king of summer anthem songs, and an influencer in the musical, television and sports worlds which makes him a fascinating entertainer.

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