Save the Date for Ribfest 2021!

Published 3/25/2021

Bring on the Ribs!

We are excited to announce that Ribfest 2021 is being planned! With a new venue, award-winning ribs, chart-topping artists, and so much more, we can’t help but to be excited to invite you to the 33rd Annual Ribfest at Romeoville Deer Park Crossing! Mark your calendars for July 1 – July 4, 2021 and sign up for lineup announcements. Be the first to know when tickets go on sale. This year will be unique as we have limited tickets so you have a more “private” experience focused on safety concerns for concerts, food, fireworks and more.

The Cause

Ribfest is a charity fundraiser with the goal to support the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence. Proceeds from Ribfest goes directly to organizations that support local families. According to this year’s statistics, with the pandemic, this need is more critical than ever. We are honored to support our local communities and work towards a better life for many individuals.

The Food

It’s in the name – of course we will be serving delicious ribs from national and award-winning rib vendors! Vendors are both local and national and we are excited to contribute to our communities by supporting local restaurants. There will be all different foods to try, like corn on the cob, and fall-off-the-bone ribs.

The Music

Ribfest is thrilled that most of our musical headlines from last years planned event will be returning this year. Announcements to come. In previous years we’ve had renowned artists such as FloRida, Pitbull, the B-52’s, Toby Keith and so many more. Sign up for alerts and be the first to get the announced headliners for Ribfest’s 2021 lineup.

The Entertainment

Our fireworks show is one of the major highlights of the event. This family friendly attraction is sure to impress. You can watch the fireworks throughout the Ribfest grounds.

Focused on Safety

Safety is extremely important to us and we are taking extra measures to work with state and local authorities to provide a fun and safe environment for our volunteers, sponsors and attendees. Some of the procedures will focus on social distancing at our concerts, hand sanitizer stations throughout the grounds, vendor line spacing safety, and limiting tickets sold to create a more private and safe experience for you and your family.

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