Who are the Naperville Jaycees?
The Naperville Jaycees is a goup of young persons dedicated to personal development through community service. From Holiday Food Drives to their annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Naperville Jaycees help the community by volunteering time, fundraising, and helping others...and they have fun doing it!
What is the Naperville Jaycees Last Fling event?
The Last Fling is the largest annual fundraiser hosted by the Naperville Jaycees. It is a premier event in Naperville that lasts all four days of Labor Day Weekend. The group organizes and staffs the Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations and tons of volunteers. There is NO ENTRANCE FEE to enjoy the Last Fling festival.
Where do the profits of the event go?
Proceeds from the Last Fling are given to nonprofit organizations in the community and throughout the Naperville area. To learn more about the groups which receive funding, check out the Donations section of the Naperville Jaycees' website.
When does the event take place?
Friday, August 30: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 31: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 1: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday, September 2: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Is there a parking fee?
The Naperville Jaycees DO NOT charge for parking, but please note that there are other organizations/groups near the festival event that do charge a nominal fee that are not associated with the Naperville Jaycees.
Is there designated Motorcycle parking?
Where do I drop off and pick up someone?
If you are going to the Jackson Avenue Stage, we suggest drop/pickup off on Webster Street or Eagle Street, south of Jefferson Street, near the Nichol’s Library. There will also be an Uber pick-up and drop off location on near the corner of Aurora Avenue and Eagle Streets. UberOne pick-up/drop-off location is near the corner of Eagle Street and Aurora Avenue, on the North side of the intersection.
Can I bring my own outside food and beverages?
No outside beverages or food items are permitted. There will be various food vendors and beverage tents located throughout the festival grounds. Any outside beverage or food items will be confiscated and disposed of.
Can I bring my dog/pets?
For safety reasons, pets are not allowed inside our Carnival or Entertainment Areas.
Can I provide an out of state license to show proof of age?
Yes, as long as a date of birth (DOB) is on the license, however, you may be asked to show additional proof of ID.
Where is the lost and found?
During the 4 days of Last Fling weekend, the lost and found will be located inside the Rubin Center at Jackson & Webster. All items found during the event will be brought to this location for pick-up. After the event weekend, items will be brought to the Naperville Park District Building on Jackson Avenue.
Where can I sign up to volunteer?
Please click here to be directed to our volunteer sign up page.
Where do I check in?
The volunteer check-in is located in the Rubin Center at the NW corner of Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street. Please enter from the second floor entrance found using the parking lot off of Eagle Street. Please DO NOT enter off of Jackson Avenue.
If I do not receive Volunteer confirmation by August 25th, who should I talk to?
If you are volunteering with a group of people, please contact your group coordinator or someone else you are volunteering with. If no one has received confirmation by August 25th, please contact the Last Fling administrator.
Is there a deadline?
Yes, please sign up to volunteer by August 23, 2024. Volunteer shifts are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Waiting until late August will likely result in all volunteer shifts being filled. We will accept late sign ups, but do your best to sign up before the deadline.
How many stages are there and where are they located on your grounds?
We will be offering one musical act stage at the Last Fling event this year. The Jackson Avenue Stage will be located on Jackson Avenue in the Riverwalk Parking Lot. There will also be an acoustic performance area in the Riverview Parking Lot (across the street from the Jackson Avenue Stage).
What bands are playing and where?
Visit the Jackson Avenue Stage page.
Is there an entry fee to get into the event?
There is NO FEE to enter the event this year. Please note, the event will be surrounded by fencing with gated entrances to ensure the safety of all event-goers.
What about a camera or recording device?
Unless otherwise posted, cameras and recording devices are acceptable throughout the entire event.
Can I bring in lawn chairs and/or blankets?
You can bring in lawn chairs but blankets are not allowed. Designated seating area is within the Beer Garden.
Where is the carnival located?
The carnival will be on Jackson Avenue, between Eagle and Ewing Streets.
How much are the carnival ride tickets?
Details to follow.
Do you take credit cards for carnival tickets or Mega Passes?
Throughout the weekend of the event, ATMs are available within the Carnival area. Credit cards can be used to purchase Mega Passes in advance at select Jewel-Osco locations.
What are the days and times for Family-Friendly Attractions?
Please visit our Family-Friendly Attractions page.
What day is the parade and where is it located?
The 2024 Labor Day Parade is on Monday, September 2nd at 10 a.m. The parade starts on Mill Street near Naperville North High School and the full 2024 parade route is TBD.
Is there an entry fee to participate in the parade?
Yes. It depends what kind of an organization you are as to how much you pay and when you pay. Please see the Parade page for more details.
How do I register to be in the parade?
You must fill in the parade entry form and send in a check or money order by the dates noted on the parade application form. Please see the Parade page for more details.
Is there a deadline?
Yes. Please see the Parade page for more details.
Where is the drop off location?
Depending on which unit in the parade you will be will determine your start point. However, parade units will be lining up on Mill Street and 5th Avenue near Naperville North.
Will there be any transportation provided from the end of the parade back to the beginning of the parade?
No. 2024 Labor Day Parade participants are required to coordinate transportation back to the start of the parade.
How can I become a food vendor?
Please visit our Food Vendors page for information on how to become a vendor.