The Last Fling has great special events for everyone of all ages to participate!
Saturday, September 5th, 2015
9:00am The Super Hero Race Sponsored by Players Indoor Sports (West of Centennial Beach in Parking Lot) - This is an obstacle race for children. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
9:00am Senior Bingo (HomeBridge Financial/Dolly McCarthy Entertainment Stage) – Dust off your bingo card for one of our most popular events! Win CASH PRIZES! No entry fee required; Must be 55 years or older. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
9:30am Horseshoe Toss Contest (West of Beach, South of Baseball Fields) - This contest is open to all individuals over 16 years of age. Limited to first 16 teams of two people. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
9:30am Ashley Whippet World Championship Qualifier sponsored by Discovering the World and Hero Disc USA (Grand Pavilion West of Centennial Beach) – Hero Disc USA brings you this qualifying competition prior to the World Championships later in September.
11:00am Bed Races (Porter Avenue South of Naper Settlement) – Are the bed bugs after you? Let’s hope so, because it’s time for the Last Fling Bed Races! Teams include families, businesses, non-profit groups and clubs. A variety of decked-out beds will take to the street while competing for the fastest times. The 5 person teams dress in wild and crazy costumes to compete in this wacky task. No sleeping allowed! Hundreds of bed-racing enthusiasts gather to cheer on their favorite beds and you can too! No entry fee required! Online pre-registration required
11:00am Water Balloon Dodge (Family Fun Land Special Events Tent) – Join us for dodgeball but with water balloons! This is a family-friendly event – so come as a team or we’ll place you on a team. Sign up with your kids or encourage your kids to compete against another team of kids. There can be 2-6 members on each team. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event) While water balloons last.
11:00am KidsMatter Skaters Picnic at the Last Fling (Centennial Beach Skate Park) – Skaters of all ages and their families are invited to the annual Skaters’ Picnic at Centennial Beach Skate Park in downtown Naperville on Saturday, September 5th from 11am until 2pm during the Jaycees’ Last Fling celebration. This free event is hosted by KidsMatter. For more information, please visit www.kidsmatter2us.org.
11:00am Super Soccer Shoot-Out (Centennial Park Baseball Fields) – Get ready for World Cup Soccer Naperville style! Join us for our 7th annual Soccer Shoot-Out where you can test your skills and accuracy with designated targets. Ages 6-12. Everyone will go home with some kind of prize, while supplies last. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
12:00 pm Apple Pie Bake-Off (Family Fun Land Special Events Tent) – Bring your home-baked apple pie to our panel of judges! All entries will be evaluated based on appearance, crust and most flavorful filling. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
12:00pm Hula Hoop Contest Sponsored by Creative World School (Open field at Naper Settlement) – Get your hips ready to join us for our Hula Hoop Contest. All ages are welcomed! (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
1:00 pm Creative World School’s Diaper Derby (Open field at Naper Settlement) – Babies, start your engines. This is a crawl race for babies under 12 months. (No walkers please). No registration required. Show up day-of with your crawling baby.
2:00 pm Kids Slam Dunk Contest (Family Fun Land Special Events Tent) – Using a portable basketball hoop, boys and girls ages 3-8 will slam rubber basketballs into the net to score. No registration required
2:00pm Four Legged Follies presented by Dog Patch Pet and Feed (Centennial Park) – Time to make your performing pooch the star – bring him/her on down to compete for treats and toys! Competitions include: Distance Fetching, High Jump, Costume Contest (Dog or Dog & Human in costumes), Best Individual Trick and Overall Crowd Appeal. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
3:00pm Naperville Jaycees & Army Bags Tournament (Army Fun Zone at Naper Settlement) – Bring your bags partner for this exciting competition and bragging rights. (On-site registration 30 minutes prior to start of event)
Sunday, September 6th, 2015
9:30am UFO World Cup Disc Dog Series (Grand Pavilion West of Centennial Beach)
11:00am Braconi’s Italian Restaurant Spaghetti Eating Contest (Family Fun Land Special Events Tent) - This contest is a race to the finish with a plate full of spaghetti! Children to adults can compete. (Age divisions will be announced at the event). (On-site registration 15 minutes prior to start of event)
12:00pm Singing at the Fling Finals (HomeBridge Financial/Dolly McCarthy Entertainment Stage) – Singers of all ages are invited to participate in the Singing at the Fling competition at the Naperville Jaycees Last Fling 2015. Open call auditions will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at Madden Theatre located downstairs in Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center in Naperville, Ill. Auditions are open to singers age 7+; adults are welcome to audition. No pre-registration is required; singers may come to auditions from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3:30pm. For more information on Singing at the Fling Info 2015 click here.
12:00pm Taste of Sam Adams Beer Tasting $15 (Sponsor’s Tent at Thomas Coffee Main Stage - Rotary Hill near Bell Tower) – Sample a variety of Sam Adam’s great tasting beers and savory food in a pleasant atmosphere. Must be 21 years of age to participate. Admission fee: $15.
12:00pm Wine Tasting $15 (Sponsor’s Tent at Thomas Coffee Main Stage - Rotary Hill near Bell Tower) - Discover a variety of wines and savory food with family and friends in a pleasant atmosphere. The admission fee ($15) includes a souvenir Last Fling wine glass (while quantities last). This popular event is first-come, first-serve. Must be 21 years of age to participate.
12:00pm Creative World School’s 3 Legged Race (Open field at Naper Settlement) – Bring your race legs, but only 3 for this fun-inaugural race! (On-site registration 15 minutes prior to start of event)
12:30pm Apple Pie Eating Contest (Family Fun Land Special Events Tent) – Bring your appetite and your competitive spirit to win this delicious contest. (On-site registration 15 minutes prior to start of event)
1:00pm Rib Cook-Off (**New Location – Centennial Beach Parking Lot – North of the baseball fields) – Don't miss the 23rd Annual finger-licking-good Rib Cook-Off, open only to amateur rib barbequers. Participants will be judged in a variety of categories including Best Sauce and Best Ambiance. Limited to the first 20 "Rib Cookers." Participants need to provide their own equipment and ribs (Limited sign-ups, first-come, first-serve). (Online pre-registration required)
2:00pm Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream’s Ice Cream Eating Contest (Family Fun Land Special Events Tent) - Contestants in different age groups will have 2 minutes to eat as much ice cream as they can in a race against other contestants. Prizes in each age group and all are winners! (Registration begins 30 minutes prior and space is limited)
3:00pm Limbo Contest sponsored by Creative World School (Open field at Naper Settlement) – “Every limbo boy and girl, All around the limbo world, Gonna do the limbo rock…” – Chubby Checker. Come join us for this fun and energetic contest! (On-site registration 15 minutes prior to start of event)