Who are the Naperville Jaycees?
The Naperville Jaycees is a nonprofit service organization with over 100 young persons dedicated to personal development through community service. From Holiday Food Baskets to our annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Naperville Jaycees help the community by volunteering time, fundraising, and helping others...and we 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.
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 that we make donations to, check out the Donations section of the Naperville Jaycees' website.
When does the event take place?
Friday, September 3rd - 5:00 - 11:00 PM
Saturday, September 4th - 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, September 5th - 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday, September 6th - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where is the event and how do I get to the event?
For directions and parking information, please click here.
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 ADA accessible parking, if so, where?
For more information on this, please click here to be directed to that information
Is there designated Motorcycle parking?
Where do I drop off and pick up someone?
If you are going to the Carnival or Eagle Street Stage, the best thing to do is to drop/pickup people off on Webster St. or Eagle St., south of Jefferson St., near the Nichol’s Library.
Can I bring my own outside food and beverages?
For the safety of all, no outside beverages or food items are allowed. There will be various food vendors and beverage tents located throughout the festival grounds.
Can I bring my dog/pets?
For safety reasons, pets are not allowed inside fenced 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 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.
How can I become a sponsor?
If you have a question about sponsorship opportunities, please call 630-961-4143 or email email@example.com.
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 did not receive Volunteer confirmation by August 27th, 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 27th, please contact the Last Fling administrator HERE.
Is there a deadline?
Yes, you must sign up to volunteer by August 20, 2021. Volunteer shifts are filled on a first come first serve basis. Waiting until late August will likely result in all volunteer shifts filled.
How many stages are there and where are they located on your grounds?
We will offer one stage at the Last Fling event. The stage will be in the Riverwalk Parking Lot.
What bands are playing and where?
Visit the Entertainment Schedule page for specific entertainment information.
Is there an entry fee to get into the event?
No, the event is FREE. It will be fenced in, other than the carnival area due to alcohol being served.
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?
Due to the scaled down event and not utilizing Rotary Hill this year, chairs/blankets will NOT be allowed.
Is there assigned seating at concert shows?
No. All concerts are first-come, first-served with a maximum capacity
Where is the carnival located?
The carnival will be on Jackson Avenue, between Eagle and Ewing Streets.
How much are the carnival ride tickets?
The carnival rides tickets are $1.25 per ticket.
Do you take credit cards for carnival tickets or Mega Passes?
Yes. Throughout the weekend of the event, credit cards are accepted for Mega Passes and Carnival Tickets. 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 Attraction page for hours and a schedule.
What day is the parade and where is it located?
The parade is on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. The parade starts on Mill Street near Naperville North High School. The parade will conclude on Porter Avenue by Naperville Central High School.
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.
When will confirmations be sent out?
The confirmations will be sent out late August via mail/e-mail. If you have not received your confirmation by August 29th, please contact the Special Events Team Lead.
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. 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.
With respect to state and local government protocols, the Naperville Jaycees will provide hand sanitizer throughout the event, and will sanitize high-touch areas throughout the day. Additionally, mask protocols will be followed per any and all guidelines provided.