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Thursday, July 4, 2019

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Movies in the Park start Thursday, June 6

 Love catching a movie in the great outdoors? Oswego’s Movies in the Park series returns starting Thursday, June 6, with outdoor movie experiences that are fun for the whole family.

Thanks to a partnership with the City of Yorkville, Oswego residents will have the regular Movies in the Park season, plus the opportunity to see Incredibles 2 at Raging Waves Waterpark and a retro drive-in movie showing of The Greatest Showman at the Park N Ride lot.

Movies in the Park is free to residents, and food or treat vendors will be selling snacks most dates. Films begin at dusk, approximately 8 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.

Parking is free, based upon availability.

The 2019 Movies in the Park season includes:

  • Thursday, June 6: Incredibles 2 at Raging Waves.  The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Mr. Incredible must manage the house while his wife Helen, a.k.a. Elastigirl, goes out to save the world. Rated ages 8+ by Commonsense Media. Location: Raging Waves Water Park. Pre-film activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Please note: No outside food or beverages are allowed at this location, however, the Hungry Croc Restaurant will be open for service.
  • Thursday, June 20: The Secret Life of Pets. The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Rated ages 6+ by Common Sense Media. Location: Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill.
  •  Thursday, July 18: Mary Poppins Returns. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Rated ages 6+ by Common Sense Media. Location: Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill.
  •  Thursday, August 8: The Greatest Showman at the Dine N Drive. This musical biopic about the life of PT Barnum celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Rated ages 10+ by Common Sense Media. Location: Oswego Park N Ride, Station Drive.  There is limited visibility in some locations; lawn chairs recommended.

Make a splash at a discounted rate, then see Incredibles 2

Join the Village of Oswego and the City of Yorkville for a whole day of fun, with discounted tickets to Raging Waves Waterpark. Purchase general admission (over 48 inches) tickets to Raging Waves for Thursday, June 6, for just $15.99 then stay for the movie, and get a free bag of popcorn. Purchase discounted tickets at www.ragingwaves.com using code INCREDIBLES19. This special cannot be combined with any other promos or discounts. The ticket and popcorn voucher are only valid on Thursday, June 6.

Movie-goers who do not purchase Raging Waves tickets can enter the park for free at 6:30 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment including a bounce house, DJ, and more. Enter at the southwest gate from the parking lot.

Dine N Drive at the Park N Ride

Oswego and Yorkville will also host a retro drive-in movie experience at the Park N Ride lot, on Station Drive in Oswego, for The Greatest Showman. Bring the whole family to watch the film from your car, plus enjoy food from area food trucks, and pre-movie family-friendly activities, beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information, including a full calendar of family-friendly events happening all summer long in Oswego, visit www.GoOswego.org.


Fourth of July Fireworks

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready for a show! Oswego’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display will be held at dusk, approximately 9:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Prairie Point Park. The rain date is scheduled for Friday, July 5.

Weather information and other real-time updates for the show will be available on the Village of Oswego’s Facebook page. Like or follow @VillageofOswego for notifications, including weather-related postponements and emergency evacuation instructions in inclement weather.
Prairie Point Community Park is located at 4120 Plainfield Road, between Plainfield and Grove Roads. Parking is available at Traughber Junior High School, Eastview Elementary, Prairie Point Elementary and Oswego High School. Handicapped accessible parking will be available at the Oswego School District’s bus lot, 100 Plank Road.

Traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect on streets surrounding the park prior to and immediately following the fireworks. Temporary ‘no parking’ signs will be posted and enforced at the following locations:

• Route 71 between Route 34 and Forest Avenue
• Franklin Street, on the fire hydrant side only
• Wilmette Avenue, on the fire hydrant side only
• Calumet Street, on the fire hydrant side only
• Wooley Road between Plainfield Road and Colchester Drive
• Bell Court
• Plainfield Road between Route 71 and Linden Drive
• Grove Road between Plainfield Road and Arboretum Way
• The Prairie Point Park parking lot adjacent to the shoot zone

Regular ‘no parking’ signs are posted along both sides of Stonehill Drive, Theodore Drive, Templeton Drive, and Plank Road. These will also be enforced. Please remember that parking on private property is prohibited without prior permission from the landowner.

To alleviate congestion, traffic patterns will be changed at several intersections around the park. Those areas include:
• Motorists exiting both parking lots of Oswego High School and Eastview Elementary will only be allowed to travel northbound on Route 71.
• Motorists traveling east on Franklin Street will only be allowed to turn southbound onto Route 71.
• Motorists exiting Stonehill Road onto Wolf’s Crossing Road will be required to turn eastbound onto Wolf’s Crossing Road.
• Motorists exiting Stonehill Road onto Woolley Road will be required to turn eastbound onto Woolley Road.
• Motorists exiting from the Traughber Junior High School lot will only be allowed to travel northbound on Colchester Drive or eastbound on Woolley Road.
Oswego police officers, community service officers, and police explorers will be located at intersections to direct traffic. Please consider carpooling and remain patient while traffic is clearing.
For your safety, the shoot zone is a restricted area. Monitor children closely near this area. The shoot zone, located near the Prairie Point soccer fields, will be clearly marked with a yellow rope.
No alcoholic beverages are permitted. While dogs are permitted, pet owners are reminded that many dogs are frightened by fireworks and that the Fourth of July is the biggest day of the year for lost dog reports. Often, it is best to leave your pet home, in a quiet, secure environment.

For more free family-friendly events happening throughout Oswego, check out www.GoOswego.org!


Fireworks Weather Updates

For weather updates and announcements for tonight's fireworks at Prairie Point Park, follow the Village of Oswego on Facebook!


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