For the sixth year since its smash debut in 2007, Skokie's Backlot Bash will once again offer area residents an action-packed downtown summer street festival in 2013!
Over three days in August, Skokie's Backlot Bash will feature more than 15 hours of free live music on a main stage located on Oakton Avenue near the Village Hall, including regional and national acts. The event will also feature an amusement park/carnival, a 5K Run, silent movies at the historic Skokie Theatre, a classic auto show, a business expo and sidewalk sale, fun teen activities, bingo, food and beer, and more! (The name "Backlot" pays tribute to downtown Skokie's heritage as a major silent film industry back lot set between 1907 and 1915.)
The event is a collaboration between the Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie (IMODS), the Skokie Park District, The Village of Skokie and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.
In 2013, Skokie's Backlot Bash will be held on:
Friday, Aug. 23, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25, noon to 8 p.m.
Oakton Street will be closed from Friday at 10 a.m., through Sunday at midnight.
The event will be held in a closed off, two-block portion of Oakton Street, between Lincoln and Laramie Avenues adjacent to the Village Hall. In addition, most parking lots within two or three blocks of the Bash will be closed in order to host event attractions.
5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Ill., 60077
Volunteer to help at the Bash
If you, or your group or business, are interested in volunteering at the Bash, please email FMKhan@SkokieParks.org. Click here to download a volunteer application.
Backlot Bash Hotline
If you have questions or concerns regarding Skokie's Backlot Bash, please leave a message with your name and telephone number at (847) 674-1500, ext. BASH (2274).