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Orland Park Taste marks 10th year

OrlPark will host its 10th annual Taste OrlPark from Aug. 2 4. The three-day fest includes 16 OrlPark eateries live

Orland Park will host its 10th annual Taste of Orland Park from Aug. 2 to 4. The three-day fest includes 16 Orland Park eateries, live entertainment on two stages, community booths and a Kids’ Day. | Supplied photo

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Updated: August 1, 2013 3:04PM



The Village of Orland Park’s Taste of Orland Park marks its 10th anniversary with entertainment on two stages, events for children and nearly 20 of Orland Park’s favorite eateries.

The Taste will be outdoors 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3, and 1 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave. Admission and parking are free.

“The Village of Orland Park has a great weekend planned for everyone,” Mayor Dan McLaughlin said. “We have something for every age group.”

The Taste features a range of culinary selections including Beggars Pizza, Blissful Banana Cafe, Cafe Gaston, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Culver’s, El Pueblito, Hienie’s McCarthy’s, Mo’s Chinese Kitchen and Oberweis Dairy.

Participating Orland Park eateries include Orland Park Bakery, Palermo’s, Papa Joe’s, Riviera Country Club, RoccoVino’s, Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant and Wooden Paddle Pizza.

The festival begins 5 p.m. Aug. 2 with the classic rock band ARRA on the main stage followed by the Sandburg Marching Band performing at 7:30 p.m. and country/western Mason Rivers at 8:30 p.m.

The Orland Park Comedy Improv Team will perform on the community stage at 6 p.m. followed by live band karaoke at 8 p.m.

On Aug. 3, the main stage entertainment includes Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band at 1:30 p.m., Second Time Around at 4:30 p.m. and Slippery When Wet from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Community stage entertainment includes Music Connection at 3 p.m., School of Rock Show Band at 5 p.m., and Teen Battle of the Bands at 7 p.m.

On Aug. 3, the Orland Park Lions Club will host Bingo inside the air conditioned Civic Center from 1 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 3 also is Kids Day from 1 to 5 p.m. at the adjacent John Humphrey Sports Complex. Activities include face painting, spin art craft, Sarah’s Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Game Truck, Giant Chair Photos, Grand Slam Batting, “Touch-A- Truck” and Micro-Reality Stock Car Racing. A slide, jumpy, and obstacle course will be provided by Moon Jump Inc.

Other participants include the Bulls/Sox Academy, Team USA and Victory Martial Arts, Orland Park Pioneer Football and Cheerleading, ISU Quidditch, Joon Lee’s Taekwondo, Orland Park Police Department, Orland Fire Protection, Orland Park Soccer Club Soccer Combine and Village of Orland Park Fencing Program.

The annual Family Water Balloon Toss will be at 2:30 p.m. and pairs may include an adult and child duo or two siblings. Registration is not required.

Information about the Taste is at (708) 403-7275 or www.orland-park.il.us.

Staff report



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