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Kindleberger Summer Festival returns

An annual summertime favorite, the Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts, will be held July 7–11 with a full slate of fun, including live theater performances, a parade, a French-toast breakfast and a cornhole tournament.

The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. July 7 with a performance of Mamma Mia! — a musical featuring original music from the band ABBA — on The Stage at Kindleberger Park. Mamma Mia! will also be presented at 7 p.m. July 8, noon and 7 p.m. July 9 and 10, and noon July 11.

The festival's youth performance of Freaky Friday will be presented at The Stage at 7 p.m. July 9 as part of the festival's Friday Fun Night, which will also include food trucks, live music and market vendors.

Saturday, July 10, will be a full festival day, beginning with a French-toast breakfast put on by the Parchment Boy Scouts beginning at 7:30 a.m. The cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children. A parade will begin at 9 a.m., with book, art and plant sales also beginning then. A kids’ area with a dunk tank, live music, arts and crafts, and games will be open from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

For folks who like throwing bags, a cornhole tournament begins at 10 a.m. July 11. There will be two competitive divisions — social and professional — with prizes for the top three teams in each division. The cost to enter is $25 for social teams and $50 for professional teams. Teams are required to bring their own bags and boards.

For more information or to see the full festival schedule, visit