Will County, IL – New Orleans North Festival at Joliet Slammers: A Must-Visit August Event


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Joliet, IL – The 12th annual Joliet New Orleans North Slammers Festival is coming, an enduring August tradition that brings the essence of the Big Easy’s vibrant culture to the Midwest. Scheduled for August 16, 2024, at the Joliet Slammers Stadium, this celebrated event promises a day packed with soulful jazz music, creole flavors, and the exuberant spirit of Mardi Gras.

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the festival’s organizer, is excited to offer an authentic New Orleans experience right in the heart of Will County. The festival, which has grown into a staple of the region’s cultural calendar, will showcase an impressive lineup of live entertainment, a food court brimming with Southern culinary classics, and dynamic street performers that capture the festive New Orleans spirit.

With a decade plus of history behind it, the festival continues to be a vital platform for local talent and businesses, stimulating Will County’s economy. Open to revelers over 21, the event maintains its community-focused ethos with advance tickets priced at $10 and gate prices at $20, ensuring the celebration is accessible to all. This year’s installment will once again honor the festival’s legacy of joy, unity, and cultural celebration, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of summer in Will County.


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