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Parade and festival to honor law enforcement downtown Joliet

Thetimesweekly.com | 4/20/2017, 4 a.m.
Joliet – The Joliet City Center Partnership (CCP) has announced Salute to the Blue Parade and Festival to Honor Law ...

Joliet – The Joliet City Center Partnership (CCP) has announced Salute to the Blue Parade and Festival to Honor Law Enforcement. The festivities kick off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 with a parade of law enforcement agencies along Chicago Street in Downtown Joliet. After the parade, all attendees can join the party at the Joliet Slammers Stadium with food, drinks, and a live concert.

"The Joliet Police Department does so much for our city, especially for the downtown City Center," said Richard Fredrickson of the CCP. "We wanted to find a way to thank them, and all law enforcement officers throughout the area, and also provide another big event in Downtown Joliet with this parade and free concert."

The party will be family-friendly and open to all participants and parade-watchers,

free of charge. Food and beverages will be available for sale. The Neverly Brothers

will entertain the crowd with a live show, promising a rock & roll evolution from

Elvis to the Beatles. The event will end at 5:00pm.

The CCP has worked closely with Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk, the Joliet Police

Department, and the Joliet Slammers to plan this free event for the city.

Law enforcement agencies from Joliet, Channahon, Romeoville, Rockdale, Crest Hill,

Wilmington, Will County, and Kendall County are already confirmed. Any other

departments looking to participate can contact the CCP at 815-774-6066.

The Salute to the Blue Festival and Parade is one of many downtown events produced by the Joliet City Center Partnership in order to provide an opportunity to showcase and promote downtown businesses and boost community pride among Joliet residents and visitors. For more information about this summer's events in Downtown Joliet, visit jolietdowntown.com