Despite forecasts that called for rain and storms throughout the weekend, Oswego's annual PrairieFest celebration, organized by the Oswegoland Park District, brought in attendees throughout the four-day festival to see bands, ride rides, enjoy all manner of treats, and gather as a community.
"It's awesome," Oswego resident Jason Reiff said Thursday at PrairieFest Park just south of Oswego High School. "There's a nice big, open space, and the weather's really great."
PrairieFest opened Thursday with the annual Me Too @ PrairieFest event, for young guests with special needs to have a modified carnival experience, and continued with rides and games throughout the week.
Headlining act BoDeans beat the predicted storms, and performed for a dedicated crowd of fans on Saturday night. The 2019 celebration closed Sunday, with the annual Father's Day parade through the village's downtown and a performance from Beatles tribute band American English Sunday afternoon.