Deerfield Family Days - July 3 & July 4

Family Days

Join us for the annual Family Days celebration on Wednesday, July 3 at Brickyards Park and Thursday, July 4 at Jewett Park. See below for a schedule of events. For more information, contact Justin Keenan at 847.719.7462 or visit the Family Days website page

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, July 3 - Brickyards Park
5 p.m. - Gates open
5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Carnival games, inflatables and rides (July 3 Only Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands: $10)
6 p.m. - Live entertainment begins
7 p.m. - Raising of the flag/National Anthem
Dusk - Fireworks show begins

Thursday, July 4 - Jewett Park
8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m.-3 p.m. - Family Days Bazaar (Arts and Crafts Expo)
8 a.m. - Rotary Race (7:15 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Registration - New race route)
8:30 a.m. - Bike Parade (Bike Parade Starts at 9 a.m.)
8:45 a.m.-10 a.m. - Dog Show (BYOD - Bring Your Own Dog)
10 a.m.-Noon - Live entertainment begins
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Carnival games, rides, petting zoo and pony rides (July 4 Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands (Cash Only): $15)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Flower Show
Noon - Parade (Route Map)
1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Free swimming at Deerspring and Mitchell Pools

Rotary Club 10K Race & 5K Walk/Run

The 53rd annual Rotary Club 10K Race & 5K Walk/Run is set to kick off on July 4 at 8 a.m. at a new route starting at Maplewood Park. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and the race will be held rain or shine. The first 200 registered participants will receive a t-shirt. Winners in every age group for both males and females will receive a medal. 

Find the application, route map and more information here.

10 Tips to Reduce and Repel Mosquitoes


Mosquito season is here and recent heavy rains have worsened the situation. Thankfully, the South Lake Mosquito Abatement District (SLMAD) has helpful tips to defend your property from mosquitoes and yourself from the West Nile Virus:

  1. Report any water standing for three days or more to SLMAD.
  2. Tip free-standing containers such as flowerpots, watering cans and buckets, and empty water that collects in folds of tarps.
  3. Wear light-colored clothing with long pants and sleeves.
  4. Use an EPA-approved repellent with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.
  5. Change the water and clean bird baths.
  6. Position corrugated drain pipes to ensure drainage or dump out water.
  7. Clean leaves and debris from gutters and from drainage ditches and culverts on your street to allow a free flow of water.
  8. Filter or aerate ornamental ponds using a circulation pump, or stock it with fish.
  9. Drain or fill-in areas of your yard that remain wet for more than a week.
  10. Check windows and screens for holes and repair any you may find.
For more information or to report standing water, visit www.slmad.org or call the mosquito hotline at 800.942.2555.

D-Tales July-August 2019


Keep an eye out for the July-August 2019 edition of D-Tales in your mailbox! The newsletter is also available online here

This edition features the annual Water Quality Report, the Family Days schedule of events and articles on the Deerfield Farmers Market, fireworks safety and more. 

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