Cardboard Boat Race & Youth Fishing Derby

Saturday, August 12, 2023 | 12 p.m.

Come join us for Cardboard Boat Races at Lakefront Park. Races will begin at 12 p.m. 

Test out your craftsmanship and build a cardboard boat to race against others. This will be a fun event for people of all ages whether they are sailing their vessel or cheering on from the shoreline.

Registration fee is $15 which includes entry into the boat race, trophies for 1st & 2nd Fastest, and Best of Show, and Fastest Sinking! Additionally, there is a $30 dollar registration that includes the standard registration as well as a boat building kit. The boat building kit includes 1 roll of duct tape, a box cutter, and 4 x 8 ft. of cardboard to use for your boat. 

Registration is preferred by August 10, 2023. On-site registration will be available. 

Registration forms can be found here.

Competing age groups: 11 & under; 12 to 18; 19 & over.

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Youth Fishing Derby

Saturday, August 12, 2023 8 AM - 11 AM

Bring out your kids for a fun day of catching fish. There will be giveaways, music, and prizes for top catches. There will be two different age groups: Ages 11 and under, and Ages 12-18. No registration needed.

The Youth Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. Fox Lake, IL 60020.

There will be snacks, fishing and giveaways! Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the fishing contest.

Participants aged 16 and under do not need a fishing license.

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