September 2017 News



Bethlehem will be hosting a new and exciting “Pop-Up” Bible School at Heritage Fest Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, 2017.

This fest first has been created to be even more fun in the park for kids and parents alike so please add us to your plans Heritage weekend! And, if you’ve only stopped at the downtown stage and beer tent by the river in the past, why not mix things up this year and enjoy all the new (and returning) music, entertainment, activities and booths on the great green grass near the fountain, playground and tennis courts at the park? Won’t the kidlets and kids-at-heart probably prefer the crafts, park and playland over the pavement? But why choose? The fest runs 3 days so why not do something different Friday, Saturday and Sunday–join us in the park during the day and still enjoy all the headliners at the main stage in the evenings!

Bethlehem’s new booth will be within ear-shot of the Gazebo stage live music and all of Bethlehem’s activities will go down right across from our twin red and yellow brick churches near Main and 5th Streets in West Dundee. If you’d like, you can enjoy our 5:30 p.m. Saturday worship across the street after playing in the park. Or, why not join us for worship Sunday at 8 or 10:30 a.m. and be at the fest in the simple seconds it takes to cross the street!?

Fest guests are all invited to stop by for some free weekend morning and afternoon fun including: creating crafts, enjoying select live performances/playlets from Bethlehem Live–Bethlehem’s special annual Dickens in Dundee indoor/outdoor one-of-a-kind Christmas experience, learning more about Jesus and Bethlehem, puppet-making, story-retelling, live music and more.

Live performance times: Saturday: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m and Sunday: noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.

In 2017 Bethlehem is joining the already wide variety of fun and entertaining events in the fabulous, free, family-friendly Heritage Fest line-up. Bethlehem is looking forward to seeing everyone at the fest swing by our new tent. Come solo or with your friends and fam! Why not also share this News page with your 1,298 Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and other friends, especially those with friends/fams/kids looking for fun outdoor events while another Chicago winter whittles away at the remaining wonderful warm weekends and events for 2017?

For the complete Heritage Fest schedule and 2017 details when they’re posted, check out the official fest website:

For more information or visitor/volunteer questions about the event, please give Karen Lawson a call on 847-975-1913 or email


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