Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta Update and Summer Break at the Lake

Posted on: May 3, 2022

After much discussion and consideration, the Glen Ellyn Park District will not be staging the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta in 2022. In the years leading up to the pandemic, participation, showmanship, and boat construction have significantly declined. Since the event is dependent on boat registration, it has been challenging to have enough boats to make the event effective, particularly for all the volunteers, partners, and vendors. The District is considering staging the Regatta every 3-5 years moving forward to see if that would attract more participants and make it more exciting and enticing to be a part of in the future.

However, to continue the tradition of a memorable Fourth of July weekend in Glen Ellyn, the Park District will be introducing a new event for ages 21 and up, Summer Break at the Lake. Taking place at Lake Ellyn Park on July 1, Summer Break at the Lake will feature music from Maggie Speaks, beverages from local vendors – The Beer Cellar, Two Hound Red and Common Good – and a variety of area food trucks. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Glen Ellyn Fourth of July committee. More information to come in the Summer Playbook!