Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

Pumpkin Flotilla Fest returns on October 21!

Watch carved, illuminated pumpkins go for a float on Lake Ellyn at our Pumpkin Flotilla Fest!

Before the pumpkin sendoff, jam out to live music with Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans, enjoy games throughout the park, a pumpkin carving demonstration, canoe rides, purchase food and beverages, and many more activities. This event is free to attend, but fees apply for food/beverages and carving a pumpkin at the event (cash only; see below).

Event Date: Sunday, October 21 | Time: 4pm-7pm
Location:Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Event Schedule

  • 4:00pm: Event opens
  • 4:00pm – 6:30pm:
    • Pumpkin carving demo
    • Food/beverage sales
    • Carve your own pumpkin ($5 fee – cash only; limited supply)
    • Inflatables/bounce houses
    • Activities and games throughout the park
  • 4:00pm – 6:15pm: Free trackless train and canoe rides
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Live music from Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm: Pumpkin Flotilla
  • 7:00pm: Event closes

Be A Part of the Flotilla

If you would like to submit your carved pumpkin to be a part of the Flotilla, please register online.
You can even carve a pumpkin at the event (limited quantity, $5 per pumpkin)!

Event Parking

Address: Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Planning to drive to Glow in the Park? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Glen Ellyn Dentistry
Total Spectrum

Interested in sponsoring Pumpkin Flotilla Fest 2018?
Click here to view our event partnership opportunities kit.