Fall Festival 2018: Lions Lounge returns to fall festival, features The Impalas

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The Lions Lounge will once again be open to adults ages 21 and older from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8 at Lions Park during the 2018 Fall Festival. The lounge is the biggest tent in the park,  directly east of the clubhouse by Field 1.

The Impalas will once again entertain guests in the Lions Lounge at the 2018 Fall Festival. Jamika Jones sings with The Impalas. (File photo)

Lions Park is privately owned and operated by the Zionsville Lions Club, and the entire festival is staffed by Lions Club volunteers. Fall Festival co-chair Keith Shepherd said the event is the Zionsville Lions Club’s largest fundraiser of the year.

“It’s a good cause. It’s a privately owned park and we open it up to the public and maintain everything ourselves,” Shepherd said. “A lot of people don’t know that. They think it’s funded by the government and it’s not. All funds go back into the club to help maintain and update the park.”

Sun King will sell beer and limited wine offerings within the Lions Lounge, and food vendors will be on-site. The Impalas will perform live music. Admission to the Lions Lounge is $5. Although kids can’t enter the tent, they can participate in other festival events nearby while their parents enjoy the entertainment inside.

“It’s a really good time,” Shepherd said. “People come out and have a blast and just cut loose for a little bit. It really works out nice because (the kids) are close and on the premises while (the Lions Lounge) is happening.”

A dance floor and a raffle at intermission will be available inside the tent. Shepherd said attendance largely depends on weather, which is why the club doesn’t set a firm fundraising goal.

For more, visit zionsvillelions.com.

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