The 2017 Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Hosted by Oswego Firefighters Local #4773 and the Village of Oswego.


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Friday, August 4, 2017
Lights and Sirens Procession


The Lights and Sirens Procession will wind 15 miles through the communities of North Aurora, Aurora, Montgomery, and Oswego. Please check back for a finalized map of the route.

Staging begins at 5:30PM at the former Farmers Insurace/Everest College parking lot at 150 S Lincolnway (Route 31), North Aurora, IL 60542 (just north of the Route 31 I-88 exit and Airport Rd). The Lights and Sirens Procession kicks off at 6:30PM sharp and will head west past the North Aurora Days Festival. Then it will head south on Randall Rd into Aurora, through Montgomery, and through downtown Oswego at approximately 7:20PM before arriving at a private reception for vehicle owners, operators, and their passengers at Oswego Fire Station #1, 3511 Woolley Rd, Oswego, IL 60543. The procession will last one hour. Please indicate in the registration whether you anticipate staying for the reception and complementary dinner along with an estimate of how many people will be in your vehicle. Emergency vehicles are welcome to be stored overnight at the Oswego Fire Department Station #1.

In order to better honor our public safety providers, Friday's Lights & Sirens Procession and Sunday's Emergency Vehicle Caravan are limited to any government-owned emergency vehicles, any marked emergency vehicles, and any marked or unmarked antique emergency vehicles (model year 1991 or older).

Saturday, August 5, 2017
20th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

This year we are excited to be returning to downtown Oswego, Illinois. The location along historic Main St will feature static displays of new and vintage emergency vehicles, live demonstrations of firefighting, police, and rescue operations, safety displays, children's activities, public safety-related equipment, toy and memorabilia vendors, food and more.

Entrance to the event is free to the public. Ample free parking is available throughout the area. There are several parking lots west (downhill) of the showgrounds that can also accomodate trailers.


Emergency Vehicle Registration

Pre-registration is encouraged for faster check-in and staging. There is no fee for private collectors who wish to register on-site the day of the show. Registration and vehicle staging begins at 8AM. All vehicles should be staged before the show opens to the public at 10AM.



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Sunday, August 6, 2017
Emergency Vehicle Caravan to Naperville's
National Night Out Emergency Vehicle Show

The City of Naperville and Naperville Police Department, in conjunction with the Downtown Naperville Alliance, is bringing part of the Midwest's largest emergency vehicle display to downtown Naperville. Fans of all ages are invited to explore the vehicles, some of which are approximately 75 years old. More modern equipment, such as S.W.A.T. tactical and other emergency vehicles, will also be on display.

Staging begins at 9AM at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites Oswego, 1050 Douglas Rd, Oswego, IL 60543. The caravan kicks off at 930AM sharp and will arrive in downtown Naperville on Jackson St between Eagle and Main Streets at 10AM where vehicles will be on static display until 2PM.


CEVS Hotel Information


Host Hotel:

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Oswego
1050 Douglas Road
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 554-9090

The CEVS host hotel is the AmericInn & Suites Oswego, located north of the intersection of Douglas Road and Route 34. It is the closest hotel to the Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show showgrounds and the kickoff location for Sunday's Emergency Vehicle Caravan to Naperville.

The AmericInn & Suites Oswego offers a special "Emergency Vehicle Show" rate of $116.00/night for one King Bed Room or two Queen Bed Room. Mention "Emergency Vehicle Show" and the above rates to receive the discounted rates.

Be advised that the hotel will be releasing more rooms for us beginning Tuesday, July 5th when other group block reservations are due to expire. So if you attempt to book before then and nothing is available please try back then. Because of the limited number of rooms available, as a courtesy to our participating vehicle owners we ask that if you are coming as a spectator that you please book at one of the many other hotels available below.

Other Area Hotels


North of the Showgrounds:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oswego
2055 Wiesbrook Dr
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 844-4700

Candlewood Suites Aurora
2625 W Sullivan Rd
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 907-9977

Holiday Inn Aurora
2424 W. Sullivan Rd
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 806-7400

Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora
2423 Bushwood Dr
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 907-1600

North Aurora Hotel Inn and Suites
201 Smoke Tree Ln
North Aurora, IL 60542
(331) 205-1700

Baymont Inn & Suites
308 S Lincolnway
North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 897-7695

Northeast of the Showgrounds:

Sleep Inn Naperville
1831 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 778-5900

Extended Stay America Naperville West
1575 Bond St
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 983-0000

Red Roof Inn Plus+ Naperville
1698 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 369-2500

Fairfield Inn & Suites Naperville
1847 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 548-0966

TownePlace Suites Naperville
1843 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 548-0881

Staybridge Suites Aurora
4320 Meridian Pkwy
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 978-2222

Super 8 Aurora/Naperville
4228 Longmeadow Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 898-5419

Quality Inn Aurora
4005 Gabrielle Ln
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 820-3400

Far Northeast of the Showgrounds:

SpringHill Suites Naperville/Warrenville
4305 Weaver Pkwy
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-0400

Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville
28351 Dodge Dr
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-3223

Residence Inn Naperville/Warrenville
28500 Bella Vista Pkwy
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-3444

South of the Showgrounds:

Hampton Inn Yorkville
310 E Countryside Pkwy
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-9805

Super 8 Yorkville
1510 N Bridge St
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-1634

All Season Motel
104 E Stagecoach Tr
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-7147

Southwest of the Showgrounds:

Timber Creek Inn & Suites - Worldhotels
3300 Drew Ave
Sandwich, IL 60548
(630) 273-6000

Area Campgrounds:

Hoover Forest Preserve & Rentals
11285 Fox Rd
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-4025

Big Rock Campground
46W499 Granart Rd
Big Rock, IL 60511
(630) 444-1200

Hide-A-Way Lakes Camping & Recreation Park
8045 Van Emmon Rd
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-6323