Entertainment Showcase

What is Showcase?
Every year, SPRA hosts an Entertainment Showcase that includes a variety of VENDOR performances:  bands, solo singers, magicians, variety acts, and more!

Entertainment Showcase 2.0

Wednesday, August 31
1:00-5:00 pm
Lake Park
2200 Lee St., Des Plaines

New & Improved!
- Outdoor performances
- Earlier event date
- Food, giveaways, networking
- Acts of all genres & types
- Digital pricing book

Registration starts June 10.

Registration deadline for the directory/agents:  July 31
Registration deadline for attendees: August 26

Attendee Registration
Vendors Directory Registration
Agent Registration 

Showcase Flyer

Showcase Facebook Event

Professional ATTENDEES from park districts, villages, libraries, and other municipalities are invited to the Entertainment Showcase to watch the vendor performances in order to make informed decisions about booking vendors for their community events. 

​Vendors are prohibited from registering as attendees. Those who sign up as attendees and market their act at Showcase will not be allowed to participate in future SPRA events.

Vendor Selection Process:  A panel of recreation professionals selects vendor acts to perform based on specific criteria that are appropriate and suitable for park and recreation agencies. Based on 4 criteria, the panel meticulously considers each vendor applicant through a voting process. The Showcase Committee receives 150+ vendor applications with requests to perform, but can only select up to 30 vendor acts to showcase. If your act is selected, you will be contacted by September 1. Vendors who are selected to perform will also be posted to the SPRA website by September 1. Please do not

e-mail to inquire about your act’s acceptance into the Entertainment Showcase before September.

We will continue to monitor and follow the guidelines associated with COVID 19 on the federal, state and county level along with the guidelines set forth by the Des Plaines Park District. SPRA Showcase capacity, performances, attendance, etc. is subject to change 
based on regulatory guidelines. 

To reach the Showcase Committee