happy 4th of july | glen ellyn cardboard boat regatta | glen ellyn event photographer

I can’t believe in a couple short months we will have been in the Chicago area for one year. My how time flies. Well, as newcomers to the area, many conversations with the locals were had and all talked up July fourth weekend in Glen Ellyn – “it’s like non-other” was the running theme amongst everyone we’ve spoken too. Let me tell you, the holiday weekend kick-off event did not disappoint! A long running tradition in Glen Ellyn – the Lake Ellyn Great Cardboard Boat Regatta. We packed a picnic, jumped on our bikes, headed down to the lake and spent the afternoon enjoying the spectacle. These sailboats were all made from cardboard! It was truly a unique display of ingenuity, engineering and imagination. In the end, some sank, some sailed, but all did it in style!

Check out the details on this thing. Yes, all made from cardboard.

Bumblebee actually transforms – awesome!!

Ready to set sail…

The ones that made it…

A race to the finish and….

…Skittles wins!


And the ones that did not make it…

Have a safe and happy fourth of July!!!

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