Lyons festival is this weekend 7.23

Plenty of chicken, a variety of kids games and lots of softball. That’s what the summer festival is all about in Lyons.

The 49th annual Lyons Chicken Barbecue is scheduled this weekend at the community park.

Festivities kick off Friday night with a DJ spinning tunes from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Men’s and co-ed softball tournaments will begin Thursday and run through Sunday. A volleyball tournament is also planned.

On Saturday, John “6” Linehan and his crew will begin serving chicken dinners at 11 a.m. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., with line-up at the fire hall at 12:30.

Inflatables for the kids will be set up from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., and a cornhole tournament is scheduled at 2 p.m., with registration at 1 p.m.