Dillo Day is an annual all-day music festival and a Northwestern tradition since 1972. Today it is the largest student-run music festival in the nation, organized by Mayfest Productions, a Northwestern student group.
Mayfest spends the entire academic year preparing for Dillo Day. The extensive planning required to create a music festival of this magnitude includes meeting with the highest members of Northwestern University administration (including President Morton Schapiro), the office of Off-Campus Life, local and University law enforcement, members of the Evanston municipal government, production vendors, and more. Mayfest’s goal is to provide a music festival that is fun and safe, along with providing an opportunity to strengthen ties between the student body and Evanston community in a day of mutual enjoyment.
Dillo Day will be held on May 20, 2017, and the festival is indeed open to members of the Evanston community! Registration, wristband costs, and distribution details can be found in the "Information" section of this website. We look forward to seeing members of the Evanston community on the Lakefill Dillo Day 2017.
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
COMMUNITY RELATED PLANNING SCHEDULE
- Preliminary meetings with Northwestern University Student Affairs staff, including Vice President Patricia Telles-Irvin.
Task Force meetings begin between Northwestern Facilities Management, Risk Management, Director of Athletics, Student Affairs staff along with the Mayfest Executive Board and production vendors.
Mayfest Co-Chairs meet to discuss Dillo Day with President Morton Schapiro.
Meetings with City staff, EPD/NUPD, non-student neighbors and Student Affairs staff to discuss communication strategies for the 2017 Evanston/NU community.
Mayfest Productions' committee gets sound permits for the City of Evanston.
- Meetings with Norris Box Office (NBO) to discuss the details behind wristband registration and distribution.