The Joliet Mermaid

From the depths of the ocean to Joliet, Illinois, Emily the Joliet Mermaid is here to help spread love and kindness! Join her and The Kindness Rocks Project to create Kindness Rocks™, little painted stones with messages of love and encouragement, and of course, come meet a real-life mermaid!

Lisa's Face Painting & Balloons

 I have been entertaining my whole life.  My mother has been a clown for over 30 years so you could guess how I learned to entertain.  I have entertained everywhere you could think of, such as block parties to corporate events to parades.  So you could say that my brother and I have been born into the business.  Now I have branched out on my own to start my own business from the ground up.  The only thing that is challenging is getting clientele word of mouth spreads slowly.  But patience is a virtue.  I am looking forward to the years to come......

Story Time with Miss Foozie

Character Artist, Hostess, an Animal Lover, Activist, Entertainer, Show Director and Producer. Miss Foozie dedicates her life to entertaining and bringing laughter into the world while bridging relationships within communities and beyond.

At Joliet PrideFest Miss Foozie will be hosting two story times for young children as well as acting as emcee for the musical review with the Past & Present Miss Gay Joliets.

Scales & Tales Traveling Zoo

For over 20 years, Scales & Tales and Beth Wagner have been providing Chicagoland with professional, insightful and just plain fun animal shows. Always a hit with kids and parents alike, Beth and her animal crew make even the most timid person comfortable enough to encounter her menagerie. Featured in Chicago Magazine and The Chicago Tribune, Scales & Tales is on its way to becoming a Chicago institution.