BOURBONNAIS, IL – The Friendship festival is set to begin tomorrow, Wednesday June 26th and it appears that there will be plenty of things for you to do! Whether you are looking for family fun or a night out with friends, the friendship festival will have many activities ranging from games, shows, the beer garden, parades, the teen idol competition, and a baby photo contest, just to name a few.
The carnival, which is hosted by Luehr’s Ideal Rides, is celebrating its 57th year in business as well as its 36th year with the festival. The hours of operation for the carnival are:
Wednesday 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Special carnival nights this year include Wednesday “Friend Night” && Saturday “Family Day”. During Wednesday two friends can enjoy the rides for the price of one from 5pm to 10:30pm. Saturday all rides are just one ticket from noon to 5!
The full list of activities can be found here and as follows:
6 p.m. — Center Avenue band
8 p.m. — Greg Schneider, country band
6 p.m. — Rude Mood band
7:30 p.m. — After Midnight, blues band
9:30 p.m. — The Jimmy Warren band
6 p.m. — Usual Chaos band
6-8 p.m. — Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society Letourneau Museum open house
8 p.m. — The Committee band
9:30 p.m. — The Silhouettes, classic rock band
June 29, Armed Services Day celebration
7:30 p.m. — 5K walk/run
9 a.m.-noon — Fishing Derby
1-4 p.m. — Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society Letourneau Museum open house
1 p.m. — Battle of the Garage Bands, bags tournament
5:30 p.m. — Buffalo Wild Wings contest
6 p.m. — D-Toxx band
8:45 p.m. — Winners of teen idol contest sing
9 p.m. — Former American Idol Nick Lynch and the SilverSmith band perform
1 p.m. — Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society Letourneau Museum open house
The Friendship Festival is a 5 day event that begins on Wednesday June 26th and goes until Sunday June 30th that is hosted by the Village of Bourbonnais. This festival has been a part of Bourbonnais history for many years. This year the theme for the festival is “Lucky Bourbonnais”.
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