Our good friends in Bourbonnais are about to hold their annual Bourbonnais Friendship Festival, a summer event that can’t be missed. It will run from June 25th through June 29th and takes place in Friendship Park. Every year we look forward to the rides, food,? music, games, and camaraderie the festival offers. This year’s event promises to be as fun as ever, and we would encourage anyone in the area to drop by, especially if you have never been before. These are some of the highlights.
The festival features two parades: a children’s parade on Friday night and the Grand Parade right before the closing ceremonies on Sunday. In both, expect to see creative floats, wacky costumes, lots of surprises, and more than a few familiar faces.
Luehr’s Ideal Rides is back for its 38th year of providing top-quality thrills at the Bourbonnaiss Friendship Festival. The Avalanche will be back this year for those that have nerves of steel, and the Super Fun Slide is always great for adults and kids alike. No matter what kind of rides you enjoy, you are sure to find something fun at the carnival.
The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival has contests lined up from the first day to the last day. Come for the Miss Friendship and Little Miss Friendship pageants, see some of the area’s best voices compete in the Idol competitions, and find your new favorite band at the Battle of the Bands. These contests are known for bringing out the best of the local talent.
Food and Drink
Adults can enjoy a frosty beer and some great live entertainment in the beer garden, and everyone can find something to snack on from one of the many vendors and concession stands. Whether its a brat, a funnel cake, or something more exotic, expect someone to be serving it up hot and delicious.
Make Plans for the End of June in Bourbonnais
If you live anywhere in the area, make plans to attend the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival at the end of June. The town of Bourbonnais really does live up to its name as “The Village of Friendship,” and the community always comes out for the festival. If you want to have a lot of fun and meet some great people, you can find both in Bourbonnais. Terry’s Ford isn’t directly involved in the festival, but we’re happy to work in the Bourbonnais area and provide the people of Bourbonnais with quality new and used vehicles.