SPELLA PARK
2610 HARNISH DR. / ALGONQUIN, IL 60102
FOUNDERS' DAYS CHRISTMAS IN JULY

This festival is brought to you by the Algonquin Founders' Days Committee Inc., a Board made up of 9 volunteers. Throughout the year and the numerous residents, friends and families that graciously donate their time to make each year a success. 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Algonquin Founders' Days with over 40 different events planned each year with live music, daily events, amazing drink selection and great food. Founders' Days spends an entire year working each month, planning and organizing each detail. All financial help is received through donations and gate fees each year and we rely on the gracious financial donations from community sponsors that allow us to put on another year's festival to add to those memories for an unforgettable event!

Parking & Shuttle Service

The Founders’ Days Festival will again be offering free Parking and Shuttle bus services from the Target and JCPenny outlots. There will be no charge for parking or taking the bus to and from the fest at Spella Park. Handicapped Parking is reserved at the Algonquin Library and there is NO parking allowed in that lot other than Handicapped Parking. There is on street parking around the side streets of the festival that is marked and enforced by the Algonquin Police.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY REINDEER PARADE

On Saturday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m., Founders’ Days are hosting their 59th annual parade with our FOUNDERS’ DAYS CHRISTMAS IN JULY REINDEER PARADE as part of the Founders’ Days celebration. The goal of the parade is to show off the best of the best and celebrate how the Algonquin and surrounding communities are shaped by those who are a part of it — from its social organizations to its businesses; from its local leaders to its Fire, Police, and other village entities.

Make
More Memories

The Founders’ Days Festival began in 1961 with a group of local businessmen who wanted to celebrate their community. Fifty-nine years later that tradition continues. Every year a group of dedicated volunteers work to bring families, friends and neighbors together to enjoy a family-friendly four day event, with something for everyone including: Great music, Food, Carnival, Kids Korner, Outdoor Business Expo, Family Olympics, one of the longest standing parades in the state.

Over 15
Bands

With 15 bands planned this year we are sure you’ll be on your feet and dancing to the beat. Ranging from rock, pop, oldies, blues, classic rock, country and tribute bands. There is sure to be something for everyone so come on out and bring a friend. You’re not going to want to miss this year’s line up.

Taste of
Founders'

In addition to the events below, there will be amazing food available all day as long as the festival is open.

2022 FOOD VENDOR LINE UP:

TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW

FOUNDERS' DAYS BUSINESS EXPO
MARKET & BAZAAR

It’s time to sign up for the Founders’ Days Business Expo Market & Bazaar. An outdoor event featuring business organizations, retail vendors, crafters, and many others taking advantage of this opportunity to connect with members of the community.

All spots are assigned on a first come first served basis on July 30th. Booth sizes are 10 x 10. Exhibitors are responsible for their entire display, including but not limited to canopy, tables, chairs, etc. Exhibitors are welcome to sell items; they are responsible for their own sales tax. Due to health department regulations, no prepared food items in this area. There is NO electricity available.

Founders' 5K, 10K Walk / Run

2022 Theme:

“CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Bring the whole family for a run in *Algonquin, Illinois.
Age Group Awards
T-shirts & Goodie Bags
Postrace refreshments
FUN for all ages!

*SPECIAL NOTE:

Our race starting and ending location is at Algonquin Middle School. The address is 520 Longwood Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
28
JULY
THURSDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

7:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

7:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

SPELLA PARK
4:00pm – FEST OPENS
4-10pm – BOUNCIN’ ALL AROUND INFLATABLES AREA
4-7pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #1
4pm – SOCIAL GARDEN OPENS
5pm – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
5pm – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
6:15pm – TBD
7pm – OPENING CEREMONIES
7-10PM – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #2
7:30pm – TBD
9:00pm – LAST CALL
9:30pm – SOCIAL GARDEN CLOSES
10pm – FEST CLOSES

29
JULY
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

9-10:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

7-8:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

5-6:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

SPELLA PARK
4:00pm – FEST OPENS
4-11pm – BOUNCIN’ ALL AROUND INFLATABLES AREA
4-7:30pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #1
4pm – SOCIAL GARDEN OPENS
5:00pm – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
5:00pm – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
5:00pm – TBD
7:00pm – TBD
7:30-11pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #2
9:00pm – TBD
10:00pm – LAST CALL
10:30pm – SOCIAL GARDEN CLOSES
11pm – FEST CLOSES

30
JULY
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

8:30-10:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

7-8:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

5-6:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

2-4:30 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

DOWNTOWN ALGONQUIN
11:00am – FOUNDERS’ DAYS TOGETHER AGAIN PARADE
SPELLA PARK
10am-3pm – CAR SHOW
2pm – FESTIVAL OPENS
2pm-11pm – BOUNCIN’ ALL AROUND INFLATABLES AREA
2-5pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #1
2pm – SOCIAL GARDEN OPENS
2pm – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
2pm – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
2:00pm – TBD
4:30pm – PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
5:00pm – TBD
5-8pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #2
7:00pm – TBD
8-11pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #3
8:30pm – TBD
10:00pm – LAST CALL
10:30pm – SOCIAL GARDEN CLOSES
11pm – FEST CLOSES

31
JULY
SUNDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

7:00-9:00 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

4:30-6:00 pmMAIN STAGE

TBD

TBD

ALGONQUIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
7:00am – FOUNDERS’ RUN CHECK-IN
8:00am – FOUNDERS’ RUN – 1 MILE
8:30am – FOUNDERS’ RUN – 10K, 5K
8:40am – FOUNDERS’ 5K WALK
SPELLA PARK
10am-4pm –  BUSINESS EXPO
10am-4pm – MARKET & BAZAAR
10am – ANIMAL RESCUE
10am – MEIJER KID’S CORNER
10am – CHILDREN’S GAMES
10am-2pm – US BANK GOOD TRUCK (MEKATO’S COLUMBIAN BAKERY SAMPLINGS)
10am-2pm – HOME DEPOT KID’S EVENT
10am-2pm – ALGONQUIN PUBLIC LIBRARY KID’S EVENTS
11am-2pm – TOUCH A TRUCK
11am-9pm – BOUNCIN’ ALL AROUND INFLATABLES AREA
11-2pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #1
11am – SOCIAL GARDEN OPENS
11am – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
11am – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
1:30pm – FAMILY OLYMPICS
2-5pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #2
4:30pm – TBD
5-9pm – INFLATABLE WRISTBAND HOURS #3
7:00pm – TBD
8:00pm – LAST CALL
8:30pm – SOCIAL GARDEN CLOSES
9pm – FEST CLOSES

Gate Fees

THURSDAY

FREE

FRIDAY / SATURDAY

FREE

SUNDAY

FREE

We invite you to be a Founders’ Days sponsor in 2020. It’s an excellent opportunity for you to support this community event while generating great publicity for your business. Sponsorship packages come in all sizes so there is something for every budget. Your support is vital to the continued success of Founders’ Days and helping the volunteers make an impact in Algonquin.

If you would like to learn how your business can get involved or become a sponsor, please click here to download our sponsorship packet or email info@algonquinfoundersdays.com

The Algonquin Founders’ Days All-Volunteer Board remain committed to bringing this exciting and fun-filled celebration to our community through the dedication of our volunteers and sponsors. We could not do this without the support of local businesses and organizations like yours.

JULY 28-JULY 31, 2021 / SPELLA PARK / 2610 HARNISH DR. / ALGONQUIN, IL 60102
HOTLINE – 1-847-242-1589