2020 Founders’ Days Cancelled

Algonquin Founders’ Day Committee Inc. announces the cancellation of the 2020 Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival.

The Founders’ Days Committee members have spent the last couple of months in discussion regarding the fate of the 60th annual event. Carefully watching world happenings and more so what is happening here in Illinois. The Committee sought input from Village of Algonquin officials as well as various department heads.

After much reflection of the current COVID-19 situation and recent capacity restrictions mandated by the State of Illinois, the Committee has decided that the health and safety of festival participants, entertainers, volunteers, and staff could not be guaranteed. Therefore, the Committee regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2020 Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival and all its events.

We look forward to the next time we can bring some Founders’ fun to the community. Until then, the Committee and staff will begin optimistic planning for 2021.

We want to thank all the local businesses that support us each and every year and as we move forward into reopening Illinois, we ask Algonquin and the surrounding communities to support these local businesses and their employees as we recover from our Shelter-In-Place. We’ll make this recovery and our village better than ever and look forward to bringing our community closer than ever. We’re all in this together.

For any inquiries, volunteer to help, or community donations  you can always reach us at or call our hotline 847-424-1589

Please stay safe, wash your hands and prepare yourselves for the return of our 60th Annual Founders’ Days.


The All-Volunteer Founders’ Days Committee