SPELLA PARK
2610 HARNISH DR. / ALGONQUIN, IL 60102
FOUNDERS' DAYS TOGETHER AGAIN

This festival is brought to you by the Algonquin Founders' Days 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. 2021 marks the 59th 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!

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FOUNDERS’ DAYS WILL ADHERE TO ALL CDC AND IL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GUIDELINES IN ORDER FOR ALL THOSE IN ATTENDANCE TO ENJOY OUR TIME “TOGETHER AGAIN”. THIS MAY ALSO INCLUDE LIMITING THE NUMBER OF GUESTS WE CAN INCLUDE WITHIN THE PARK AT ANY TIME DEPENDING ON THE SUGGESTED GUIDELINES WE MUST ENFORCE TO KEEP ALL THOSE IN ATTENDANCE SAFE. AS THE FEST GET’S CLOSER WE WILL BE POSTING THOSE MAJOR GUIDELINES HERE SO PLEASE CHECK BACK TO SEE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ON YOUR PART TO MAKE SURE WE CAN HAVE A SUCCESSFUL AND SAFE FESTIVAL FOR ALL CITIZENS, VOLUNTEERS, BANDS AND VENDORS.

TOGETHER AGAIN PARARDE

On Saturday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m., Founders’ Days are hosting their 59th annual parade with our FOUNDERS’ DAYS TOGETHER AGAIN 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— including corn, cheese curds, pizza, Italian beef, hot dogs, lemonade, egg rolls, orange chicken, ice cream, shaved ice, burritos, tacos, funnel cakes, pierogis, and much much more.

2021 FOOD VENDOR LINE UP:

COOKS ICE CREAM

FIRE & SMOKE BBQ

FORK N FRY

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

MIDWEST CITRUS SMASHERS

MOONSHOTS BASEBALL FOOD TRUCK

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
22
JULY
THURSDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

7:30 pmMAIN STAGE

BAND TBD

TBD

6:15 pmMAIN STAGE

NEW AGE AMERICANS

New Age Americans – An alternative rock band from the western suburbs of Chicago, IL. These four teens rock original music & cover all your favs

SPELLA PARK
4:00pm – FEST OPENS
4-6pm – SPECIAL NEEDS CARNIVAL
5-9:30pm – SOCIAL GARDEN
5pm – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
5pm – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
6pm – CARNIVAL FOR ALL OPENS
6:15pm – NEW AGE AMERICANS (ROCK)
7pm – OPENING CEREMONIES
7:30pm – BAND TBD
9:30pm – LAST CALL
10pm – FEST CLOSES
RIVERFRONT PARK
4:00pm – BOAT REGETTA

23
JULY
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

9-10:30 pmMAIN STAGE

7TH HEAVEN

7th heaven has been an entertainment staple for 34 years. Playing an average 200 shows a year, with an average of 100 outdoor events. 7th heaven has earned the right to say …”We’ve seen a million faces and rocked them all!”

7-8:30 pmMAIN STAGE

LOUNGE PUPPETS

The Lounge Puppets are quite simply put one of the best cover bands out there! For over 15 years they have been igniting crowds with an electrifying live performance that rivals the very artists they are covering! They have been one of the very few bands that have maintained such a large and loyal following for so long and they show no signs of slowing down as they pick up new fans every show!

5-6:30 pmMAIN STAGE

SERENDIPITY

Serendipity is most notable for playing a combination of popular 60’s, 70’s and 80’s covers as well as current pop hits at events all over the Chicago land area.

SPELLA PARK
4:00pm – FEST OPENS
4-6pm – CARNIVAL FOR ALL
5-9:30pm – SOCIAL GARDEN
5:00pm – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
5:00pm – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
5:00pm – SERENDIPITY (COVERS)
7:00pm – LOUNGE PUPPETS (ROCK)
9:00pm – 7TH HEAVEN (PARTY)
10:30pm – LAST CALL
11pm – FEST CLOSES

24
JULY
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

9-10:30 pmMAIN STAGE

AMERICAN ENGLISH

American English is simply the best Beatles tribute story of our time. At the inception of the band, they were voted “number one” by thousands of Beatles fans as winners of sound a like contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years. They have also won Illinois Entertainer of the Year and have been voted “Best Tribute Band” three of the last four years by their fans in the Chicagoland area. Their demand here and abroad, coupled with their spectacular fan base, has anchored them into a professional setting, and launched them into larger venues and theatres worldwide.

7-8:30 pmMAIN STAGE

PETTY KINGS

The Petty Kings are a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers based in Chicago, Illinois. The band prides itself on recreating the sound and experience of of a live concert

5-6:30 pmMAIN STAGE

THE BELVEDERES

Raised on a healthy diet of Garage Rock, Power-Pop, Roots, Red-Hot Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk and Soul. Dynamic playing, tight harmonies, dance floor-friendly energy and lots of love are what you can expect to experience at a Belvederes show. So get in on this rockin’ dance party!

2:30-4:30 pmMAIN STAGE

ROCK BAND KARAOKE

Rock Band Karaoke. The name says it all. Karaoke with a LIVE BAND. Combining the silly fun of karaoke with the energy of a live rock band. Live Band Karaoke allows anyone to fulfill their rock and roll fantasy.

DOWNTOWN ALGONQUIN
11:00am – FOUNDERS’ DAYS TOGETHER AGAIN PARADE
SPELLA PARK
10am-2pm – CAR SHOW
2pm – FESTIVAL OPENS
2-6pm – CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS ($25)
2-10:30pm – SOCIAL GARDEN
2pm – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
2pm – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
2:30pm – ROCK BAND KARAOKE (SING LIVE)
4:30pm – PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
5:00pm – THE BELVEDERES (CLASSIC ROCK)
6:00pm – CARNIVAL REGULAR PRICES
7:00pm – PETTY KINGS (TOM PETTY)
9:00pm – AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES)
10:30pm – LAST CALL
11pm – FEST CLOSES

25
JULY
SUNDAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS

7:30-9pmMAIN STAGE

BELLA CAIN

This fantastic group of performers bring pure talent to every Bella Cain show. NO TRACKS, NO HARMONIZERS or ADDED VOCALS/PRE-RECORDED PARTS! What you hear and see is 100% Bella Cain and they pride themselves on delivering the best “Live” musicianship to the stage each and every night!

5:30-7:30 pmMAIN STAGE

JIMMY NICK & DON”T TELL MAMA

Jimmy Nick is an old-fashioned, guitar slinging blues prodigy who spent his teenage years being schooled by legendary bluesmen in the famous Chicago clubs of Kingston Mines, Rosa’s Lounge, and B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted.

ALGONQUIN LAKES 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
9am-3pm – CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO
9am-3pm – FOUNDERS MARKET & BAZAAR
10am – ANIMAL RESCUE
10am – MEIJER KID’S CORNER
10am – CHILDREN’S GAMES
11am – BAKE OFF REGISTRATION
12pm – BAKE OFF JUDGING
2pm – FESTIVAL OPENS
2pm – FESTIVAL OPENS
2-6pm – CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS ($25)
11am – 10pm – SOCIAL GARDEN
11am – TASTE OF FOUNDERS’
11am – DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
12pm – CARNIVAL REGULAR PRICES
1:30pm – FAMILY OLYMPICS
5:30pm – JIMMY NICK (R&B)
7:30pm – BELLA CAIN (COUNTRY)
8:30pm – LAST CALL
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 22-JULY 25, 2021 / SPELLA PARK / 2610 HARNISH DR. / ALGONQUIN, IL 60102
HOTLINE – 1-847-242-1589