About Us

About Founders' Days, Inc.

The Founders’ Days Festival began in 1961 with a group of local businessmen who wanted to celebrate their community. Fifty-eight 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. The Fest concludes with Algonquin's Founders' Days Fireworks Spectacular.

Founders' Days is an independent social club that began the festival in 1961. There have been many individuals volunteers over the years who have given selflessly to bring Algonquin a great celebration each year. As the years have changed so has the festival, though we continue to be a self-sustaining festival without financial assistance from tax dollars. Every dollar raised brings the festival to life and is used to fund the next year. Everything you see and experience through the festival is generously provided to the community by local businesses and individuals that recognize the value of our community. Ready to make a difference? Ready to volunteer? The Founders’ meetings are held the last Monday of the month, except August & December.

Call or email us for location. Hotline 847-242-1589 email: info@algonquinfoundersdays.com

Who We Are

2019 Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors
All Board Members and Committee Chairs can be reached at info@algonquinfoundersdays.com or 847-242-1589
Dan Barton – President
Mike Eicher – Vice President
Paul Forslund – Vice President
Susan Schulz – Vice President
Ryan Seick – Vice President
Kathy Krahl – Vice President
Mark Ross – Treasurer
Sue Bazdor – Secretary

2019 Committee Chairs

Bake-Off – Susan Schulz
Bag Tournament – Dan Barton
Cardboard Boat Regatta – Route 14 Marina
Cat & Dog Show – Rusty Cherbak
Carnival – Kathy Krahl
Children’s Games – All Smiles Dental
Fireworks – Kathy & Doug Krahl
Founders’ Run – Cheryl Hagen
Kids Korner – Sue Bazdor
Main Stage / Entertainment – Paul Forslund
Market & Bazaar – Sue Bazdor
Parade – Alan & Aaron Kirk
Social Garden – Dan Barton
Social Media - Ryan Seick - Sue Bazdor
Sponsorship – Founders Board

Hotline: 847-242-1589
Email: info@algonquinfoundersdays.com

Mail: PO Box 101, Algonquin, IL 60102


Algonquin, IL

July 26 - 29, 2018

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