About Us

About Algonquin Founders' Days, Inc.

Thank you for visiting our website. Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival began in 1961 with a group of local businessmen who wanted to celebrate their community. Fifty-seven 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: Bicycle Decorating Contest, BBQ Cook-Off, Kids Korner, Outdoor Business Expo, Family Olympics, great music, one of the longest standing parades in the state, Trivia Night and the Fireworks Spectacular over the Fox River. As an independent festival that began in 1961, there have been many individuals volunteers over the years who have given selflessly to bring Algonquin a great celebration. As the years have changed so has the festival, though we continue to be a self-sustaining festival without assistance from tax dollars. Every dollar raised brings the festival to life. 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 847-658-5340 email: info@algonquinfoundersdays.com

Who We Are

2018 Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors
All Board Members and Committee Chairs can be reached at info@algonquinfoundersdays.com or 847-658-5340
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

2018 Committee Chairs

Bake-Off – Susan Schulz
Bag Tournament – Dan Barton
BBQ Cookoff – Dan Barton
Cardboard Boat Regatta – Route 14 Marina
Car Show – Dan Barton
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 - Mike Wasz - Ryan Seick - Sue Bazdor
Sponsorship – Founders Board

Hotline: 847-658-5340
Email: info@algonquinfoundersdays.com


Algonquin, IL

July 26 - 29, 2018

Online Tickets Available

Food & Drinks

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