Your Go-To Guide to Algonquin's 2011 Founders' Days
The festival runs from Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31, in Towne Park.
In its 51st year of festival fun, Algonquin’s Founders’ Days weekend is set to kick off at 5 p.m. Thursday in Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St.
On Friday, after 5 p.m. and Saturday after 1 p.m., the cost of entrance is $4 for adults and $2 for children. On Sunday, after noon the cost of entrance for adults is $2 and $1.
We have assembled a go-to guide that contains information about shuttle buses, the parade, fireworks and more!
Anticipate Road Closures — There will be numerous detours and delays while traveling through Algonquin from July 28 through July 31.
Parking Tips — What spots are off-limits and which ones are up for grabs.
Fireworks information — Spectators will not be allowed to remain on the bridge on Route 62.
Shuttle Buses — Pickup points and drop-off locations.
Taste of Founders’ Food Vendors — Hamburgers, pizza, corn, ice cream and more!
Carnival Wristband Information — A list of the dates and times the carnival is running.
Band Lineup — Featuring the best area bands and the Illinois Battle of the Bands.
Volunteers still needed to Help Kick Off the Algonquin Founders’ Days Parade — Looks great on college applications and scholarships.
Volunteer in two-hour shifts! — For details please contact the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce, 847-658-5300.
Founders’ Days Profiles:
- Honoree — Jerry Glogowski
- Parade grand marshal — Kelly Elizabeth Frank
- Founders’ favorite — Dr. Tim Stirneman