June 22nd thru June 26th 2016        Festival Hotline 815-933-4444
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The primary purpose of the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival, Inc.
is to conduct the annual Bourbonnais Friendship Festival in
Bourbonnais, Illinois for civic, patriotic, educational and social
purposes;  for activities related to the organization; and fundraising
for Friendship Festival activities.  It is further intended to promote
the preservation of regional customs and traditions and to provide
good, wholesome, fun activities and entertainment in a family

The secondary purpose is in anticipation of generating funds for
local community and/or local family oriented projects and to
promote well-being, health and safety.
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Within two weeks, Bourbonnais police will be equipping its officers with body cameras, making the force the first in Kankakee County to have the high-tech devices that have been in the news for the past year following high-profile police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and Cleveland..

Photo and story reprinted with the permission of The Daily Journal. - Full Story Link

Bourbonnais PD first to get
body cams in county
Jeff Bonty
2016 Grand Parade Marshals
First Responders - Full Story

2016 Children's Parade Grand Marshals
Zoe & Alitheia Barbee - Full Story

Local things for kids to do.
2016 Theme

Building Community Friendships & Memories
"The official radio stations of the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival"
"The official radio stations of the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival"
Click below to hear festival radio

Bob Steinke with WIVR's Jake LaMore - LINK
Friendship Festival Promo Audio - LINK
Battle of the Bands Promo Audio - LINK
Presale Carnival Tickets Audio - LINK

Are you a winner?? - WINNERS
Check your PRE-SALE Carnival tickets
to find out if you have won a FREE ride
in the Hot Air Balloon this weekend!