June 24th thru June 28th 2015        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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Bourbonnais Friendship Festival chairman Bob Steinke listens as Colleen Ford thanks the village police department for using an automated external defibrillator to help save her life last December. Steinke presented the village with a check to purchase another AED unit.

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

Audio courtesy of WVLI 92.7 FM / WFAV 95.1 FM / WIVR 101.7 FM & WYUR 103.7 FM
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'God's hand' at work in Bourbonnais
Dennis Yohnka
2014 Grand Parade Marshall
Doug Barclay - Full Story

2014 Children's Parade Grand Marshal
Autumn Clarke - Full Story

Local things for kids to do.
2015 Theme

Bourbonnais Friendship Festival Salutes
our Troops, Past and Present