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Algonquin Founders' Days Festival

1401 Compton Drive

Algonquin Founders' Days Festival began in 1960 with a group of local businessmen who wanted to celebrate their community. Fifty-five 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: the Special Needs Carnival, Cardboard Boat Regatta, Children's Games, Market & Bazaar, the Bake-Off, great music, one of the longest standing parades in the state, Bag Tournaments, and the Fireworks Spectacular.

As an independent festival that began in 1960, 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.


Russell dispenza

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Drove all the way there and couldn't find the place had to go home empty-handed poor excuse for a Fest

Kevin Marks

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Disgusting. Carnival rides look like they’re about to fall apart, the ride operators look like they haven’t taken a shower in a month, and almost all of them were smoking cigarette after cigarette.

paul forslund

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Great Info On the upcoming fest! Can't wait it really looks like it's going to be a great fest this year! Already downloaded the FD App to stay in the know - Did I say I can't wait?

Denise Barton

Thursday, June 15, 2017
I think 2017s Founder's Day Fest will be one of the best. Great bands, lots of food vendors, and amazing sponsors. My family and I have been going for years and always have such a great time.

Sue Bazdor

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
One of the best festival I have been to. Lots of different things to do, great music, fantastic parade. Thanks for the good time.

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