Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to present its June schedule of events. Amid Community Campus construction on the Municipal Center grounds, the village will continue its outdoor events on location. The lineup includes favorites such as Yoga in the Park, Movies in the Park and the unofficial kick off to summer with the 48th Bourbonnais Friendship Festival. All events are free admission.
Every Saturday in June, join the Village of Bourbonnais and Olive Branch Yoga for Yoga in the Park 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Cavalier de LaSalle Park 1000 Percy Drive. Outdoor vinyasa yoga consists of a sweet fusion flow with a slower gear to take in your natural surroundings and sounds. Rotating yoga instructors will guide the Saturday morning experience for all yoga levels. Participants are reminded to bring a yoga mat, towel, water and a friend! Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Skip the waiver line and sign online: https://form.jotform.com/221884652923059
These events are free thanks to Annie Mitchell of McColly Bennett Real Estate, Aqua Illinois, Ascension Saint Mary Kankakee, Boxed & Bloom Décor, Commonwealth Credit Union and Koehler
Chiropractic Sports & Spinal Rehab.
Friday, June 9, join the Village of Bourbonnais for Movie in the Park featuring “Minions: Rise of Gru”. The PG-rated film will premiere at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) at Patriot Park 1250 Patriot Way.
Free popcorn will be available while supplies last. Attendees are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
This free event is sponsored by Aqua Illinois, Belson Steel Center, ComEd, Fieldstone Credit Union, Flight 102 Wine Bar, Koehler Chiropractic Sports & Spinal Rehab, Peoples Bank of Kankakee County and SmartWash Laundry Center.
Wednesday, June 21 – Sunday, June 25, Bourbonnais Friendship Festival returns with this year’s theme coordinating with Community Campus construction: “Building Forever Friendships”. The five-
day event includes a carnival, concessions, beverage garden, live entertainment, contests, parades,talent showcases, fireworks and much more. Presale carnival tickets are now available at a 33 percent discount before the event.
Visit bourbonnaisfriendshipfestival.com for ticket locations and a full schedule of events.
“The show must go on,” said Bourbonnais Mayor, Paul Schore. “We will not be cancelling events, due to Community Campus construction. We will be re-imagining our current lineup and moving village events to local parks.”
The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival will continue on premises, with slight modifications.
Mayor Shore added, “Please pardon our dust during this year’s Friendship Festival. We welcome everyone back in summer 2024 for the grand opening of the Community Campus.”
The Community Campus is part of a larger effort to promote new activity and vitality within the central core of Bourbonnais.
Following a master planning process which began in fall 2019, over 3,000 residents participated in a series of engagement exercises to establish a community-approved vision and framework for transforming the Municipal Center at 700 Main Street NW and surrounding
area into a high-quality, year-round destination.
The Community Campus will comprise of a two-sided state-of-the-art performance stage, picturesque Festival Street pedestrian walkway and connecting paths, a splash pad with family changing rooms, modern ADA-friendly playground, casual sitting areas with firepits, stage-viewing hill that will convert into a winter sledding hill, an artificial ice-skating rink any time of year, a revitalized
Children’s Safety Center and additional convenient parking.
More information on the Campus and events can be found at villageofbourbonnais.com or on the village’s Facebook page.
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Village of Bourbonnais Media Contact:
Marketing & Public Engagement Manager
600 Main St. NW
Bourbonnais, IL 60914