Marseilles Fun Days 50th Anniversary Fiesta

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Fun Days! It’s a 50th Fiesta Celebration!

Schedule below

The countdown is on!

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Ducky Derby At The Pool!

Fun Days kicks off with our Ducky Derby at THE POOL!

Tuesday, July 5th Ducky Derby Fiesta

  • 5pm: Marseilles Swimming Pool- Family Taco Restaurant on site for food, live Mariachi Band music from 6pm – 7pm & drinks at the Lions Club for purchase. Ducky Derby tickets on sale at OSB Community Bank, City Hall, & Snug Harbor.
  • $4/ticket or a Six-Quack for $20.
  • Ducks will race at approximately 7pm. Pool is not open for swimming during this time.

Wednesday, July 6th Family Fun Night Activities @ Knudson Park

  • 4:30pm – 7:30pm: First Responder Spaghetti Dinner at the Fire Station hosted & sponsored by the Marseilles Fire Dept. Dine In or Carry Out. $10/Adults & Children 12 & Under $6
  • 5pm – 9pm: Free Face Painting for the kids by Freaky Fun Faces
  • 7pm: Free Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show
  • Dusk: Free Movie in the Park – Disney’s “ENCANTO” – hosted & sponsored by MTCO Communications. Free Ice Cream treats for the children sponsored by Marseilles Sheet Metal while supplies last during the movie
  • 5pm – 10pm: Soft opening of “All Around Amusement” CARNIVAL with possible limited rides available as setup of the carnival/rides is tonight – on Lincoln St next to Knudson Park

Thursday, July 7th OSB Community Bank Concert & Carnival/Pool Party

  • 5pm – 9pm: Food Vendors & Beer Tent at Knudson Park
  • 6pm – 8pm: Join the community as OSB Community Bank hosts their free concert by Tom Edwards at Knudson Park! Water & ice cream cups will be provided. Please bring a Lawn Chair. Sponsored by OSB Community Bank
  • 6pm – 8pm: All Ages Free Swim Party sponsored by Mayor Hollenbeck & Commissioner Kaminski at the Marseilles Swimming Pool
  • 5pm – 10pm: CARNIVAL on Lincoln St – “All Around Amusement”

Friday, July 8th Full Day/Night of Fun Days Activities for Everyone

  • 8:30am – 11am: IL State Treasurer’s Office presents “Unclaimed Property Program” at Marseilles City Hall. Come & search for YOUR unclaimed property! https://icash.illinoistreasurer.gov/
  • 9am – 5pm: Marseilles Library Annual Book & Ice Cream Sandwich Sale
  • 10am – Noon: Teddy Bear Picnic at Knudson Park hosted & sponsored by Illini State Park Foundation. Free kids games & hotdogs – bring your teddy bears!
  • 12 Noon: Senior Luncheon at the Marseilles Lions Club provided & sponsored by OSB Community Bank with an “Introduction to Internet Banking” program by Bobby Kaminski & IL State Treasurer’s Office will present “Unclaimed Property Program”
  • 2pm – 4pm: CARNIVAL on Lincoln St OPENS TO FRIENDS WITH DISABILITIES – “All Around Amusement” – sign up at City Hall
  • 5pm – Midnight: CARNIVAL on Lincoln St – “All Around Amusement”
  • 5pm- Midnight: Beer & Misting Tent/Food Vendors open in Knudson Park
  • 5pm – 7:30pm: THE BELLE RANGERS – Knudson Park in the band shell/free admission
  • 8pm – Midnight: ABBYNORMAL– Knudson Park in the band shell/free admission

Saturday, July 9th Full Day/Night of Fun Days Activities for Everyone

  • 9am: Annual Dr. Sutton Memorial Bridge Walk – Sign-ups at 8am at Marseilles Nursing Service -$5 donation/Adults, $1/Kids & Puppies. Benefits to support the Nursing Service.
  • 9am – 2pm: Marseilles Library Annual Book Sale & Ice Cream Sandwich Sale
  • 1pm – 3pm: The Seattle Sutton Marseilles Museum will be open – Washington St. – Free train rides for the kids along with free popcorn!
  • 12 Noon – Midnight: CARNIVAL on Lincoln St – “All Around Amusement”
  • 5pm – 1am: Beer & Misting Tent/ Food Vendors in Knudson Park
  • 5pm – 8pm: BAGSHOT ROW – Knudson Park in the band shell/free admission
  • 9pm – Midnight: VINYL GOLDMINE – Knudson Park in the band shell/free admission
  • Dusk: FIREWORKS sponsored by the Marseilles Firefighters Association – HAPPY 75th ANNIVERSARY!

Sunday, July 11 Parade & Lions Club Chicken Fry/ Open Swim Day for All Ages

  • 11am– 6pm: Chicken Fry at Marseilles Lions Club hosted & sponsored by the Lions Club.
  • 1pm: Fun Days Parade hosted by the Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce. Line-up at 12 Noon at Marseilles Elementary School. Step-Off at 1pm. Parade Route down Broadway St to Commercial St to the Ball Diamonds. Join your Parade Marshalls Bill & Lil Kuiper! Sign up @ IRACC 815-795-2323 or just join the line up that day
  • 2pm- 6pm: FREE SWIM open to all ages at the Marseilles Swimming Pool sponsored by the City of Marseilles & Marseilles Recreation Board

*For events in Knudson Park, seating will be limited. Please bring your own chairs*

MEGA WRISTBANDS are available for purchase at City Hall!

ONLY available before the carnival begins. Stop in City Hall today to purchase!

$45 before July 5th! $50 after!

Great Bands!

Thank you to those individuals and groups/businesses for sponsoring activities or hosting & assisting during the 2022 Marseilles Fun Days. A SPECIAL thank you to the Marseilles Firefighters Association for the Fireworks Show this year! Your Fun Days Committee: Ed Cavanaugh Jr, Jackie Hanlon, & Catherine Strottner.

PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US

$500 Red Sponsor

Country Financial – Rick Passow

The Family Taco

Harrison Towing & Service

Illini Lounge

Marseilles Bank

Marseilles Lions Club

Marseilles VFW Post 5506

MTCO Communications

OSB Community Bank

$250 White Sponsor

Mayor Jim & Sheila Hollenbeck

Marseilles Sheet Metal

River Redi-Mix, Inc

Seals – Campbell Funeral Home

Snowdance Enterprises

$100 Blue Sponsor

American Legion Post 235

Arrow Realty

Jan Ambrose

Gleason Hardware Store

Hicks Accounting & Tax Service

Laborers Local 393

STR8 Shot Gun Safety

Uncle Wong’s Chinese Restaurant

Zig’s Fairway Auto Repair & Towing