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!


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!
  • 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 10 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.


$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