4th of July Blast 2013

This year's event is being sponsored by:

Major Sponsors:

City of Jacksonville Village of South Jacksonville
Capital Sound & Light Corporation Charlies 19th Hole
Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Jacksonville Rotary Club
Jacksonville Savings Bank Jacksonville Journal Courier
The Source Newspaper

Event Sponsors:

A Gaudio and Sons Farmers State Bank and Trust Co.
Global Technical Systems Darren Iozia Photography & Design
Jacksonville Assembly of God Passavant Hospital
Production Press Robert “Chick” Fritz, Inc.
Westown Ford

Other Sponsors:

Arends-Awe, Inc.
Bartlett Grain Company
Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast
Cargill, Inc.
Caron Yates, The Real Estate Group
County Market
Elm City Rehabilitation
Erthal Oil Company
Mayor Andy & Jenissa Ezard
Frozen Penguin
Hampton Inn
Illinois College
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Jacksonville Area Senior Center
Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police, Local 125
Jacksonville Firefighters, Local 637
Long John Silver’s
MacMurray College
Military Surplus Outlet
Nichols Electric
Premier Bank
Quigg Engineering, Inc.
Thursday Night Bass Club
Scott Brothers Electric
Spradlin Home Sales
Worrell-Leka Land Services, LLC
If you would like to sponsor, click here
Sponsorship Form

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Time Activity Additional


6 AM - 9 PM The Links and Nichols Park Golf Courses Open    
12:30 - 8 PM Nichols Park Pool Open    

Beer Tent on the Links

7 PM Hipbone Sam Open to the Public
No Cover Charge
No Coolers Allowed
Beer Tent at
The Links Pavilion

Friday, July 4, 2014

Picknicking and Cook Out Space Available All Day
Time Activity Additional


8:30 AM - Registration
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Jacksonville Rotary Club
4th of July Parade
Entry Form
W State St from
Duncan Park to
Central Park Plaza


6 AM - 9 PM The Links and Nichols Park Golf Courses Open    
8 AM - Dusk Flea Market Contract
North side of Main Pavilion
7:00 AM - Registration
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Kids Fishing Tournament Entry Form Morgan Lake
7:30 AM Registration
8 AM Start
Premier Bank 5K Run
Premier Bank Charity Walk
Premier Bank 1/2 Mile Fun Run
Register Here Nichols Park
Proceeds to benefit Jacksonville/Morgan County Underwater Search and Rescue Dive Team
10:00 AM - Dusk Concessions Cover Letter
West side of lake
11:30 AM
12:00 Noon
Sunrise Rotary Cake and Pie Contest
and Auction
  Pavilion Veranda
12:30 - 8 PM Nichols Park Pool Open    
1:00 - 4:00 PM Bingo Blast   Nichols Park Pavilion
(Air Conditioned)
2:00 PM Cardboard Boat Races Entry Form Lake Mauvaisterre
Kiwanis Grove


1:00 - 2:00 PM Watermelon Eating Contest
Sack Races
Spoon & Egg Race
Cracker Wistle Contest
  Kid Zone Area
1:00 - 4:00 PM Face Painting   Kid Zone Area
1:00 - 4:00 PM Balloon Artist   Kid Zone Area
2:00 - 6:00 PM Inflatables   Kid Zone Area


7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Nolan's Petting Zoo & Exotic Animals   Memorial Area
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Kretzer's Pony Pals   Memorial Area
11:00 AM - Registration
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Patriotic Pet Contest Entry Form Memorial Area
12:30 PM - Registration
1:30 PM - Race
Wild, Wild Wiener Dog Race Entry Form Memorial Area


11:30 AM Veteran's Ceremony (following parade)
Speaker - Tyson Manker
  Pavilion Main Stage
11:00 AM - Registration
12 - 1:15 PM - Contest
WJVO Bottoms and Bonnets Baby Contest Entry Form Pavilion Main Stage
1:30 - 2:45 PM Community Summer Band Concert   Pavilion Main Stage
3 - 4 PM Jeremy Bartunek Magic Show   Pavilion Main Stage
4:15 - 5:15 PM Patriotic Concert
Community Choir
  Pavilion Main Stage
5:30 - 6:30 PM Wet and Wild
Water Adventure
Watch Video Pavilion Main Stage
6:45 - 7:45 PM Elvis Himselvis   Pavilion Main Stage
8:00 - 9:00 PM Robert Sampson   Pavilion Main Stage


9:30 PM *** FIREWORKS ***   Over Mauvaise Terre Lake
(Schedule subject to change)


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