Events

Events

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Francis Park July 4th Celebration @ Francis Park
Jul 4 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Francis Park July 4th Celebration @ Francis Park  | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Rise and shine, it’s a day at Francis Park.

Start early and attend the pancake breakfast, enjoy a classic tractor drive, and over 100 tractor enthusiasts displaying their pride and joy. Wander through, looking with amazement at the cars, enjoying live entertainment, crafts and food booths, tractors, and engines of all kinds.  Tours are given of “Woodland Palace,” the home of the inventor Fred Francis. Complimentary transportation is provided beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the last bus to leave Francis Park at 3:30.  Off-site parking downtown Kewanee at Tremont and Third streets.

Kewanee firefighters and police officers serve up delicious pancakes and sausage in Francis Park Shelter from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Antique Tractor Drive begins at Burger King in Kewanee and runs along Highway 34 to the park. Vintage tractors headed on the back roads to a day of celebration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Over 100 vintage tractors will be on display during the antique tractor show. Speak with tractor owners about the tractor history and restoration efforts.

Kiddie Tractor Pull begins at 1 p.m. and registration before the event is required

Classic country music will be sung by Delbert Calhoun beginning at 10 a.m.

“Inside Out” will perform from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy the many craft booths, local concession stands, face painting booth and a petting zoo.