Decatur Celebration Kids Guide

Celebration Guide




Dates And Times

Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Family Night at the Carnival
4:00 – 11:00 PM

Friday, August 5, 2016
5:00 – 11:00 PM

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade
10:00 AM

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sunday, August 7, 2016
11:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Future Dates

August 4-6, 2017

August 3-5, 2018

August 2-4, 2019

July 31 – August 2, 2020

Decatur IL Mom’s Top Things for Kids at the Decatur Celebration

1.  Carnival

Family Night, Thursday from 4pm-11pm. All you can ride wristband, $20.


2. Razzle Dazzle Parade – Saturday @ 10am

This fantastic parade is filled with unique marching units, creative floats, and bands giving their audience a memorable experience. Plus, it’s the only parade televised live in downstate Illinois – entertaining 400,000 homes with over 30,000 people attending.  You don’t want to miss this parade!  From a HUGE Caterpillar Dump Truck, upside down F150 and Fire Trucks to marching bands and costume characters it is sure to please everyone!


3. Kids Block

Come out to Kids Block where everything is kid oriented.  Open Friday 5-8pm.  Saturday 11-7pm.  Sunday 12pm-7pm.


4. Eat some food!

Our kids favorites were handout fries and Lemon Shakeups.  But there are TONS of options!


5. Heinkles Hot Dog Eating Contest – Saturday 3pm Funfest Stage

Last years winner ate 40 hotdogs.  Watch to see the contest, it is always mind blowing!


6.  Zipline

State Street.  Zipline all the way down state street.


7. Face Painting

The Zoo Lady will be painting faces during Kids Block Times!


8. Miss Illinois Festival Pageant

Sunday, August 7th | 2:00PM | Decatur Civic Center Arena

2016 marks the second year for the Miss Macon County Queen Pageant at Decatur Celebration.  The pageant serves as a wonderful opportunity for young women to gain skills in public speaking, interviewing, and being comfortable in front of an audience.  Click words above for more information.


9.  Water Wars

Franklin Street down by South Franklin Street Stage.  Open entire celebration.


10.  Human Hamster Balls

Corner of William and Water St.


11.  Decatur Celebration Adorable Baby Contest

Saturday, August 6 | Central Park Stage | Registration 12 Noon | Begins 1:30 | $10


Decatur Celebration hosts the 2nd Annual Adorable Baby Contest.

The divisions are as follows:

Infant Miss: 0-5 months
Baby Miss: 6-11 months
Tiny Miss: 1 year old
Tiny Tot Miss: 2 year old
Petite Miss: 3 year old
Mini Miss: 4 year old
Infant Mister: 0-5 months
Baby Mister: 6-11 months
Tiny Mister: 1 year old
Tiny Tot Mister: 1 year old
Petite Mister: 3 year old
Mini Mister: 4 year old

The winner in each Age Division / Category should stay to compete for the OVERALL GRAND SUPREME WINNER!

One girl & one boy will be given a Grand Supreme Trophy

Pictures provided by Herald and Review and the Decatur Celebration website. For more information check out the official Decatur Celebration Special Edition at Herald and Review!

Updated 8/2/16