Decatur Celebration Kids Guide

Celebration Guide

 

 

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Dates And Times

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

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

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

Festival
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Festival
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.

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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!

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3. Kids Block

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

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4. Eat some food!

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

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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!

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6.  Zipline

State Street.  Zipline all the way down state street.

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7. Face Painting

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

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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.

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9.  Water Wars

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

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10.  Human Hamster Balls

Corner of William and Water St.

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11.  Decatur Celebration Adorable Baby Contest

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

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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