To promote and protect public health and safety, the Village of Bourbonnais Administration and Public Works lobbies are temporarily closed until further notice. Services are available online or by calling 815-937-3570 during business hours. Credit card processing fees will be waived for the next 60 days (effective 3.20.20).

Friendship Festival

firework and ferris wheel at night during friendship festival*THE 2020 EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!*

The Friendship Festival is an annual celebration of community in the heart of the Village of Bourbonnais. This five-day, fun-filled event is the unofficial kickoff to summer on the Municipal Center grounds and includes a carnival, concerts, contests, a community 5k, local eats, sweet treats and more, all capped off by a grand parade.

The Friendship Festival Committee organizes and executes the event with an army of local volunteers who dedicate countless hours to the festival’s success.

The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival is further committed to supporting the community. Since its origination 44 years prior, the Friendship Festival has provided over half a million dollars to organizations and individuals who strive to make a difference in Kankakee County.

Learn more about the Friendship Festival, how it gives back and how you can get involved.