COUNTDOWN TO ENGLEWOOD PIONEER DAYS
58 years of home-town celebration
ENGLEWOOD PIONEER DAYS
PARADE SEPT 1 AT 9:00 AM
DOWNTOWN DEARBORN ST.
CARDBOARD BOAT RACES
AUGUST 30 AT 9:00 AM
Indian Mound Park
Sometimes they float, sometimes they don’t. Make your own and join in the fun or just come down to watch.
FUN FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES – CHALKFEST!
Downtown Dearborn St.
THE SHIPWRECK DANCE
KIDS’ SHIPWRECK DANCE
Join us on August 31st at 7:00 AM for our kids’ fishing tournament! With experts around to help, everyone finds out how much fun fishing can be.
Tom Adams Bridge
(where the fish are)
2014 LITTLE MISS/MR. ENGLEWOOD PIONEER DAYS PAGEANT
2 WEEKS OF FUN FROM AUGUST 16 – SEPTEMBER 1
NOW! Submit your ideas for the theme for the 58th Annual Englewood Pioneer Days!
58th ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS
Parade & Park Festivals
The Englewood Pioneer Days committee is excited to announce changes for the 58th Annual Pioneer Days Celebration.
Pioneer Park is the place for the 2014 Festival. For the past several years the festival has been held in two different park locations. In 2014 the Pioneer Days Festival will be held exclusively at Pioneer Park on Dearborn St. The Festival will run two days, Sunday, August 31 from 2pm – 9pm and Monday (Parade Day!) from 8am – 3pm.
Erick Phelps, Pioneer Days Chairman, says, "With the improvements coming to Pioneer Park, focusing the festival in one location will help us continue to steward Englewood’s hometown event and adhere to our goals of being a community organized event that's affordable and inclusive to individuals and businesses. And, most importantly, that it be 100% self-sustaining."
Pioneer Park will also be the place for the Shipwreck Dance. After bringing back the Shipwreck Dance 3 years ago, with fingers crossed not knowing what to expect, the committee has decided to change the Shipwreck from a ticketed event to a free event. On Saturday evening August 30th the Ship will wreck at Pioneer Park. Details are still being worked out, but expect a variety of great food and first class music to party and dance to.
Finally, the crew is looking to bring more of the "Pioneer" into Pioneer Days. In addition to working with the local historical societies to offer a "Cracker" area on festival days, we'd welcome all ideas, and of course help, for the festival weekend as well as bringing back some traditional Pioneer Days events for the weeks preceding the Festival Parade weekend. Businesses and Organizations are encouraged to give us a call with their ideas on how they can participate in this true Community Celebration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-474-3764.
Applications for the Festival and Parade will be available in May.
2014 ENGLEWOOD PIONEER DAYS ANNOUNCEMENT
Englewood Pioneer Days Labor Day Weekend Schedule:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
9:00 am Captain Rick’s Cardboard Boat Race; Indian Mound Park
5:00-10:00 pm Shipwreck Dance; Pioneer Park
Sunday, August 31, 2014
8:00 am Michael O'Donnell Memorial Kids Fish A Thon; Tom Adams Bridge
2:00-9:00 pm Pioneer Days Festival; Pioneer Park
Monday, September 1, 2014
8:00 am Kids Fun Run; Dearborn St.
9:00 am 58th Annual Pioneer Days Parade; Dearborn St.
8:00 am-3:00pm Pioneer Days Festival; Pioneer Park