Bristol Progress Days set for July 9, 10 and 11

Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. will take place over three activity-packed days on July 9, 10 and 11.

The festivities include the Miss Bristol crowning and the Outstanding Citizens Awards, which are announced on Friday at the coronation banquet. The sports tournaments are always a big hit and the fireworks show and parade draw people from all over the southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area. The quality of these events are believed to be unsurpassed by any small town in the state.

Here’s some of the fun at Bristol Progress Days:

CORONATION BANQUET — This year’s Miss Bristol and the Outstanding Citizen announcements are made at the annual banquet held at the Parkway Chateau on Friday evening.

PARADE — The parade know for its large number of varied entries and its abundance of candy treats takes place starting at noon on Sunday. The parade route works is way through downtown Bristol and ends at Hansen Park, where the other Progress Days activities are held. Make sure to bring a container for all that candy! Does your business or organization want to be in the parade? Contact

FIREWORKS — The annual fireworks display takes place at dusk on Sunday.

AUCTION — An auction with a live auctioneer will take place Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Make sure to check out and make your bids.

RAFFLES — Raffle tickets are available until afternoon of the parade on Sunday, July 11. Raffle Drawing is at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. First prize is a two-night stay at the Wilderness Resort in Wisonsin Dells, second prize is $150, third prize is $50. Tickets are $3 a piece or two for $5. You can contact Carol at 857-2447 or for more information.

LIVE MUSIC — Bands will be playing all three nights of Bristol Progress Days. On Friday it’s Parlor Room and American Folk from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday it’s Stringtown from 8 p.m. to midnight. Sunday FLOOG will be playing from 7 until 11 p.m.

CARNIVAL — A selection of carnival rides will be on site throughout the three days.

SOFTBALL — A fast-pitch softball tournament will take place all three days. An old timers game will be played on Friday at 8:30 p.m.

YOUTH BASEBALL — Saturday and Sunday mornings will feature youth baseball tournaments.

KIDS FUN — Saturday is a special one for kids at Progress Days with a kids game area at 9 a.m., pedal pull at 11 a.m., and a wristband special for the carnival rides from 1 to 5 p.m. ($14 per wristband).

VOLLEYBALL — A volleyball tournament will take place at Hansen Park on Saturday.

Need more information? Call 857-2447.

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