Bristol Progress Days 2014 begins today

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Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. begins today and will continue over three activity-packed days on July 11, 12, 13

The theme for this year is “Still Has The Jive” 1969-2014.

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. Tickets available by contacting Carol Nichols at 857-2447.

PARADE — The parade known for its large number of varied entries and its abundance of candy treats takes place starting at 12:30 p.m. 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 p.m. Make your bids.

LIVE MUSIC — Bands will be playing all two nights of Bristol Progress Days. On Saturday evening, it’s 4 Grand. Sunday evening Burro Creek will be playing.

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

SOFTBALL — A fast-pitch softball tournament will take place Friday and Saturday.

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

KIDS FUN — Saturday is a special one for kids at Progress Days with a kids game area, pedal pull, and a wristband special for the carnival rides.

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

Need more information? Call 857-2447.

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