Bristol Progress Days 2017 will be July 7, 8, 9

Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, will take place over three days on July 7, 8, 9.

The theme for this year is “Bristol is TREE-mendous in 2017.”

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.

Highway 45 is still under heavy construction. Those attending Progress Days should plan their approach accordingly.

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.

RUN/WALKThis year’s events will again include a 5K run/1.5 mile walk on Saturday morning.

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!

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

AUCTION — An auction with a live auctioneer will take place Sunday following the parade.

LIVE MUSIC — Bands will be playing all nights of Bristol Progress Days. On Friday evening, it’s Resistance. Saturday evening In the Stix will be playing. Sunday evening will feature Big Balloon Tycoon.

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

SOFTBALL — Softball tournaments will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

KIDS FUN — Saturday is a special one for kids at Progress Days with a kids game area and pedal pull starting at 10 a.m.

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

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