A word from our sponsors: Bristol Progress Days 2018 will be July 13, 14, 15

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

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 13, 14, 15.

The theme for this year is “Shooting for the Stars 2018.”

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.

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.

PIE CONTEST— There will be a pie baking contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the West Pavilion. Have you been told your the best baker in town? Well let’s test that theory! This year Bristol Progress Days will be holding a bake off. You will make two of the same desserts – once for judging, and the other to be auctioned off during our auction on Sunday on Sunday! Contact Michelle Wade at wadeldscp@frontier.com for more information.

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 Burro Creek.

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.

Need more information? Call 857-2447 or visit www.bristolprogressdays.com.

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