*All Events Subject to Change
Please take a look at all the wonderful and exciting events we have planned for the first day of our annual Homestead Festival. We are sure you will find something that will entertain each and every one of you.
Location maps can be seen by clicking the location link at the top of each event listing
Homestead Festival Committee Window Displays are a great opportunity for area collectors, historians, businesses, organizations or clubs to promote themselves and to display any hidden talents or treasures. The theme for the display contest this year is "Home Sweet Home".MORE INFO
For additional information visit the Bureau County Historical Society Website.
Built in 1837 and designated a National Landmark in 1997, this piece of Princeton history will fascinate you. The Lovejoy Home served as an Underground Railroad station in the 1850s'. East Peru Street. Free Tour 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
For additional information visit their website at www.lovejoyhomestead.com.
Bring your appetite as the Princeton Junior Womens Club will be serving pulled pork barbeque dinners and hosting the annual ice cream social. You'll find them under the tent at Soldiers and Sailors Park. Get there before they sell out! 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and relax to the sounds of the Bureau County Chorus. Soldiers and Sailors Park. 5:30pm to 6:15pm.
Exhibit featuring Princeton History Artifacts and Photos.
Please visit www.theprairieartscouncil.org for more information about our friends at the PAC.
Maybe a stroll down our Historic Main Street is too much work. If so, stop by Soldiers and Sailors Park and hop on our horse powered wagon. Arrivals and departures from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Proceeds to benefit community projects and the Princeton Jaycees Kurt Garvin Memorial Scholarship.
Registration at 5:30PM, Bags Fly at 6:00PM
Must be 21 to play!
Princeton Junior Womens Club Baby Contest Winners, Window Display Contest Winners, Steering Committee Introductions and Grand Marshal Introduction. Soldiers and Sailors Park. 6:15pm.
Rain-out location:Bureau County Fairgrounds
Additional information about the Generics can be found on our Concerts Page.
Princeton High School, in honor of the 150 year anniversary of its establishment, has created the Academic and Career Hall of Fame. Founded in 1867, Princeton High School was the first Township High School in the State of Illinois. As a way to honor our past and encourage our future, the Hall of Fame has been established to recognize distinguished alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in areas such as citizenship, leadership, academic endeavors and career achievement. We look forward to annually celebrating all those who have utilized Princeton High School as a stepping stone for their future endeavors. The first class will be inducted on Friday, September 8, 2017 at halftime of the varsity football game.
Visit the Academic and Career Hall of Fame website at www.phs-il.org/hall-of-fame/
The Apollo Theater presents Princeton's own, Richard Widmark in the 1958 Western Drama, 'The Law and Jake Wade'. Widmark grew up in Princeton and starred in over 60 films. 2016 marks the 102nd anniversary of his birth.
Wear or buy a Widmark t-shirt for free admission.
One show only!
455 S Main St. Princeton
Doors open at 8:00PM. Movie runs from 9:00PM to 11:00PM.
Bandits Clint Hollister (Richard Widmark) and Jake Wade (Robert Taylor) botch a robbery that ends with Clint imprisoned. Despairing, Jake leaves the loot in an abandoned village and quits crime for good. Now working for the law, Jake helps free his old cohort from jail. Clint doesn't want the treasure to go to waste, however, so he forces Jake and his girlfriend, Peggy (Patricia Owens), to lead him to the stash. But to unearth the money, they'll have to get past dangerous Comanche warriors.
Come out on Friday Night and enjoy your favorite Rock hits! Additional information about Snapshot can be found on their webpage at www.SnapsShotRocks.com.
The Princeton Jaycees are very excited to have two great bands with great followings at their beer gardens this year. There is a $5.00 cover charge so come enjoy the music at this annual event.
$5 Cover Charge. Must be 21 to Enter!
The Homestead festival is looking for volunteers for this year's ever growing Homestead Festival!
It is so much fun it will not even seem like work! Come join us! If interested, please contact Tracy Makransky at email@example.com!
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