4th of July Celebration

Hennepin is well prepared to celebrate its 42nd annual Fourth of July celebration “Thunder on the Illinois.”

Scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 in Hennepin, the event will have several family friendly activities, including the “Movin’ for Music” 5K run/walk that will be followed by a pancake and sausage breakfast sponsored by the Putnam County Music Boosters.

From noon to 4 p.m. will be the “Cruise-In” car show at Bassi Park. Other events will be a bags tournament, Bingo, a beer garden, inflatables, and water fights for children.

The Putnam County FFA will cook pork chops, and several other food vendors will also be in attendance. The Citizen of the Year will be presented at 4:15 p.m. on the courthouse stage, along with performances by the chorus and the Little Panteras.

“Bagshot Row,” a 1950s-’60s British Invasion band, will perform at 5 p.m., the golf cart parade will be at 6:45 p.m., and “Snap Shot” will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

And the main event, fireworks over the river, will begin at 9:30 p.m. with the band resuming play from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Photo credit: Quentin Buffington

Please view the PDF below for the complete schedule of events.

Hennepin 4th of July Celebration