Friendship Festival & Pageant

A tradition for more that 50 years, Canton's annual Friendship Festival is four days packed with family fun, including a parade, carnival rides, contests, and, of course, great food and music from September 12-15.

The theme this year is "vintage circus"  
The highlight of Canton's fall festival is the Friendship Festival Parade, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15. The streets are lined with spectators who enjoy the floats, bands, vintage cars an more as they wind their way through downtown Canton and out to the Festival grounds. Come early to get the best seat, and bring a handy bag for your kid's to collect candy that is tossed from floats and cars!

Every fall, Canton crowns its Queen of Friendship at the Friendship Festival Pageant. Contestants light up the stage with their talent, and touch hearts with their thoughtful responses to the judges questions. Make sure you come to Canton High School at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, because this event will draw a huge crowd, eager to see who will be chosen to reign over the Friendship Festival in 2018.

For more information about the Friendship Festival or the parade, contact 309-647-3744



Friendship Festival Grounds IL Route 9 & IL Hwy 78