2009 Catfish Days Schedule
IF . . .Chris Kennedy brings the wife and Kids to Wilmington Catfish Days over the Weekend, I will go all John McCain Loyal for his Campaign for U.S. Senator from Illinois, Governor? We'll need to think on that.
Honor Bright! I did a daily McCain Post for well over year and every one of them 'Hack Perfect,' just like, Mr. Straight-talk had dropped a few nickels my way!
Picture Mr. Chris Kennedy wandering Water Street and ambling along the Mill Race.
Chris - " This Chowdah is Exceptional! Really thick."
Wilmington Wildcat Grad '67; KofC and Vietnam Vet -" Son, that's Catfish Gravy. It goes on the biscuits. Your cup is empty, Son. Get over and fill her up over to The Rustic. Now, just get the beer and forget the Women's Reproductive Health and Green nonsense. Save yourself some grief. Ask the bartender where you can get a pint of Doc's stink bait, as you're cane-poling above the damn. That's votes, Son."
Catfish Days is a great family celebration and great time with great people.
Politicians talk through people.
If Chris Kennedy goes to Catfish Days, I'll not only vote for him but post a Kennedy Love Piece every morning.
Not gonna happen.
All of your folks take I 55 or I 57 south. Exit where it says Wilmngton and you will be at Catfish Days!
ALL EVENTS ON THE NORTH ISLAND UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Events subject to change without notice
Last updated: 7/1/09
HAPPENINGS ALL WEEKEND
CARNIVAL-With $15.00 All You Can Ride Specials on Thursday & Sunday
FOOD VENDORS-- A great variety of food all weekend
MUD VOLLEYBALL-Get a little muddy (okay a lot) and have loads of fun
BEER GARDEN --Serving ice cold beverages Friday- Sunday
MOMS COOKIES - "Support our Troops" activities all weekend
THURSDAY----TEEN NIGHT SPONSORED BY RIVERFRONT LANES
5pm- 9pm Miss Wilmington Contestants Fund Raising Events
5pm-6:30pm- Waiting Til Friday- Local Teen Band
6 pm-10:-00pm $15.00 --All You Can Ride Night at Carnival
6pm- 8pm Meet Jammer the Joliet Jackhammers Mascot
7pm-10pm Teen Karaoke
8pm-1030 pm Teen Guitar Hero Contest - Sponsored by Mar Theatre
FRIDAY-- SPONSORED BY WILMINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
6pm-- Carnival & Food Vendors open
6pm --Beer garden opens
6:30pm - Jim Nesci Reptile Show
8pm --Live Entertainment -Featuring Copy Cats with A Blue Dude Performance Playing a wide variety of music that's sure to entertain
9:30pm-- Friday Night Fireworks-Sponsored by Catfish Days Committee
9am-4pm --Flea Market/Craft Show-downtown
10:30am --Woodys Bike & Pet Parade-Sponsored by Skinners Animal Clinic (Line-up begins at 10am at Booth Central School - parade route is Jackson St to Main to Baltimore to North Island. Awards/Trophies presented at stage on North Island after Parade)
11:00am- Bike Safety Course- Sponsored by Wilmington Police Dept & Sulphur Springs Arbor of Gleaners
11:00 am- Diamond Dance Co. & WHS Spirit Line Performance-Mar Theatre
11:30am Baby Wilmington Contest- Mar Theatre- Sponsored by Finale Dance Studio
Noon-Wilmington Fire Dept. Fire Fights-Downtown
Noon-Carnival, Food Vendors and Beer Garden Opens
12pm -- Magic Show- featuring Bozo Alum Jim Brown
12:30pm- Diamond Dance Co. Performance- Mar Theatre
1:00pm- Miss Wilmington Pageant- Mar Theatre
1:00pm- Belly Dancing Performance - by Johara Dancers Watch and then learn the art of belly dancing
1pm-4pm Petting Zoo and Pony Rides- Sponsored by Wilmington Public Library
2:00pm- Professional Ventriloquist- Bob Rumba
3:00pm-- Juggling Performance-Come see Circus Boy Bobby Hunt perform amazing Juggling acts and great fun for all
12:30pm- Diamond Dance Co. / Spirit Line Performance
8pm --Live Entertainment -Featuring Sundance Playing a wide variety of music that's sure to entertain www.thebandsundance.com
9:30 pm - Outdoor Laser Light Show-Sponsored by the City of Wilmington
8am-Catfish Days 5k Run-Sponsored by Fitness Advantage
Noon- Carnival and Food Vendors Open
1pm Catfish Days Parade Parade begins @ Water St. and Mill St. to Ryan St. to Wilmington High School
2pm-Beer Garden Opens
2:30pm-- Coloring contest winners announced-
2pm-6pm $15.00 all you can ride at Carnival
2pm-6pm --- D.J./ Karaoke- provided by Rockin Karaoke
3pm- 6pm -- Touch a Truck- Get up close to a variety of unique vehicles
2pm- Wilmington Community Band Performance-Veterans Memorial Park
3:30pm- American Legion Band Performance-Veterans Memorial Park