Hosted by the Washington Rotary Club and held at Washington Community High School, join them from 7:30-10:30 a.m. for fresh pancakes and Lindy’s homemade sausage. This year proceeds from the event will be donated to the Washington Fire Department to update some of their equipment.
Join the Washington Park District for the Annual Good Neighbor Days 5K Run or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk that begins in front of Five Points Washington. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers of the 5K as well as medals to the top three male & female finishers in each age division. Registration includes an event shirt as long as shirts are available. To sign up, or for further specific information please click here. Kids 1 to 10 years old can run events ranging from 50 meters to ½ mile. Children will be grouped by age for these runs.
Washington Chiropractic & Massage is thrilled to be sponsoring the 16th Annual Family Bike Ride at Good Neighbor Days on Saturday, June 1st, at the Good Neighbor Days festival, 1800 Washington Road in Washington. There is NO fee to participate in this family friendly fun bike ride. Just bring your family and your bikes – come enjoy the routes together with your neighbors. The ride will begin and end at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Constitution Streets at 11:00am on Saturday, June 1st. Registration forms will be available at the event beginning at 10:30am. Route maps via Map My Ride, collectible participation ribbons, and goodie bags will be available for the riders! This is a great family tradition at the Washington Good Neighbor Days festival. The bike ride also features a bicycle maintenance station provided by Joe Russell and Chili Pepper Gang and two rest stops with snacks and drinks. There will be prizes for different categories, such as the largest family, who came from farthest away, the oldest rider, the youngest rider, plus participation ribbons for each rider. Check back after May 1st for a map of the race as well as the registration form.
Hosted by the Washington Lions Club. Will be located on the blacktop between the carnival midway and festival grounds. Pre-register on site at 11:30 a.m. The lions Club will also have a vision screening from 11:00-2:00 on the festival grounds right next to the kiddie tractor pull area.
Join us in the Community Tent on Saturday, June 2, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Connect Kids will be there, too, with a variety of craft activities for the younger crowd (ages up to 12). Bring the family to the festival grounds (1800 Washington Road) to see what kind of fun we have in store for the kids. Along with the crafts, there will be a balloon artist and face painter. All children’s events activities are free thanks to sponsorship.
Pies will be donated by LeBakery on the Square. Register day off at 10:30 on the grounds, or check back after May 1st to register online! Prizes awarded for 1-3 place in several age categories.
Auditions, will be held on Saturday May 4th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Click here to register for auditions. Finalists selected after the auditions will compete in the McDonald’s Kidz Got Talent show during the Good Neighbor Days Festival. Back for a seventh year, the popular children’s talent competition will take place on the CEFCU main stage Saturday, June 2nd beginning at 4:00pm. The “Kidz” are divided into three different age categories: 1st – 5th grade; 6th – 7th grade; and 8th – 12th grade. Singing and music acts were what the judges saw this year. Prizes will be awarded to first ($75.00 Chamber gift certificate) and second place ($50.00 Chamber gift certificate), along with a trophy, in each age group. “This year we have some new faces that blew us away along with some very talented returning contestants,” says Jill Nolte, chairperson for the McDonald’s Kidz Got Talent. “The judges will have a difficult job because they are such an amazing group of talented kids. This show will leave you smiling for sure!” Everyone is invited to come out to the Good Neighbor Days CEFCU main stage on Saturday, June 2nd, at 4:00pm to watch the finalists compete in the Kidz Got Talent finals sponsored by McDonald’s. (Details are subject to change.)
Washington State Bank is thrilled to be sponsoring the Merchants Tents for Good Neighbor Days again this year. The Merchants Tents have been a staple of the festival for many years. It’s an excellent opportunity for businesses, whether local, regional, or national, to display their products and services to the public. It gives consumers the chance to meet these businesses in person and ask questions to find out more about them. “The goal of having a Merchants Tent at Good Neighbor Days has always been to provide a venue for our local businesses to display their goods and services for all the visitors at the festival,” said Melissa Wireman, 2019 GND festival chairperson and Merchants Tent organizer. “We work hard every year to gather businesses from around our area, and even outside the area, to our festival. It gives people a chance to see what these businesses have to offer.”
Family Night will wrap up with a bang with the Fireworks show, sponsored by Uftring Chevy of Washington, around 9:30pm. Weather permitting.
For the 21 and over crowd the Festival Garden will open at 5:00 p.m. Join us for a live band, to be announced. Last call will be at 11:30 p.m.
Wilson Family Shows will be operating the carnival from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
In between rides, be sure to visit our various food vendors set up on the grounds, grab some friends and sit down in the food tent to have a bite. Food concessions are open from 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.