TAMPICO

Days 2023

July 20-23 • tampico, illinois

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About the Event

Welcome to Tampico Days!

While Tampico Days is one fun-filled weekend in July for all ages, our committee meets monthly to plan and provide community activities throughout the year. Watch our site to learn how you can celebrate our hometown with us all year long!

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Festival Location

Tampico, Illinois

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Festival Dates

July 20-23, 2023

2023 Schedule Coming Soon

Tampico Community Building
6:00pm

Bingo

The Tampico Area Community Building is sponsoring the Bingo Night on Thursday 14 July, doors open at 6 PM and play begins at 6:30. This is a free event in appreciation to the community for supporting the Community Building. Prizes will be awarded and light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome to come and have fun.

Main Street
10:00am-4:00pm

Tours of Reagan's Birthplace

Learn a little about Tampico history. For more information, visit https://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html.

Tampico Ball Diamonds
Dusk

Fireworks

Come down to the ball diamonds in Tampico to help us kickoff Tampico Days 2022 weekend! The fireworks show will start at dusk and concessions will be open at 6:30 PM. Parking will be available along W Kimball St and adjacent city streets. Golf cart parking only within the ball diamonds.

6:30pm-8:30pm

Youth Dance

Join us Friday night for a DJ and Karaoke at the RCC. Open to all youth and chaperones are welcome.

Tampico Ball Diamonds
9:00am

Home Run Derby

Swing for the fences! Sign-up for Tampico's very own home run competition or come out to watch the action!  We will have a youth division battling for prizes, ages 13 and under will hit from second base while 14-17 will hit from home plate.  No entry fee required for youth, sign up now!  Adults 18+ Cost is $10 a person paid on event day. First place will receive a 100% pay out.  Adults will hit from home plate.  All divisions will be given 10 outs and must provide your own pitcher for the event.  Concessions will be open.

Main Street
10:00am-4:00pm

Tours of Reagan's Birthplace

Learn a little about Tampico history. For more information, visit https://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html.

Main Street
10:00am-2:00pm

Car Cruise-In

Come show off your classic car for all to admire. This is an open cruise-in event, registration is encouraged to ensure we have the space necessary.

Main Street Stage
6:00pm

Bobbi White Performance

Come see Bobbi White perform on Main Street during Tampico Days! Show starts at 6:00 PM before Hairbanger's Ball! $10 to get in the gate for both performances. Gate opens at 5:30 PM.

Main Street Stage
9:00pm

HAIRBANGERS BALL

Rolling through the “Decade of Decadence” like a 50-ton freight train, iconic bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and Poison (to mention only a few) made the 1980’s a musical era the likes of which we’re doubtful to see again. Millions upon millions of records were sold, and concert venues around the world sold out within seconds when these bands were announced as headline. Come join us as we relive the 80s rock scene with an unbelievable show. $10 at the gate.

Tampico Fire Department
7:00am-Noon

Firemen's Pancake Breakfast

Support the Tampico Fire and Ambulance while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Meals are at a free will donation and carry out is also available.

Main Street
9:00am-3:00pm

Farmer's Market and Craft & Vendor Show

Join us on Main Street Sunday after filling up on pancakes and enjoy the day filled with family activities. Vendors will be set up downtown to do a little shopping. Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to register.

Main Street near Reagan Park
9:00am-2:00pm

Antique Tractor Park n’ Parade

Come show off your antique tractor on Sunday and proceed to line up in the parade to traverse around Tampico. Tractors will line up in Reagan Park, please register in advance so we ensure we have enough room available.

Main Street
10:00am-4:00pm

Paint the Town

Bring out your artistic side and join us to paint the town red (or any color you choose). Squares will be draw on Main Street adjacent to Casey's ready to create your work of art. This event is free, however, we do ask that you register in advance to ensure we have enough space for everyone to enjoy. Donations will be accepted when you gather your supplies.

Lions Club Gazebo Market and Main St.
12:00pm

Awards Ceremony/Fishing Derby Awards

We will be recognizing the Tampico Fire Department and Tampico EMS at the Tampico Gazebo. Fishing Derby registration will be held July 8th from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Breakroom Pub and Grub, Main St, Tampico, IL and prizes will be awarded on Sunday July 17th on Tampico Main Street, 12:00 pm.  This event is free of charge to participants, but donations are welcome. This is a virtual event that you will have time to fish on your own at the location of your choice. Like and follow the Tampico Festival page and find the Fishing Derby event. Fishing can be done at any location, as long as it is legal and safe to do so. Fish can be any type (catfish, blue gill…) Fish will be photographed laying on a tape measure or ruler and must include the slip that is provided to you by the Festival at registration to be a valid entry. Then post in the “Fishing Derby” event on the Tampico Days Facebook page. Longest fish wins in each age group. Please remember that this is a fishing derby meant to provide kids the opportunity to reel in a big one while practicing good safety and having fun. We encourage participants to fish as independently as possible and discourage cheating. Use this event as a time to teach kids the art of fishing and enjoy some time together. All entries must be sent to the festival page by Friday July 15th. Prizes will be awarded on Main Street Tampico at 12:00 pm. Even those that didn’t catch a fish will be awarded a prize. Have Fun and Be Safe!!

Main Street
1:00-4:00pm

Tours of Reagan's Birthplace

Learn a little about Tampico history. For more information, visit https://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html.

Methodist Church
1:00-4:00pm

Ice Cream Social

Hosted by the Tampico Methodist Church. Swing by and have a frosty treat to get out of the July sun.

Throughout Town
2:00pm

Parade

The Tampico Days parade will return on July 17 at 2:00 pm. Line up begins at the Tampico Elementary School, 304 E Kimball St. at 1:00 pm. Entries will be judged in six categories. The theme for 2022 is “Star Spangled Everything”. Parade Categories: Best Overall - Entry displaying the best overall creativity, appearance, and originality Spirit Award - Entry with the most enthusiastic participants. Nimble Foot - Best walking entry. Vintage Class -Best classic or antique vehicle. Biggest Ham - Most humorous entry. Making Moves - Entry with the best theme in motion, float or other motorized vehicle.

Corner of Benton and Booth St, Tampico, IL
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Petting Zoo

Come visit the furry friends of P & C Little Rascals at the corner of Booth and Benton St, Tampico, IL.  The petting zoo is free to enjoy and for a small fee you can feed the animals.

Kickback Saloon
1:00pm

Bags Tournament

Hosted by the Kickback Saloon. Find them on Facebook or stop by for a cold one and get more information on this tournament and your chance to win cash prizes.

Main Street
4:00pm

Parade Awards & 50/50 Drawing

50/50 Tickets are available now at the Break Room in Tampico. Last year's winner received $917. Purchase your tickets now for your chance at the ever growing pot of cash.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

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