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Sports & Brews
Sports & Brews

Fri, Jul 01


Downtown Danville

Sports & Brews

Outdoor games for everyone, food trucks, and beer specials at local downtown bars.

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT – Jul 02, 2022, 9:00 PM CDT

Downtown Danville, 8 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832, USA

About the event

Join us in Downtown Danville on July 1 from 5-9 PM as we host the first ever Sports & Brews event! This event features the Summer Sounds Concert featuring Big 50, beer tent by Downtown Danville Inc. at Temple Plaza, beer specials at local establishments, 6 food trucks, Fischer Theatre Concessions, and two whole blocks of fun and games.

Vermilion Street from Harrison to Main and North Street will be full of competitive sports tournaments and some games that are just for fun!

List of Activities:

-From 5-6 PM join us for Community Yoga at Palace Park! Walk-ups only. Bring a mat if you have one! This activity is free-of-charge.

-Danville Tennis Center is hosting tennis activities on North Street from 5-9 PM that are fun for all ages! They will have a tennis court, a pickleball court, and a target contest set up along with prizes and give-a-ways for participants!

-The Kids Corner will be open from 5-9 by Lainey's Ice Cream Shop, and will feature FREE family activities such as Joyful Bubbles, hockey putting, sidewalk chalk, and inflatable sports games & obstacle course! Kona Ice will also be on site!

-Disc Golf putting tournament is cancelled due to lack of registrations, but you can still enjoy putting at the baskets at the Sign Post Forest!

-Volleyball courts complete with night lights at Kresge Park are available by reservation from 5-9 PM. You must reserve your 1 hour slot in advance. This is not a tournament, just court reservation for free play.

Reserve your time here:

-Cornhole tournament is cancelled, but you can still enjoy free play on Vermilion Street just outside of Vermilion County Title for the duration of the event!

-Golf Simulator Scramble at Up & Down Golf Simulator from 5-9 PM! Teams of 2 must register in advance to compete. Cash Prizes & Beer Chips for the winners!

Register Here:

-Jumbo Beer Pong will be set up outside in front of Vermilion River Beer Company! Walkups welcome - you can sign in there with a volunteer and your group will be texted when it is your turn to play. No waiting around. Winning teams will receive beer chips!

-Celebrity Dunk Tank from 5-9 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting The United Way of Danville!

-Kan Jam in the VRBC lawn - first come, first serve!

-Dancing on the Dock at Fatman's starts at 8:30 PM! Join us for an 8:30 adult dance class followed by more dancing and karaoke until 1 AM!

-Sports Trivia: Trivia volunteers will be in the crowd all night! Spot one and ask for a sports trivia question. If you get it right, you get a beer chip or a free cone at Lainey's!

Mark your calendars & spend July 1st in Downtown Danville!

Many thanks to our First Friday Sponsors!

First Place Sponsors: Carle Health, OSF Healthcare, Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness, and Hayley Siefert with Keller Williams Realty Group

Partners: Pete Goodwin with Country Financial, Christie Clinic, Vermilion Advantage, Watchfire, and Thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components

Supporters: Lima Bean Glassworks and Gifts, Sweet Repeats, Aqua Illinois, Two Roads Wellness Clinic, and Amanda Galloway with Country Financial

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