BSD will help showcase area talents with our very own sanctioned Bill Riley Talent Show. There is so much young talent in our area and this is the perfect venue to showcase the diverse abilities that we have. Each year, the winning individual or group for each division will have the opportunity to compete at the Bill Riley Talent Search Competition at the Iowa State Fair in August.
The Sprouts Division is ages 2 - 12.
The Seniors Division is ages 13 - 21.
Applications due June 8 to the BSD office.
All of the BSD fun will kick off with a night in the Missi Sippin Landing. Come down for FREE entertainment by Aaron Stevens, get your multi-day wristband early, enjoy a cold beverage by Golden Eagle Distributing or a BigAss Taco from The Buffalo Tavern.
Let's kick off #BSD2018!!
"Dancin' Your Way Through The Next 55"
Enjoy the "Magic of Music" performance by the SCC Singers and the SCC Artist in Residence Program. Lunch begins at 11 AM.
A shuttle will run from the Steamboat Senior Center to the BSD grounds. Buses begin at 10:30 AM, and the final trip will leave the Memorial Auditorium at 3 PM. Cost to ride the shuttle is $1.
Price: $5 per person or FREE to those show their BSD ticket
The popular Special Guest Day is back at BSD. Sweethearts will provide face painting and a selfie station to pair with karaoke and dancing. A special thank you to Mann's McDonalds for providing lunch.
This event is for special needs individuals and one guest. Seats are limited so an application is required to participate. Applications due to BSD office by June 1.
Download Registration Form Here!
The annual BSD Parade is always a fan favorite! Local school marching bands, floats and parade excitement will make for a great morning. The route starts at the corner of 8th and Jefferson Sts to continue down Jefferson St to Main St.
Parade entry registration is due to the BSD office by June 8.
Brand new this year is The Market at BSD, hosted in the South Parking lot of Burlington Memorial Auditorium. Vendors will be set up selling their products. If you enjoy Flea Markets, Farmers Markets, Vendor Blenders or Craft Shows, you won't want to miss The Market at BSD!
Applications being accepted now through June 8.
Follow the BSD Parade route down to the grounds to enjoy your favorite Family Fest activities! You won’t want to miss the inflatables, karaoke, Fun Factory Magic shows, Baby Crawl, Burlington Fire Department Smokehouse, face painting, crazy hair booth, Burlington Iowa Police Department Bicycle Safety Course, Gunny the Clow, bubble gum blowing contest, and so much more.
Where: BSD Grounds & Memorial Auditorium
Price: $1 for ages 8 and up (including adults); ages 7 & under are FREE; FREE admission to anyone showing their BSD multi-day wristband
Sunday will begin with the first ever BSD Praise Fest.
5 local praise bands and 7 community speakers combine with kids activities and a free lunch (complete with home baked "church lady" desserts!). The day will wrap up with regional christian artists Captives Set Free and Dove Award winner, Jordan Feliz.
Admission: Free with multi-day grounds pass or $5 without a pass
Click here for full Praise Fest Schedule
Keep the fun of Burlington Steamboat Days alive all summer long! The Port of Burlington is the place to be on select Friday nights. Bring your friends for fun, food, and entertainment on the banks of the Mississippi River. BSD Sweethearts will have activities to entertain the kiddos.
The 2018 events are:
4 person, best shot, 18 hole tournament
It's time for a shake up with the BSD golf tournament. One of those being that it moves to a week day (Friday) and in the fall! The Noon shotgun t-time is just one of the new additions to the event.
Registration fees are per person, including green and cart fees: