Memorial Day Tributes
Memorial Day is celebrated on the Sunday before Memorial Day. In the morning, a community church service is held at 10:00 a.m. with service responsibility alternating between Bellflower Christian Church and Bellflower United Methodist Church. In the afternoon, a 2:00 p.m. honor service is held at the Bellflower Township Cemetery under the supervision of American Legion Grant Post #202. Prior to the service, the graves of veterans are decorated with flags and flowers by the children of the community under the supervision of former American Legion Auxiliary members.
Bellflower Township High School Reunion
The Bellflower Township High School (BTHS) Alumni Association sponsors a reunion on the second Sunday of June in the Community Center cafeteria. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Members of the class celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary are special guests for the event. Following lunch, a brief business meeting is held to discuss projects that could utilize alumni funding or involvement. Anyone who attended school in Bellflower is welcome to attend, whether they graduated from BTHS or not.
On the second Saturday before July 4th, the Bellflower Lions Club organizes volunteers to clean up and beautify the Village of Bellflower. In the event of rain, the workday is postponed one week to the Saturday immediately prior to July 4th. No later than 6:00 a.m. on workday, village residents can place items at the curb of their house that they want to have picked up and hauled away. Volunteers pick up the discarded items, mow and trim areas around town, work on identified painting and cleaning projects, and clean up Don Harden Field. The Village of Bellflower provides garbage dumpsters and lunch for all volunteers. The Bellflower Genealogical and Historical Society provides water and cookies to volunteers throughout the morning.
July 4th Community Church Service
A community church service is held on the Sunday before July 4th at 9:00 a.m. in the pavilion at Don Harden Field.
July 4th Celebration
The Village of Bellflower sponsors a major community event - the July 4th celebration.
- The day begins with the Ryan Albin 5K Fun Run/Walk in honor of the late Illinois State Police Trooper Ryan Albin, a Bellflower native who was tragically killed in an accident while on duty.
- Immanuel Lutheran Church Ladies Aid/LWML holds a bake sale early that morning at the Fire Station.
- The Library and Depot Museum are open prior to the parade.
- The parade begins at the corner of E Melvin and N Latcha streets, winds through the village, and ends at Don Harden Field. Children are encouraged to decorate their bicycles and ride in the parade. Organizations can enter floats in the parade. Prizes are given to the three best-decorated bicycles and floats.
- Following the parade, the Bellflower Fire Protection District (BFPD) firemen serve a lunch at the Don Harden Field concession stand.
- All events for the remainder of the day take place at Don Harden Field, unless otherwise noted in the day's schedule. Activities include kids’ games, a bag toss tournament, watermelon-eating contest, banana bingo, and a softball game. The concession stand is open in the afternoon with cold drinks and snacks. Food is served from the concession stand beginning in the late afternoon. Live entertainment begins around 7:00 p.m.
- The highlight of the day is surely the fireworks show which begins at dusk, approximately 9:00 p.m.
- Following the fireworks, the crowd can enjoy free ice cream served at the concession stand.
Veterans Clothing and Sundries Collection
This event collects assorted items needed by veterans at the Danville Veterans Hospital and Health Care Facility. Items are typically collected in July and delivered to the VA facility in August. A list of the specific items needed varies each year and is made available at the beginning of the drive. Cash donations are also accepted so that additional items needed can be purchased. Deb and Dan Hensley coordinate this event.
Annual Blood Drive
The Bellflower Lions Club sponsors a blood drive on behalf of the American Red Cross. The Blood Drive is traditionally held during August in the Community Center cafeteria.