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Vintage Shop Hop

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Vintage Shop Hop Event 3.4.17

MAR. 3-4, 2017

A self-guided road trip to over 300 vintage shops, antique stores, and events in the Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin region. The shop owners will roll out the red carpet for you with special shop hop promotions, treats, demonstrations, and discounts. You decide where you want to road trip to. Grab your friends. Hit the road. Shop hard.

MAP

Click here for a downloadable map  https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=zi0cqAtcYhhM.k-I-pExGIkZk

Here is a listing of participating shops found in our region:
Roadhouse Antiques 124 IL-Rt 38 Creston IL
Krusty Rusty Relics Inc. 117 N. Lincoln Street Byron IL
Reubin's Relics 1112 S. Galena Ave Dixon IL
Vintage Chicks & Feed 700 IL Rt. 72 East Leaf River IL
Oregon Soap Shoppe & Green Art, etc 91c S, Daysville Road Oregon IL
Unbroken and Renewed Ltd 404 West Washington Oregon IL
Our House Antiques 510 E King St Polo IL
Colonial Flowers and Gifts 408 Lincoln Hwy Rochelle IL
Just Antiques & Collectibles 525 Lincoln Highway Rochelle IL
Priscilla's Parlor 407 Lincoln Hwy Rochelle IL
Showplace Antiques and Treasures 307 first avenue sterling IL
Aurelio's Bake shop 517 locust st. Sterling IL
Bushel Basket Candle Co. 2900 E Lincolnway Sterling IL
Golden Key Gifts & Hallmark 702 W.4th.Street Sterling IL
Grama's Healing Porch 705 E 3rd st Sterling IL
The Beautiful You Boutique 3512 E Lincolnway Sterling IL
Plain Jane's Vintage Shops, LLC 407 S. Clay St. Mt. Carroll IL

Follow the Vintage Shop Hop on FB for all the details - Vintage Shop Hop

Vintage Shop Hop

All day

Vintage Shop Hop Event 3.4.17

MAR. 3-4, 2017

A self-guided road trip to over 300 vintage shops, antique stores, and events in the Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin region. The shop owners will roll out the red carpet for you with special shop hop promotions, treats, demonstrations, and discounts. You decide where you want to road trip to. Grab your friends. Hit the road. Shop hard.

MAP

Click here for a downloadable map  https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=zi0cqAtcYhhM.k-I-pExGIkZk

Here is a listing of participating shops found in our region:
Roadhouse Antiques 124 IL-Rt 38 Creston IL
Krusty Rusty Relics Inc. 117 N. Lincoln Street Byron IL
Reubin's Relics 1112 S. Galena Ave Dixon IL
Vintage Chicks & Feed 700 IL Rt. 72 East Leaf River IL
Oregon Soap Shoppe & Green Art, etc 91c S, Daysville Road Oregon IL
Unbroken and Renewed Ltd 404 West Washington Oregon IL
Our House Antiques 510 E King St Polo IL
Colonial Flowers and Gifts 408 Lincoln Hwy Rochelle IL
Just Antiques & Collectibles 525 Lincoln Highway Rochelle IL
Priscilla's Parlor 407 Lincoln Hwy Rochelle IL
Showplace Antiques and Treasures 307 first avenue sterling IL
Aurelio's Bake shop 517 locust st. Sterling IL
Bushel Basket Candle Co. 2900 E Lincolnway Sterling IL
Golden Key Gifts & Hallmark 702 W.4th.Street Sterling IL
Grama's Healing Porch 705 E 3rd st Sterling IL
The Beautiful You Boutique 3512 E Lincolnway Sterling IL
Plain Jane's Vintage Shops, LLC 407 S. Clay St. Mt. Carroll IL

Follow the Vintage Shop Hop on FB for all the details - Vintage Shop Hop

Ashton Celebration

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Ashton Celebration 2017

The village of Ashton will host ASHTON CELEBRATION June 10th & 11th with live music, entertainment, activities for young and old along with food and fun!  

Returning events include the Vendor & Craft Show, Antique & Flea Market, Food Court, Beer Garden, Kids Zone with inflatables, Petting Zoo and Splashpad; as well as the Car, Motorcycle & Tractor Show, Community Walk, Youth Hit-a-Thon, Parade and the Grand Finale Fireworks on Sunday evening.

Go to this link for a full list of events. http://ashtonusa.com/celebration/#events

Ashton Celebration

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Ashton Celebration 2017

The village of Ashton will host ASHTON CELEBRATION June 10th & 11th with live music, entertainment, activities for young and old along with food and fun!  

Returning events include the Vendor & Craft Show, Antique & Flea Market, Food Court, Beer Garden, Kids Zone with inflatables, Petting Zoo and Splashpad; as well as the Car, Motorcycle & Tractor Show, Community Walk, Youth Hit-a-Thon, Parade and the Grand Finale Fireworks on Sunday evening.

Go to this link for a full list of events. http://ashtonusa.com/celebration/#events

Bass Pro Shop Big Cat Quest Tournament

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RF Big Cat Quest 6.25.17

On Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th 2017, the Rock River will explode with Big Cat action that is both fun and family friendly. Teams of two or three anglers will compete in this two-day action packed tournament which has anglers striving to produce a prize winning top 5 fish. The tournament will weigh-in fish on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls riverfront venue. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy watching the anglers weighing in the biggest catfish of the day. The winner of the Rock Falls, IL Midwest Qualifier has the opportunity to attend the National Tournament in New Madrid, Missouri,-Mississippi River!

This two-day tournament stop is open to both amateurs and pro fishers alike. The registration cost is $200.00 for a 2 angler team and $250.00 for a 3 angler team. All children 12 years old and younger fish for free. Registration now open! Entry forms are available at the Rock Falls Tourism office, visitrockfalls.com orkenfreemanoutdoorpromotions.com. The fishing area is from the Rockton dam to the Rock Island dam, just short of the state line at the Mississippi River. The tourney is guaranteeing $10,000 in cash and prizes.

All boats must be TRAILERED & in WEIGH-IN LINE no later than 4PM-last boat in line will be marked & no others after will weigh-in

Fishing starts at 6AM with the weigh-ins from 3 to 4 p.m. both days at the riverfront stage. The 1st 100 fishermen to sign up receives a one-of-a-kind Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest-Rock Falls T-shirt!

Rock Falls Outdoor Show Saturday June 25th 11am-6pm | Sunday June 25th 11am-5pm

New this Year during Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Rock Falls, IL is an Outdoor Show focusing on outdoor sports, conservation & recreation! Below is a short list of vendors for the event.

 

MAJESKI MOTORS STERLING/DIXON, IL - Who's ready to beat the current IL State Record for Catfish caught by Hook & Line during Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest in Rock Falls IL June 24-25 2017?!?! If you beat the current Illinois State record, you could win a truck through Majeski Motors Sterling/Dixon, IL! Trucks will be on display during the tournament.

BO’S BAIT & TACKLE - Bo’s Bait & Tackle of Rock Falls, IL will be the exclusive bait & tackle shop during Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Fishing Tournament. They are a new bait shop in Rock Falls, IL and have all your fishing needs for the tournament and for pre-fishing! 

PHEASANTS FOREVER WHITESIDE COUNTY CHAPTER #811 - Pheasants Forever will be representing the Whiteside County Chapter with a vendor booth at the tournament. Pheasants/Quail Forever's concerted effort to actively recruit conservation leaders for the future is part of the organization's No Child Left Indoors Initiative. As part of this effort, their organization is dedicated to working with members, chapters, and conservation partners to provide opportunities for youth and their families to share their outdoor traditions.

ROCK FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT - Rock Falls Fire Department will be showing off their new water rescue boat during Rock Falls Outdoor Show. Bring the kids and see how Rock Falls keeps our waters safe for all to enjoy.

IL CONSERVATION POLICE TRAILER - The trailer has a display featuring fish and wildlife native to Illinois, along with various informational brochures!! Two Conservation Police Officers and the trailer will be present both Saturday June 24th& Sunday June 25th to answer questions. Don't miss this!!!

JEFF BRIGHT RV CENTER - whether you are looking for a used pop-up for a weekend get-a-way or you have decided to become a full-timer we have the unit for you! Check out our selection during Rock Falls Outdoor Show

STORYBOOK TRAIL at the Riverfront - University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist will be at the riverfront with a mini-Storybook trail for the kids to walk and read with a fishing activity at the end! This mini-trail is a representation of the actual 1 mile permanent path in Rock Falls, Illinois that features the pages of a children’s storybook with activities centered on the story along the way.

FLIPSIDE COFFEE & ESPRESSO BAR – Valerie will be offering not only coffee for the early morning fisherman, she’ll have water soda, lemonade and teas all day, both days!

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Janell Loos at (815) 622-1106 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Bass Pro Shop Big Cat Quest Tournament

All day

RF Big Cat Quest 6.25.17

On Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th 2017, the Rock River will explode with Big Cat action that is both fun and family friendly. Teams of two or three anglers will compete in this two-day action packed tournament which has anglers striving to produce a prize winning top 5 fish. The tournament will weigh-in fish on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Rock Falls riverfront venue. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy watching the anglers weighing in the biggest catfish of the day. The winner of the Rock Falls, IL Midwest Qualifier has the opportunity to attend the National Tournament in New Madrid, Missouri,-Mississippi River!

This two-day tournament stop is open to both amateurs and pro fishers alike. The registration cost is $200.00 for a 2 angler team and $250.00 for a 3 angler team. All children 12 years old and younger fish for free. Registration now open! Entry forms are available at the Rock Falls Tourism office, visitrockfalls.com orkenfreemanoutdoorpromotions.com. The fishing area is from the Rockton dam to the Rock Island dam, just short of the state line at the Mississippi River. The tourney is guaranteeing $10,000 in cash and prizes.

All boats must be TRAILERED & in WEIGH-IN LINE no later than 4PM-last boat in line will be marked & no others after will weigh-in

Fishing starts at 6AM with the weigh-ins from 3 to 4 p.m. both days at the riverfront stage. The 1st 100 fishermen to sign up receives a one-of-a-kind Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest-Rock Falls T-shirt!

Rock Falls Outdoor Show Saturday June 25th 11am-6pm | Sunday June 25th 11am-5pm

New this Year during Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Rock Falls, IL is an Outdoor Show focusing on outdoor sports, conservation & recreation! Below is a short list of vendors for the event.

 

MAJESKI MOTORS STERLING/DIXON, IL - Who's ready to beat the current IL State Record for Catfish caught by Hook & Line during Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest in Rock Falls IL June 24-25 2017?!?! If you beat the current Illinois State record, you could win a truck through Majeski Motors Sterling/Dixon, IL! Trucks will be on display during the tournament.

BO’S BAIT & TACKLE - Bo’s Bait & Tackle of Rock Falls, IL will be the exclusive bait & tackle shop during Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Fishing Tournament. They are a new bait shop in Rock Falls, IL and have all your fishing needs for the tournament and for pre-fishing! 

PHEASANTS FOREVER WHITESIDE COUNTY CHAPTER #811 - Pheasants Forever will be representing the Whiteside County Chapter with a vendor booth at the tournament. Pheasants/Quail Forever's concerted effort to actively recruit conservation leaders for the future is part of the organization's No Child Left Indoors Initiative. As part of this effort, their organization is dedicated to working with members, chapters, and conservation partners to provide opportunities for youth and their families to share their outdoor traditions.

ROCK FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT - Rock Falls Fire Department will be showing off their new water rescue boat during Rock Falls Outdoor Show. Bring the kids and see how Rock Falls keeps our waters safe for all to enjoy.

IL CONSERVATION POLICE TRAILER - The trailer has a display featuring fish and wildlife native to Illinois, along with various informational brochures!! Two Conservation Police Officers and the trailer will be present both Saturday June 24th& Sunday June 25th to answer questions. Don't miss this!!!

JEFF BRIGHT RV CENTER - whether you are looking for a used pop-up for a weekend get-a-way or you have decided to become a full-timer we have the unit for you! Check out our selection during Rock Falls Outdoor Show

STORYBOOK TRAIL at the Riverfront - University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist will be at the riverfront with a mini-Storybook trail for the kids to walk and read with a fishing activity at the end! This mini-trail is a representation of the actual 1 mile permanent path in Rock Falls, Illinois that features the pages of a children’s storybook with activities centered on the story along the way.

FLIPSIDE COFFEE & ESPRESSO BAR – Valerie will be offering not only coffee for the early morning fisherman, she’ll have water soda, lemonade and teas all day, both days!

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Janell Loos at (815) 622-1106 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival

All day

Let Freedom Ring Mt Morris

Great Family Entertainment! The Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival runs June 28th - July 4th.

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 28th

All Day..........................Annual Senior Scramble (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction and Bake Sale (Old Felker's Building)

4:30 - 7:00 pm..............Senior Center Supper (Mt Morris Senior Center)

6:00 pm........................Little Miss and Mister Firecracker (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................LFR Queen Coronation (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................Ice Cream Social by Community Woman's Club (Band Shell)

8:00 pm........................Kable Band Concert (Band Shell)

Thursday, June 29

All Day..........................Ladies Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 pm........................Old Home Week Calcutta (Sunet Golf Club)

Friday, June 30​

All Day..........................Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

5:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

6:00 - 9:00 pm..............Encore Art Show (Old Sandstone Building)

6:00 - 10:00 pm............Bags Game Tournament & TV Give-a-way (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

7:00 pm........................Drawing for 50/25/25 Raffle (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 - 9:00 pm..............Friday Night Concert (Band Shell)

Saturday, July 1

All Day..........................Rain Date for Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 pm - 12:00 am.....Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

1:00 - 9:00 pm..............Dart Tournament - Win a Smart TV (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

2:00 pm........................LFR Family Scavenger Hunt (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Pork Producers (Band Shell)

Sunday, July 2 (Kids Day)

All Day...........................Mounder Memorial Play Day (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 - 6:00 pm.............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

12:00 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

12:30 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade (Main St)

1:00 - 6:00 pm..............Motorcyle "Bike" Show (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

1:00 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

1:30 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights (Main St and Wesley Ave)

3:00 - 5:00 pm..............Evangelical Free Church Magician Jim Austin (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

4:00 - 8:00 pm..............Jonas Levi Fultz Memorial Car Show & Cruise (Kable News Parking Lot)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beef Producers (Campus)

Monday, July 3

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

8:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Mounder Alumni Party (Mt Morris Moose)

Tuesday, July 4

7:00 - 11:00 am.............Mt Morris Firefighter’s Association Breakfast (Mt Morris Firehouse)

8:30 am.........................Lois Nelson Walk Registration (Dillehay Park)

9:00 am.........................Lois Nelson Memorial Walk (Dillehay Park)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Craft Show (Campus)

12:00 pm.......................Patriotic Program by American Legion Post #143 (Band Shell)

1:00 pm.........................Bell Ringing Ceremony (Bell Tower)

2:00 pm.........................GRAND PARADE (Parade Route)

8:00 pm.........................KABLE BAND CONCERT (DLR Jr. High)

8:30 pm.........................50/50 Mega Raffle Drawing (DLR Jr. High)

Dark..............................FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (DLR Jr. High)

(Fireworks Rain date is July 7th)

  

Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival

All day

Let Freedom Ring Mt Morris

Great Family Entertainment! The Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival runs June 28th - July 4th.

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 28th

All Day..........................Annual Senior Scramble (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction and Bake Sale (Old Felker's Building)

4:30 - 7:00 pm..............Senior Center Supper (Mt Morris Senior Center)

6:00 pm........................Little Miss and Mister Firecracker (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................LFR Queen Coronation (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................Ice Cream Social by Community Woman's Club (Band Shell)

8:00 pm........................Kable Band Concert (Band Shell)

Thursday, June 29

All Day..........................Ladies Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 pm........................Old Home Week Calcutta (Sunet Golf Club)

Friday, June 30​

All Day..........................Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

5:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

6:00 - 9:00 pm..............Encore Art Show (Old Sandstone Building)

6:00 - 10:00 pm............Bags Game Tournament & TV Give-a-way (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

7:00 pm........................Drawing for 50/25/25 Raffle (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 - 9:00 pm..............Friday Night Concert (Band Shell)

Saturday, July 1

All Day..........................Rain Date for Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 pm - 12:00 am.....Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

1:00 - 9:00 pm..............Dart Tournament - Win a Smart TV (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

2:00 pm........................LFR Family Scavenger Hunt (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Pork Producers (Band Shell)

Sunday, July 2 (Kids Day)

All Day...........................Mounder Memorial Play Day (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 - 6:00 pm.............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

12:00 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

12:30 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade (Main St)

1:00 - 6:00 pm..............Motorcyle "Bike" Show (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

1:00 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

1:30 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights (Main St and Wesley Ave)

3:00 - 5:00 pm..............Evangelical Free Church Magician Jim Austin (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

4:00 - 8:00 pm..............Jonas Levi Fultz Memorial Car Show & Cruise (Kable News Parking Lot)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beef Producers (Campus)

Monday, July 3

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

8:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Mounder Alumni Party (Mt Morris Moose)

Tuesday, July 4

7:00 - 11:00 am.............Mt Morris Firefighter’s Association Breakfast (Mt Morris Firehouse)

8:30 am.........................Lois Nelson Walk Registration (Dillehay Park)

9:00 am.........................Lois Nelson Memorial Walk (Dillehay Park)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Craft Show (Campus)

12:00 pm.......................Patriotic Program by American Legion Post #143 (Band Shell)

1:00 pm.........................Bell Ringing Ceremony (Bell Tower)

2:00 pm.........................GRAND PARADE (Parade Route)

8:00 pm.........................KABLE BAND CONCERT (DLR Jr. High)

8:30 pm.........................50/50 Mega Raffle Drawing (DLR Jr. High)

Dark..............................FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (DLR Jr. High)

(Fireworks Rain date is July 7th)

  

Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival

All day

Let Freedom Ring Mt Morris

Great Family Entertainment! The Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival runs June 28th - July 4th.

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 28th

All Day..........................Annual Senior Scramble (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction and Bake Sale (Old Felker's Building)

4:30 - 7:00 pm..............Senior Center Supper (Mt Morris Senior Center)

6:00 pm........................Little Miss and Mister Firecracker (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................LFR Queen Coronation (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................Ice Cream Social by Community Woman's Club (Band Shell)

8:00 pm........................Kable Band Concert (Band Shell)

Thursday, June 29

All Day..........................Ladies Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 pm........................Old Home Week Calcutta (Sunet Golf Club)

Friday, June 30​

All Day..........................Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

5:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

6:00 - 9:00 pm..............Encore Art Show (Old Sandstone Building)

6:00 - 10:00 pm............Bags Game Tournament & TV Give-a-way (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

7:00 pm........................Drawing for 50/25/25 Raffle (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 - 9:00 pm..............Friday Night Concert (Band Shell)

Saturday, July 1

All Day..........................Rain Date for Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 pm - 12:00 am.....Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

1:00 - 9:00 pm..............Dart Tournament - Win a Smart TV (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

2:00 pm........................LFR Family Scavenger Hunt (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Pork Producers (Band Shell)

Sunday, July 2 (Kids Day)

All Day...........................Mounder Memorial Play Day (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 - 6:00 pm.............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

12:00 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

12:30 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade (Main St)

1:00 - 6:00 pm..............Motorcyle "Bike" Show (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

1:00 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

1:30 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights (Main St and Wesley Ave)

3:00 - 5:00 pm..............Evangelical Free Church Magician Jim Austin (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

4:00 - 8:00 pm..............Jonas Levi Fultz Memorial Car Show & Cruise (Kable News Parking Lot)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beef Producers (Campus)

Monday, July 3

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

8:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Mounder Alumni Party (Mt Morris Moose)

Tuesday, July 4

7:00 - 11:00 am.............Mt Morris Firefighter’s Association Breakfast (Mt Morris Firehouse)

8:30 am.........................Lois Nelson Walk Registration (Dillehay Park)

9:00 am.........................Lois Nelson Memorial Walk (Dillehay Park)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Craft Show (Campus)

12:00 pm.......................Patriotic Program by American Legion Post #143 (Band Shell)

1:00 pm.........................Bell Ringing Ceremony (Bell Tower)

2:00 pm.........................GRAND PARADE (Parade Route)

8:00 pm.........................KABLE BAND CONCERT (DLR Jr. High)

8:30 pm.........................50/50 Mega Raffle Drawing (DLR Jr. High)

Dark..............................FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (DLR Jr. High)

(Fireworks Rain date is July 7th)

  

Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival

All day

Let Freedom Ring Mt Morris

Great Family Entertainment! The Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival runs June 28th - July 4th.

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 28th

All Day..........................Annual Senior Scramble (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction and Bake Sale (Old Felker's Building)

4:30 - 7:00 pm..............Senior Center Supper (Mt Morris Senior Center)

6:00 pm........................Little Miss and Mister Firecracker (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................LFR Queen Coronation (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................Ice Cream Social by Community Woman's Club (Band Shell)

8:00 pm........................Kable Band Concert (Band Shell)

Thursday, June 29

All Day..........................Ladies Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 pm........................Old Home Week Calcutta (Sunet Golf Club)

Friday, June 30​

All Day..........................Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

5:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

6:00 - 9:00 pm..............Encore Art Show (Old Sandstone Building)

6:00 - 10:00 pm............Bags Game Tournament & TV Give-a-way (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

7:00 pm........................Drawing for 50/25/25 Raffle (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 - 9:00 pm..............Friday Night Concert (Band Shell)

Saturday, July 1

All Day..........................Rain Date for Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 pm - 12:00 am.....Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

1:00 - 9:00 pm..............Dart Tournament - Win a Smart TV (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

2:00 pm........................LFR Family Scavenger Hunt (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Pork Producers (Band Shell)

Sunday, July 2 (Kids Day)

All Day...........................Mounder Memorial Play Day (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 - 6:00 pm.............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

12:00 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

12:30 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade (Main St)

1:00 - 6:00 pm..............Motorcyle "Bike" Show (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

1:00 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

1:30 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights (Main St and Wesley Ave)

3:00 - 5:00 pm..............Evangelical Free Church Magician Jim Austin (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

4:00 - 8:00 pm..............Jonas Levi Fultz Memorial Car Show & Cruise (Kable News Parking Lot)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beef Producers (Campus)

Monday, July 3

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

8:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Mounder Alumni Party (Mt Morris Moose)

Tuesday, July 4

7:00 - 11:00 am.............Mt Morris Firefighter’s Association Breakfast (Mt Morris Firehouse)

8:30 am.........................Lois Nelson Walk Registration (Dillehay Park)

9:00 am.........................Lois Nelson Memorial Walk (Dillehay Park)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Craft Show (Campus)

12:00 pm.......................Patriotic Program by American Legion Post #143 (Band Shell)

1:00 pm.........................Bell Ringing Ceremony (Bell Tower)

2:00 pm.........................GRAND PARADE (Parade Route)

8:00 pm.........................KABLE BAND CONCERT (DLR Jr. High)

8:30 pm.........................50/50 Mega Raffle Drawing (DLR Jr. High)

Dark..............................FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (DLR Jr. High)

(Fireworks Rain date is July 7th)

  

Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival

All day

Let Freedom Ring Mt Morris

Great Family Entertainment! The Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival runs June 28th - July 4th.

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 28th

All Day..........................Annual Senior Scramble (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction and Bake Sale (Old Felker's Building)

4:30 - 7:00 pm..............Senior Center Supper (Mt Morris Senior Center)

6:00 pm........................Little Miss and Mister Firecracker (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................LFR Queen Coronation (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................Ice Cream Social by Community Woman's Club (Band Shell)

8:00 pm........................Kable Band Concert (Band Shell)

Thursday, June 29

All Day..........................Ladies Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 pm........................Old Home Week Calcutta (Sunet Golf Club)

Friday, June 30​

All Day..........................Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

5:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

6:00 - 9:00 pm..............Encore Art Show (Old Sandstone Building)

6:00 - 10:00 pm............Bags Game Tournament & TV Give-a-way (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

7:00 pm........................Drawing for 50/25/25 Raffle (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 - 9:00 pm..............Friday Night Concert (Band Shell)

Saturday, July 1

All Day..........................Rain Date for Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 pm - 12:00 am.....Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

1:00 - 9:00 pm..............Dart Tournament - Win a Smart TV (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

2:00 pm........................LFR Family Scavenger Hunt (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Pork Producers (Band Shell)

Sunday, July 2 (Kids Day)

All Day...........................Mounder Memorial Play Day (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 - 6:00 pm.............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

12:00 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

12:30 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade (Main St)

1:00 - 6:00 pm..............Motorcyle "Bike" Show (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

1:00 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

1:30 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights (Main St and Wesley Ave)

3:00 - 5:00 pm..............Evangelical Free Church Magician Jim Austin (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

4:00 - 8:00 pm..............Jonas Levi Fultz Memorial Car Show & Cruise (Kable News Parking Lot)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beef Producers (Campus)

Monday, July 3

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

8:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Mounder Alumni Party (Mt Morris Moose)

Tuesday, July 4

7:00 - 11:00 am.............Mt Morris Firefighter’s Association Breakfast (Mt Morris Firehouse)

8:30 am.........................Lois Nelson Walk Registration (Dillehay Park)

9:00 am.........................Lois Nelson Memorial Walk (Dillehay Park)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Craft Show (Campus)

12:00 pm.......................Patriotic Program by American Legion Post #143 (Band Shell)

1:00 pm.........................Bell Ringing Ceremony (Bell Tower)

2:00 pm.........................GRAND PARADE (Parade Route)

8:00 pm.........................KABLE BAND CONCERT (DLR Jr. High)

8:30 pm.........................50/50 Mega Raffle Drawing (DLR Jr. High)

Dark..............................FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (DLR Jr. High)

(Fireworks Rain date is July 7th)

  

Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival

All day

Let Freedom Ring Mt Morris

Great Family Entertainment! The Mt Morris Let Freedom Ring Festival runs June 28th - July 4th.

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 28th

All Day..........................Annual Senior Scramble (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction and Bake Sale (Old Felker's Building)

4:30 - 7:00 pm..............Senior Center Supper (Mt Morris Senior Center)

6:00 pm........................Little Miss and Mister Firecracker (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................LFR Queen Coronation (Band Shell)

7:00 pm........................Ice Cream Social by Community Woman's Club (Band Shell)

8:00 pm........................Kable Band Concert (Band Shell)

Thursday, June 29

All Day..........................Ladies Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 pm........................Old Home Week Calcutta (Sunet Golf Club)

Friday, June 30​

All Day..........................Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

4:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

5:00 - 9:00 pm..............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

6:00 - 9:00 pm..............Encore Art Show (Old Sandstone Building)

6:00 - 10:00 pm............Bags Game Tournament & TV Give-a-way (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

7:00 pm........................Drawing for 50/25/25 Raffle (Sunset Golf Club)

7:00 - 9:00 pm..............Friday Night Concert (Band Shell)

Saturday, July 1

All Day..........................Rain Date for Lyle Towns Old Home Week (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 pm - 12:00 am.....Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

1:00 - 9:00 pm..............Dart Tournament - Win a Smart TV (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

2:00 pm........................LFR Family Scavenger Hunt (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Pork Producers (Band Shell)

Sunday, July 2 (Kids Day)

All Day...........................Mounder Memorial Play Day (Sunset Golf Club)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm.........Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.......Craft Fair (Campus)

12:00 - 6:00 pm.............Big Ed's BBQ (Campus)

12:00 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

12:30 pm......................John Bednarczyk Kiddie Parade (Main St)

1:00 - 6:00 pm..............Motorcyle "Bike" Show (Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill)

1:00 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights Registration (Main St and Wesley Ave)

1:30 pm........................Kiddie Water Fights (Main St and Wesley Ave)

3:00 - 5:00 pm..............Evangelical Free Church Magician Jim Austin (Band Shell)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beer Gardens (Maggie's / Sharky's North/South Wesley Ave)

4:00 - 8:00 pm..............Jonas Levi Fultz Memorial Car Show & Cruise (Kable News Parking Lot)

4:00 - 7:00 pm..............Beef Producers (Campus)

Monday, July 3

12:00 - 6:00 pm............Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

8:00 pm - 12:00 am.......Mounder Alumni Party (Mt Morris Moose)

Tuesday, July 4

7:00 - 11:00 am.............Mt Morris Firefighter’s Association Breakfast (Mt Morris Firehouse)

8:30 am.........................Lois Nelson Walk Registration (Dillehay Park)

9:00 am.........................Lois Nelson Memorial Walk (Dillehay Park)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Silent Auction (Old Felker's Building)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm.......Craft Show (Campus)

12:00 pm.......................Patriotic Program by American Legion Post #143 (Band Shell)

1:00 pm.........................Bell Ringing Ceremony (Bell Tower)

2:00 pm.........................GRAND PARADE (Parade Route)

8:00 pm.........................KABLE BAND CONCERT (DLR Jr. High)

8:30 pm.........................50/50 Mega Raffle Drawing (DLR Jr. High)

Dark..............................FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (DLR Jr. High)

(Fireworks Rain date is July 7th)

  

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

All day

RF Sesq logo 8.5.17

ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

All day

RF Sesq logo 8.5.17

ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

All day

RF Sesq logo 8.5.17

ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

All day

RF Sesq logo 8.5.17

ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

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ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

SVCC Carnival at Northland Mall

All day

GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN. IT’S THE SVACC  CARNIVAL

AUGUST 3RD TO THE 6TH.   

Brought to you by C.D.A.C., Inc, there will be rides, games and lots of food!  Bring your family and friends out to Northland Mall to enjoy the day!  Hours are Thursday August 3rd and Friday, August 4th -5:00pm-10:00pm.  Saturday, August 5th 12noon-10:00pm, and Sunday, August 6th 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband times are Saturday and Sunday- 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband prices are $20.00/day for unlimited rides.

All proceeds benefit the SVACC and its programs.  Plan to have some fun at Carnival Days August 3rd - 6th at Northland Mall.

For more information contact the Sauk Valley Area Chamber 815-625-2500, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our website at saukvalleyareachamber.com

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

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ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

SVCC Carnival at Northland Mall

All day

GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN. IT’S THE SVACC  CARNIVAL

AUGUST 3RD TO THE 6TH.   

Brought to you by C.D.A.C., Inc, there will be rides, games and lots of food!  Bring your family and friends out to Northland Mall to enjoy the day!  Hours are Thursday August 3rd and Friday, August 4th -5:00pm-10:00pm.  Saturday, August 5th 12noon-10:00pm, and Sunday, August 6th 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband times are Saturday and Sunday- 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband prices are $20.00/day for unlimited rides.

All proceeds benefit the SVACC and its programs.  Plan to have some fun at Carnival Days August 3rd - 6th at Northland Mall.

For more information contact the Sauk Valley Area Chamber 815-625-2500, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our website at saukvalleyareachamber.com

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

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ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

SVCC Carnival at Northland Mall

All day

GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN. IT’S THE SVACC  CARNIVAL

AUGUST 3RD TO THE 6TH.   

Brought to you by C.D.A.C., Inc, there will be rides, games and lots of food!  Bring your family and friends out to Northland Mall to enjoy the day!  Hours are Thursday August 3rd and Friday, August 4th -5:00pm-10:00pm.  Saturday, August 5th 12noon-10:00pm, and Sunday, August 6th 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband times are Saturday and Sunday- 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband prices are $20.00/day for unlimited rides.

All proceeds benefit the SVACC and its programs.  Plan to have some fun at Carnival Days August 3rd - 6th at Northland Mall.

For more information contact the Sauk Valley Area Chamber 815-625-2500, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our website at saukvalleyareachamber.com

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration

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ROCK FALLS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
July 29-Aug 5

The week of July 29th through Aug 5th the city of Rock Falls will be celebrating their 150th birthday with a variety of activities.  Go to the website for full details. 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Air Celebration 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whiteside County Airport  Sesquicentennial Ball Rock Falls High School Gymnasium 5:00 p.m. Doors Open - View Time Capsule Items 5:30 p.m. Finals -Miss Sesquicentennial 2017 6:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dance to Class Act II 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
Historical Service at City Churches | Beard & Mustache Competition Finals1:00 p.m.  RB&W Riverfront Venue Dedication of Peace Pole 3:00 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Park | Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance |Sacred Music Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Utilities Facilities Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Community Building Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Frank Yaklich 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wastewater Facilities  Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Rock Falls High School Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal- Mr. Russ Siefkin 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  
City of Rock Falls Open House 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rock Falls Police & Fire Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School Family Bike Ride 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hennepin Canal Parkway Entrance  
Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini - 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  City of Rock Falls Open House 9a-2p. Street Department
Historical Displays/Living in the 1800’s 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rock Falls High School
 Presentation: 1968-2017- Mayor Bill Wescott 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Merrill School Cafeteria

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
Farmers Market 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Firehouse Museum Parking Lot  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Music on the Riverfront 5:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. RB&W Riverfront Venue Rock Falls Alumni Band/Drum Line/Rock Falls High School Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 403 W. 2nd Street  Arts/Craft Show 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Love Light Tree Parking Lot 10:30 a.m.  Parade  Children’s Events & Street Dance 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. West 2nd Street Business District  9:15 p.m. Fireworks Gala “Over the Rock River” HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH

**** Rain Events will be moved to the Rock Falls High School.

SVCC Carnival at Northland Mall

All day

GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN. IT’S THE SVACC  CARNIVAL

AUGUST 3RD TO THE 6TH.   

Brought to you by C.D.A.C., Inc, there will be rides, games and lots of food!  Bring your family and friends out to Northland Mall to enjoy the day!  Hours are Thursday August 3rd and Friday, August 4th -5:00pm-10:00pm.  Saturday, August 5th 12noon-10:00pm, and Sunday, August 6th 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband times are Saturday and Sunday- 12noon-4:00pm.  Wristband prices are $20.00/day for unlimited rides.

All proceeds benefit the SVACC and its programs.  Plan to have some fun at Carnival Days August 3rd - 6th at Northland Mall.

For more information contact the Sauk Valley Area Chamber 815-625-2500, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our website at saukvalleyareachamber.com

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Straw Sculpting Competition

All day

straw

Encore! Mt. Morris will host the U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition August 11–27 on the former college campus in the center of Mt. Morris.

While on vacation in Germany artist Fran Volz visited a town named Höchenschwand and found an outdoor art gallery full of sculptures made from straw created by artists competing in a straw sculpture competition.  It inspired Mr. Volz to create his own a straw sculpture, resulting in an impressive 21-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty. In 2016, Rochelle hosted the first ever U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition. In 2017, the competition will find its permanent home in Mt. Morris, where Encore! Mt. Morris is adding this fine arts event to a growing cultural calendar.

“I’d like to see it grow and attract national and even global sculptors while keeping it a rural and fine arts event,” explained Volz. “This is a connection between farming and urban societies – taking what farmers produce to create what’s often seen in cities in the form of statues.”
. The community development group is working closely with Fran Volz to retain his vision of the contest while expanding it to include more artists and student groups.

SCHEDULE

Straw Sculpting event 8.27.17

 

 

 

Legends of Rock Weekend at Poopy's Pub & Grub

All day

poopys labor day

SEPT. 1-3

Labor Day weekend Poopy’s Pub & Grub in Savanna is holding a Legends of Rock music blowout all weekend and there’s no cover charge!  Go to the FB page for all the details. 

FRIDAY, Sept. 1
TKISS Live

SATURDAY. Sept. 2
Killer of Giants: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne; Wrecking Crue - Motley Crue Tribute BandNightrain - The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience

SUNDAY-Sept 3
Ultimate Journey - Journey Tribute Band' Heartache Tonight - Eagles Tribute Band; Hot Rocks Band - Rolling Stones Tribute

 

Poopys event 9.4.17

Legends of Rock Weekend at Poopy's Pub & Grub

All day

poopys labor day

SEPT. 1-3

Labor Day weekend Poopy’s Pub & Grub in Savanna is holding a Legends of Rock music blowout all weekend and there’s no cover charge!  Go to the FB page for all the details. 

FRIDAY, Sept. 1
TKISS Live

SATURDAY. Sept. 2
Killer of Giants: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne; Wrecking Crue - Motley Crue Tribute BandNightrain - The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience

SUNDAY-Sept 3
Ultimate Journey - Journey Tribute Band' Heartache Tonight - Eagles Tribute Band; Hot Rocks Band - Rolling Stones Tribute

 

Poopys event 9.4.17

Legends of Rock Weekend at Poopy's Pub & Grub

All day

poopys labor day

SEPT. 1-3

Labor Day weekend Poopy’s Pub & Grub in Savanna is holding a Legends of Rock music blowout all weekend and there’s no cover charge!  Go to the FB page for all the details. 

FRIDAY, Sept. 1
TKISS Live

SATURDAY. Sept. 2
Killer of Giants: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne; Wrecking Crue - Motley Crue Tribute BandNightrain - The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience

SUNDAY-Sept 3
Ultimate Journey - Journey Tribute Band' Heartache Tonight - Eagles Tribute Band; Hot Rocks Band - Rolling Stones Tribute

 

Poopys event 9.4.17

Legends of Rock Weekend at Poopy's Pub & Grub

All day

poopys labor day

SEPT. 1-3

Labor Day weekend Poopy’s Pub & Grub in Savanna is holding a Legends of Rock music blowout all weekend and there’s no cover charge!  Go to the FB page for all the details. 

FRIDAY, Sept. 1
TKISS Live

SATURDAY. Sept. 2
Killer of Giants: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne; Wrecking Crue - Motley Crue Tribute BandNightrain - The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience

SUNDAY-Sept 3
Ultimate Journey - Journey Tribute Band' Heartache Tonight - Eagles Tribute Band; Hot Rocks Band - Rolling Stones Tribute

 

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Hennepin Hundred Ultramarathon

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Hennepin Hundred

HENNEPIN HUNDRED ULTRAMARATHON
Oct 6-7-8
The Hennepin Hundred is a 100-mile ultra-marathon along the Hennepin State Canal Trail that takes place October 6th, 7th, and 8th.

This race is Illinois’ only point-to-point, all-trail ultramarathon, a true Illinois adventure from Sterling, Illinois on the Rock River to Colona, Illinois near the mighty Mississippi, along the historic and beautiful Hennepin Canal.

Flat and fast, the 50- and 100-mile courses follow the Hennepin Canal State Trail, Illinois’ longest multi-use trail, across historic locks and lift bridges, past the autumn corn, picturesque farms and postcard towns of northwest Illinois.

It’s a beautiful run, a perfect setting for a PR or first-time finish. Runners are cheered, encouraged and supported by 150 warm-hearted volunteers, many who are ultra runners themselves. At night, the stars above are magnificent.

It’s a race that engages you in something larger. Running the Hennepin Hundred benefits Trails for Illinois, the tiny non-profit that works to improve the Hennepin Canal State Trail and other non-motorized trails statewide. You are running to benefit the Illinois trails we love.

Hennepin Hundred Ultramarathon

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Hennepin Hundred

HENNEPIN HUNDRED ULTRAMARATHON
Oct 6-7-8
The Hennepin Hundred is a 100-mile ultra-marathon along the Hennepin State Canal Trail that takes place October 6th, 7th, and 8th.

This race is Illinois’ only point-to-point, all-trail ultramarathon, a true Illinois adventure from Sterling, Illinois on the Rock River to Colona, Illinois near the mighty Mississippi, along the historic and beautiful Hennepin Canal.

Flat and fast, the 50- and 100-mile courses follow the Hennepin Canal State Trail, Illinois’ longest multi-use trail, across historic locks and lift bridges, past the autumn corn, picturesque farms and postcard towns of northwest Illinois.

It’s a beautiful run, a perfect setting for a PR or first-time finish. Runners are cheered, encouraged and supported by 150 warm-hearted volunteers, many who are ultra runners themselves. At night, the stars above are magnificent.

It’s a race that engages you in something larger. Running the Hennepin Hundred benefits Trails for Illinois, the tiny non-profit that works to improve the Hennepin Canal State Trail and other non-motorized trails statewide. You are running to benefit the Illinois trails we love.

Hennepin Hundred Ultramarathon

All day

Hennepin Hundred

HENNEPIN HUNDRED ULTRAMARATHON
Oct 6-7-8
The Hennepin Hundred is a 100-mile ultra-marathon along the Hennepin State Canal Trail that takes place October 6th, 7th, and 8th.

This race is Illinois’ only point-to-point, all-trail ultramarathon, a true Illinois adventure from Sterling, Illinois on the Rock River to Colona, Illinois near the mighty Mississippi, along the historic and beautiful Hennepin Canal.

Flat and fast, the 50- and 100-mile courses follow the Hennepin Canal State Trail, Illinois’ longest multi-use trail, across historic locks and lift bridges, past the autumn corn, picturesque farms and postcard towns of northwest Illinois.

It’s a beautiful run, a perfect setting for a PR or first-time finish. Runners are cheered, encouraged and supported by 150 warm-hearted volunteers, many who are ultra runners themselves. At night, the stars above are magnificent.

It’s a race that engages you in something larger. Running the Hennepin Hundred benefits Trails for Illinois, the tiny non-profit that works to improve the Hennepin Canal State Trail and other non-motorized trails statewide. You are running to benefit the Illinois trails we love.

Savanna Bridge Dedication honoring Astronaut Dale Gardner

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Savanna Bridge Dedication Event Attracts NASA Exhibit
June 15-17

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) will be bringing a traveling exhibit known as the Journey to Tomorrow to Savanna June 15 through June 17 in connection with a series of celebratory events planned in connection with the dedication of the new Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Other guests include Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner; Senator Tammy Duckworth & U.S. Rep Cheri Bustos; Three former NASA Astronauts; State Commanders of the VFW & Am. Legion; The Navy Great Lakes Marching Band

NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit immerses visitors in a fun-filled interactive experience, which includes learning stations and engaging activities.  Guests will be challenged to think about how aircraft fly; what it’s like to live and work in space; and how the planets orbit the sun. Materials regarding current NASA missions are on display, as well as, information on advanced aeronautics research and NASA’s efforts to send future human explorers to the moon and to Mars and beyond.  The exhibit also features a genuine moon rock artifact returned to Earth by the crew of Apollo 17 lunar landing mission.

The NASA exhibit is one of several activities planned for Father’s Day weekend, June 16 and 17.  On Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 am there will be a Veterans Parade through downtown Savanna featuring political and veteran dignitaries and a large contingent of local veterans from both sides of the river.  There will be five high school marching bands and the Navy Great Lakes Marching Band has been invited to participate as well.  Following the parade there will be a Veterans Memorial Ceremony in Marquette Park, a local river park, honoring both living and deceased area veterans.

The Journey to Tomorrow exhibit will be in Savanna at the corner of Main Street and Murray Street and will be open to the public free of charge from Friday afternoon until 4:00 pm on Sunday.

A program entitled “Being an Astronaut” will be held on Sunday beginning at 11:00 am at the West Carroll High School.  The program will be conducted by former NASA Astronauts, Richard H. Truly, Robert L. Stewart and Daniel C. Brandenstein, who will describe what is like to rocket into space, experience weightlessness, walk in space and travel around the world in less than two hours!

The main event on Sunday will be the Bridge Dedication Ceremony which will also take place in Marquette Park along the Mississippi River. Governor Bruce Rauner is expected to preside over the dedication ceremony along with the three former NASA Astronauts who were colleagues of Dale Gardner a recently deceased former NASA Astronaut who was a Savanna High School graduate.  Illinois Representative Tony McCombie and Illinois State Senator Neil Anderson, who were instrumental in the naming of the new bridge, will also be speaking at the dedication ceremony.

In addition, a fly-over is planned during the bridge dedication, weather permitting. More details on all the activities and events planned for this special weekend can be found on the Bridge Celebration Planners Facebook site entitled Savanna-Sabula Bridge Celebration Planners.
   

Polo Town & Country Days

Fri. Jun 15, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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photo: Sauk Valley News

June 14-17

The 2018 Polo Town & Country Days Festival will be held June 14-17. This family-friendly event runs from 5 pm Thursday through late Sunday afternoon. 

The festival begins again on Thursday night with the Chamber Game and their famous Fireworks Display. The festival will continue with Kid’s Day on Friday, the Polo Car Show and Swap Meet from 8-3 on Saturday, the Variety Show on Saturday and the Grand Parade on Sunday.

Get the schedule of events

Check the schedule for all the details -  Polo Days schedule




 

Blues & Bluegrass at the HI Lincoln Bldg

Fri. Jun 15, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The third Friday of each month, it’s Blues & Bluegrass Open Mic Night at the H.I. Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove. Performances begin at 7:00 pm and anyone wishing to display their musical talent should be there by 6:30 pm to sign up to play. 

Mt Morris Free Concert Series

Fri. Jun 15, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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OUTDOOR CONCERTS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT JUNE-AUGUST
The Mt. Morris Jamboree is back to present free concerts starting at 7 pm, featuring a variety of styles from the first Friday night in June through the last one in August. Like always, this year's schedule features an equal mix of new acts as well as old favorites coming from near and far to play on our beautiful and Historic Campus. 

SANSTONE ART GALLERY OPEN
The Art Gallery on Campus will be open during the concerts, with a different show on display each month

FARMERS MARKET
The Mt Morris Community Farmers' Market will be open from 4-7 pm as well and will be offering local vegetables and fruit in season, farm fresh eggs, honey, maple syrup, jellies and jams, variety of baked goods, doggie treats, plants, soaps and hand crafted items.

Local charitable organizations will be offering food and drink concessions before the concerts starting at 6 pm. 

 2018 Mt. Morris Jamboree schedule:

 June 1st: The Jimmys.....Blues, Funk, R&B

 June 8th: The Rockin' Fenderskirts.....50s/60s R&R

 June 15th: Jim Wolber and Lariat.....Classic Country

 June 22nd: The Harmans.....Bluegrass

 June 29th: Pablo and the Rhythmix.....Dance Hits Old and New

 July 6th: SHiNDiG......Oldies R&R

 July 13th: Anderlik, Otto and Church.....Jamgrass

July 20th: Webb Wilder.....Roots Rock

 July 27th: Tom Sharpe Ensemble......World Music

 August 3rd: Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers.....Classic Country

 August 10th: Illinois Rail......Bluegrass

 August 17th: Kyle Lacy and the Harlem River Noise......Rockabilly

 August 24th: The Barb City Stompers......Swing Jazz

 August 31st: Strata.......Classic Rock 

THEATER: Beauty and the Beast ~ TLP

Fri. Jun 15, 2018 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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June 7-17 | Timber Lake Playhouse

Evening Performances are at 7:30 (no evening performance on Sundays; no performances on Mondays)
Matinee Performances are at 2:00 (first Saturday, Sundays and Wednesday)

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Call or go to the website for more information – link at top of this event form – 815-244-2035

About Timber Lake Playhouse

For 57 years Timber Lake Playhouse has been known for its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launch pad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film, television, on Broadway and stages all over the world.