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100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it's the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like...
In Real Life.

John Deere

Historic Site

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photo: Jack Hughes

Mississippi Palisades

State Park

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photo: Jack Hughes

Nachusa Grasslands

Bison Herd

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De Immigrant Windmill

working windmill

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Dixon City Market

Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2022 5:00 pm until Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2022 8:00 pm
Dixon City Market

Every Wednesday | June-August | 5-8 p.m.

The Dixon City Market brings the best local produce growers, artisan crafters, bakers, and more to the market. The Dixon City Market is unique from a traditional farmers market, whereas it adds music, crafters, food trucks, and non-profits to participate.

There is a little something for everyone at the Dixon City Market.


June 1 | Burn N Bush

June 8 | Bobbi White & Co

June 15 | The Lone Canary

June 22 | Andrew Robinson

July 13 | That Gurl

July 20 | Kayla Seeber Music

July 27 | Espinosa & Coffey

August 3 | The Midwest Purchase

August 10 | Downtown Rhythm Kings

August 17 | Minimal

August 24 | Lizzi Neal Trio

August 31 | Ethan Bell

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