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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...
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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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Fiesta Day Parade

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 1:00 pm until Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Fiesta Day Parade

Two-city | Two-weekend celebrations

Fiesta Days is a two-weekend celebration of the Twin Cities' Latino heritage and culture, and of Mexican Independence Day which kicks off with the parade on Sept 14 starting at 1 p.m. Taste of Fiesta is held on the Rock Falls Riverfront on Sept 21 from noon to 6 p.m.

Starts in Rock Falls | Ends in Sterling

The 67th annual Fiesta Day Parade is held on Saturday, September 14. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m. in Rock Falls. The parade travels north on First Avenue in Rock Falls, cross the First Avenue bridge to Sterling. At the base of the bridge, the parade travels north on Locust Street to 4th Street and ends at Grandon Civic Center in Sterling. 

There will also be food vendors in downtown Sterling and Rock Falls before, during, and after the parade.

This year, following the parade there are activities taking place at Grandon Civic Center including a vendor fair and music and dancing performances. 

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