2017 Events in and around Beloit!

ON-GOING EVENTS

APRIL-SEPTEMBER
SNAPPERS BASEBALL Affordable fun! The Snappers are a Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Pohlman Field, 2301 Skyline Dr.

FEBRUARY-MAY / SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER
BELOIT BOMBSHELLS Have a blast watching Beloit’s own Roller Derby Team, the Bombshells, at the Skatin’ Station. 1230 E. Inman Pkwy.

MAY-SEPTEMBER
FRIDAYS IN THE PARK Hear live music and enjoy a $7 lunch from a local eatery every Friday from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the corner of State St. & Grand Ave.

MAY-OCTOBER
FARMERS’ MARKET Award-winning market with 100+ vendors selling organics, produce, baked goods, and more! 8 am-1 pm every Saturday. Rain or Shine.

MAY-OCTOBER
BECKMAN MILL GUIDED TOURS Every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm. Corn grinding on 1st Saturday of the month. 11600 S. County Rd. H.

JUNE-AUGUST
DANCING AT HARRY’S PLACE Free dance lessons every other Monday from 7-9 pm! Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, Hwy. 51.

ROCKTON RIVER MARKET Shop to great live music in downtown Rockton while visiting a variety of food and goods vendors every Wednesday from 4-8 pm.

MUSIC AT HARRY’S PLACE Free concert series. Food vendors at 6 pm; concert at 7 pm. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park Hwy. 51.

BIFF OUTDOORS Free outdoor movies. Movies start at dusk. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park Hwy. 51.

YEAR ROUND
FULL MOON HIKES Walk by the light of the moon and enjoy nature at the Welty Environmental Center. 1201 Big Hill Ct.


APRIL
15 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 1-3 pm. Fun zone, photos with the Easter bunny, mascots, face painting, balloon animals, and more!

MAY
12 ARTWALK 5-9 pm. Downtown businesses transform into fine art galleries! Free trolley. • 608.365.0150

JUNE

3 ROCK RIVER TRAIL GRAND OPENING Events in Beloit and along all 320 miles of trail in Wisconsin and Illinois.

17 NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE NATURE CENTER OPENING There will be events held for the whole family from 9 am-3 pm! 306 Dickop St., South Beloit.

15-18 OLD SETTLERS DAYS Music festival & fundraiser for the Rockton Lions Club. Settler’s Park, 100 E. Hawick St., Rockton, IL. Rockton, IL.

30 MAMMA MIA! SING-ALONG following Music at Harry’s Place. Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. Rain date July 1. Free admission.

JULY
4 POPS ON THE ROCK CONCERT AND FIREWORKS Free music by the Beloit- Janesville Symphony Orchestra precedes an amazing fireworks show! Riverside Park, Hwy. 51.

29 3RD ANNUAL ROCK RIVER BEER BASH The Rock Bar and Grill is located on the riverfront and will have live music to listen to and over 20 breweries to try from 1 – 5 pm!

AUGUST
4-5 DOWNTOWN BELOIT SIDEWALK SALES & STREET DANCE August 4: Sidewalk Sale 8 am-2 pm with children’s activities. Street Dance runs from 5:30-11 pm on the 300 block of State St. $5 admission. Sidewalk sales continue August 5th from 8 am-1 pm.

5 US KUBB OPEN Registration at 7:30 am; play starts at 9 am at Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. Register early online.

19 3RD ANNUAL BELOIT DIRTY DASH Youth mud run/obstacle course in Big Hill Park. Ages 5-18.

24-27 SOUTH BELOIT CENTENNIAL Four-day celebration in conjunction with the South Beloit Fireman’s Association Corn Boil on the 26th. Flea market, softball and volleyball tournaments, bingo, live music, and more! South Beloit Municipal Park, 899 Marvin St.

25 MOVIE ON THE BIG LAWN Sit under the stars and enjoy a family movie shown on a giant 50’ blow-up screen at Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. Rain date August 26.

SEPTEMBER

3 BELOIT COMMUNITY SPIRIT DAY More information coming soon!

8-10 FESTIVAL ON THE ROCK Carnival rides, food vendors, beer tent, live music, and more. Boat regatta, fireworks and Kubb tourney. Free admission/parking. Preservation Park, 3444 Riverside Dr., Hwy. 51

15-16 FOLK & BLUES FESTIVAL Enjoy this 46-year tradition on the grounds of Beloit College. 700 College St.

16-17 THUNDER ON THE ROCK BOAT RACING Stock outboard, modified outboard, junior classes, meet the drivers, and more!

17 41ST ANNUAL BELOIT AUTORAMA 8-4 pm. Car show, parts swap, arts & crafts, car corral. $6 over 15; $2 8-15; Under 8 free.

21 FALL EQUINOX CELEBRATION Enjoy s’mores around the fire from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Nature at the Confluence Learning Center. Bring chairs and blankets and get comfy around the fire. Free event. 815-200-6910 • 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL

22 OKTOBERFEST 5:30-11 pm. Street dance, German beer and other selections, food vendors, and more! $5 admission. • 608.365.0150 • downtownbeloit.com

23-24 ALPACA FARM DAYS Sat. 9 am-4 pm & Sun. 12-4 pm. See alpacas up close. Kids’ activities, food, demonstrations! Free admission. 5546 W. Plymouth Church Rd. • 608-751-2261

OCTOBER
28 HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE & PARTY 10 am-1 pm. Kids costume parade down Grand Avenue followed by live music, entertainment, fun zone, and more!

NOVEMBER
24 GRAND LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE & TREE LIGHTING 5-8 pm. Live music, choral sing, & tree lighting, followed by lighted parade and holiday festivities.

DECEMBER
1 HOLIDAZZLE 5-9 pm. A dazzling evening featuring artists and craftspeople in 30+ locations. Live music, Santa visits, children’s events and holiday treats. Free trolley.

JANUARY 2018
119-21 BELOIT WINTERFEST Indoor and outdoor family fun throughout Beloit including sleigh rides, family swim, arts & crafts, volleyball tournament, ice sculpting, and more! • 608.364.2890

FEBRUARY 2018
FEB 23-MAR 4 BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF) Ten-day film festival featuring more than 100 independent films. Meet the filmmakers from around the world at several downtown venues! • 608.312.4256

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    Tue 15

    Summer Fun Art Camp, Ages 9-16

    August 7 @ 10:00 am - August 17 @ 2:30 pm
    Wed 16

    Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus

    August 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Wed 16

    Rockton River Market

    August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Thu 17

    Trivia Night at Bushel & Peck’s

    August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Fri 18

    Fridays in the Park

    August 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


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