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
24 MAPLE SUGAR FEST 9 am-12 pm. Head out to Big Hill Center for a morning full of maple sugar fun, including: tree tapping and sap boiling demos, a Native American drum circle celebration, guided hikes, Laura Ingalls Wilder story time (make your own maple sugar candy), and of course, a pancake breakfast served with real maple syrup, sausage, fruit, and hot drinks! Welty Environmental Center, 1201 Big Hill Ct. $8 adults; $3 kids (2-12) • 608-362-6212
31 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 1-3 pm. Fun zone, photos with the Easter bunny, mascots, face painting, balloon animals, and more!
14 DOWNTOWN BELOIT WINE WALK 2-5 pm. Enjoy wine tastings at several shops throughout historic downtown. • 608.365.0150
5 BECKMAN MILL OPENING DAY Tours and grinding 12-4 pm. Chili and corn muffins.
11 ARTWALK 5-9 pm. Downtown businesses transform into fine art galleries! Free trolley. • 608.365.0150
14-17 OLD SETTLERS DAYS Music festival & fundraiser for the Rockton Lions Club. Settler’s Park, 100 E. Hawick St., Rockton, IL. Rockton, IL.
23-24 BATTLE WISCONSIN FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP The event will feature big cash prizes, top teams from across the country, and divisions for all age groups, sexes and skill levels!
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.
15 ICE CREAM SOCIAL & ARTISTS AT BECKMAN MILL 12-4 pm. Kids activities.
3 DOWNTOWN BELOIT SIDEWALK SALES & STREET DANCE August 3: 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 4th from 8 am-1 pm.
11 US KUBB OPEN Registration at 7:30 am; play starts at 9 am at Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. Register early online.
18 4TH ANNUAL BELOIT DIRTY DASH Youth mud run/obstacle course in Big Hill Park. Ages 5-18.
25 SOUTH BELOIT FIREMAN’S ASSOC. CORN BOIL Flea market, softball and volleyball tournaments, bingo, live music, and more! South Beloit Municipal Park, 899 Marvin St.
24 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.
7-8 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
9 HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL 10 am-4 pm. Arts, crafts, and antique festival with musical performances, concession stands, silent auction, and history impersonators. 845 Hackett St. • 608.365.7835
9 HERITAGE SUNDAY AT BECKMAN MILL Historic demonstrators and soldiers, food, music, classic cars.
TBD FOLK & BLUES FESTIVAL Enjoy this 46-year tradition on the grounds of Beloit College. 700 College St.
15-16 THUNDER ON THE ROCK BOAT RACING Stock outboard, modified outboard, junior classes, meet the drivers, and more!
16 42ND ANNUAL BELOIT AUTORAMA 8-4 pm. Car show, parts swap, arts & crafts, car corral. $7 over 15; $2 8-15; Under 8 free.
21 OKTOBERFEST 5:30-11 pm. Street dance, German beer and other selections, food vendors, and more! $5 admission. • 608.365.0150
29-30 ALPACA FARM DAYS See alpacas up close. Kids’ activities, food, demonstrations! Free admission. 5546 W. Plymouth Church Rd. • 608-751-2261
13 DOWNTOWN BELOIT WINE WALK 2-5 pm. Enjoy wine tastings at several shops throughout historic downtown. • 608.365.0150
24 TASTE OF THE CHAMBER 5-8 pm. Enjoy food samples, beer tasting, live music, and more!
27 HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE & PARTY 10 am-1 pm. Kids costume parade down Grand Avenue followed by live music, entertainment, fun zone, and more!
23 GRAND LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE & TREE LIGHTING 5-8 pm. Live music, choral sing, & tree lighting, followed by lighted parade and holiday festivities.
7 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.
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.
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.
FARMERS’ MARKET Award-winning market with 100+ vendors selling organics, produce, baked goods, and more! 8 am-1 pm every Saturday. Rain or Shine.
BECKMAN MILL GUIDED TOURS Every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm. Corn grinding on 1st Saturday of the month. 11600 S. County Rd. H.
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.
FULL MOON HIKES Walk by the light of the moon and enjoy nature at the Welty Environmental Center. 1201 Big Hill Ct.