January

Winterfest

January TBD

P: 608-365-4838

This 3-day festival features fun winter activities, both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy sleigh rides, music, snow golf, ice skating, volleyball tournaments, Euchre tournaments and much more!

Free admission

February

Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF)

February 24 – March 5

P: 608-312-4256
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The Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is being called a lot of things by film makers, from “a must attend event” to “the next big thing.” Scores of shorts, documentaries and feature films are presented in unique venues throughout the Beloit area. Two-thousand miles from the shimmering lights of Hollywood, the Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) adds a little glitz & glimmer to February in Wisconsin.

April

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 15

May

Art Walk

May 12

Downtown Beloit
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Businesses in downtown Beloit transform into venues for more than 50 artists, crafters, and others to showcase and sell their work. Many venues feature live music and hors d’oeuvres on Friday night.

South Beloit's Corn Boil

May 26

June

Old Settler’s Days

June 15-18

Settlers Park
E Hawick Street
Rockton, IL
P: 815-206-8525
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Annual four-day music festival, carnival and much more!

Admission Fee Charged.

Movie on the Big Lawn

June 25

July

Pops on the Rock - 4th of July Festival

July 4

Riverside Park
Highway 51
Beloit. WI 53511 P: 608-365-4838

Celebrate the Fourth of July with an outdoor concert on the riverfront. The Rock River Philharmonic’s patriotic performance is followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Free Admission

August

Street Dance & Celebrate Weekend

August 4-5

Downtown Beloit
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-365-0150
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Beloit’s biggest street dance kicks off Celebrate Weekend every year. A sidewalk sale, farmers market, food concessions and other family activities complete the weekend.

US Kubb Open

August 5

South Beloit City Park
519 Blackhawk Blvd
South Beloit, IL 61080
P: 815-389-3097

Enjoy volleyball games, a bags tournament, 5k run, children games, sweet corn and more! Fireworks will light up the sky at dusk. Music provided by a DJ.

Riverside Park, Highway 51
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-362-0964
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Sit under the stars at Beloit’s favorite outdoor gathering place and enjoy a family movie shown on a giant 50' blow-up screen. "Gnomeo & Juliet" will be shown in 2015.

Free admission

Beloit Dirty Dash

August 19

Big Hill Park
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-364-2890
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The Beloit Dirty Dash is a youth run/walk and obstacle course for ages 5-18. Registration includes a loop around the Dirty Dash course, a t-shirt, adventure bandana, a coupon for a free paddle boat ride at Riverside Park, family admission to the "after party," one concession coupon for the "after party," and a Beloit Snappers general admission ticket. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you won't mind getting dirty- you are guaranteed to encounter mud pits and nature trails! Rinse station available.

September

Festival on the Rock

September 8-10

Preservation Park, 3444 Riverside Drive, Highway 51
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-364-2980
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Festivities include carnival rides, craft tents, bags tournament, food vendors, beer tent, live music, softball, boat rides, Festival on the Rock Idol and more. Saturday includes a Patch Toy & Game Sale (9am-4pm) & fireworks 8:30pm. Don't miss the corrugated boat regatta on Sunday! Free admission and parking. Fri 4pm-midnight, Sat 9am-midnight, Sun 9am-6pm.

Heritage Days

September TBD

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Celebrate Beloit’s rich heritage during this festival, when many historic sites offer special events and free admission. Tour historic neighborhoods and buildings, Beloit's oldest cemetery, and Indian Effigy mounds on the Beloit College Campus. Attend special events at Beckman Mill and the Angel Museum and enjoy music and demonstrations of old-fashioned crafts. Free admission to most events.

Free Admission

Folk ‘n’ Blues Fest at Beloit College

September 15-16

Beloit College
Beloit, WI 53511
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Beloit College will host six outstanding musical acts in the annual Folk 'n' Blues Festival, to be held on campus. It is fun, it is funky and it is a sure sign that students are back on campus at Beloit College. Folk 'n' Blues, the college's perennial fall music festival, will return in 2015 with an eclectic line-up of bands. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Free admission.

Autorama

September 17

Preservation Park, 3444 Riverside Drive, Highway 51
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-290-3628
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Annual car show, swap meet, car corner, as well as an arts and crafts sale. One of the largest automotive one day events in the Midwest for classics, collectibles, street rods and trucks.

Oktoberfest

September 22

Downtown Beloit
Beloit, WI 53511
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The Downtown Beloit Association is bringing back Oktoberfest! Grand Avenue will be closed following the Farmers' Market so we can dance in the street! Cold beer can be purchased from the beer tent. Live music all night! Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 4-11 and free for kids younger than 4 years old.

5:30-11pm

October

Downtown Beloit Halloween Costume Parade and Party

October 28

Downtown Beloit
Beloit, WI 53511
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Children show off their costumes in a parade down Grand Avenue visiting Downtown Beloit businesses for treats during the last Farmers Market of the season. The fun includes live music and activities for all ghouls and goblins!

9:45am - ends at the Farmers' Market

November

Grand Lighted Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

November 24

Downtown Beloit
Beloit, WI 53511
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Santa makes his grand entry into Downtown Beloit, cheered on by large crowds and a glittering procession of floats from businesses, civic organizations and spirit-filled families. Bundle up and come for a night filled with holiday excitement!

5:30-8pm

December

Holidazzle

December 1

Downtown Beloit
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-365-0150
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A dazzling evening of celebration featuring artists, and specialty craftspeople in forty-plus locations as they display one-of-a-kind gifts and unique pieces of art. Trolley rides, live music, Santa visits, children’s events and holiday treats make this a truly special evening for the entire family.

5:30-11pm.

On-Going Events

Beloit Bombshells

February-May

September-December

1230 E. Inman Pkwy.
Beloit, WI 53511
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Have a blast watching Beloit’s own Roller Derby Team, the Bombshells, at the Skatin’ Station.

Beloit Snappers Baseball

April-September

Pohlman Field
2301 Skyline Drive
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-362-2272
P: 888-SNAP-2-IT
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Enjoy major league fun at minor league prices at a Beloit Snapper’s game. The Snappers are a class-A affiliate of the Oakland A's. Fun for the whole family, fireworks and special events and ticket prices are offered throughout the season.

Beckman Mills Guided Tours

May–October

11600 S. County Rd. H.
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608.751.1551
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 1-3 pm. Corn grinding on 1st Saturday of the month.

Beloit Farmers Market

May–October

Downtown Beloit
Beloit, WI 53511
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Wake up with the sun and be the first to arrive at Beloit’s award-winning Farmers’ Market, one of Wisconsin’s oldest open-air markets! Make your selections from fresh produce and organics, fish, meat, eggs, herbs and flowers. Also featured are jellies, honey, baked goods, live plants, artisan crafts, scents and skin care products, and more!

Saturdays 8am-1pm (Rain or Shine)

Fridays in the Park- Free Concert Series

Late May-Early September

First National Bank Plaza
State St. and Grand Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-365-0150
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Kick off the weekend in downtown Beloit and enjoy live music and a featured local restaurant serving up a tasty picnic lunch for $7 every Friday. The music and food both vary.

11:30am-1:30pm

Free admission.

Music at Harry’s Place

June-September

The Harry C. Moore Pavilion
Riverside Park, Highway 51
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-362-0964
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Join the fun on Friday evenings for Music at Harry’s Place and dance under the stars as music fills the air – rumbas, blues and even an Irish tune or two. All events are free, fun and family-friendly!

7:00-9:00pm

Free admission.

Dancin’ at Harry’s Place

June-September

The Harry C. Moore Pavilion
Riverside Park, Highway 51
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608-362-0964
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Love to dance or just wish you could? Dancin’ at Harry’s Place is the spot to learn Swing, Cha Cha, Tango, Line Dance, Waltz and more with free lessons every other Monday evening. Lessons at 7, open dance at 8. Come with or without a partner!

7:00-9:00pm

Free admission.

Rockton River Market

June-August

Settlers Park
E Hawick Street
Rockton, IL
P: 815-206-8525
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Located in Settlers Park, the Rockton River Market features live music and farmers’ market vendors every Wednesday night during the summer!

Full Moon Hikes

1201 Big Hill Ct.
Beloit, WI 53511
P: 608.361.1377
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Walk by the light of the moon and enjoy nature at the Welty Environmental Center.



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