Events

Events

Aug
22
Wed
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Aug
23
Thu
Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Concert In The Park @ Kewanee Veteran's Park
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Concerts in the Park – Summertime MelodiesKewanee Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate summer! Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park provides various bands throughout the summer in Kewanee’s Veterans Park. Food stand opens at 5 p.m. serving free dessert. Inclement weather concerts will be held at the Boss Community Building, 221 West 1st Street. “Cut a Rug” on the newly installed dance floor! Music begins at 6:30 and plays until 8 p.m.

Aug
24
Fri
Atkinson Heritage Days
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
Atkinson Heritage Days @ Atkinson | Illinois | United States

Our heritage is for everyone! A Belgian village celebration is a recipe for family fun. An introduction to the younger generation of everything Belgian. Friday evening enjoy a community gathering of supper and stay for Little Miss Flame Pageant. As dusk falls a “Movie in the Park” ends the Friday, family fun evening.

Saturday make plans to try your hand in a Belgian game called Rolle Bolle (a combination of bowling and horseshoe). Visit “Little Belgium” and taste “hutseput” ( a dish with ham, cabbage, carrots, nd potatoes) and Belgian “goodies”.  Take part in the activities held throughout the day.  Saturday kicks off with the Forever Young Run 5K/1 Mile,  fireman’s parade, bean bag tournament,  Atkinson Graffiti car show and more! Sky divers arrive to spark the evening firework display. Dance in the streets until midnight. Join in discovering our heritage this weekend.

Aug
25
Sat
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

The Saturday morning farmers market becomes a social event. Vendors offer locally homegrown produce and handmade baked items and crafts. Bring your coffee, buy a pastry and talk with vendors on how they grow their produce or bake their heavenly delights.

Jordan Rahn Memorial – Forever Young Run
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jordan Rahn Memorial - Forever Young Run @ Atkinson | Illinois | United States

Family time is Forever Young Race Time!

Jordan Rahn Memorial, Forever Young,  5K/1 Mile run has over 400 runners, during Atkinson Heritage Days. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. on a flat race course through the Village of Atkinson streets.  The 1K begins approximately at 9 a.m. Entries received before in advance will be entered for door prize drawings. All memorial run proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations assisting foster children.

Stay after the race and enjoy a post-race party with a beer garden and live music.

Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Bishop Hill Chautauqua
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Bishop Hill Chautauqua @ Bishop Hill | Illinois | United States

Bishop Hill Chautauqua

Bishop Hill Chautauqua will showcase World War I.  The event is located in the Village Park; this small town tradition is a free family-oriented event.

What is a Chautauqua anyway?  President Teddy Roosevelt once called the Chautauqua “the most uniquely American thing in America.” Pronounced shuh-TAW-kwuh, this traditional form of entertainment is an exploration of American life and liberty.  Hear the true tales of what shaped us as a nation from the people who lived it. Humor and a deeply personal perspective mean that history has never been this much fun!

Aug
29
Wed
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Aug
31
Fri
Kewanee Hog Days @ Downtown Kewanee
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm

Join the stampede to Kewanee for Hog Days,  a local hometown favorite. People travel from miles around to enjoy the World’s Largest Outdoor Barbeque serving over 30,000 annually.  Car enthusiasts enjoy the Model T and Model A rally, bicyclists enjoy the 64-mile bicycle ride.  Children enjoy the carnival rides, mom and dad are amused with flea market finds. Enjoy the parade held rain or shine, it’s on of the best in Illinois.   Visit the weekend and make new friends!

 

Orion Fall Festival
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm
Orion Fall Festival @ Orion | Illinois | United States

Orion Fall Festival is a perfect ending to the summer.

Orion celebrates Labor Day weekend with a long standing tradition held in Central Park.  Friday evening begins with a pie auction, carnival rides, and arts and crafts.  The pie auction is legendary and encapsulates the best of small-town, Midwesterner living.  The fun continues Saturday with a 5K run, a parade, and lots of food and fun.  Events wrap up Sunday with a comedy act and street dances.

Orion Fall Festival

The Orion Fall Festival is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.  Together with community organizations and volunteers, it sponsors the Orion Fall Festival every Labor Day Weekend.

Funds raised from festival activities are returned to the community which is comprised of the Orion Community Unit School District, which includes the cities of Orion, Osco, Andover and Lynn Center and their surrounding communities.  The funds serve community needs such as fire and ambulance equipment, park improvements, playground equipment, and medical needs of individuals without adequate insurance.  Since 1972, total disbursements to the community have totaled almost $725,000.

Sep
1
Sat
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

The Saturday morning farmers market becomes a social event. Vendors offer locally homegrown produce and handmade baked items and crafts. Bring your coffee, buy a pastry and talk with vendors on how they grow their produce or bake their heavenly delights.

Hog Day Stampede 5k Run And Fun Walk
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Hog Day Stampede 5k Run And Fun Walk @ Kewanee | Illinois | United States

The four-mile Stampede a flat figure eight course with two small hills winds through one of Kewanee, IL, historic residential areas.  Kids can enjoy a quarter-mile “fun run”.

Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ryan's Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Round the barn!

See history through an unmatched and rewarding experience. The barn is a recognizable symbol of Henry County’s rich agricultural heritage. Nestled on a knoll near the entrance of the 1,361-acre Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, The round barn was the brainstorm and pet project of a turn-of-the-century Chicago brain surgeon named Lawrence P. Ryan. The industrious doctor deviated from the standard square barn design that dotted the countryside and built a round barn. Ryan’s barn is a three-level, domed-ceiling structure built on a slope so that the first and second floors are easily accessible from the outside at ground level. Built by carpenters who specialized in round barn construction, it measures 80 feet tall and 85 feet in diameter. The barn features a 16-foot diameter floor-to-ceiling silo.

One of only 42 Illinois round barns in existence. Thanks to a dedicated group of concerned people, a unique piece of America’s agrarian past has been preserved for posterity. Ryan’s Round Barn is operated and maintained by The Friends of Johnson’s Park Foundation. Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to reserve your time.

Sep
5
Wed
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Sep
6
Thu
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles @ Geneseo Historic State Street
Sep 6 all-day

It’s all about travel!

Saturday, September 8th – Maple City Cruisers Car Show downtown Geneseo 7 a.m. begins registration

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles converge and are displayed along Geneseo’s Historic State Street, featuring over 300 vintage automobiles lining the historic downtown.  Railroad memorabilia and activities will be featured.  Wood artists will demonstrate their craft, farmers market, food vendors, historical museum and a military tribute are just a few of the things to see and do while visiting Geneseo. A great day for the entire family to enjoy.

Shortly before noon, watch a Pedal Parade for children eight years and under showcasing their favorite “wheels”. High noon, experience a salute to America and railroad enthusiasts can enjoy a model railroad display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit the historic district and experience Geneseo for a day or the weekend.

Sep
7
Fri
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles @ Geneseo Historic State Street
Sep 7 all-day

It’s all about travel!

Saturday, September 8th – Maple City Cruisers Car Show downtown Geneseo 7 a.m. begins registration

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles converge and are displayed along Geneseo’s Historic State Street, featuring over 300 vintage automobiles lining the historic downtown.  Railroad memorabilia and activities will be featured.  Wood artists will demonstrate their craft, farmers market, food vendors, historical museum and a military tribute are just a few of the things to see and do while visiting Geneseo. A great day for the entire family to enjoy.

Shortly before noon, watch a Pedal Parade for children eight years and under showcasing their favorite “wheels”. High noon, experience a salute to America and railroad enthusiasts can enjoy a model railroad display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit the historic district and experience Geneseo for a day or the weekend.

Sep
8
Sat
Spirit of Alpha @ Alpha American Legion
Sep 8 all-day
Spirit of Alpha @ Alpha American Legion

Visit Alpha, IL on Saturday, September 8th to experience a true small-town festival!

Start the day at the pancakes and biscuits & gravy breakfast at the American Legion from 8-11am.  The whole village is full of fun activities! Browse the vendor fair and farmer’s market and test your skills in the village-wide scavenger hunt.

Kids will love the petting zoo, giant inflatables, and train rides.  If you’re feeling lucky, play some bingo from 12-2pm.  Bring some dry clothes so you can compete in the village water fight!

Sit down for a delicious spaghetti supper at the United Methodist Church, then relax and enjoy the lighted parade at 7:30pm.   Finish off the day by kicking up your heels at the street dance at the American Legion.

It’s a fun-filled day of family activities!

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles @ Geneseo Historic State Street
Sep 8 all-day

It’s all about travel!

Saturday, September 8th – Maple City Cruisers Car Show downtown Geneseo 7 a.m. begins registration

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles converge and are displayed along Geneseo’s Historic State Street, featuring over 300 vintage automobiles lining the historic downtown.  Railroad memorabilia and activities will be featured.  Wood artists will demonstrate their craft, farmers market, food vendors, historical museum and a military tribute are just a few of the things to see and do while visiting Geneseo. A great day for the entire family to enjoy.

Shortly before noon, watch a Pedal Parade for children eight years and under showcasing their favorite “wheels”. High noon, experience a salute to America and railroad enthusiasts can enjoy a model railroad display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit the historic district and experience Geneseo for a day or the weekend.

Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

The Saturday morning farmers market becomes a social event. Vendors offer locally homegrown produce and handmade baked items and crafts. Bring your coffee, buy a pastry and talk with vendors on how they grow their produce or bake their heavenly delights.