Maple City Art Exhibition May 2017
Area artists comprising of students (6th grade and up) to adults of all ages exhibit over 100 pieces of art display their artwork at the Geneseo Art League and the Cellar Restaurant downtown Geneseo, IL. It is a relaxed and welcoming event where exhibitors compete for top honors.
All art mediums are accepted. Drop off dates are May 18-19 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at 125 N. State Street in Geneseo.
There is Always More on 34, Galesburg to Aurora, …Bargains Await
More on 34 is the grandaddy of all linear yard sales, with over 100 miles of treasure hunting and bargains across five counties. A weekend of treasure hunting in the Illinois countryside and through 18 towns. It’s not your typical garage or yard sale. Day trippers will find an array of items from vendors who line the streets to sell their wares with selections from antiques and collectibles to everyday things.
Meander Highway 34 discover the history, the diners, and shops and become familiar with all the communities have to offer.
Celebrate and Support Local Small Businesses
Spend the day in Henry County browsing the unique small businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities.
Looking for home decor, candles, or something to get you in the holiday spirit? Urban Farmhouse in Geneseo is always loaded with farmhouse style inventory, and Songbird Lane Antiques in Cambridge is a great place to find antiques and primitives. Shop for traditional or fun & funky decor and accessories, a lot of it handmade by local artisans, at Mosaic Art Market & Studio in Kewanee, Savage Inspirations in Annawan, or My Moon Creations in Geneseo.
Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at Cerno’s Bar and Grill or The Boiler Room in Kewanee, P.L. Johnson’s in Bishop Hill, or Sweet Peas Grill & Bar in Geneseo. After you’re done shopping, stop in for a craft beer or glass of wine at Geneseo Brewing Company or Lionstone Brewery & Gastropub in Geneseo or Lavender Crest Winery in Colona.
Spend the day in Henry County and support our small businesses – special people contributing to their communities!
A Geneseo Christmas Walk
Geneseo‘s Christmas spirit sparkles, and magic is in the air. Make new memories and keep the old this holiday season in Geneseo, Illinois.
Visit with Santa beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Geneseo Library, then venture off to the Jingle Bell Obstacle Course at the Geneseo Community Center.
Family activities downtown from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. include concerts at the First Congregational Church, Smith Studio & Gallery will offer kids crafts, Central Theatre will offer writing letters to Santa.
Dine at one of the many local dinings and visit historic State Street for specialty shopping and artful gifts. Dusk sets and the streets are lined with visitors waiting to see the lighted parade featuring over 30 floats. As the parade
5:45 p.m. gather around the State Street Christmas tree (between the Geneseo Historical Museum and Designs on the Boulevard) Santa will light the tree marking the beginning of the evening festivities. Dusk sets and the streets are lined with visitors waiting to see the lighted parade featuring over 30 floats. As the parade
Dusk sets and the streets are lined with visitors waiting to see the lighted parade featuring over 30 floats. As the parade begins, grab roasted chestnuts let the magical evening begin! Tour the Geneseo Historical Museum, a 27 room Italianate mansion featuring lively tours and melodies performed by local musicians. Stroll the downtown and view decorated windows – some will feature live surprises! Partake in the “Angels Among Us” a treasure hunt. Visit Central Theatre for a family Christmas movie!
Walk Geneseo’s historic State Street and enjoy musical performances, including Madrigal performed by the Geneseo High School students, Community Choir and more!