Events

Events

Aug
25
Fri
Atkinson Heritage Days
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
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.

Sep
3
Sun
Ray Behnke Memorial Road Rally
Sep 3 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Ray Behnke Memorial Road Rally

Travel the back roads and enjoy 83 scenic miles of fun driving beginning in Kewanee to Galva to historic Bishop Hill, a National Trust, and Illinois State Historic Site and back to Kewanee.  Rally departs Kewanee’s south side at 12:30 p.m., and returns to downtown Kewanee for an afternoon car display.