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.

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.

Windmont Park Light Festival @ Windmont Park
Dec 2 – Dec 30 all-day
Windmont Park Light Festival @ Windmont Park | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Windmont Park Light Festival – Celebrate the Season

Windmont Park Light Festival is a magical wonderland. View vivid colors and whimsical lights celebrating the spirit of the Christmas season in Kewanee.  Sunday, December 2, Santa arrives in the parade and signals the opening of the season with a fireworks display. The viewing season continues through New Year’s Day.

Take a leisurely drive through Northeast Park and enjoy the lighted displays from the warmth of your vehicle.