Events

Events

May
26
Fri
Celebrate Memorial Day! @ Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park Highway 84, Colona
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Celebrate Memorial Day! @ Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park Highway 84,  Colona | Colona | Illinois | United States

Celebrate Fun – Memorial Day!

The Hennepin Canal is home for three days of fun, Colona style. Rides, games, and food vendors line the parkway for all to enjoy. Children’s activities, a horseshoe contest, beer and food tent with nightly entertainment. Sunday showcases the annual parade held at 2 p.m. with over 100 entries!

Carnival opens Thursday evening at 5 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Noon.

Jun
3
Sat
Annawan Fun Days @ Howe's Park
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Annawan Fun Days offer vintage flair and friendly faces!

Fun Day #1

Saturday, Howe’s Park once again is the place to be for the Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. Gather the kids and head outdoors to the nature wonderland and enjoy Giant Goose Youth Day. Celebrating agriculture, the Future Farmer’s Alumni hosts the Hog Roast dinner. Kick off your sandals and dance the night away listening to regional musicians while enjoying some summer brew. Fireworks fly and boom at dusk.

Fun Day #2

Annawan IL Rolle Bolle Put your running shoes on and participate in the Carol M. Guthrie Memorial Run/Walk, where you will be greeted with a hand or knuckle wave of hello. Pre-registered participants will receive T-Shirt. Have breakfast and peruse the craft show featured at Sacred Heart Hall. Basketball enthusiasts attend or watch the three on three tournaments, learn what Rolle Bolle is during the annual competition at Howe’s Park. Head back downtown for the kid’s fun park, food, car show and antique tractor display. The Fun Day Parade is a must-see!

 

FinAnnawan Fun Day Pie Auction ish off the day at the Annawan-Alba Woman’s Club Annual Pie Auction at Howe’s Park. Enjoy a slice of pie, and purchase a pie or two to take home with you from the annual auction. Travel the back roads to Annawan, IL and partake in a rural American tradition with spirit!

More Fun on 81
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cruise Along More Fun on 81 for all to enjoy!

More Fun on 81

Saturday, June 3

The communities of Lynn Center, Cambridge, and Kewanee are joining Andover on Saturday, June 3, 2017  for More Fun on 81!

Illinois Route 81 begins just one mile west of Lynn Center at the junction of US Route 150, and ends 26 miles east at Kewanee after passing through Andover and Cambridge.  It’s one of two county highways that start and stop in the same county. Start your cruise from either end and travel the Henry County back roads. Enjoy the drive!

Peruse Lynn Center’s sales,  beginning at 8am and ending at 3pm.

More Fun on 81 Andover ILThe village of Andover is the setting for family fun including games for all ages including a scavenger hunt along with an antique lawn and farm tractor show with displays.  Travel the self-guided barn quilt tour and visit the Jenny Lind Chapel and Andover Historical Museum.  Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors from which to choose.  Artisans and craft vendors will be featured throughout the grounds.  End the evening listening to musical melodies played by the Orion Community Band.  An old-fashioned community supper and ice cream social will be provided for a fee. A very special event will be part of this year’s festival –  a celebration & grave marker dedication for Andover’s founder, the Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, on Saturday, June 3, 2 pm, at the Andover Presbyterian Cemetery.

Henry County IL Courthouse, Cambridge IL

Cambridge is proud to be the county seat and will host tours of the stately Second Empire three story
Henry County courthouse.  Walk the halls and view the architecture in a guided historical tour of all three floors.  You will view oak/black walnut woodwork, some of the sixteen fireplaces, and the second floor courtroom ceiling mural featuring Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Kewanee.

College Square Park in the heart of Cambridge will be filled with activities throughout the day.  A must visit is the B&B National Toy Museum, open to the public from 10am to 4pm.  At dusk, settle in for a movie at College Square Park.

Kewanee Il Painting the History Kewanee offers a plethora of self-guided activities including the History in the Paint Wall Mural Tour. Brochures are available at Heartfelt or the Amtrak Station. Inside the brochure, find the hidden treasures: each mural contains at least one hidden gem painted in the mural by the artist. Geocache Kewanee is also a fun event to do with the kids! Visit for the day to dine and shop Kewanee.

Sunday, June 4

Lake Andover is the setting for breakfast at 7am, a Sunday community Andover and Cambridge worship service at 9am and the 10:30am salute to veterans. Antique and farm tractor show will be open for viewing west of the park from 8am to 4pm, don’t forget the self guided barn quilt tour dawn to dusk. Cruise on over to Andover for the final day of More Fun on 81!

Cruise along this June 3 and 4 to enjoy More Fun on 81!

Jun
4
Sun
Annawan Fun Days @ Howe's Park
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Annawan Fun Days offer vintage flair and friendly faces!

Fun Day #1

Saturday, Howe’s Park once again is the place to be for the Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. Gather the kids and head outdoors to the nature wonderland and enjoy Giant Goose Youth Day. Celebrating agriculture, the Future Farmer’s Alumni hosts the Hog Roast dinner. Kick off your sandals and dance the night away listening to regional musicians while enjoying some summer brew. Fireworks fly and boom at dusk.

Fun Day #2

Annawan IL Rolle Bolle Put your running shoes on and participate in the Carol M. Guthrie Memorial Run/Walk, where you will be greeted with a hand or knuckle wave of hello. Pre-registered participants will receive T-Shirt. Have breakfast and peruse the craft show featured at Sacred Heart Hall. Basketball enthusiasts attend or watch the three on three tournaments, learn what Rolle Bolle is during the annual competition at Howe’s Park. Head back downtown for the kid’s fun park, food, car show and antique tractor display. The Fun Day Parade is a must-see!

 

FinAnnawan Fun Day Pie Auction ish off the day at the Annawan-Alba Woman’s Club Annual Pie Auction at Howe’s Park. Enjoy a slice of pie, and purchase a pie or two to take home with you from the annual auction. Travel the back roads to Annawan, IL and partake in a rural American tradition with spirit!

More Fun on 81
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cruise Along More Fun on 81 for all to enjoy!

More Fun on 81

Saturday, June 3

The communities of Lynn Center, Cambridge, and Kewanee are joining Andover on Saturday, June 3, 2017  for More Fun on 81!

Illinois Route 81 begins just one mile west of Lynn Center at the junction of US Route 150, and ends 26 miles east at Kewanee after passing through Andover and Cambridge.  It’s one of two county highways that start and stop in the same county. Start your cruise from either end and travel the Henry County back roads. Enjoy the drive!

Peruse Lynn Center’s sales,  beginning at 8am and ending at 3pm.

More Fun on 81 Andover ILThe village of Andover is the setting for family fun including games for all ages including a scavenger hunt along with an antique lawn and farm tractor show with displays.  Travel the self-guided barn quilt tour and visit the Jenny Lind Chapel and Andover Historical Museum.  Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors from which to choose.  Artisans and craft vendors will be featured throughout the grounds.  End the evening listening to musical melodies played by the Orion Community Band.  An old-fashioned community supper and ice cream social will be provided for a fee. A very special event will be part of this year’s festival –  a celebration & grave marker dedication for Andover’s founder, the Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, on Saturday, June 3, 2 pm, at the Andover Presbyterian Cemetery.

Henry County IL Courthouse, Cambridge IL

Cambridge is proud to be the county seat and will host tours of the stately Second Empire three story
Henry County courthouse.  Walk the halls and view the architecture in a guided historical tour of all three floors.  You will view oak/black walnut woodwork, some of the sixteen fireplaces, and the second floor courtroom ceiling mural featuring Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Kewanee.

College Square Park in the heart of Cambridge will be filled with activities throughout the day.  A must visit is the B&B National Toy Museum, open to the public from 10am to 4pm.  At dusk, settle in for a movie at College Square Park.

Kewanee Il Painting the History Kewanee offers a plethora of self-guided activities including the History in the Paint Wall Mural Tour. Brochures are available at Heartfelt or the Amtrak Station. Inside the brochure, find the hidden treasures: each mural contains at least one hidden gem painted in the mural by the artist. Geocache Kewanee is also a fun event to do with the kids! Visit for the day to dine and shop Kewanee.

Sunday, June 4

Lake Andover is the setting for breakfast at 7am, a Sunday community Andover and Cambridge worship service at 9am and the 10:30am salute to veterans. Antique and farm tractor show will be open for viewing west of the park from 8am to 4pm, don’t forget the self guided barn quilt tour dawn to dusk. Cruise on over to Andover for the final day of More Fun on 81!

Cruise along this June 3 and 4 to enjoy More Fun on 81!

Jun
16
Fri
More on 34, Miles and Miles of Sales @ Sales along U.S. Highway 34
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
More on 34, Miles and Miles of Sales @ Sales along U.S. Highway 34

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.

 

Jun
17
Sat
More on 34, Miles and Miles of Sales @ Sales along U.S. Highway 34
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
More on 34, Miles and Miles of Sales @ Sales along U.S. Highway 34

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.

 

Dec
2
Sat
Light Up Cambridge ~ Christmas on the Square
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Light Up Cambridge ~ Christmas on the Square @ Cambridge | Illinois | United States

Visit historic Cambridge, Saturday afternoon and absorb the community kickoff to the holiday season. Bring the kids beginning at 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. for holiday crafts and games including how to decorate cookies, and making food for reindeer. A festive lighted parade is a must see, and Santa is in tow. Take a tour of B&B Toy Museum to view toys of past and present. Visit with Santa and share Christmas wishes, don’t forget to purchase a Christmas on the Square ornament to hand on your tree.  Enjoy downtown holiday lights, select your Christmas tree and visit local businesses for a taste of holiday spirit.    Sip hot chocolate while touring by hayrack the “Light Up” Cambridge homes. Stop in at the community hall for Trees for a Cause and view decorated trees and bid on your favorite during the silent auction.

Sunday, stock up on the Swedish Bake Sale and devour a BBQ lunch at the Cambridge Lutheran Church. Tour a select group of homes decorated for the season.  Drive on over to the high school and warm up with chili and listen to the jazz band at 5 p.m.. End the evening and attend the First Baptist Church Concert.  See you then.