Hooppole Fun Day @ Hooppole City Park
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hooppole Fun Day @ Hooppole City Park  | Hooppole | Illinois | United States

Hooppole Fun Day is for Everyone!

Hooppole Fun Day where every kid walks away a winner and with memories to cherish!  A vibrant kid-friendly community event!  Experience the parade of family floats, antique tractors, and bands.  Try your luck at the annual frog/toad (bring your own) jumping contest, penny scramble, diaper derby, and more!  25cent ol’ fashioned kids’ games. Fireworks at dusk.

10 a.m. Parade

11 a.m. Old Fashion Cake Walk and the 0-4 Penny Scramble

11:15 a.m. Paper Plate Toss (ages 5-13)

11:30 p.m. Frog Jumping/Toad Race (Bring your own)

Noon Diaper Derby and Foot Races (ages 0-4), Corn Hole Tournament, Bingo, Kids Pedal Pull

1:00 p.m. Rolle Bolle

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Carnival Games

3:30 p.m. Charge for Change (ages 5-13)

4:00 p.m. Lil Mr. & Miss Hooppole Awards

6:00 p.m. Potluck Supper, bring a dish to pass everything else is provided

7:00 p.m. Pie Auction

8:00 p.m. to Midnight Dance to Reflex Blues and enjoy the fireworks!

Woodhull Fun Fest @ Woodhull City Park
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Woodhull Fun Fest @ Woodhull City Park  | Woodhull | Illinois | United States

Three A’s –activities for all ages! Three A’s and fun are the perfect recipe for summer fun in rural America. Activities begin at 8:00 am with a 5K race winding through Woodhull and the countryside.  A family-fun run for the soon-to-be 5K runners starts at 9:30am.  The activities at the park feature water fights, a variety of games for the younger children, bingo, and, last not but least, the ALL ages (kids-19, 19-44, and 45 and up) free-throw and three-point contests. Pet the animals, get your face painted and stroll through the antique tractor show.  Enjoy a lunch of pork chops by the AlWood Lions Club, bingo in the park, and an ice cream social  sponsored by the churches of Woodhull. At 4:00 serving of a BB Rib Dinner will begin on Division Street and family entertainment until 7 p.m.  As dusk falls, put on your dancing shoes for an old-fashioned street dance. It will be fun for all; hope to see you there.

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.

Ol’ Fashioned Christmas
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

An Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Celebration!

Hidden away and found each year is the timeless Galva Ole Fashioned celebration to be held Saturday, November 26.  A simple home spun artistic and joyful event.  The Galva Arts Council brings the community and its families together at the downtown Arts Council building, which will be abuzz all day.

Ol'Fashion Christmas

A season favorite, Galva’s Mini Tree Festival features local artists and residents who place their seasonal creations, including Christmas trees and wreaths, on display for everyone to view.  Lunch is served from and features a fabulous baked potato bar with trimmings, dessert, and beverage.

At dusk, everyone lines the streets to enjoy the Galva Chamber of Commerce’s lighted parade. It meanders downtown Galva and residents line the street to see lighted floats as melodies fill the air.   It becomes a magical night as Wiley Park is aglow with over 10,000 cheerful Christmas Lights. Walk through the park and enjoy the lights.

Head back to the Galva Arts Council building. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the evening coffeehouse headliner begins at 7 p.m…  A festive  jump-start in store for your holiday spirit.  All musicians and storytellers are invited to join in the open-mic session beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Travel the back roads to Galva this holiday weekend. Bring a friend or two and light your Christmas spirit.

Galva Arts Council

Make & Take Ornaments Bring your little ones for a hands on ornament craft. Children can choose to make a gingerman, snowflakes, reindeer, or Christmas tree ornament for your home decorations. The ornaments will be ready to go your tree that day. Donations welcome.

Mini-Tree Festival Stop by and see a selection of decorated Christmas trees. If you want to bring one of the trees home with you, we will have a drawing on Sunday beginning at 1:30. You can purchase tickets for the drawing on Nov. 26. Ticket prices are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Lunch $5 will get you a bowl of soup, a hot or cold drink, and a cookie. We are making extra efforts this year so we won’t run out of cookies.

Chocolate Walk The Performing Arts Boosters will be having a Chocolate Walk in the Galva Arts Center with a variety of goodies for you to take home.

Coffee House, 7 – Regional performance of  Christmas Music. Open Mic follows at 8:30 for musicians, storytellers, and other performers. “It’s free … and you get a cookie”,  John Sloan.