2018 Events in and around Beloit!

Beckman Mill

MAY

5 BECKMAN MILL OPENING DAY Tours and grinding 12-4 pm. Chili and corn muffins.

11 ARTWALK 5-9 pm. Downtown businesses transform into fine art galleries! Free trolley.

JUNE

14-17 OLD SETTLERS DAYS Music festival & fundraiser for the Rockton Lions Club. Settler’s Park, 100 E. Hawick St., Rockton, IL. Rockton, IL.

23-24 BATTLE WISCONSIN FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP The event will feature big cash prizes, top teams from across the country, and divisions for all age groups, sexes and skill levels!

JULY
4 BJSO’s Salute to Our Veterans Free music by the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra precedes an amazing fireworks show!

15 ICE CREAM SOCIAL & ARTISTS AT BECKMAN MILL 12-4 pm. Kids activities.

AUGUST
3 DOWNTOWN BELOIT SIDEWALK SALES & STREET DANCE August 3: Sidewalk Sale 8 am-2 pm with children’s activities. Street Dance runs from 5:30-11 pm on the 300 block of State St.  $5 admission. Sidewalk sales continue August 4th from 8 am-1 pm.

11 US KUBB OPEN Registration at 7:30 am; play starts at 9 am at Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. Register early online.

18 4TH ANNUAL BELOIT DIRTY DASH Youth mud run/obstacle course in Big Hill Park. Ages 5-18.

25 SOUTH BELOIT FIREMAN’S ASSOC. CORN BOIL Flea market, softball and volleyball tournaments, bingo, live music, and more! South Beloit Municipal Park, 899 Marvin St.

24 MOVIE ON THE BIG LAWN Sit under the stars and enjoy a family movie shown on a giant 50’ blow-up screen at Riverside Park.

SEPTEMBER

7-8 FESTIVAL ON THE ROCK Carnival rides, food vendors, beer tent, live music, and more. Boat regatta, fireworks and Kubb tourney. Free admission/parking.

HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL 10 am-4 pm. Arts, crafts, and antique festival with musical performances, concession stands, silent auction, and history impersonators.

9 HERITAGE SUNDAY AT BECKMAN MILL Historic demonstrators and soldiers, food, music, classic cars.

15-16 THUNDER ON THE ROCK BOAT RACING Stock outboard, modified outboard, junior classes, meet the drivers, and more!

16 FOLK & BLUES FRIDAY Enjoy three live bands on the grounds of Beloit College.

16 42ND ANNUAL BELOIT AUTORAMA 8-4 pm. Car show, parts swap, arts & crafts, car corral. $7 over 15; $2 8-15; Under 8 free.

21 OKTOBERFEST 5:30-11 pm. Street dance, German beer and other selections, food vendors, and more! $5 admission.

22 4th ANNUAL RC FUN FLY 9 am-4pm. Quad races, airplanes, 3D aerobatics, and helicopters. Free admission and parking. Food and drinks available for purchase.

29-30 ALPACA FARM DAYS See alpacas up close. Kids’ activities, food, demonstrations! Free admission.

OCTOBER

Wine Walk

13 DOWNTOWN BELOIT WINE WALK 2-5 pm. Tickets On Sale Now! Enjoy wine tastings at several shops throughout historic downtown.

24 TASTE OF THE CHAMBER 5-8 pm. Enjoy food samples, beer tasting, live music, and more!

27 HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE & PARTY 10 am-1 pm. Kids costume parade down Grand Avenue followed by live music, entertainment, fun zone, and more!

NOVEMBER

23 GRAND LIGHTED HOLIDAY PARADE & TREE LIGHTING 5-8 pm. Live music, choral sing, & tree lighting, followed by lighted parade and holiday festivities.

DECEMBER
7 HOLIDAZZLE 5-9 pm. A dazzling evening featuring artists and craftspeople in 30+ locations. Live music, Santa visits, children’s events and holiday treats. Free trolley.

ON-GOING EVENTS

APRIL-SEPTEMBER
SNAPPERS BASEBALL Affordable fun! The Snappers are a Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s.

FEBRUARY-MAY / SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER
BELOIT BOMBSHELLS Have a blast watching Beloit’s own Roller Derby Team, the Bombshells, at the Skatin’ Station.

MAY-SEPTEMBER
FRIDAYS IN THE PARK Hear live music and enjoy a $7 lunch from a local eatery every Friday from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the corner of State St. & Grand Ave.

MAY-OCTOBER
FARMERS’ MARKET Award-winning market with 100+ vendors selling organics, produce, baked goods, and more! 8 am-1 pm every Saturday. Rain or Shine.

MAY-OCTOBER
BECKMAN MILL GUIDED TOURS Every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm. Corn grinding on 1st Saturday of the month.

JUNE-AUGUST
DANCING AT HARRY’S PLACE Free dance lessons every other Monday from 7-9 pm! Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, Hwy. 51.

ROCKTON RIVER MARKET Shop to great live music in downtown Rockton while visiting a variety of food and goods vendors every Wednesday from 4-8 pm.

MUSIC AT HARRY’S PLACE Free concert series. Food vendors at 6 pm; concert at 7 pm. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park Hwy. 51.

BIFF OUTDOORS Free outdoor movies. Movies start at dusk. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park Hwy. 51.

YEAR ROUND
FULL MOON HIKES Walk by the light of the moon and enjoy nature at the Welty Environmental Center. 1201 Big Hill Ct.

2018

JANUARY
TBD BELOIT WINTERFEST Indoor and outdoor family fun throughout Beloit including sleigh rides, family swim, arts & crafts, volleyball tournament, ice sculpting, and more! • 608.364.2890

FEBRUARY
TBD BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF) Ten-day film festival featuring more than 100 independent films. Meet the filmmakers from around the world at several downtown venues! • 608.312.4256

TBD MAPLE SUGAR FEST 9 am-12 pm. Head out to Big Hill Center for a morning full of maple sugar fun, including: tree tapping and sap boiling demos, a Native American drum circle celebration, guided hikes, Laura Ingalls Wilder story time (make your own maple sugar candy), and of course, a pancake breakfast served with real maple syrup, sausage, fruit, and hot drinks! Welty Environmental Center, 1201 Big Hill Ct. $8 adults; $3 kids (2-12) • 608-362-6212

APRIL
TBD DOWNTOWN BELOIT WINE WALK 2-5 pm.

20 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 1-3 pm. Fun zone, photos with the Easter bunny, mascots, face painting, balloon animals, and more!

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    Sat 26

    61st Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition

    May 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Wed 30

    Wednesday Walkabout

    May 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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    Wed 30

    The Rock Trivia Night

    May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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