Beloit Comes Alive in Spring–Start Planning Now!
Beloit is the perfect destination for a spring getaway! With its beautiful riverfront, revitalized downtown, and passion for the arts, Beloit exudes Midwest charm and hospitality with a cosmopolitan look and feel. Stroll through the historically preserved downtown, and you’ll see an exceptional array of boutiques, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, a record store, and even an old-fashioned barber shop!
Here are few things to put on your spring TO DO LIST!
Every Tuesday April 10 – October 30
Cruise Nights have returned to Shopiere for the second season! The Soda Shop is open for adult beverages and ice cream. And, the Tap is open to satisfy your hunger pains and quench your thirst. Pizza ovens are coming soon!
Enjoy a bit of Americana and a great haircut at Austin’s Barber Shop
Time has been kind to this quaint piece of Americana. Very few changes have been made to the “classic” barber shop’s style in its nearly 100 years of history. You still see the leather, porcelain, and nickel-plated barber chairs!
Tours and grinding 12-4 pm. Chili and corn muffins. Beckman Mill offers guided tours every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm through October, and they demonstrate corn grinding on the first Saturday of the month. 11600 S. County Rd. H.
5-9 pm. Downtown businesses transform into fine art galleries! Free trolley. • 608.365.0150
Nature At The Confluence invites you to join their free group paddle down the beautiful Rock River from South Beloit to Macktown Forest Preserve in Rockton. This 2-hour paddle trip highlights the 320-mile Rock River Trail and is a scenic paddling adventure you will truly enjoy! Paddle by Boney Island with the active eagle nest, and you’re sure to see other wildlife on this quiet and wooded paddle trip. We call this favorite paddle trip the “Fur Trader’s River Run” because it retraces the route fur traders Joseph Thibault and Stephan Mack would have used prior to 1835. Kayak rentals are available from Rocktown Adventures for $40 or $15 for Shuttle Only. You must reserve in advance by calling 815-636-9066.
Season begins in April!
Affordable fun! The Snappers are a Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Pohlman Field, 2301 Skyline Dr.
Have a blast watching Beloit’s own Roller Derby Team, the Bombshells, at the Skatin’ Station. 1230 E. Inman Pkwy.
Every Saturday May 5-October 27
Experience the award-winning Farmers’ Market! This open-air market has been in operation for more than 40 years and is the second largest in the state, showcasing over 100 vendors and bursting at the seams with fresh produce, flowers, meats, cheeses, jewelry, crafts, handmade soaps, kettle corn and pastries, and that’s just the beginning!
May 25-September 21
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.