2019 Events in and around Beloit!

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Downtown Beloit Farmers' Market

February-May / September-December:

Beloit Bombshells Have a blast watching Beloit’s own Roller Derby Team, the Bombshells, at the Skatin’ Station. 1230 E. Inman Pkwy.

May-October:

Farmers’ Market Award-winning market with 90+ vendors selling organics, produce, baked goods, and more! 8 am-1 pm every Saturday. Rain or Shine • 608.365.0150

April-September:

Beloit Snappers Baseball Affordable fun! The Snappers are a Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Pohlman Field, 2301 Skyline Dr. 888-SNAP-2-IT

May-October:

Beckman Mill Guided Tours Every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm. Corn grinding on 1st Saturday of the month. 11600 S. County Rd. H. 608.751.1551

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. 608.365.0150

June-August:

Dancing at Harry’s Place Free dance lessons every other Monday from 7-9 pm! Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. 608.362.0964

Rockton River Market Shop to great live music in downtown Rockton every Wednesday from 4-8 pm. • rocktonrivermarket.com
June-AUGUST: Music at Harry’s Place Free concert series. Food vendors at 6 pm; concert at 7 pm. Harry Moore Pavilion, Riverside Park, Hwy. 51 608.362.0964

June 18-July 23:

Nature Kids Program at Nature at the Confluence Tuesdays, 10am-11am. Enjoy a new theme each week at this nature program that includes play time at our Discovery Stops featuring water play, sand play, stone art, stories. Recommended for ages 4-7, Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied by an adult. Free program.

Year Round

Full Moon Hikes Walk by the light of the moon and enjoy nature at the Welty Environmental Center. 1201 Big Hill Ct.

2019 Events

JANUARY

Winterfest horses

25-27 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

30-Feb 2 Rockton Yeti Fest Snow sculpting, yeti hunting, ice skating, dog sled mushing, & more! 815.624.0935

FEBRUARY

Feb 22-Mar 3 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

23 24th Annual Maple Sugar Fest 8 am-12 pm. Sap boiling demos, guided hikes, and 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

Wine Walk

13 Downtown Beloit Wine Walk 2-5 pm. Enjoy wine tastings at several shops throughout historic downtown. 608.365.0150

14 A Rhapsody in Sound 2 pm. Enjoy the Beloit Janesville Symphony perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blues. Beloit College Eaton Chapel, 700 College St. 608.313.1200

20 Easter Eggstravaganza 1-3 pm. Fun zone, photos with the Easter bunny, mascots, face painting, balloon animals, and more! 608.365.0150

27-28 Gathering at Macktown 9 am-4 pm. Blacksmithing, muzzleloader shooting, and demos. 815.624.4200

MAY

Beckman Mill

4 Beckman Mill Opening Day 12-4 pm. Guided tours and corn meal grinding. Chili and corn muffins. 11600 S. County Rd. H. 608.751.1551
10 ArtWalk 5-9 pm. Downtown businesses welcome handmade goods produced by local artisans. Free trolley. 608.365.0150

JUNE

13-16 Old Settlers Days Music Festival & Fundraiser for the Rockton Lions Club. Settler’s Park, 100 E. Hawick St., Rockton, IL. Rockton, IL.

20 Drum Circle and Community Fire 6:30-8:00 pm. Gather around the community fire for a fun evening of drumming, activities and s’mores. There all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try!  Free event. Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit

JULY

4 Pops on the Rock Concert and Fireworks Free music by the Beloit- Janesville Symphony Orchestra and fireworks show! Riverside Park, Hwy. 51.

18 Drum Circle and Community Fire 6:30-8:00 pm. Gather around the community fire for a fun evening of drumming, activities and s’mores. There all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try!  Free event. Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit

21 Ice Cream Social/Artists in the Park 12-4 pm. Enjoy old-fashioned ice cream, and desserts. Watch artists at work. Kids activities. Beckman Mill, 11600 S. County Rd. H. 608.751.1551

AUGUST

Downtown Beloit Street Dance

2 Downtown Beloit Sidewalk Sales & Street Dance August 3: Sidewalk Sale 8 am-2 pm. Street Dance 5:30-11 pm on the 300 block of State St. $5 admission. Sidewalk Sales August 4th 8 am-1 pm. 608.365.0150

10 US Kubb Open Registration at 7:30 am; play starts at 9 am at Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. Register early online. 608.364.2890

15 Drum Circle and Community Fire 6:30-8:00 pm. Gather around the community fire for a fun evening of drumming, activities and s’mores. There all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try!  Free event. Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit

24 5th Annual Beloit Dirty Dash Youth mud run/obstacle course in Big Hill Park. Ages 5-18. 608.364.2890

24 South Beloit Fireman’s Association Annual Corn Boil Flea market, softball and volleyball tournaments, bingo, live music, and more! South Beloit Municipal Park, 899 Marvin St. 815.359.3097

TBD 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, Hwy. 51. Rain date August 26. 608.362.0964

SEPTEMBER

8 Heritage Sunday Historic demonstrators and soldiers, food, music, classic cars. Beckman Mill, 11600 S. County Rd. H. 608.751.1551

15 43rd Annual Beloit Autorama 8-4 pm. Car show, parts swap, arts & crafts, car corral. $7 over 15; $2 8-15; Under 8 free.

19 Drum Circle and Community Fire 6:30-8:00 pm. Gather around the community fire for a fun evening of drumming, activities and s’mores. There all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try!  Free event. Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit

20 Oktoberfest 5:30-11 pm. German beer, music, & food! $5 admission. Also, sidewalk sales 8 am-2 pm. 608.365.0150

TBD Festival on the Rock Carnival rides, food vendors, beer tent, live music, and more. Free admission/parking. Preservation Park, 3444 Riverside Dr., Hwy. 51

OCTOBER

12 Downtown Beloit Wine walk 2-5 pm. Enjoy wine tastings at several shops throughout historic downtown. 608.365.0150

18 Anniversary Locavore Dinner 5:30-8:30 pm. Dinner to Celebrate Welty Environmental Center’s 20th anniversary will feature a locavore menu provided by Bushel & Peck’s and area farmers. Welty Environmental Center, 1201 Big Hill Ct. 608-362-6212 • weltycenter.org

19-20 Frenchman’s Frolic 9 am-4 pm. Historic games, period crafts, & traders. 815.624.4200

23 Taste of The Chamber 5-8 pm • Enjoy food samples, beer tasting, live music, and more! Eclipse Center, 3 Eclipse Blvd.

26 Downtown Beloit Halloween Costume Parade and Party 10 am-1 pm. Kids costume parade down Grand Avenue followed by live music, entertainment, fun zone, and more! 608.365.0150

NOVEMBER

Grand Lighted Holiday Parade

29 Grand Lighted Holiday Parade 5-8 pm. Live music & tree lighting, followed by lighted parade and holiday festivities. 608.365.0150

30 Small Business Saturday A vast majority of downtown businesses will have sales, specials, treats, etc. to help welcome you to Shop Small. 608.365.0150

Holidazzle

DECEMBER

6 Holidazzle 5-9 pm. Artists in 30+ locations. Live music, Santa visits, children’s events and holiday treats. Free trolley. 608.365.0150

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    Wed 19

    BIFF Year Round

    December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Wed 19

    Trivia @ The Rock Bar & Grill

    December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu 20

    Trivia Night at Bushel & Peck’s

    December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Fri 21

    Music & Movie Night at The Castle

    December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Fri 21

    Live Music at Merrill & Houston’s

    December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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