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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 18-July 23:
Full Moon Hikes Walk by the light of the moon and enjoy nature at the Welty Environmental Center. 1201 Big Hill Ct.
30-Feb 2 Rockton Yeti Fest Snow sculpting, yeti hunting, ice skating, dog sled mushing, & more! 815.624.0935
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
13 Downtown Beloit Spring 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
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.
10 ArtWalk Downtown businesses welcome handmade goods produced by local artisans. Free trolley. 608.365.0150
8 Beloit 608 Day Enjoy 608-themed events and deals in the Greater Beloit area to celebrate our community!
13-16 Old Settlers Days Music Festival & Fundraiser for the Rockton Lions Club. Settler’s Park, 100 E. Hawick St., Rockton, IL. Rockton, IL.
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
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
23 Movie on the Big Lawn Sit under the stars and enjoy, “Coco,” a family-friendly movie shown on a giant 50’ blow-up screen at Riverside Park, Hwy. 51. Rain date August 26. 608.362.0964
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
8 Heritage Sunday Historic demonstrators and soldiers, food, music, classic cars. Beckman Mill, 11600 S. County Rd. H. 608.751.1551
14-15 Thunder on the Rock Boat Racing Stock outboard, modified outboard, junior classes, meet the drivers, and more!
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
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
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
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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