2018-19 Events in and around Beloit!

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On-Going Events

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

June-August:

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

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 Events

Holidazzle

OCTOBER

24 Taste of 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.

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 Guided Tours & Grinding 12-4 pm. 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.

JULY

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

21 Ice Cream Social/Artists in the Park 12-4 pm. 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

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER

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

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.

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

OCTOBER

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

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

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 14

    BIFF Year Round

    November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Wed 14

    The Rock Trivia Night

    November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu 15

    Trivia Night at Bushel & Peck’s

    November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thu 15

    Men on Boats

    November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fri 16

    The Winter Classic Swim Meet

    November 16 @ 8:00 am - November 18 @ 8:00 pm


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