Fridays in the Park begins the first Friday in May and is the unofficial kick-0ff of Summer in Downtown Beloit Wisconsin.
May 24 -September 20, 2019
If you are looking for something to do in Beloit Wisconsin to start your weekend, check out Fridays in the Park—an annual summer lunchtime concert series that has been held in the heart of downtown for three decades. Every Friday, from May through the third Friday in September, visitors and locals take a break from 11 am – 1:30 to enjoy free live music and lunch served on the sidewalk from a local restaurant.
Every week there is a new band and a new restaurant serving lunch and a drink for just $7.00. Check back in spring for a full schedule of restaurants participating and music line-up.
If you are a new visitor to Beoit, you will soon discover why Beloit was named the “Most Underrated City in Wisconsin” by House Method. Beloit has been establishing itself as an eclectic city, proud of its heritage and diverse culture, with an entrepreneurial spirit overflowing with art, culture, and flavor.
A CITY OF BEAUTY & HISTORY
Established in 1836, Beloit is a city full of historic charm peppered with cultural urban flair. With the Rock River winding through the city center, and lying midway on the National Rock River Trail, adventure seekers are always in close proximity to the outdoors whether they are hiking, biking, boating, or flying.
The city’s beautifully preserved downtown, with a decorative gantry and brick-paved main street, offers an exceptional array of boutiques, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, a record store, and even an old-fashioned barber shop and candy store. It is easy to see why Main Street America named Downtown Beloit one of the “Most Romantic Main Streets” in the country in 2017!
In addition, there are several cultural and historical attractions including the Logan Museum of Anthropology, and the Wright Museum of Art, both of which are located on the grounds of Beloit College—the oldest college in Wisconsin, and Beckman Mill, the state’s oldest, operating grist mill.
Between the months of May and October, thousands of locals and visitors stream downtown each Saturday to experience the Downtown Beloit Farmers’ Market. This award-winning, open-air market is bursting at the seams featuring 100 vendors, live music, kid-friendly activities, and local food trucks.
Beloit has been hailed for its many festivals and events throughout the year, as well as the Beloit International Film Festival—a ten-day festival celebrating the power of independent film. Beloit is also home to a Minor League baseball team, the Beloit Snappers, a Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s.