Springtime is a Fine Time to Visit Beloit, Wisconsin!
Looking for things to do in spring? Beloit is the perfect place for a spring getaway! The city exudes Midwest charm and hospitality with an industrial-chic 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!
Below are a few things to put on your spring getaway itinerary.
Attend the Downtown Beloit ArtWalk
Friday, May 10 • 5-9 pm
For the past 16 years, the Downtown Beloit Association (DBA) has hosted “ArtWalk,” a unique, evening shopping experience in historic Downtown Beloit that transforms businesses into art galleries! This event draws hundreds of residents and visitors alike to support small businesses and shop for one-of-kind pieces of art.
The ArtWalk continues to grow, with more than 25 businesses and 30 artists participating. In addition to the vast array of exceptional items for sale, shoppers can enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, and free trolley rides.
Many of the venues offer special giveaways, food items, and entertainment in addition to showcasing the art of local artists. It gets bigger and better every year!
Click here DBA Facebook events.
Play 80+ Golf Courses From Around the World at Ironworks Golf Lab
Spring can bring it’s fair share of rainy weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play golf. Ironworks Golf Lab is a unique state-of-the-art indoor golf performance and entertainment facility located in Beloit, you’ll want to add that to your staycation agenda. Whether you’re a golfer looking to practice during off-season, or planning an outing with friends, Ironworks’ HD Simulators allow players to choose from 80+ golf courses from around the world, while the Visual Sports Simulators offer 14 other games, including soccer, baseball, football, basketball, zombie dodgeball and much more.
Spend the day at Riverside Park
Riverside Park is a wonderful 24 acre park that features Turtle Island Playground, four tennis courts, a riverwalk for hiking, biking or running, concessions within the Harry Moore Pavilion, as well as paddle boat, tandem bike, and fishing pole rentals. The park is also home to many special events throughout summer including Music at Harry’s Place, a Friday evening summer concert series.
Turtle Island Playland:
Located near the Lagoon and Harry C. Moore Pavilion. With a lookout tower, treehouse, and a shipwreck, Turtle Island is a fun-filled adventure playland for children. Open sunrise to sunset daily, April through November.
These courts are available to the public and are also light for evening play. The tennis courts are open until the park closes.
Offers rental of paddle boats and tandem bikes at the Riverfront area. The paddle boats are located on the docks in the lagoon. Operating hours are June-August: 11:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. Monday-Friday, Saturday & Sunday11:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. September: Saturday & Sunday ONLY noon-7:00 P.M.
Every Tuesday April-October
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.
Season begins in April!
Affordable fun! The Snappers are a Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Pohlman Field, 2301 Skyline Dr.
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!
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.