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View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy.
Priscilla's Parlor is now located inside Roadhouse Antiques in Creston in a quaint shop located on Hwy 38. We carry a mix of antiques, vintage, primitives, collectibles, shabby-chic and jewelry, just to name a few.
Ginkgo Tree Cafe
With a focus on fresh, seasonal, made-from-scratch, healthy foods, this cafe serves breakfast and lunch, offering soup, salad and sandwiches. On Saturday evenings, live music is featured while you enjoy artisan pizza by the slice and you can bring your own beer & wine. We sell bulk tea, by the glass or by the pot. We have a certified herbal counselor, a massage therapist, fitness classes, meeting/party space for rent, and a gift shop featuring local crafters and artists.
Ogle County Historical Society
Step back in time and view memorabilia that traces the history of Northern Illinois.
Petunia City Quilters Fall Show
The Petunia City Quilters will be displaying their quilts during "Quiltapalooza" at the Northside Baptist Church in Dixon. This event will also feature vendors, raffle baskets, appraisals, bake sale, raffle quilt, handcrafted items and a Pink Breast Cancer Challenge by members.
Rockford Ski Broncs Water Ski Show
This world-class water ski team gives free shows from early June until Labor Day at Shorewood Park.
CITY: Loves Park
New American Theater
Professional regional theater at its best, with comedies, dramas and musicals by professional actors and guest stars. Annual holiday production. Matinee and evening performances on the 282-seat thrust-style mainstage and 90-seat secondstage.
Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson "Masters of Madness Tour"
In what is obviously a "dream" pairing, or some might say a "nightmare," Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will be teaming up for the "Masters of Madness" tour . Following recent pairings of Alice with Rob Zombie and then Rob Zombie with Marilyn, this combination of Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson has been long-awaited by fans of both artists. Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name. Since going solo, he has continued to produce elaborate stage shows providing fans with both shock and rock of the highest caliber. Marilyn Manson's most recent full-length album Born Villain, his eighth overall, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. It also grabbing the #1 spots on both the Heavy Album Chart and the Independent Album Chart.
Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza
This 2.5-acre park is dedicated to promoting peace and celebrating diversity. The plaza is located at the head of Rockford's 20-mile Perryville Path network of bicycle and recreational trails.
CITY: Loves Park
Belvidere Mopar Happening
Illinois' best car club show! Family-friendly activities include the car show, a swap meet and car sale corral. Car display and swap meet Saturday; car-show and swap Sunday. Enjoy music all weekend by Dave Palmer with 3-D Sound, with food vendors to fill you up. Held at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Eight acres of beautiful landscaping and flower gardens include the Life of Christ Memorial Garden, featuring life-sized sculptures tracing the life of Christ from birth to ascension.
CITY: Monroe Center
Celebrate the Christmas season with a parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, food, crafts, music, storytellers, a petting zoo, and children's activities at the Apollo Theater and Fire House on State Street. Seasonal vendors and a Christmas tree display are featured at the Community Building Complex.
Ingersoll Golf Course
This wooded 18-hole course with narrow fairways and gently rolling terrain offers 6,107 challenging yards on its par 71 course. Opened in 1922, it is named for Lt. Clayton Ingersoll, who lost his life in an air crash over France in World War I. This course is located on Rockford's far west side and was selected by the Tiger Woods Foundation to host Tiger Woods for a two-day golf clinic in 2001 and 2004.
Belvidere Holiday Walk
Travel back in time for a glimpse of holidays in seasons past. Luminaries will light the way to our log cabins where pioneer families will be celebrating. They might even be serving holiday goodies! Stop by and share your holiday wishes with a Civil War era Santa. Enjoy freshly popped corn along the way and come inside the Nature Center to listen to the sound of music. Held on the Festival Grounds in Spencer Conservation Area.
Field of Blues Festival at Aviators Stadium
Crossroads Blues Society presents the inaugural Field of Blues Festival, with Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Willie Buck and Tail Dragger with the Rockin' Johnny Band, Toronzo Cannon, Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames, Aaron Williams and the HooDoo, and the Flaming Mudcats. This lineup gets into deep traditional, funky, and rocking blues. The energy and sound will please all blues fans. Gates open at 11:00am and the fun begins at noon.
CITY: Loves Park
Jonamac Orchard Opening Weekend!
Come and enjoy a day in the country! Pick your own apples. Get lost in the corn maze. Visit the petting zoo. Enjoy the freshly baked pies and apple cider donuts and much more!
Jonamac Orchard's Haunted Maze!!
This 10-acre cornfield and 3-miles of winding pathways will take on a Halloween makeover! Open on Fridays and Saturdays from October 4 - 26, 2013
Where the Dragon Fly
Located in Conover Square, our boutique offers a lighthearted shopping experience with jewelry, clothes and accessories which are vintage or vintage-inspired. The timeless array of Vintage clothing and accessories, with expansive variety of other wonderful gifts and accents make Where the Dragonfly a destination and an event that you must see. Your time in the fun little world of Where the Dragonfly is more than just an amusing shopping experience. It is inhibition-free, exploratory, and imaginative space for untamed personal taste and personalized customer service.