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Lancer Twilight Classic
March 20, LANCER TWILIGHT CLASSIC. Immanuel Lutheran School, Freeport, IL. Join in this 3K run and walk through Freeport’s west side starting and finishing at Immanuel Lutheran School. Awards, food and drawstring backpacks. 6:30 pm. Cost:$14.
The Fine Arts/Theatre Dept. at Highland Community College"Over the Tavern"
Mar. 26th, 27th, 28th: The Fine Arts/Theatre Department at Highland Community College will be performing Over the Tavern at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre on the Highland Community College Campus. Tickets are $10 Adult, $8 Senior, $6 Student. The play is set in the Eisenhower years of the 1950s. The Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped Buffalo apartment. This is a hilarious and touching depiction of 1959 Americana.
A Change Through Time: A Photographic Exhibit of Tinker Swiss Cottage
This exhibit focuses on the changes to the Cottage and the landscape from the first recorded photographs ever taken of Robert Tinker’s property to the last photographs taken by the Tinker family. The tour focuses on the five main areas of the Tinker Estate: the main drive, the formal gardens, the working farm, and the bridge view. Captured in the timeless photographs is a remarkable visual history of the 150 years of change to the Tinker Estate.
Rochelle Cinco de Mayo Celebration
The City of Rochelle is sponsoring a Cinco de Mayo event at the Downtown Rochelle Gazebo from 4-10 pm on Saturday May 2nd. The event is open to the public and will include authentic food; arts and crafts; music and dance demonstrations; and a Chihuahua parade and race throughout the evening.
Spring Pec Thing Antique & Flea Market - Winnebago County Fairgrounds
The 35th Semi-Annual "Pec Thin" Antique & Flea Market Spring show has over 500 vendors selling everything from antiques and collectibles to crafts and home good items. Vendors occupy over 100,000 square feet inside and over 40-acres outside. Parking is free. Concessions will be available. No pets are allowed.
ARTSY Arts & Crafts Exhibit
ARTSY is a free admission, one-day arts and crafts exhibit at Edgebrook Shops supporting local artisans and crafters in our community. The ARTSY Arts & Crafts Event features over 50 talented vendors, live art demonstrations, live music, children’s crafts, and more. Plus, for the third consecutive year, we welcome members of the Rockford Etsy Group as featured vendors. In addition to the event, all Edgebrook merchants and eateries will have normal business hours for your shopping and dining pleasure.
Sock Monkey Madness Festival - Midway Village Museum
This year's theme is "Fairy Tails & Red Heels." An enchanted event celebrating Rockford's Red Heel Sock! Explore why the popular Sock Monkey is important to Rockford's industrial past in the exhibit featuring the local history of Rockford's knitting industry and the origin of the sock monkey doll. Meet "King" Nelson, the World’s Largest Sock Monkey at 7-feet tall! Get free medical check-ups and minor surgery (patches and repairs) for well-loved sock monkeys at Sockford General Hospital. The Sockford Public Library will issue Rockford Public Library cards to visitors wishing to obtain a local library card. Participate in courtly activities for all ages-- from children's crafts to plenty of monkey business! Affordable food and snacks are available.
Mystery of Oak Island
February 28, THE MYSTERY OF OAK ISLAND. Cocktails and Book Signing 5:30 pm; Dinner 6 pm; Presentation from 7 pm to 8 pm. A small patch of land on an obscure island may hold the world’s greatest treasure or history’s most elaborate hoax. Speculation abounds about its puzzling origins. Pirates, aliens or Masons? Author and researcher Steven Harris will present an exploration of this island. $15. Masonic Temple Ballroom, 305 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport. (815-233-0513)
The Cedar Inn
Enjoy this small town bar and grill. Full bar, carryout, entertainment. 4747 Illinois Route 26 North Freeport, Illinois (Just south of the Village of Cedarville) Open: Sunday: Noon to 10 pm; Monday and Tuesday: 11 am to 11 pm; Wednesday thru Saturday: 11 am to 1 am Lunch: Under $5.00. Dinner: Under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
Enjoy bar and pub style food including burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and pizza. Full bar. Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00 Credit Cards Accepted
Spring Grove Restaurant
This family restaurant is among the best of the region and offers a wonderful breakfast and a great selection of daily specials. Children’s menu. Breakfast and Lunch: under $5.00. Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
Woodfire oven pizza and specialties. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm to 9pm Friday and Saturday 4pm to 10pm Closed Sundays
Relax at this new brewery capable of producing 310,000 gallons annually. Enjoy the 1500 square foot tap room serving 10 beers on draft including regional guest beers as well as a full service bar including premium and craft wines and spirits. Tours of the brewery are available – $5 for adults (includes a pint of beer). 1400 South Adams Avenue Freeport, IL 61032 Open: Wednesday and Thursday: 3 pm to 11 pm; Friday and Saturday: Noon to Midnight
Your Core Being
A Wellness Collaborative featuring a Yoga studio with classes scheduled six days a week, private individual and small group yoga; individual holistic health coaching and workshops; massage and Reiki therapy; and skincare with licensed esthetician. Shop the wellness market for items that serve your wellness, including local products and artisan items, organic and Fair Trade products and gift items.Open: Tuesday thru Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm; Friday: 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
This great pizza place has been voted Best in the Region with its homemade sauce and dough, pasta and sandwiches. Dine-in specials, carry-out and delivery service. Dinner under $10 Credit Cards Accepted
The Clothes Bin and Gift Shop
Designer inspired apparel complimented with unique jewelry; trendy handbags and awesome footwear; large variety of scarves and accessories; amazing candles and assorted giftware. Open: Monday thru Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm; Friday: 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm
Midtown Ethnic Parade & Festival
Rockford Midtown District's second 2nd Annual Day of Celebration of all the diverse cultures in Rockford includes a parade of colors and customs and a festival with international foods, performances, information, genealogy, a children's area, a beer garden, and much more.
Twice As Nice Consignments
This upscale resale boutique sells clothing, shoes and jewelry on consignment. Also, crafts and gifts are available.Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Twice As Nice Home
Twice As Nice Home offers a great selection of gently used household items and furniture in two stores. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Cedarville Model and Toy Show and Model Contest
Enjoy this swap meet and toy show with die-cast cars, hot wheels, slot cars, plastic model cars, and car related toys for sale. Model car contest with 20 different classes.
Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill
Enjoy appetizers, all you can eat salad bar, great sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Grill your own Thursday thru Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm. Full bar, carryouts, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 130. Enjoy appetizers, all you can eat salad bar, great sandwiches, and steaks and seafood. Grill your own Thursday thru Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm. Full bar, carryout, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 130. 2143 West Galena Avenue Freeport, IL Open: Sunday: 11 am to 11 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 11 am to 1 am Lunch: Under $10 Dinner: Under $15 Credit Cards Accepted
FC3 - Forest City Comic Convention
FC3 at Clock Tower Resort features vendors and artists, local and from surrounding states, all with a pop culture theme, with comic books, movies, toys, card games, RPGs, art, and more. Special guests/celebrities appearing areTerry Pavlet and Angus Oblong with more to be announced. Events include Cosplay Contests, an Independent Film Festival, and a live all geek auction, just to name a few. Family fun for the day and fun for adults at night, as FC3 concludes the FC3 after party commences!
Abet Books and Games
New and discount books, and comics. The largest selection of board and card games around. Open 7 days a week.
Pretzel City Shop
All things Pretzel City! Your one stop Pretzel Shop featuring local vendors offering pretzels, clothing, cookies, souvenirs and more.Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 2 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm