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Music at Debate Square
Enjoy the serenity of Debate Square and the great sounds of local musicians. Quynetta Sanders opens the series with a jazz performance on June 30. July 14 features Seasaw (Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski) offering folk and pop tunes. July 21 is Kendra Beth Swanson singing her own mix of folk and bluegrass. Shelby Gahm appears on July 28 offering pop. August 11 is Southpaw Stance (Justin Pasch, Nick Rabb, Adam Rodebaugh) with acoustic Americana rock. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Starlight Theatre - July 2016 Productions
Starlight Theatre at Rock Valley College presents its 2016 summer productions of great theater: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - July 6-10, Jesus Christ Superstar - July 13-17, The Phantom of the Opera - July 20-24, and Children of Eden - July 27-31
Kiss: Freedom to Rock Tour at the BMO Harris Bank Center
In their 40 year career, Kiss has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Their 1975 album "Alive!" climbed into the Top Ten and their single, "Rock 'N' Roll All Nite," made it to number 12. Their album, "Destroyer," was the group's first platinum album and featured their first Top Ten single, the power ballad "Beth." As America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, KISS can easily be named one of rock's most influential bands. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.
I Never Sang for My Father at the Winneshiek Playhouse
Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark, Freeport. 7:30 pm. Gene, a college professor, has tried all of his life to find love and acceptance from his father, a successful, highly respected man, who is sometimes callous, unloving and selfish. Upon the untimely death of his mother, Gene is forced to help his father through his dark days. His sister urges Gene to break the ties for good, or else he’ll wind up as bitter and cold as their father. The story unfolds as we probe into the disquieting alienation that can exist between a father and son, a separation that time and old age can sometimes only deepen, despite the best intentions of both. $15. (815-232-7023)
Diane's Treasures is located in downtown Freeport, IL and have a unique collection of antiques and vintage decor to spice up your home. Open: Tuesday thru Thursday, Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
Lincoln Way Inn B&B
Located on the historic Lincoln Highway in Franklin Grove, the Lincoln Way Inn features five locally themed rooms, each with a unique design and décor. Included with the rooms are amenities such as small refrigerator with beverages, coffee and tea service, toiletries, fresh flowers, organic robes, slippers, linens, and towels. Guests who visit the bed and breakfast will receive a home-cooked breakfast made from locally grown products. We also offer spa services, sauna, workout area, outdoor hot tub and fireplace, four-season dining porch, library with a computer and printer for guest use and cable and wireless internet access in each room.
35th Annual YMCA/FHN Triathlon
Start training for the longest, continually running triathlon in the Midwest. This 35th Annual YMCA and FHN Triathlon event has a rich tradition, and new this year – a Duathlon. The YMCA is the perfect venue for both seasoned and first-time tri/duathletes. Complete the course on your own or divide the course with friends (Register on line at www.freeportymca.org or call 815-235-9622 for more information.
Athletic Memories specializes in the best in customizable sports memorabilia, gifts and promotional products for all types, team and individual athletes, fantasy sports fanatics or organized groups that want to standout. Our products include the best in Mini Helmets and Mini Sports Balls on the market today. Their goal is to provide you the best in quality, delivery, competitive pricing, and excellent service. Athletic Memories is about Customizing – it’s about Personalizing. Let them help you preserve your moment in time. Located in “Little Wrigleyville” across from Little Cubs Field.
Rockford Roasting Company
It has become far too easy in our consumer culture for us to forget that coffee is a crop. This means that coffee is something that is grown by farmers; it requires workers to harvest, to mill, to dry, and a list of other tasks that happen well before those beans ever arrive to us. We believe if handled properly at origin, coffee has the potential to be respected and treated like a fine wine. We aim to bring in coffees that have been grown properly and responsibly. Quality sourcing is just the first step in our journey toward the best possible flavor in the resulting cups of coffee we make.
Ukulele Station America
Ukulele Station America is a unique and magical shop housed in a local historic landmark located on Illinois Rt 64 as it passes through beautiful Oregon. We specialize in the sale of Ukuleles and Accessories. With over 100 ukes in stock, we sell a variety of ukuleles for beginner, intermediate or advanced players. We have the perfect instrument to match your taste and fit your budget. Follow us on Facebook and check out our website to explore all the pages and then come visit the shop. We guarantee it will be a fun and amazing experience! Open Wednesday – Saturday 1-5 pm.
Freeport Bicycle Company
They offer a full line of Trek bicycles, from road to mountain to commuter bikes. They also service all makes and models of bicycles. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Rockford Art Deli
Rockford Art Deli (R.A.D.) is creative collective, located in downtown Rockford, helping business owners with marketing and screen printing needs through a smorgasbord of delectable art and web design, urban graphic design and screen printing – everything from tee shirts to posters. Amidst the vintage deli decor, R.A.D. holds screen printing classes, hosts art gallery showings, and other events for the public. The store sells t-shirts, signature artist series goods and gift items.
Mort’s Bar & Grill
Family owned neighborhood bar and grill in the heart of historic downtown Freeport. Daily lunch specials, homemade soup and chili, hot burgers, cold beers and Mrs. Mike’s Potato Chips. Full bar, carryouts, entertainment. Open: Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 am to 10 pm; Thursday: 8 am to 11 pm; Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 2 am Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00 Credit Cards Accepted.
Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags
The annual Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags is a 3 day event that recreates a 1960’s era drag meet. It features cars from 1966 and older because that was a time when gassers were king! Go to the website for full racing schedule and make sure to follow them on Facebook.
The Barn on the Hill
The Barn on the Hill is an old dairy barn with the collection of original sliding doors that allow natural light to pour in. The Barn on the Hill radiates simple elegance. The thousands of white lights strung from the beams give our welcoming space a warm comfortable feel for up to 250 guests. Set on 7.5 acres - plenty of space to make it your own for the event you envision, whether it be a birthday, graduation, anniversary, shower, reunion, corporate retreat, rehearsal, or wedding. We are a rural private venue located 20 miles southwest of Rockford, Illinois. We are located midway between Leaf River, IL and Byron, IL on Route 72.
Drum Corps International Tour
The Lee County Council on Aging and the Arc of Lee County present the Drum Corps International Tour as they return for the Petunia City Brass. An exciting lineup of Open and International Class corps is scheduled to perform at Dixon High School’s AC Bowers Field. Check website for ticket information.
The Freeport Club
The Freeport Club enjoys a reputation as one of the finest golf courses in Northern Illinois. The challenging design of the well-manicured course winds through a park-like setting of rolling fairways lined with mature trees. The natural rolling terrain, elevation changes, and small-fast greens create a unique playing experience that will test golfers of all skill levels. Condition and playability is the top priority. In addition to maintaining the beauty of the course, the staff works to create some of the best putting surfaces in the area. A fully equipped “Golf Shop” is available to meet your equipment, clothing, and instructional needs. The Freeport Club’s PGA Professional plans and coordinates a full-season of men’s, ladies, singles, couples, social golf, and competitive tournaments plus a junior golf program that targets youth up to the age of 16. Enjoy the full service bar and restaurant in the Foursome Pub. Banquet facilities are available for rent. 2016 Daily Fees: 9 holes – $25.00; 9 holes with cart – $35; 18 holes – $35.00; 18 holes with cart – $50.
Midtown Ethnic Parade and Festival
The third annual Day of Celebration of all the diverse cultures in Rockford includes a parade of colors and customs with dancing dragons, bagpipes, ethnic dance troupes, music and more. The festival features international foods, a beer garden, performances, information, genealogy, a children's activity area, and much more. The festival begins at noon, the parade begins at 1:00pm.
El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant
Serving all your Mexican favorites and more! Tortas, appetizers, salads, fajitas, vegetarian dishes, combos and more! All your favorite cocktails plus beer, wine and the best margaritas in the area.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Rockford
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Rockford hotel is located conveniently off of I-90, just twelve miles from the Chicago Rockford International Airport. We have a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Relax in one of our clean and comfortable guest rooms and enjoy access to our business center and new state-of-the-art fitness center. Our 100% non-smoking hotel offers free high-speed Internet access, a refreshing indoor pool and spa, as well as a guest laundry facility available at a nominal fee. Our guest rooms are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, 40-inch flat screen TVs, pillowtop mattresses, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and boards, and free local calls. You can also stop by our Bright Side Market if you forget any of your essential amenities. Also, our meeting facilities make this a great place for your next meeting, baby shower or any special events. Start the day right with our free Bright Side Breakfast that includes an assortment of hot breakfast items, tea and hot chocolate, assorted juices, bagels, breads, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, and yogurt.
Hilldale Dairy is home of the “pretzel dawg”, plus deli sandwiches like Jive Turkey, Boss Hog, Spicy Steer, or Grass Grazer just to name a few. They have homemade soup, pretzels and pretzel crust cheesecakes and so much more. Carry outs and delivery service available. Lunch and Dinner: Under $5 Credit Cards Accepted.
Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast
Lincoln Way Inn pays tribute to its turn of the century roots, with a modern, yet rustically elegant touch. Located in the heart of the Midwest, on the historic Lincoln Highway, the Inn offers a destination experience that engages guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the prairie countryside. Offering something for everyone, from arts, culture, history, entertainment, and bountiful outdoor activities, Lee County and the surrounding attractions await our guests with first class concierge services provided to assist you in your planning.
DeKalb County Farm Stroll
The Illinois Extension office for Boon, DeKalb and Ogle Counties is hosting a DeKalb County Farm Stroll on Sunday, July 24th from 12 - 5 pm. Wondering where to find local food & farm products in DeKalb County? Satisfy your local food cravings and curiosities on the DeKalb County Farm Stroll! A free self-guided tour of more than a dozen diversified family farms. Each location will have different events going on, but the stroll will allow participants to meet local farmers, get farm tours and demonstrations, sampling of fresh local products, and more. There is no starting location for the stroll, guests are welcome to visit as many or as few as they would like and in whatever order they would like. The address on this listing is one of the farms participating, please visit the stroll's Facebook page for a complete list of farms and for more information on the event.
Located in Rock Falls Uptown District, The Cooler is attracting regional & nationally known bands and is a great bar featuring live music every weekend!
14th Annual Lincoln Douglas 5K and Fun Run
A series of short distances for children begins at 8 am: ages 8 and under – 100 yards; 9 to 10 – 200 yards; 11 to 12 – 400 yards. All finishers receive ribbons. The boy and girl winners of each age group will run a 100-yard dash following the 5K to determine “The Fasted Kid in Town!”. A One Mile Fun Run begins at 8:15 am. The course consists of one loop around the historic paved road inside Taylor Park. This is an untimed run and all finishers receive ribbons. The 5K begins at 8:35 am. The course consists of three loops around the paved road inside Taylor Park, a 5K (3.1 miles), wheel-measured certified course that is flat and fast designed to help runners achieve a personal best.
The Garden Deli
This locally owned and operated deli has been serving the area for over 40 years with soup and sandwiches with creative names like; Whats You're Beef, Attila The Ham, Turkey Lurkey and many more. Hand dipped ice cream also available year round. Rated “Best in Region”.
This little shop offers a lot. Jewelry, handbags, belts, boots, handbags, headbands and various hair accessories. They can help you with all your prom and homecoming needs. They even carry youth plus sizes.
Eats and Sweets Coffee Cafe
Delicious candy plus gourmet coffee and sandwiches. Also gift baskets and McNess products available.
A full service salon offering colors, cuts, makeup, pedicures, shellac and more. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
Grand Victoria Hotel
Located on the east edge of the city, this is a 90 room facility offering both smoking and non-smoking rooms, free wireless high speed internet access, cable TV, in room refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers, pets allowed, and breakfast included. Rates: $59.99 to $169.99.
Since 1978, Heartwood Creations has been creating finely crafted wooden jewelry boxes that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a box for your pills or possibly something to hold small tools and other trinkets, our custom wooden boxes are the perfect fit. We create each box in our shop in Rockford, Illinois and will make sure that what you order is something you will love!
First Floor FHN Memorial Hospital. Open 365 days a year, this is a sophisticated and trendy shopping experience for every age and every member of the family. A must-shop stop in Freeport! Sunday and Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm; Monday thru Friday: 9 am to 7:30 pm
The Edward F. Vassallo Land and Water Reserve
The Edward F.Vassallo Land and Water Reserve is a privately owned reserve located adjacent to White Pines State Forest. It was designated in 2014 as a state Land & Water Reserve by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and includes 130 acres of native wildflowers, plants, grasses, creek bottom, habitat for native wildlife, birds and insects and forest areas. Spring Creek, a tributary of Pine Creek, flows through the reserve. Today and forever, this land will remain in its natural condition as part of the Illinois Nature Preserve System and is a gift to present and future generations as a place where native plants and animals can thrive under wise stewardship and protection from harm. No motorized vehicles allowed. Nature lovers are welcome and walking paths can be accessed by calling contact number.
Our menu is packed with flavor of Mexican & American food. Daily specials incorporate seasonal, local vegetables. Our recipes are authentic and made Taco Stan's way. The ingredients are always fresh. From delicious appetizers to our famous Taco Stan-which to Fried Ice Cream, your meal will be one of a kind.
Tuttys Crossing Trailhead
Tutty’s Crossing Trailhead provides easy access to the Jane Addams Trail and to the Pecatonica Prairie Trail (under development). It is located on the banks of the Pecatonica River. A bridge, part of the Pecatonica Prairie Trail, crosses the river and provides scenic views. The Trailhead provides parking, a boat ramp, and walking area. Future planned developments include a shelter/restroom, fishing/observation pier, picnic tables, and floating dock. Open: Dawn to Dusk
Authentic Mexican restaurant with all of the specialties. Full bar, carryouts, children’s menu, entertainment. Open: Sunday thru Thursday: 11 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday: 11 am to 10:30 am
Anderson Japanese Gardens - Japanese Summer Festival
The Japanese Summer Festival features exhibits, demonstrations and unique performances that appeal to all age groups and helps foster a better understanding of the Japanese culture. Most Festival activities are included with Garden Admission, with a small fee required for tea ceremony participation. 2016 Activities & Performances Include: Ho Etsu Taiko Drum Performance - Japanese drum ensemble Candyman Performance - Japanese street performer Raku Pottery - Demonstration and displays Origami - Hands-on demonstrations of Japanese art of paper folding Awi-odori Dance - Traditional Japanese Dance Japanese Doll Collection Display Koi Whisperer Demonstrations Falconry Display - with live falcons Bujinkan performances - Traditional Japanese martial arts Fukuwari Activity - Traditional Japanese holiday game
For one very special weekend each year, everyone who passes through the gates is an "Honorary Italian." Bring your family for great Italian food and pastries, continuous entertainment, Italian cultural exhibit, souvenirs, Bocce tournaments, carnival rides, children's crafts and much more. The festival is held on the grounds at Boylan High School.
4th Annual Crusin’ To The Dairy Car Show
On September 3 at the Union Dairy in Freeport from 4 pm to 8 pm, cruise in to this great old fashioned ice cream parlor with great cars, 50's and 60's music, and more. Music by 3-D Sound. Hourly drawings for food prizes. Souvenir t-shirts. No entry fee.
Franklin Creek Cabin
This spacious 3 bed 2 bath getaway sits adjacent to Franklin Creek State Natural area. Literally out your backdoor is access to hiking, trail running, birding, fishing and equestrian activities. The Franklin Creek Grist Mill is nearby & Nachusa Grasslands is 2 miles away.
Join in an old-fashioned cruise through downtown, sponsored by J.H. Barkau & Sons. There will be music, food, car contests, and lots more. Cruise Parking Lots open for parking at 3 pm for those with pre-reserved spots and at 4 pm for non-reserved spots. Reserved Parking: $12; Non-Reserved Parking: $10; Cruise Only: Free.
Rawshu'a Organic Market
Rawshu’a is a vegetarian-friendly eatery, juice bar, water bar and organic market. Open from 8a to 6p Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from noon to 6p on Saturday.
ByronFest, one of the finest family festivals in Northern Illinois, offers a wide variety of music, kid-friendly events, sports competitions, food booths and more! The main stage venues are located in Byron's downtown area and additional events are held in other venues throughout the city.
VOICES Book Nook
Used book store selling books, puzzles, records, books-on-tape, and some old and rare books. Please visit us for the Spring and Fall books sales. Open: Monday thru Wednesday and Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm.
Franklin Street Pub
We are Oregon’s sports bar & grill and offer appetizers, burgers and sandwiches plus daily specials. Check out our website for our full menu and a listing of our specialty beers. We have pool tables, gaming machines, live entertainment, pool tournaments, NFL Sunday Ticket and other sporting events on our flat screen T.V.'s.
Gardens United Garden Walk
Throughout the Freeport Area. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Some of the finest gardens in the Freeport and surrounding area are opened for touring. The gardeners generously present their creative efforts for the pleasure of the public. Walk through the gardens and enjoy the colorful scenery. Each garden will offer additional activities including a silent auction, a mini farmers market, plant sale and more. Rain date is July 10. Adults: $10; Children 10 and Under: $5.
Cherry Valley Festival Days
Great food, carnival, on-site activities, and of course, the bands are what make a summer music festival an event to remember. Valley Days at Bauman Park has proven to be the fun-filled summer music festival your family shouldn't miss.
We serve a deliciously home-cooked meal that promises to never leave you hungry. We pride ourselves on our friendly service and fresh meals that are made to order. We are constantly adding new food items to our menu and have Flynnie’s apparel that you can purchase at our restaurant. All of our food is freshly prepared. Nothing is ever made ahead or frozen.
Main Street Bistro
A comfortable, local, farm to plate restaurant. All items on the menu are fresh and homemade using local farm products. Also an exclusive wine list and local craft beers. Thursday features Happy Hour from 5 pm to 7 pm. Friday features a piano bar and all you can eat fish and chips. Saturday is Live Jazz Night from 8 pm to 10 pm featuring top local artists. Full bar, carryouts, children’s menu, entertainment. Reservations recommended. Available for private parties of 40 to 100.
Beauty, innovation, and culinary perfection only begin to describe the new Franchesco's Ristorante. The Salamone family proudly invites everyone to their new home for an unforgettable experience. The beautiful patio is perfect for lunch, dinner, small private events, or ceremonies with flowers blooming in season and a beautiful fountain to enjoy!
Stop in for one of their famous burgers, plus other specialties like Taco Tuesday. Full bar, carryouts, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 50.
PJ's Stephenson Street Station
Homemade daily specials and soups served Tuesday thru Friday, including tacos on Wednesday, hot roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy on Thursday, and a Friday night fish fry. Also serving home cut fries, fresh pork rinds and half-pound burgers. Bar, Carryout, wireless internet. Banquet facilities for 250. Lunch and Dinner: under $15.00. Credit cards are not accepted.
Cimino's Little Italy
This lovely restaurant offers a beautiful setting combined with exquisite fine Italian dining as well as pizza. “It’s love at first bite!” Enjoy the cabreeze, an inviting atrium area or their outdoor patio as well as their interior rooms. Cimino’s banquet facilities can accommodate groups of 25 to 150 and are perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions or other special occasions. The Belle Mia Room is 1500 square feet and can hold up to 150 people. The Cabreeze Atrium is 840 square feet and accommodates up to 80 people. Carryout, children’s menu, banquet and catering, delivery service, full bar.
Visit this quirky little shop and fall in love with gourmet popcorn in a huge variety of flavors, nuts, fruit, chocolate, and soft drinks. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am 4 pm.
Pretzel City Shop
All things Pretzel City! Your one stop Pretzel Shop featuring local vendors offering pretzels, clothing, cookies, souvenirs and more. Open: Monday thru Friday: 7 am to 3 pm; Saturday: 7 am to 2 pm
Wagner's Business Products/Furniture
This is a full-service office products store with gift and luggage department, including special stationery items.
Twin City Popcorn
If you are in the mood for birthday cake or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, why not try it in popcorn? You can get those flavors and more at Twin City Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn shop. Among the variety of flavors Twin City Popcorn will sell will be sea salt and pepper, double cheddar, caramel corn, and candy flavors.
Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill
Enjoy appetizers, all you can eat salad bar, great sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Grill available for private parties. Full bar, carryouts, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining, live video gaming. Banquet facilities for 130. Lunch: Under $10 Dinner: Under $15 Credit Cards Accepted
Mustang Bar & Grill
Walk-Ins Welcome. We are great for groups and kids. Take out and delivery available.
Spencer Tracy Film Festival
Spencer Tracy, one of Hollywood’s most cherished actors, comes home to Freeport where his parents lived and where he enjoyed many happy times as a child. Four prized films will be presented on the historic Lindo Theatre’s big screen. Films: TBA. Movie Ticket Per Movie: $5.
Mustang Bar & Grill
Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out and Delivery
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 including fresh homemade entrees daily. Children’s menu. Breakfast and Lunch: under $5.00. Dinner: under $7.00. Credit Cards accepted.
VFW Post 998
Fine dining in a casual setting. Excellent salad and soup bar, steaks, seafood and more. Full bar. Banquet facilities for 300. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm (Lounge: 11 am to close)
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
Country Girl Floral and Gifts
This lovely 4,000 square foot shop offers home decor and a large selection of silk flower arrangements as well as fresh flowers. It is full of seasonal and everyday gifts and home decorating ideas. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am 3 pm
Enjoy bar and pub style food including burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and pizza. Full bar, catering and entertainment.
Black Diamond Music Studio & Sales
Shop features music equipment, guitars, violins, and drums, accessories, shirts, jewelry, music lessons for drum and guitar, vinyl and CD's plus a small and unique recording studio. Open: Monday thru Saturday: 10:30 am to 6 pm; or by appointment
Imperial Palace Chinese Restaurant
Voted "Best Ethnic Food" in the region eighteen years in a row. Specializing in Mandarin, Szechwan, and Hunan cuisine with over 100 dinner entrees. Carryout, children's menu, full bar. Banquet facilities for 50.
Twice As Nice Home
Twice As Nice Home offers a great selection of gently used household items and furniture in two stores located at 6 W Stephenson Street and the newly expanded 24 E Stephenson Street. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
This is a fashion and gift boutique offering unique gifts for the home, weddings and much more as well as beautiful ladies clothing. Quality name brands for everyone. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Enjoy this upscale, but casual gathering place offering great sandwiches from burgers to an outstanding grouper sandwich, plus a wide variety of fish and seafood, mouth watering steaks, and a hearty Mediterranean pork chop. Plus great appetizers and an extensive wine list. Enjoy relaxing on the beautiful outdoor deck. Carryout, catering service, children's menu, full bar. Banquet facilities for 40. Voted Best Steak and Cocktails in the Region! Open: Monday thru Thursday: Lounge: 4 pm to Closing; Dining: 5 pm to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday: Lounge: 4 pm to Closing; Dining: 5 pm to 10 pm.
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
Music On Chicago
Enjoy Freeport’s historic downtown with this music fest featuring two bands, great food and a beer garden. The June concert features “Laura Rae and the Backroads Trio” and “Back Country Roads”. The July concert features “The Funnies”, playing the whole night, and the August concert features “Guitar Ronnie” and “Cash Box Kings”. The first band starts at 6 pm and the second band at 8 pm. Also enjoy the Open Air Market on Chicago Avenue, adjacent to Music on Chicago – open 4 pm to Dusk. Adults: $5; Children Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. (815-232-9000)
Royal Oaks Antiques and Collectables
This shop offers antique furniture, lamps, collectible cash registers, 50s memorabilia and historic Freeport items. Open: March thru December: Tuesday thru Thursday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm; or by appointment
The Rusty Fox Wine and Alehouse
We offer a full line-up of quality wines and micro-brews for your enjoyment. Always bringing in new beverage offerings.
Route 20 Bar & Grill
Located on Highway 20 west of Freeport, Rt. 20 Bar & Grill offers casual dining in a great atmosphere. It specializes in homemade appetizers, great burgers, and daily specials at a great price. Weekend specials include a Friday Fish Fry offering cod, catfish, walleye, blue gill, and baked Salmon. Saturday night features prime rib, smothered chicken breast, steaks, chops, seafood and pasta dishes. Sunday features all you can eat broasted chicken. Full bar, carryout, catering service, entertainment, and banquet facilities for 100.
Boeger Leadership Center
Surrounded by the Lowden-Miller State Forest, the Boeger Lodge is a year-round facility with multiple modern conveniences just right for your next business meeting, seminar, or residential retreat. When you book a retreat at the Boeger Lodge, you will find a large meeting room for up to 100 people. Flexible meeting space with modern AV equipment. Full wireless access. On-site sleeping accommodations for up to 42 people.
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
The Crafter's Mill
At The Crafter's Mill, located in Behrens’ Country Village, we give you not only great product and great value, but also great service. If you love beautiful decorative pieces, heartwarming keepsakes or one-of-a-kind accessories, you need to visit The Crafter's Mill. Among the items offered are seasonal decorations, country and wood primitive items, 14KT gold and sterling silver personalized bracelets and picture frames, lawn art. New Items arriving daily.
A Freeport tradition since 1921, this Italian restaurant and lounge specializes in pasta, pizza, steak, fish, and chicken. Carryout, full bar, entertainment. Banquet facilities for 55. Open: Sunday: 5 pm to 10 pm (lounge: closed); Tuesday thru Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm (lounge: 5 pm to Closing).
Shop in one location. The consignment shops offer quality merchandise including antiques, hard to find collectibles, tools, memorabilia, furniture, clothing and more. The Market offers items of value for your home and family, clothing, jewelry, gifts, food, electronics, crafts and more. Plus taste the treats at the food court which features Cimino’s Little Italy. The kids can also enjoy a place to play while the family browses and shops the stores – bounce houses, mini-golf, games and fun.
35th Annual Polish Fest
The annual Polish Fest at the St. Stanislaus Parish grounds features Polish food, beer, dancers, bingo, pull tabs, dancing all day (two different bands), culture center, children games, and much, much more.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is a venue for wedding receptions, reunions and birthday parties. It is located in downtown Dixon next door to the popular Salamandra Mexican Restaurant. Our big party room can seat up to 100 people and Salamandra’s Restaurant also can cater your event as well.
The Cedar Inn
Enjoy this small town bar and grill offering a Friday night fish fry and a Saturday Ribeye Steak Dinner. Free pool, beer garden. Full bar, carryouts, live entertainment, live video gaming. (Just south of the Village of Cedarville)
Studio 218 Salon and Spa
Studio 218 is a unique, up-scale full service salon and spa that offers affordable luxury. From Ladies Night to bridal parties to prom, they offer event coordinating to pamper you for your special occasion in the salon or on location. Open: Monday: by appointment; Tuesday thru Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm; Friday: 8 am to 4 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 3 pm
T and D Toy & Hobby
T and D Toy & Hobby specializes in diecast toys, both old and new, but also offers new and old model kits, including resin kits, hobby paints and tools, and model railroading items. Open: Monday thru Friday: 11 am - 12:30 pm; 3 pm - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
Landmark Family Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Freeport, the Landmark offers family dining with homemade soups, sandwiches and daily specials including a daily supper special. Banquet facilities for 50.
Jennings Cards and Currency
Coins, sport cards, books, postcards, stamps, gold and silver. We buy, sell, trade and appraise.
Casual family dining with a warm inviting atmosphere serving a wide variety of American cuisine from steaks to fish, plus breakfast all day and sandwiches made to order. Reservations recommended. Carryouts, children's menu. Breakfast and Lunch: under $10.00 Dinner: under $15.00 Credit Cards Accepted
Logan's Bar & Grill
Enjoy this bar and grill which has won "best in the region" for their fish fry. Enjoy a steak or pork chop sandwich, or one of their other specialties. A full bar is offered with weekly entertainment. Carryouts, full bar and banquet facilities for 150. Friday and Saturday morning breakfast pizza and delivery!
A small, family owned and operated butcher shop that has been in business in Freeport since 1929 - Celebrating over 80 years of home-raised beef and pork. Enjoy individual cuts, quarters and sides. Locally raised lamb, custom butchering and deer processing.
Come visit our unique Catholic Gift Store. Not only do we carry books and bibles, but we offer gifts from Russia, Yugoslavia, USA, and The Holy Land. Our "made in Freeport" assortment of crosses are a must see, and every inch of the store is filled with our rich tradition and faith. Our selections serve all denominations. We pride ourselves in the selection of jewelry, nativities, pictures, music, videos, rosaries, and baby items. We carry first communion dress as well as baptismal gowns. Yard statues make great house warming gifts. You will be greeted and welcomed by the friendly staff of Mary's Mantle. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Rock Falls Super 8
63 unit motel, 24 hour desk clerk, smoking/non-smoking, continental breakfast
Homemade specials, pies and soup. All you can eat soup and salad Monday thru Friday. Carryout, catering service, and banquet facilities for 120.
The Wolf's Den
This awesome new store features Marshfield Furniture's Woodlands collection offering sofas, chairs in fabulous nature designs, leathers, authentic Pendleton wools, plaids and solids.
Deininger Floral Shop
Deininger's offers flowers for all occasions with both traditional and contemporary designs, fresh-cut flowers, blooming plants, green plants, planters, and gift items. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm