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Super 8 - Freeport
This 67-room hotel offers suites; handicapped and non-smoking rooms; indoor pool; exercise facilities, cable TV with HBO; free highspeed internet; in room phones with a second line; iron and ironing boards; coffee makers; deluxe continental breakfast. AARP, group, and multiple night discounts. American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa.
Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad and Silvercreek Museum Labor Day Celebration
All aboard the antique steam train as a 36 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses and two passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30 feet above Yellow Creek. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts. Browse for novelties in the Freight House and visit the Silvercreek Museum which offers 25 rooms of early Americana, a display of antique machinery, Henney Motor Company vehicles which were manufactured in Freeport, and the operating Cooper-Corliss engine, a giant 130 ton steam engine. The Silvercreek Museum will be serving sandwiches and deserts. Train: Adults: $7; Children under 12: $3; Cab Rides available inquire at the Depot Freight House. Museum: Adults: $4; Children under 12: Free.
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. 1400 South Adams Avenue Freeport, IL 61032 Open: Wednesday and Thursday: 3 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday: Noon to 11pm
Shirts By Mom
Shirts By Mom specializes in custom made shirts and gifts. Sportswear with embroidered and heat transfer logos, business, sport and team logos. Also find a wide variety of gourmet foods, coffee and teas, plus gifts, pottery and gift baskets. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - Noon.
K & T Greenhouses and Landscaping
We offer 18 thousand square feet of green houses, with annuals, perennials, vegetables and much more. Open: April thru July: Daily: 8 am - 6 pm; Third Week of August thru September: Daily: 8 am to 5 pm
Abet Books and Games
New and discount books, and comics. The largest selection of board and card games around. Open: Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; Monday and Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm; Tuesday: Noon to 9 pm; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Noon to 8 pm
Main Street Antique Mall
Warm and friendly antique mall with 20 dealers in a "shoppe" environment offering quality antiques and collectibles in quaint, historic downtown Rockton. Area's largest selection of vintage jewelry.
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
A fascinating opportunity to see a wide variety of migrating birds banded and released. Special events in spring and fall, including the annual BirdFest in early May. Located in the Colored Sands Forest Preserve in the northwestern corner of Winnebago County. Colored Sands, site of original and restored prairies, is one of the most beautiful natural areas in northern Illinois.
One More Time Antiques
Repurposed furnishings, antiques, and primitives fill this unique shop in historic downtown Freeport. Open: Sunday (October thru Christmas Only): Noon to 5 pm; Tuesday thru Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Glassware, pottery, kitchenware, books, tools, clocks, toys, art, lamps, coins, stamps, furniture, and collectibles.
Freeport’s only woodfire oven offering pizzas and special entrees. Full bar, carryouts, catering. Open: Sunday, Friday and Saturday: 4 pm to 10 pm; Tuesday thru Thursday: 4 pm to 9 pm.
Nature's Way Nutrition Center
A complete line of natural and organic foods, vitamins, cosmetics, groceries, wheat-free products, books and more. All products are free of colorings, preservatives, and chemicals.
Richland Creek Wetlands
This wetlands conservation area adjacent to the Jane Addams Recreation Trail features a walkout with an observation deck and benches and a rustic covered bridge on the Trail itself.
Located inside the 4 Seasons Bowling Center, Jumpin Joe's is Freeport's hot spot. Whether eating, relaxing or enjoying Joe's atmosphere, this is the place. Eat at Joe's. Carryout, full bar, and entertainment. Open: Sunday: 11 am - 11 pm; Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 1:30 am; Saturday: 11 am - 1:30 am.
This business is dedicated to selling American made products including hand built bicycle frames. It offers full service bicycle repair including mobile bicycle repair. M - F: 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm; Sunday: By appointment. PHK Bicycles 1335 East South Street Freeport, IL 61032
Beef-A-Roo - Northwoods Lodge
Not a chain, but a Rockford Original cooking it just for you. Sandwiches are made to order and the sides, including baked potatoes, are delicious. Each area location has its own, distinct personality.
Bunker Hill Dog Training, Grooming and Specialty Store
This specialty store offers dog and cat food, toys, collars, leads, carriers, coats, mugs, picture frames, shampoos, and training and grooming equipment. Also specialty breed purses, wallets, sweatshirts, and more. Grooming and training are also available.
Sleep Inn - Rockford
The Sleep Inn® hotel is conveniently located near the intersection of US Highway Business 20 and Interstate 90. This Rockford hotel provides superior amenities, including a free deluxe continental breakfast, free weekday newspaper, free local calls, fresh baked cookies in the evening and a fitness center. Business travelers will find free high-speed Internet access, oversized work desks and access to copy and fax services. There is also a meeting room available to accommodate most events and business functions. Celebration Suites feature whirlpools, fireplaces, sofa sleepers, microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms come equipped with free HBO, coffee makers and more.
Pretzel City Paper
Pretzel City Paper offers cardmaking and scrapbooking with over 450 original rubber stamps, inkpads, paper punches, Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies and over 500 greeting cards on display. Add your personal touch to the greeting cards you give. Located in the Freeport Press building. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
Luecke Jewelers Vintage Jewelry and Antiques
Largest collection of pre-owned estate jewelry and antiques in Northern Illinois. Opened Monday thru Thursday and Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Friday: 9 am - 6 pm.
Green Tea Bake House
Home of the gourmet soft pretzel in Pretzel City USA! Sweet and savory gourmet baked goods, all crafted in house, from scratch, utilizing natural and organic ingredients. Known for our unique Kalamata olive and feta bread, our French "sables" butter cookies and our Asiago cheese asparagus tarts. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Taylor Park - Freeport
Taylor Park was originally a trotting-horse track and gives this park its oval shape and flat terrain. There are picnic areas shelters, playground areas, a three-diamond lighted softball complex, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a sand volleyball court. A concession stand is open during softball season.
Twice As Nice Consignments
This upscale resale boutique sells clothing, shoes and jewelry on consignment. Also, collectibles and gifts are available. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Best Western Legacy Inn of South Beloit
Welcome to the Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites of South Beloit. After a good night's sleep on our pillow top mattresses, start off your day with our deluxe continental breakfast, which includes fresh waffles, fruit, cereal, breads and more. For our business travelers we also have free local phone calls, free faxes, and copy services, as well as a full service meeting room. During the rest of your stay relax by the indoor pool and whirlpool or kick back in one of out 67 spacious guest rooms that include free cable including HBO, in-room coffee, hairdryer, microwave, and refrigerator.
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.
Steam Plant Family Restaurant
Family restaurant located in an old steamplant building. Boone County memorabilia throughout. Banquet room available.
Habitat for Humanity Store
The Habitat ReCycle Store is a discount Home Improvement Center that sells quality new and previously owned goods at discounted prices. It is dedicated to providing a full line of name brand merchandise. The knowledgeable staff can assist anyone from the novice to the veteran handyman. Whether you are a general contractor, do-it-yourselfer, antique lover or apartment owner, there are items to suit your style and budget. All donations accepted. Open: Wednesday: 1 pm to 6 pm; Friday: 9 am to 1 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 11:30 pm
Rite-Way Furniture and Appliance
Home furnishings, accessories, furniture, appliances, bedding and carpet.
Elite Design Team Salon & Day Spa
Full-service salon and day spa offering complete hair styling, nails, wigs, waxing, piercing, electrolysis, massage, facials, and body treatments.
Mrs. Mike's Potato Chips
Mrs. Mike's old-fashioned, open-kettle style potato chips are cooked in vegetable shortening with no cholesterol to provide a great potato taste. They also offer gourmet cheesy popcorn and caramel corn. The Freeport Pretzel Company, and other party/picnic items are also for sale at the factory retail store. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm.
Homemade specials, pies and soup. All you can eat soup and salad Monday thru Friday. Carryout, catering service, and banquet facilities for 120.
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
The Pumpkin Patch
An ideal family outing for fall! We deeply cherish family, so we have loaded our farm with as many fun things for you and your family as we can fit (and we have a big farm!). With all of our attractions, when you come to The Pumpkin Patch, you can be sure that that special day out with your family will be a day you will always hold dear.
Town House Motel Freeport
Located on the west side of the city, this is a 30 room motel with ground floor rooms, suites; non-smoking rooms; cable TV; movie channels; wireless internet; in room phones; nearby restaurants and shopping; pets welcome with manager's approval; senior citizen; truckers, government employees and multiple night discounts; golf and wedding packages. Rates: $49.00 to $89.00.
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
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.
Jennings Cards and Currency
Coins, sport cards, books, postcards, stamps, gold and silver. We buy, sell, trade and appraise.
Highland Farmers Market
This midweek farmers market offers a large array of fresh produce that is all locally grown as well as baked goods and farm fresh eggs. Open: Wednesdays: 3 pm - 6 pm. June 8, 2016 - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Located at Highland Community College in Parking Lot C. Wednesdays.
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
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.
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!
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
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
The Buss Stop
Daily specials, Friday fish fry, Saturday pizza specials and ice cream specialities in a friendly atmosphere. Cheese available for purchase. Carryout, smoke-free. No credit cards.
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).
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
Harmony Water Garden
This aquatic nursery has hundreds of water lilies, marsh plants, fish and related products. In business for a decade. Pond maintenance services available, call for an appointment.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
Stephenson County Farmers Market
Enjoy this farmers market offering fresh produce, homemade baked goods, local honey and so much more. May 14 thru October 29: Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm; Tuesday: Noon - 4:00 pm
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.
The quaint shop opened in the fall of 2001, selling pumpkins and barn wood crafts. Antiques and crafts, from furniture and home decor to primitives, tools and vintage farm equipment -- there's a wide assortment to choose from.
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
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
Wagner's Business Products/Furniture
This is a full-service office products store with gift and luggage department, including special stationery items.
Garden Hotel and Conference Center
The Garden Hotel and Conference Center is a full service hotel featuring the Greenhouse Grill and Bar. The 164 room hotel offers updated, comfortable accommodations for corporate and leisure visitors. Room blocks are available for corporate and wedding groups as well as sports teams, family reunions, and any other large group needing accommodations. The recreation area offers a large indoor swimming pool, spa, and state of the art fitness center. Poolside hospitality rooms are also available. The Conference Center offers over 11,000 square feet of space to accommodate weddings and corporate functions as well as social events.
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)
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
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
Enjoy bar and pub style food including burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and pizza. Full bar, catering and entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train Rides and Silvercreek Museum
All aboard as a 36 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and three passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30' above Yellow Creek. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts. Browse for novelties in the Freight House Gift Shop. Visit the Silvercreek Museum filled with early Americana and featuring the 130 ton Cooper Corliss Steam Engine and its over 25' fly wheel. Food will be available at the museum. Train: Adults: $7; Children under 12: $3; Cab Rides: Ask at the Depot; Museum: Adults: $4; Children Under 12: Free
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.
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.
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.
Italian restaurant in Capron serving pizza, sandwiches and dinners.
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.
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 with food vendors to fill you up. Held at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Stop in for one of their famous burgers, plus other specialties like Taco Tuesday. Full bar, carryouts, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 50.
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
Young at Heart Festival - Loves Park
Bring the whole family to the annual Young at Heart Festival. Events during the weekend include live music, a beer garden, carnival rides, kids' activities and food concessions. Located on the ground of Loves Park City Hall.
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.
Rock Run Country Historical Society Museum
Open: Wednesday: 1 pm to 3 pm; or by appointment This museum, in an 1870's building, features artifacts from the Rock City area including pictures, clothing, articles and more.
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.
Stephenson County Ag Breakfast
A farm breakfast showcasing Stephenson County agriculture producers with a menu of scrambled eggs, whole hog sausage, beef bacon, cheese, coffee cake, three flavors of ice cream, milk, orange juice and coffee. Additional activities include entertainment, a petting zoo, craft show, games and more as we salute and share the story of Stephenson County agriculture. Adults: $5; Children 5 and Under: Free
Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog - Discovery Center Museum
Something big and red is coming to Discovery Center - Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog traveling exhibition. Board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford, America's beloved big red dog with a heart to match. See Emily Elizabeth and many of the residents of Birdwell Island where playing, working together, and respecting others is all part of being a member of the community. The exhibit is sure to delight young and old alike. Slide down Clifford's tail, work together to fill Clifford's big dog bowl with bones, hunt for sea shells at T-Bone's beach or "work" in the fish and chip shop on Birdwell Island and more. No matter what activity they choose, children will learn valuable life lessons through play. This exhibit is based on Scholastic's top-rated TV Show Clifford the Big Red Dog on PBS Kids® and from the award-winning author Norman Bridwell. Today, the best-selling book series consists of more than 160 Clifford titles and 100 million books in print! The exhibition will be at Discovery Center through May 15 and all signage is in both English and Spanish.
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.
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
Nicholas Conservatory - Simply Spring: Butterfly Exhibit
Celebrate the arrival of spring at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens as you experience the magical world of native and tropical butterflies! Enjoy being surrounded by live butterflies in the tropical conservatory, and see the whole butterfly lifecycle in action as you view butterflies emerging from thier chrysalis in the emergence area. Included with Nicholas Conservatory admission.
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
Garden Fair - Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Get your shopping shoes on! The first weekend in June will be a busy one at Klehm. The 23rd annual Garden Fair Weekend will present flowers, antiques and art. We are showcasing local creative juices and flower power along the beautiful garden paths. This "all new" event is sure to please the most discriminating buyer. Relax in our Fountain Garden, have a bite to eat, tap your foot to the music, and get out and shop for plants and a wide variety of vendor offerings. This is fundraiser for Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Music Schedule Saturday: Rockford East Orchestra, Rockford East Choir, Popular Girl, Denny Diamond Sunday: Blake Wheaton, Brent Levinson
Birdfest 2016 - Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Birdfest is a festival celebrating wild birds during the time when they migrate through our area. Sand Bluff Bird Observatory will be capturing wild birds, putting a band on their leg and releasing them. There are many kids' events and exhibits, and you will have a chance to see the birds up close!
Union Dairy Family Day
After the Dairy Days Parade, enjoy this free family day with a bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting. All at the Union Dairy in Freeport from 1pm to 5pm.
Jane Addams Trail
This multi-use 17 mile trail offers beautiful scenery and 22 bridges, including a covered bridge in Orangeville, passing wetlands, creeks, woods, prairies, geologic formations and farmland. The trail, named after Jane Addams, the Nobel Peace Prize humanitarian and Hull House settlement founder born and raised in nearby Cedarville, is part of the Grand Illinois Trail which traverses northern Illinois from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. The 13 miles of the trail is a crushed limestone surface which may be used by hikers, bicyclists, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers. Trail maps are available.
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
Cruisin for a Cause: 3rd Annual Lions Club Car Show
Cruisin’ for a Cause: 3rd Annual Lions Club Car Show will be held at Union Dairy on May 14th in downtown Freeport from 3 to 7 pm. Union Dairy and the Freeport Lions Club host this car show with proceeds going to the Lions Club. Entertainment by 3-D Sound. $10 donation per car.
Mighty Richland Players Annual Christmas Show
The annual show includes favorite holiday tunes, and skits and merriment. Located in the historic Masonic Hall, the audience will not only get to see a great show, but also have a wonderful dessert during intermission. $20.Saturday: 7:30 pm; Sunday: 2 pm.
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!
Young at Heart Festival - Loves Park City Hall Grounds
Bring the whole family to the 42nd Young at Heart Festival. Events during the weekend include live music, carnival rides, kids' activities and food concessions.