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Books at Sunset
New and gently read books, books on tape, gift items, cappuccino, biscotti and even "tea for two."
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.
CITY: Machesney Park
Sweet Dream Desserts and Catering
Step into Sweet Dream Desserts and you’re sure to sense the small town friendliness. Bite into one of their famous filled cupcakes (or other delicious offerings) and you’ll think you’ve been transported to an upscale café in one of Chicago’s trendy neighborhoods. But, this is not just a cupcake joint! Sycamore native and owner, Deanna Watkins, opens the doors at 7am day, to serve a continental style breakfast, such as scones and sweet breads, while chef and husband, Phil, prepares homemade soups and deli-style sandwiches for lunch. They also boast a variety of homemade cookies, just like grandma used to make, and provide full-sized cakes and cheese cakes for any occasion--from baby shower to birthday to wedding, or just because you want one. Not able to stop in for a bite to eat? Let Chef Phil cater your next event! Whether you are planning a simple BBQ or an elegant wedding, Sweet Dream Desserts has a full menu of meal options to satisfy your taste, from soup to cake!
MVP Sports Club
We have drink specials every day of the week! Come in and see for yourself. Our specials are guarenteed to quench your thirst without breaking your wallet. Stop in to try our cuisine and treat your tastebuds to a vacation in paradise. Our menu is sure to satisfy even the mightest hungers! Host your next party or gathering on our outdoor patio or rooftop terrace! Or let us cater your next event!
Nat's on Maple
Our restaurant features trendy comfort food where food and friends come together. Join us for lunch, dinner and private parties. Unique to the Nat's on Maple restaurant is our catering service. We cater all events including: luncheons, business meetings, graduations, holiday parties, weddings, bridal showers, and many more. We accept reservations for parties of 6 or more people. We also reserve Sundays for private parties of 25 people or more.
PJ's Courthouse Tavern
Located across the street from the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse. PJ's offers a friendly atmosphere, great food, cold drinks, and often has live entertainment for locals and visitors to enjoy. Come to one of their many events, or just on a regular night and create ever lasting memories! Enjoy some shopping in Sycamore's downtown shopping district before stopping in for a bite to eat.
Around the Corner Candy
Old-fashioned neighborhood candy store.
CITY: West Dundee
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.
Italian restaurant in Capron serving pizza, sandwiches and dinners.
China Buffet - Carpentersville
Great Chinese food - wide variety buffet.
Colonial Lodge Motel
Oldest motel in Elgin.
Five Points Pub
Five Points Pub gives you that hometown feel and homemade meal. Come in today for one of our daily specials or see some live entertainment on the weekends. We are open for lunch, dinner, and late night drinks!
Celtic Home and Hearth
Celtic Home & Hearth offers unique selections of Celtic and Renaissance inspired and imported items all specially chosen for their quality and appeal.
Country Store and Catering
Located in Beautiful Sycamore, just 2 blocks from the downtown shopping areas. We have been serving the community for over 25 years. Come stop by for the best homemade meals in the area. We have our grill going hot everyday and our meals are prepared fresh. With homemade ingredients and the best USDA Choice Meats you will find. Stop in and try a hot grilled sandwiche, rotisserie style meats, a combo dinner, or a famous dinner such as our seasoned pork chop dinner! Open for Lunch and Dinner 6 Days a week.
Sycamore Parkway Restaurant
Craving that home cooked meal that mom use to make? Well chances are the Sycamore Parkway Restaurant can meet your expectations! If not, they are sure you will not leave hungry or dissastisfied. There is something to satisfy everyone's palate on their menu. This is a restaurant where you can fill up on delicious food, without emptying your wallet.
Nathan Winston Services was started in 1976 as a rubber stamp shop. Growth continued with the addition of engraving as we opened a full time retail store in 1985. Today we offer stamps, plaques, acrylics, clocks, and engraved and sublimated awards. We maintain our level of professionalism well above the standard. We are proud to be one of DeKalb's Business of the Year recipients, and Marking Device Magazine's Small Business of the year.
Bea's Wok'n Roll
Bea's Wok'n Roll is a family restaurant that strives to conquer a variety of exotic and authentic Asian cuisine. Bea offers dining in, and take out.
The Junction Eating Place
The Junction Eating Place has coined the phrase "Make the Junction Eating Place your meeting place" in our 40+ years of professional experience. Major attention has been devoted to decor and culinary aspects, with an ever-changing menu featuring dishes made with regional foods! Excellent breakfast, great lunches, and pleasant dinners are available to diners, and we hope the output reflects our commitment to you! Once through our doorway, you will surely never be bored by the surroundings! Inside, guests are always greeted with a warming welcome, a rustic potbelly stove and an on-site train that adds to our guest's delight. Also, if you are seated in some parts of the dining area, you can see the guys at work over the cook fires! The restaurant design welcomes guests and we hope the great service seals the experience!
House of Fireplaces
Fireplaces, glass doors, gas logs, tool sets, screens, and related accessories.
Comfort Suites Elgin
Offering spacious suites, meeting space, hot breakfast buffet, wireless/wired internet, indoor pool and weekly guest reception. Over (9) restaurants within walking distance which makes us the ideal destination for both corporate and leisure travelers.
Porter's Pub is an energetic, casual, cozy, English-style restaurant and bar, located at Bowes Creek Country Club. Offering the traditional English favorites as well as an extensive "Belly Up Brew" beer list, even the queen would be impressed with.
Nestled in the corner of downtown Sycamore, Illinois, Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli has been providing quality service and products since 1994. Serving up fresh, toasted bagels every morning and hearty soups and sandwiches at noon, Shawn's is the perfect rest stop. Stop in for a relaxing cup of coffee, catch up with old friends or swing by just to say hello. No matter the occasion, staff will be sure to greet you with a smile and serve you the tastiest treats! Let Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli cater your next event!
Super 8 Motel - Woodstock
Motel with 62 rooms. Standard rooms, presidential suites and jacuzzi theme suites.
Stage Left Cafe
Decorated in back-stage motif, the new Stage Left Cafe offers a variety of beverages, souvenirs, entertainment and more. All presented in a unique atmosphere of theatrical tradition! Enjoy desserts too.
Serving great Mexican food.
Specializing in Mommys and their babies, Express Yourself carries a variety of nursing materials including covers, tops, and pumps, diaper bags, wraps, slings, diaper accessories, cloth diapers, and much, much, more! Express Yourself also offers classes on cloth diapering, and is home to Bitty Birdie Blessins Clothing Line. If you are expecting this is a great place to start preparing for your little one!
Blue Violet BodyworksSpa
Facials, manicures, pedicures, body polish, haircuts, massage and more.
The Picket Fence
The Picket Fence offers a variety of gifts including candles, home accessories, and cards.
Paw Lickin' Good Treats
Paw Lickin' Good Treats is a bakery dedicated to your dog or cat. The meet the demand for high quality, holistic food in the area. They are constantly on the lookout to bring in new and healthy new lines. On top of food and treats, Paw Lickin' Good Treats also carry bake your own cake, collars, harnesses, grooming materials, apparel, toys, nutritional supplements, and more. Even the pickiest eater will find something tasty here!
The Huddle offers hot dogs, gourmet burgers, fries, smoothies, bubble teas, coffee and much much more! We are located close to Northern Illinois University and Downtown DeKalb. We strive for fresh and innovative alternatives to the fast food norm.
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Stage Coach Players present "Arsenic and Old Lace", the story of the eccentric Brewster family of Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition to the scheming old women who poison their victims with elderberry wine, the family includes Teddy, who suffers delusions that he is Theodore Roosevelt and that the Panama Canal runs through the cellar of his home. The locks he digs become convenient graves for the lonely men who fall victims to Aunt Martha and Aunt Abby's machinations. When their nephew Mortimer discovers a body under the window seat of his aunt's home, however, the elderly women fess up to their deeds matter-of-factually and the events become more absurd right up to the surprise ending. Showing on August 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm and August 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Community Thrift Store
CITY: East Dundee
Grand Victoria Buffet
If you believe what they say about variety, visit the Grand Victoria Buffet. You'll have an overwhelming selection of entrees, salads and desserts from which to choose. Bring your appetite!
Super 8 Motel - McHenry
Conveniently located with clean, comfortable rooms, friendly, courteous staff and affordable rates. Private hot tub rooms available. Children 12 and under are free.
Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain
Our goal at Riccardi's is to create a 50's style diner with friendly service, and "at home" feel and the best food in town. At Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain, we mix our own secret seasoning for our hamburgers, so you won't be able to find another burger that tastes as good as ours. Our chili is handmade and is some of the best chili you'll ever have. Did we mention the ice cream? We have scrumptious soft-serve vanilla ice cream and tons of toppings to choose from! We have a BYOB license and you are welcome to bring your own beer/wine if you are of age. We are also offering live music on the weekends, so stop in and check out the local talent!
Ski's All American Pub
Whether you're looking for good food, a great time with friends, or just hanging out in an all around exciting atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. You name the event and Ski's All American Pub is the place to be. "Come for the food, stay for the fun." Try one of our delicious pizzas or come in for our all you can eat fish fry! Relax in our beer garden, or play a few rounds of darts! A private party room is available for up to 50 guests.
Discover good Italian cooking in a European atmosphere. Pietro Verone is expecting you! you may even have the chance to hear him sing some Sinatra, Dean Martin, or Neopolitan classics. Come with a group of friends, or have a romantic evening out with that special someone.
Polka Dot Bakery
The Polka Dot Bakery creates beautiful artistic cakes. They can vary from carved cakes made to look like an object or character, smash cakes for a child's 1st birthday, wedding cakes to decorated cookies for all occasions. They also provide kitchen apparel and classes/events at their location.
Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - Fun for the whole family! Hibachi style cooking allows you to watch your meal be made right before your eyes.
Buckinghams Steak House
Steak house located in Grand Victoria Casino.
Dog 'N Suds
Bring back the 50's as you cruise into Richmond's original Dog-N-Suds. Only here can you enjoy a frosted mug of the "World's Creamiest Rootbeer" with a Texas Burger delivered by the perkiest carhops around.
Mugzzies Pizzeria & Restaurant
Stop in today and try our famous cajun potato salad or chicken wings! We offer daily specials on food and drinks. Just want a drink? Visit Big Shots, our bar, and catch your favorite sports team on one of our many televisions. You will fall in love with our pizza. We can promise you that!
Bean Appetit Coffee House
Speciality coffee beverages including espresso-based drinks, smoothies, chai tea, panini sandwiches and pastries.
Denny's - Carpentersville
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week!
Nick's Pizza and Pub
Our dedicated family provides this community an unforgettable place to connect with your family and friends, to have fun, and to feel at home. Menu includes pizza, soup, salad, sandwiches, and beer.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Elgin Public House
Elgin Public House, known for great food, service, drinks and atmosphere. Better than average pub grub. Two full service bars with just about anything you could ask for.
You want a better burger? Than build it yourself at Prime BurgerHouse. Choose from a variety of toppings that range from the traditional to the exotic. Feel like something more intoxicating? Try one of Prime's sexy signature cocktails or specialty beers.
Hink's Bar & Grill
Stop in today for lunch or dinner at Hink's Bar & Grill and receive true midwestern hospitality! Enjoy a nice meal, a cold drink, and a great atmosphere. Hink's is located within walking distance form Sycamore's downtown shopping district.
Grand Victoria Casino souvenirs, unique gifts, clothing and jewelry.
Red's Steak and BBQ
With awesome appetizers, pizza, super stuffed burgers, steaks, ribs, seafood and more, you'll never leave here hungry. Full bar service with a wide range of mixed drinks and locally brewed craft beers. Red's is home to the Annual Stateline Blues festival held each fall in September.
Dairy Dog's is the original home of the cone with eyes. We specialize in high quality fast food, made from fresh ingredients and delicious ice cream creations. It is our goal to focus on quality and delivering friendly service to our customers. All of our food is made to order, if you are in a hurry, call ahead. We look forward to meeting you.
El Puerto Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican Restaurant with a beautiful scenic view on Nippersink Lake, located on the Chain. Best sunsent on the Chain, best Margarita in Lake County. Come by boat, waverunner, or by land. Private room available for parties, seasonal outdoor pati
CITY: Fox Lake
Joker's Bar & Grill
Joker's is a bar with good food and great people. Come and see a band on the weekend or just stop in for a decent meal and an ice cold drink. Don't forget to ask about our daily specials.
Northern Illinois University Sports (NIU Sports)
The Northern Illinois University Huskies play in the MAC Conference and have a diverse athletic department. Their many sports teams include: Men’s football, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling, while their women’s teams include: Basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
Mcgruder's Irish Pub
Mcgruder's Irish Pub is the hottest new bar to hit the scene in Elgin. Come to enjoy the food and stay for the fun atmosphere.
At Kinnikinnick Farm, you’ll sleep in tents and feed off the land as you experience life in a more relaxed environment. This is a 30-acre organic market farm that sells organic produce to some of Chicago’s best chefs and restaurants and direct to the public at the Evanston and the Chicago Green City Farmers Markets. In addition to organic vegetables, the farm produces eggs, raises chickens, and is the home for a small herd of sheep, hogs, 6 dogs, a rabbit named Bandit, and Shelly, the family’s Nubian milk goat.
Took Toom Thai
Great authentic Thai Food! Catering available or host your next private party in this fun atmosphere.
Towne Square Family Restaurant
Come on in to Towne Square and enjoy a nice meal in a friendly atmosphere. We offer everything from breakfast to dessert. Enjoy a tasty burger, or try one of our delightful sandwiches. Our menu is full of variety that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Urinetown, The Musical
The Musical is a satirical comedy musical from 2001. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. See website for dates and times.
Doyles Irish Pub and Eatery
Full service Family Friendly Pub style restaurant. Steaks, pasta, hand-packed burgers, fresh salads, kids menu, home-made soup, chili, apple pie, sauces and pizza. Full bar with over 40 imported beers.
Based on the timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. The showings are on: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm December 7, 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Nick's Pizza & Pub
Toss the shells of our complimentary peanuts on the ground while enjoying our fabulous pizza and sandwiches. Perfect for families!
Ellwood Holiday Traditions Weekend
Start your holiday season by taking a guided tour of the decorated Ellwood House mansion. Local businesses, decorators, college groups, and clubs help to present the home in a new, elegant way each year. This is the place to get ideas for your own decorating or view what times were like while the Ellwoods inhabited the opulent home.
Color Vibe 5K
Get ready for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!
Cheaper by the Dozen
This play asks that you suppose you're an attractive high school girl who is a member of a large and unique family in which your father is one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Imagine he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective!
Twelve Angry Jurors
The Twelve Angry Jurors is a play where a jury is forced to consider a homicide trial. Several of the jurors have different reasons for discriminating against the witness: his race, his background, and the troubled relationship between one juror and his own son. Showings on: June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm June 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Rockin' for Reptiles
Join us for an afternoon of rockin' family fun with the museum! Enjoy games, live music, live animals, food, a moon bounce, and more. This new fundraiser benefits all the live animals and educational programming at the museum. This event has an admission fee, and will be from 12noon-5pm.
Sycamore's Turning Back Time Weekend
Saturday is Cruise Night, complete with a free concert by Vintage Vinyl, a classic car cruise, food vendors, beer garden and more. The Classic Car Show is on Sunday featuring over 1,000 cars on display. This event is free to attend.
To Gillian on her 37th Birthday
In this touching play, David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night.
NIU HUSKIES FOOTBALL HOME SCHEDULE FOR 2014
NIU Huskies Football Home Schedule for 2014 Thursday, August 28 - Presbyterian vs NIU at DeKalb Saturday, October 4 - Kent State vs NIU at DeKalb Saturday, October 11 - Central Michigan vs NIU at DeKalb Saturday, October 18 - Miami (Ohio) vs NIU at DeKalb Tuesday, November 11 - Toledo vs. NIU at DeKalb
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra live in concert. Beginning at 7:30 pm
Free concerts in Hopkins Park Tuesday-Thursday. Friday night is the twilight parade thru downtown DeKalb with drum corps and marching bands. The Drum Corps competition caps off the week at Huskie Stadium. All events are free to attend.
Wauconda Farmer's Market
Come out, take a stroll and shop for fresh produce, flowers, herbs, spices, baked goods, and a myriad of other products. Also enjoy live entertainment including local musicians, a pet parade, a scarecrow building contest and comprise the market. Please visit the website for more information.
Rockford Art Museum Exhibition - Modern Metaphors
Modern Metaphors features beautifully complex paintings, mixed media and photography that combine Old Master techniques with modern content by artists Katherine Ace, David Kroll, Bruno Surdo and Sergio Fasola. Each reminiscent of the Dutch Golden Age, these masterfully rendered pieces transport the viewer into a dreamy, yet oddly contemporary, realm.
Victory Golf Range
Victory Golf Range is the Rockford area's only indoor golf facility that offers golf entertainment in a controlled environment. Amenities include a large driving area to see true path of golf ball, hitting bays with air-cushioned driving mats, a state-of-the-art putting green, fully netted ceiling, walls and perimeter to ensure a safe hitting environment, a full service restaurant and bar, large screen TVs with latest golf and sports programming, and free WiFi.
CITY: Loves Park
Anderson Japanese Gardens - Opening Day Celebration
Opening Day is a family friendly weekend event for friends and family to gather and enjoy culturally rich Japanese activities in the unique setting of Anderson Japanese Gardens.
2014 Rockford Midwestern - Biennial Juried Art Exhibition
The Rockford Midwestern is a biennial juried exhibition that originated as an annual showcase for local artists. The year 2014 marks the 73rd presentation of this regional show that draws the best works from artists from a nine-state region. Artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin participate. With this exhibition, Rockford Art Museum shows its commitment to presenting the breadth and depth of contemporary art in the Midwest.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House in Rockford, Illinois is the only building ever designed by the famed architect for a person with a disability. Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent commissioned and lived in the home from 1952 until early 2012, when it was acquired by a private foundation and added to the National Register of Historic Places. This single-story Usonian home is both functional and beautiful, decades ahead of ADA accessibility requirements. The home features a solar hemicycle footprint, patio, fishpond, carport, and outdoor connectivity to the natural landscape. The modest home is built of Chicago Common Brick and Red Tidewater Cypress and much of the labor and materials were sourced locally from Rockford.
WWE Live at BMO Harris Bank Center
WWE VIP Experience presents WWE Live, with WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match, Sheamus vs. Randy Orton; 3 on 1 Handicap Match, Big Show vs. The Shield; plus Big E, Cesaro, The Usos, Ryback, Curtis Axel and many more. (Card is subject to change.)
Victorian Village Opening Day and Main Street Market
As part of the Victorian Village opening weekend, the museum will play host to a new vintage market hosted by Rockford's own Urban Farmgirl. Featuring vendors from throughout the Midwest and across the country, it will be an open-air market showcasing vintage goods and one-of-a-kind artisan pieces. Guided tours of the Victorian Village as well as entrance to the Main Museum Center are also part of admission.
Howard Johnson Hotel - Rockford
Experience a winning combination of friendly service, newly renovated accommodations, and spacious, comfortable guest rooms with luxury touches. The hotel includes a heated indoor pool, fitness center and 24-hour game room. Home office rooms are available for business clientele. There is a restaurant and lounge on site.
Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street
Visit our award-winning Premier Main Street which is full of charming shops, delightful restaurants, quality entertainments and life-enhancing opportunities and events.
CITY: Crystal Lake
OSF Heritage Run
The 30th Annual Heritage Run includes 10k (6.2 miles) and 2-mile races along with a 2-mile walk and kids' fun run. Races go through downtown and neighborhoods and finish in front of the BMO Harris Bank Center. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the YMCA Rock River Valley. OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is the major sponsor.
Rockford Half Marathon and 10K
This year's event features two events: the wildly popular 13.1-mile half marathon and a sibling 10K run. In addition to Rockford area runners, the event draws participants from more than 20 states. Located just an hour's drive northwest of Chicago and a half-hour south of Madison, WI, the course route is along Rockford's scenic Rock River. It's a relaxing, yet challenging, event with two great options for runners at every skill level.
DeKalb County Barn Tour
The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a self-guided driving tour of 5 DeKalb area barns, plus the Glidden Homestead historic site and barn, and the DAAHA gallery. Enjoy 6 different styles of barn architecture and various activities related to farming throughout your tour. Photography is encouraged. Carload tickets include a tour booklet and map. Admission is $20.00 per carload. List of sites: Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center – See the barn where Joseph Glidden first manufactured “The Winner” barbed wire, which earned Glidden the title “The Father of Barbed Wire”. The barn and home are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association (DAAHA) – an air-conditioned gallery exhibiting photographs of local barns taken by the Sycamore Library Photography Club. Jeff Marshall – A large historic barn interior camouflaged with contemporary aluminum siding. Joseph Marshall – Centennial farm with barn built in 1913 Robert Faivre – Two early 20th century barns and two 21st century barns on the picturesque acreage of Camelot Christmas tree farm. Larson/Martz Family Farms – Quonset barn built in 1955 on a large feeder cattle farm. Josie Hopkins – Preserved barn built in 1839, today filled to the brim with merchandise of Josie’s Antiques
Tour De Crystal Lake
Racing, food, and fun for all. Downtown Crystal Lake will come alive as visitors enjoy the free family event featuring live music, local culinary fare, merchant sales, children's activities and more!
CITY: Crystal Lake
Veterans Memorial Hall
Dedicated in 1903 in ceremonies that included a speech by Teddy Roosevelt, Memorial Hall is a tribute to Rockford citizens who have served in the Armed Forces. Large wall plaques list names of fallen veterans, and cases in the main lobby, side rooms and the lower level display Armed Services artifacts including memories of the Civil War, the World Wars and Camp Grant. The renovated second floor auditorium is used by cultural groups for shows and presentations and is accessible via the elevator.
Prairie Street Brewhouse
The Prairie Brewhouse is the best location in Rockford for hosting your event. With over 7500 square feet of flexible space available, we can host your event of up to 500 people. Perfect for hosting banquets, wedding receptions, parties, weddings, meetings, fundraisers, art shows, craft shows and more. Indoor and outdoor space available, including a deck area right on the river. Available for anything from a luncheon to a week-long conference. Overhead doors allow for easy unloading and setup. During the summer, Dinner on the Dock and listen to live music on Thursdays.
Illinois Triathlon Championship
Millions of dollars for a renovation of a quarry has made the Three Oaks Recreation Area into one of Illinois great new Triathlon venues! If you are looking for one of those 3000 person crammed events where you really, truly can’t race, but just like being part of the crowd to say you did a triathlon this is not the venue. We can fit about 1000 athletes at this venue but it is completely worth it. Crystal clear quarry water, a fast flat closed bike course as well as a challenging off paved trail, to crushed limestone trail all in a recreation facility that is second to none and a short drive from downtown Chicago. That is why it is worth every bit of the name it boasts as the state championship event.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Set in McHenry's Petersen Park (4300 Petersen Park Road) and throughout the town, this wildly popular, 10-day July fest features great food, a beer tent, theater, contests, fun for all ages, midway rides, games and more.
Hard Charge Chicago
HARD CHARGE events are 4-5 miles of obstacles, mud and mayhem. Each course is designed to challenge every fitness level and get you pumped up for the awesome post-race party at CHARGER Village - complete with food, fun and one free beer for CHARGERS 21+. When the dust has settled and the mud has dried, you'll already be looking forward to taking on your next HARD CHARGE mission!
CITY: Spring Grove
Woodstock Mozart Festival
Held on three consecutive weekends in July and August at the Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock Illinois, the Festival presents concert performances under the banner ”Mozart…and More!”…Mozart and other composers. With a seating capacity of 421, the charming restored 1880’s Woodstock Opera House is often referred to as an environment reminiscent of Mozart’s day. Because of the intimacy of the hall, the listener enjoys the unique experience of feeling enveloped by the music. A superb orchestra, world class artists and air conditioned comfort make the Woodstock Mozart Festival a MUST for a special summer concert experience just 60 miles northwest of Chicago.
Animal Mania at Lockwood Park
Join Lockwood Park to celebrate the opening of a new season, animals, and the of service men and women. Activities to be held throughout the park include hay rides, pony rides, chicken hatching, horseshoeing demonstration, horse extravaganza, and more. There will be special activities for Armed Forces Day.
B.B. King at Coronado PAC
Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940s, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal," and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time."
Phantom Regiment - 39th Annual Show of Shows
Experience the art of musical pageantry as the Show of Shows features some of the best drum and bugle corps in the world. This year's lineup is one of the largest in the Midwest. Along with Rockford's own Phantom Regiment, this year's lineup includes 2013 World Champion Carolina Crown along with our Midwest rivals Madison Scouts and The Cavaliers. The location is the Boylan High School stadium.
Bill Maher at Coronado PAC
For the last seventeen years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last eight years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-six Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher's uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, "Religulous," directed by Larry Charles ("Borat"). The documentary has gone on to become the 7th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.