Top Ten Things To Do This Weekend In Stephenson County Illinois

Stephenson County Illinois – Stephenson County Illinois is full of great places to visit with lots of things to do. If you’re looking for something to do with the family, looking for some local shopping deals or just wanting to get out and have some fun, we’ve got you covered here.

Below is the list of the Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend In Stephenson County Illinois

10. Eagle’s Nest Friday Night Dinners 

Every Friday night in August, enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends from their new menu and check out the new décor. Friday nights in August will also feature Back-to-School Specials with dinner for students at half price. Menus are available on their website. (815-232-8615)
Fridays: 5 pm to 8 pm
Eagle’s Club
1200 W. Galena Avenue

9. Car, Bike and Truck Show 

See some of the Midwest’s best show cars, motorcycles and trucks. Food and beverages available. $10 per vehicle; Spectators: Free. (815-232-7065)
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Eagles Club
1200 W. Galena Avenue
Freeport. Noon to 3 pm.

8. Cases Pending and Black Cat Manor

We are super excited to welcome Cases Pending and Black Cat Manor at the end of August! We’re even more excited that Cases Pending will be releasing their first CD that night – years in the making, we’ve been told. This should be an epic night at Christy’s – a first for us! Mark your calendars now. Tomorrow at 9 PM

Saturday August 27, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
1802 Crossroads Ln, Freeport

7. German Valley Historical Society Museum Program

The German Valley Historical Society Museum hosts “Remember When” presented by members of the Pleasant Prairie Academy Alumni. Former students will reminisce about their school days at German Valley’s Pleasant Prairie Academy which was founded in 1893. Freewill offering. (815-362-3671)

Sunday, August 28, 2016
German Valley Historical Museum
805 Church Street
German Valley. 1 pm.

6. Back to School Celebration 

Information, food, games, bounce houses, entertainment. Free back packs and school supplies. (815-233-1600×123)
Saturday, August 27, 2016
King Community Campus 
511 S. Liberty
Freeport. 10 am to 3 pm.

5. Pearl City Boulevard Bash

Enjoy an amateur Pitmaster BBQ competition where locals show off their barbecuing skills in multiple meat categories. Plus parade, pulled pork lunch, raffle, live stage entertainment by Nathan Dean and the Damn Band and much more. (815-291-9922)

Saturday, August 27, 2016
100 N. Main Street
Pearl City. 8 am to Midnight.

4. Lincoln-Douglas Debate Commemorative Program

Celebrate this annual program to commemorate the historic 1858 debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. The day includes having lunch with Abe and Steve at 9 East Coffee with meals on your own/no RSVP required. The program will be held at 5 pm at Debate Square and then will be followed by dinner with Lincoln and Douglas at This Is It Eatery (where you can “Chug with Doug”) with meals on your own/no RSVP required. The program at Debate Square will include the Freeport NJROTC Color Guard. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside Freeport Public Library. (815-233-2255)

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: Lunch: 11 am; Program: 5 pm; Dinner: Following Program
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
114 E. Douglas Street

3. Colby Smith Memorial 4 Mile Classic

A 4 mile run between St. Thomas Church and Aquin High School at 1419 S. Galena Avenue, Freeport. Includes a post race pancake breakfast sponsored by Aquin Servant Leaders. Race proceeds go to the Colby Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to Aquin Catholic School students. Adults: $20; Students: $15. (815-238-5992)

Saturday, August 27, 2016
St. Thomas Church
1400 S. Kiwanis
Freeport. Registration: 7 am; Race: 8 am.

2. The 4th annual Zealous/Team Son Tattoo~a~Thon

Zealous and Team Son are looking to shatter some records while raising awareness & educating people about suicide prevention. They say the Tats-4-Life title came to be with a double meaning. One, tattoos are with you for life and two, by getting a tattoo at this event you are supporting life.  “You are helping to raise funds & education as we strive to live in a world without suicide“, they say. 100% of the proceeds go to the AFSP in memory of Cody Larsen & any loved one’s lost to suicide. You are encouraged to bring everyone you know, have lunch, maybe get your nails done, who knows what else might be in store for you.

Saturday, August 27 at 8 AM – 8 PM
Zealous Art Studio & Tattoo
653 W Stephenson St, Freeport

1. Black Diamond Music Festival and Picnic

A music festival featuring local musicians and bands to celebrate music and friendship with a share a dish picnic, contests and giveaways. Donation to Guitars for Vets Organization. (815-233-0118)
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Koenig Theater (Bandshell)
Krape Park
1799 S. Park Boulevard
Freeport. 10 am to 9 pm.

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