Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend In Stephenson County Illinois

Stephenson County Illinois — June 29, 2017 — Stephenson County Illinois is full of great places to visit with lots of things to do, especially this time of year. If you’re looking for something to do with the family, looking for some local shopping, holiday destinations, or just wanting to get out and have some fun and maybe meet Santa, we’ve got you covered here.

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


10. “The Dixie Swim Club”

This is a story of five unforgettable women – a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. $15. (815-232-7023)

Friday, June 30, 2017 – Saturday, July 1, 2017
7:30 pm; 2 pm and 7:30 pm on July 1
Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark, Freeport

9. Independence Day Celebration

This weekend we will be celebrating Independence Day at Stephenson Nursing Center! Please join us Sunday evening, July 2nd, for a FREE concert and viewing of the Freeport Sky Concert & Community Festival from our facility grounds. We have a great view of the fireworks! The concert begins at 7 PM! We will also have concessions available for purchase. See you there!

Sunday at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Stephenson Nursing Center
2946 S Walnut Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032

8. FHN Summer Movie Series

Bring the family for movies, fun and a surprise from FHN (as well as other surprises!). Limited first-come, first seated seating. $4 (except The Princess Bride which is Free).

Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Saturday, August 5, 2017
10 am
Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Avenue, Freeport

July 1: Cars 2 (G)
July 8: Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13)
July 15: Despicable Me 3 (PG)
July 22: Spider-Man: Homecoming
July 29: The Emoji Movie
August 5: The Princess Bride (1987, PG) FREE

7. Music Under the Stars

The Freeport Concert Band performs in this free concert featuring a variety of music covering different genres and composers. Each performance is hosted by a different guest conductor

Sunday, July 2, 2017
7:30 pm
Koenig Theater, Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport

6. Beer, Brats & Root Beer Floats at Wishful Acres

Noon to 5 pm. They’ll be firing up the grill! Enjoy locally made brats (cooked in their own beer prior to grilling), or a premium all-beef hot dog. Either option is served with Mrs. Mike’s potato chips for $4.99. Add your own condiments: sauerkraut, onion, relish, ketchup, mustards! Plus they’ll be serving $3.50 Root Beer Floats, made with their own delicious Homemade Root Beer and vanilla ice cream. Their regular craft beer menu will also be available featuring all of their craft beers which are made on site.

Sunday, July 2, 2017
Noon – 5 pm
Wishful Acres Farm and Brewery, 4679 N. Flansburg Road, Lena

5. Wine Down & Cookout at Famous Fossil

Celebrate in The Crib with a BBQ Cookout and live music by Southpaw Stance. Tickets include the meal, 2 glasses of wine and music. The meal is served from 6 pm to 7 pm with music from 7 pm to 9 pm. Seats are limited to get your tickets early. $30.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
6 pm – 9 pm
Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery, 395 W. Cedarville Road, Freeport.

4. 8 Miles of Ag-Tiques

See all kinds of tractors and machinery including John Deere, Farmall, Minneapolis-Moline, Allis Chalmers, Oliver and Massey Harris in this annual event. Plus crafts, food, tractor drives and fun. (815-291-4571)

Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Sunday, July 2, 2017
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm
Orangeville to Monroe, WI

3. Public Observing Night

Join us for an evening of observing. This week we’ll have a waxing gibbous moon the Solar Systems giant planets Jupiter and Saturn. The scheduled topic for this week includes the Moon and some beautiful double stars. Hope to see you there.

Saturday at 8 PM – 11 PM
Doug Firebaugh Observatory
2892 W Stephenson St, Freeport, Illinois 61032

2. 14th Annual Briggs’ John Deere Days

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm. 14th annual celebration featuring John Deere tractors and machinery, including two cylinder and new generation tractors, plus food, craft show and lots of great conversation with the owners of the tractors. All models and colors are welcome. An exhibitors tractor drive will be held on Sunday at 10 am. Part of the 8 Miles of Ag-tiques event. (815-291-4571)

Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Sunday, July 2, 2017
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm
Briggs Farm, 13609 Illinois Highway 26 North, Orangeville (2 miles north of the village)

1. Freeport Sky Concert Community Festival

Celebrate Independence Day with a full evening of activities. (815-232-4592)

Schedule of Events

Food/Beverage Vendors
Children’s Activities (Bounce House, Bungee Run, Face Painting)
Race Car on Site

Live Music in the Grandstand:
2 pm: Garrett Hillary
4 pm: Boys & Girls Club Marching Band
4:30 pm: Goin’ Postal
6:30 pm: Boys & Girls Club Dance Team
7 pm: Short Time Band

9 pm:
JROTC Presents the Colors
National Anthem
Recognition of the Veterans in Attendance
Presentation by George Buss as Abraham Lincoln and Tim Connors as Stephen Douglas

Sky Concert Fireworks

Sunday, July 2, 2017 – 2:00 pm
Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut Road, Freeport.



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