Top 20 Things To Do Tonight And This Weekend In Stephenson County

June 24, Karaoke with Lisa Faye. 9 PM – 1 AM Join us as we welcome back Lisa Faye for another night of fun Karaoke at Christy’s THIS Friday!!
Christy’s 1802 Crossroads Ln, Freeport

June 24, MOVIES IN THE PARK. 7 pm (movies shown at approximately 8:30 pm). Join the Freeport Park District and FHN for this annual series. Prior to the movie there will be activities and entertainment. The movie will be “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. (815-235-6114×0)
Read Park, 1200 Park Lane Drive, Freeport. 

June 24-26, “GIRLS NIGHT OUT”. Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater, Friday and Saturday: 7:30 pm; Sunday: 2 pm. Four women, on their way to an evening at the theatre, stop for dinner at the establishment owned by the ex-husband of one of them. Between the salad and entre, he ends up dead. And each one of them has a reason to wish him dead. This show has multiple endings, so each show night will have a different ending. Come every night and see if you can guess who did him in. 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. (815-819-1310)
203 W. High Street, Orangeville. 

June 24-25, 30, July 1-2, “I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER”. Winneshiek Playhouse, 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)
228 W. Clark, Freeport. 

June 25, STEPHENSON COUNTY AG BREAKFAST. 6 am to 10 am. 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 4-H animal display, antique and modern tractor display, kids activities including Barnyard Bowling, wagon rides, a silent auction and more as we salute and share the story of Stephenson County agriculture. Adults: $5; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-864-2561)
Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut, Freeport. 

June 25, TOUR FOR CANCER GRAN FONDO. Start: 7 am. Enjoy this bicycle tour of Northwest Illinois to benefit the FHN Ferguson Cancer Center. Choose from 105, 75, and 30 mile routes. Maps are provided and roads are clearly marked. For information, contact Chain Link Cyclists at In lieu of a registration fee, donations to the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center are gratefully accepted. (815-990-9396).
Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport. 

June 25, PRETZEL CITY 5K.  8 am.  This is a great event for both novice runners looking to run their first race or seasoned competitors looking to beat your personal best time. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. The course consists of flat roadways and paths winding through picturesque Krape Park. Pre-registration by June 22 (includes a t-shirt). Pre-registration:  Adults: $25; Children 19 and Under: $10; Race Day: $30. (815-235-6114×0)
Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport.

June 25, CHRIS ALDRIDGE BOOK SIGNING. 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Local author Chris Aldridge will be signing copies of his latest book, “Theseus: His Life, Mysteries and Virtues”. Drawing from ancient and modern writings, Chris tells the story of the Greek Hero who saved Athens and whose legacy teaches valuable life lessons for all readers. This epic retelling of the story of Theseus combines ancient Greek religion, myth and history into a great read for anyone interested in ancient Greece. Books are $12. (815-541-7777)
Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport. 

June 25, CEDARVILLE SUMMER CELEBRATION. 4 pm to 8 pm. Celebrate the summer with free hot dogs and pop, a craft show, kid’s games, Cedarville Firemen water fights, and fireworks at dusk. (815-563-4302)
430 W. Washington Street, Cedarville. 

June 25-October 1, FREEPORT FARMERS MARKET. Saturday: 7 am to 11 am. A fabulous variety of locally grown produce as well as a scrumptious selection of home-baked treats in a festive market atmosphere. (815-291-4649)
721 W. South Street (CVS Parking Lot), Freeport. 

June 25-October 8, LENA FARMERS MARKET. Saturday: 8 am to 11 am. Enjoy this seasonal farmers market featuring a large variety of fresh, locally grown produce and locally made baked goods. (815-235-4125)
100 W. Main, Lena. 

June 25-October 29, BRAT STAND AT WINSLOW HISTORICAL MUSEUM. Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm. Enjoy brats, pork chop sandwiches, hot dogs, pop and chips every Saturday provided by the Historical Museum and the American Legion. (815-266-9459)
Winslow Historical Museum, 606 Bridge Street, Winslow. 

June 26, GERMAN VALLEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM PRESENTATION. 1 pm to 4 pm. The German Valley Historical Museum hosts Nick Connell who will give a presentation about the Underground Railroad. A film will be shown with a discussion to follow. Freewill offering. (815-362-3671)
German Valley Historical Museum, 805 Church Street, German Valley. 

June 26, UNION DAIRY FAMILY DAY. 1 pm to 5 pm. After the Dairy Days Parade, enjoy this free family day with a bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting. (815-232-7099)
Union Dairy, 126 E. Douglas, Freeport. 

June 26, DAIRY DAYS PARADE. 1:30 pm. Enjoy this parade celebrating agriculture in Stephenson County which will wind through the streets of downtown Freeport. Sponsored by the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. (815-232-3186)
Downtown Freeport. 

June 26, REDEDICATION OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS’ MONUMENT. 2:30 pm. Join this special ceremony to rededicate the monument which will include the Sons of Civil War Veterans, music, speakers and more. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Masonic Temple, 305 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport. (815-369-4689)
Corner of Stephenson Street and Galena Avenue, Freeport. 

June 26, MUSIC IN THE PARK. 6 pm. The Lena Community Park District presents these great concerts: June 12: The Cross Cut Band (classic rock, country and oldies); June 26: Nick Raab and Southpaw Stance (rock classics). (815-369-5351)
Lions Park, 609 N. Schuyler Street, Lena. 

June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. 7:30 pm. 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 and will highlight an assortment of guest instrumentalists and vocalists. (815-990-1739)
Koenig Theater, Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport. 

June 26, Taylor Park – 5:30 p.m. Open to the public and FREE event to honor victims in Orlando and to celebrate the one year anniversary or the Marriage Equality passing.
Taylor Park


Some events courtesy of the Stephenson County Visitors Center

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