Top Ten Things To Do This Weekend In Stephenson County Illinois

Stephenson County Illinois — August 16, 2018 — 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 fun for the family, some local shopping with a few friends or you’re looking for local music and entertainment, we’ve put together this list of the Top Ten things to do this weekend in Stephenson County Illinois.

Thursday – 16th

Karaoke at Logan’s
THU, AUG 16 8:00 PM
THU, AUG 23 8:00 PM
THU, AUG 30 8:00 PM
Thursday at 8 PM – 11 PM
Logan’s Bar & Grill
1805 S West Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Join us for karaoke at Logan’s — Early start time of 8pm! So you can get home early for bed!!!

Friday – 17th

Fall Sports Kickoff Event
Hosted by Freeport Pretzel Fans Club
Friday at 3:45 PM – 7 PM
Pretzel Stadium
701 W Moseley St, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Annual Fall Sports Kickoff taking place Friday, August 17th. This event is held as a way of kicking off the new school year while highlighting our fall sports teams. It is a chance to gear up for the upcoming season, have some great concessions, get a free T-shirt, order your fall sports signs and much more! Following is the schedule for the evening – join us for part or all of the event!

  • 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
    Soccer Scrimmage (Stadium)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
    Volleyball scrimmages (West Gym)
    Swim Team Demonstrations (FMS Pool)
    Cross Country Demonstrations (Football Practice Fields)
    Tennis Demonstration (Tennis Courts)
  • 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    Golf Demonstrations (Football Practice Fields)
  • 5:05 p.m.
    Dance Performance (Stadium)
  • 5:10 p.m.
    Parade of Athletes/FHN Check Presentation
  • 6:15 p.m.
    Football Scrimmages w/ Sideline Cheerleaders

Cost is $5 per person to attend and with your paid entrance you will receive a FREE T-shirt.

Western Weekend & Chili Cook Off
Hosted by Lena KOA Holiday
August 17 – August 19
Lena KOA Holiday
10982 US Highway 20 West, Lena, Illinois 61048
It’s Western Weekend, so all you cowboys and cowgirls come on out and enjoy the fun! We’re gonna have crazy rodeo games, gold rush & much more. Enjoy our “Hey” Ride and Ice Cream Social, we hear the ice cream is purdy good! Y’all just mosey on out to see us for some real western fun. We’re also holdin’ our 10th Annual “Chili Cook-Off”. Contestants bring a crock pot of yer best chili to share. Our guests will decide who’s made the best. Prizes will be awarded. Yee Haw!

Loran Fest
Hosted by Slurp n Burp
August 17, 2017 – August 19, 2017
Slurp n Burp
4319 S Loran Rd, Pearl City, Illinois 61062
Starting out Friday night with the Peoples band with more music on Saturday. On Sunday after a tractor parade we have Larry Michael & Debra Kay at 1 PM. There will be food served to support the FFA, the boy scouts, and the Jr class of Pearl City. There will also be vendors with produce and crafts.

Music on the Patio
Hosted by Freeport Park District
Friday at 5 PM – 8 PM
Park Hills Golf Club, Freeport Illinois
3240 W Stephenson St, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Join us for another round of Music on the Patio featuring Randy Kint. Admission is free and all ages welcome.

Saturday – 18th

Aquin Corn Boil
Hosted by Aquin Schools
Saturday at 6 PM – 8 PM
Aquin Schools
1419 S Galena Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032
A few of the original ‘Aquin Boosters’ are bringing back the ‘Aquin Corn Boil’.
♦ Aquin Cafeteria
♦ $8 per person–but you can 2 free admissions by committing to be a Guardian of the Shield in 2018-19!
♦ All-You-Can-Eat Brats, Corn on the Cob and Mrs. Mike’s Chips
♦ Come help us kick-off the school year by renewing friendships and meeting the faculty and staff of Aquin Schools–Preschool through Grade 12!

Home Run Derby
Hosted by Little Cubs Field
Saturday at 11 AM – 1 PM
Little Cubs Field
1160 W Empire St, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Lunch available, bring the whole family!
Meet candidates and elelcted officals!
Rep. Cheri Bustos will make an apperance!
$10 for age 13 and up
$5 for age 12 and under

Gift prize giveaways!

Public Observing Night
Hosted by Doug Firebaugh Observatory
Saturday at 8 PM – 11 PM
Doug Firebaugh Observatory
2892 W Stephenson St, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Join the staff of the Firebaugh Observatory for a night of observing. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars are prime targets for viewing this summer. The topic of discussion is ‘Bright Stars of Summer’. Hope to see you there!

Sunday – 19th

Kids Craft With Teal At Logan’s
Hosted by Logan’s Bar & Grill
Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM
Logan’s Bar & Grill
1805 S West Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Bonus time!!!

Sunday, Aug 19th @2pm we will be having a kid friendly “End of summer family fun “Craft club night for you and your kids at Logan’s in Freeport!!

The options are below….
The initial and name canvas is $20
the “look what I made” brag board is $25
the book crate is $30!

Larry Michael (The Mississippi Man) & Debra Kay
Loran Fest Slurp & Burp
Approximately 1pm-5pm (after the tractor parade)

Larry get your toes tapping to the music he plays on guitar, banjo & fiddle. Great dance music. Fantastic vocals joined with harmonies and solos by Debra Kay.

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