What's happening in far northern Illinois: Friday, May 24 - Friday, May 31


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This week in Roscoe, South Beloit, and Rockton includes Memorial Day parades, ceremonies, and services; a plant and tool sale, free tennis lessons, live music, a food pantry, and of course, the Rockton River Market.

13 events this week on our calendar: Friday, May 24 - Friday, May 31

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Roscoe Memorial Day Parade - Mon May 27 10:00 am

Village of Roscoe

The Roscoe VFW Parade starts 10 a.m. Come watch the parade, then all are welcome for refreshments at the VFW Club. The parade will assemble at the corner of Main and Presley Street in Roscoe. It will begin north of Village Hall and will proceed down Main Street, to Harrison Street, to the Roscoe Cemetery, 5550 Harrison Street, where the VFW will hold a memorial ceremony honoring Roscoe's fallen heroes. Everyone is invited.
[more details]

Memorial Day Service - Mon May 27 2:00 pm

Shirland Congregational Church

Come join us for our annual Memorial Day service led by veterans. After the service we walk to the cemetery and place flowers on veterans' graves. A moving, educational experience for young and old. [more details]

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Pauley Performs at Riverview Elementary - Fri May 24 1:15 pm

Riverview Elementary School

Paul Hieser (a.k.a. Pauley) performs for the students and staff at Riverview Elementary School! Fun, laughs and lessons about the music he routinely performs. Let's go SOBOs! [more details]

Live Music: Leinaala and Dave - Fri May 24 3:00 pm

Hidden Creek Estates

3 - 10 p.m.
Leinaala and Dave are playing at Hidden Creek Estates's Wine Bar. Food by L'Osteria.
[more details]

Free Tennis Lessons - Fri May 24 4:30 pm

Beloit Tennis Association

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ages: 5-12 4:30-5:30 Ages: 12+/Adults 5:30-Dark. 
Coach Larry Compton 608-290-2697.   [more details]

Cheezy’s and Ryan V Music at Crazy Llama - Fri May 24 5:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing

4:30 - 8 p.m.
Cheezy’s Grilled Cheeses will be here, Ryan V Music will be here too!

[more details]

Live Music: Rollin' Whiskey - Fri May 24 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

We’re ready to kick off Memorial Weekend at Louie’s! Come out for dinner, drinks and dancing with Rollin' Whiskey.

[more details]

9th Annual Plant & Tool Sale - Sat May 25 9:00 am

Roscoe United Methodist Church

9 - 11:30 a.m. Rain or shine, we will be selling perennials, flowers, herbs, and other handmade garden accessories. 
Roscoe United Methodist Men's Group will also be selling gently used tools and other garden items.
Proceeds will support the Garden Club's mission to grow and donate fresh produce to the local community food pantry.

[more details]

Live Music: Carson Hall at Hidden Creek Estates - Sun May 26 10:00 am

Hidden Creek Estates

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Carson Hall is an indie songwriter based out of Machesney Park. His first studio recorded single, A Million Miles Away, has been released on all streaming platforms. Food by L'Osteria.
[more details]

Rockton Memorial Day Parade - Mon May 27 9:00 am

Rockton Township Cemetery

The Rockton Memorial Day parade begins at 9 a.m. on Blackhawk Blvd. on the south side of the bridge over the Rock River, laying a wreath into the water to honor fallen Navy members, and circles back through Downtown Rockton west to Center St. then up to Union St. to the Rockton Township cemetery, with a short ceremony afterward.

Expect delays or avoid the areas listed.
The event is organized by Rockton American Legion Post #332.

[more details]

United Veterans Memorial Day Parade - Mon May 27 9:00 am

The United Veterans Memorial Day parade will step off at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2024. The parade starts in South Beloit on Blackhawk Boulevard near Winnebago Avenue and ends just before College Street and Horace White Park in Beloit.
In addition to the parade route being closed to traffic, Bushnell Street will be closed to traffic near Horace White Park for bus parking. The City of Beloit is partnering with South Beloit for enhanced safety and security along the parade route.  [more details]

Life Church Food Pantry - Tue May 28 9:00 am

Life Church

9 - 11 a.m. Every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Life Church in Roscoe. Drive up and get in line with your trunk open. [more details]

Rockton River Market: Harpo's Review - Wed May 29 5:00 pm

Settlers Park

Come for the shopping, stay for the music! The Rockton River Market provides a comfortable atmosphere with food trucks, drinks, and local artisans. Live local music from Harpo's Review is provided for entertainment.  [more details]

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