Calendar of community events for Dixon, Sterling and Rock Falls

Street performers dance along the riverfront Saturday during Dixon Main Street’s annual Venetian Night. The five-hour, family-friendly event not only lit up the night, it served up food, live entertainment, kids activities, vendors, a lighted boat parade and fireworks.

Calendar of events from Discover Dixon, Sterling Main Street and Visit Rock Falls.

Discover Dixon

Partnership between Dixon Chamber of Commerce, Dixon Main Street, Dixon Tourism.

Aug. 13. Venetian Night.

Sept. 10. Blues, Brews and BBQ.

October (date to be determined). The Ultimate Tailgate.

Oct. 22. Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 29. Trunk and Treat.

Nov. 26. Shop Small Saturday.

Dec. 2. Christmas Walk.

For information, call 815-284-3361 or visit

Sterling Main Street

July 14, 28, Aug. 11, 25. Popup Markets at Dale Park.

Aug. 5. Hot Dog Day.

Sept. 17. Fiesta Parade.

Sept. 22. Sip into Fall.

Oct. 8. Hops on the Rock.

Dec. 2. Sights and Sounds Christmas Walk.

For information call 815-626-8610 or visit

Rock Falls Tourism

July 16. Ski Broncs on the Rock River.

Aug. 6-7. Rock Falls River Chase.

Sept. 3. Art in the Park.

Sept. 10. Taste of Fiesta.

Sept. 17. Fiesta Day Parade.

Oct. 1. Rock Falls Lumberjack Show and Beard Contest.

Oct. 8. Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run.

Nov. 17-18. Hometown Holidays.

October (To be determined). Haunted Haven.

Oct. 28. Uptown Trick or Treat.

December. Holiday Lights Display, Centennial Park.

For information call 815-622-1106 to go to