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Old Settlers Days 2015

Settlers Park off Hawick Street, behind First National Bank – Macktown in Rockton.
OSD will be held June 18 through 21 at Settlers Park off Hawick Street, behind First National Bank – Macktown in Rockton. The musical acts for 2015 are Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cowboy Troy with Big & Rich, and Sam Hunt from Thursday through Sunday respectively. OSD is known in the area as a great family festival including quality musical acts, parade, midway with great rides, food, and a 5k run/walk. Proceeds are distributed back into the area by the Rockton Lions Club.

Tickets are on sale at Prices are as follows:

4 Day Admission Passes (required with concert tickets) - $6 advance/$10 beginning June 18
Thursday, Thomas Rhett - $20 advance/$25 beginning June 8
Friday, Chase Rice - $20 advance/$25 beginning June 8
Saturday, Cowboy Troy with Big & Rich - $25 advance/30 beginning June 8
Sunday, Sam Hunt - $20 advance/$25 beginning June 8

Children 12 and under do not need a 4-day General Admission pass, however, all ages will need a concert ticket.

For more information visit or call (815) 206-8525.

Ashton, IL 150th Celebration

Ashton, IL
Huge celebration! Carnival, Live Bands, Beer Garden, Craft & Vendor Show, Antique & Flea Market, Motorcycle Show, Car Show, Parade, Budweiser Clydesdales,Fireworks and much, much more!

Village of Ashton, 815-453-2241
or Cindy Knight: 815-751-0979
Facebook: Ashton Illinois 150

Swedish Midsommer Festivities

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Traditional May Pole dances will be learned to celebrate Our Swedish Heritage around our May Pole. You will also get to make your own floral wreath with flowers picked in our historical gardens. Learn about what it might have been like for a Swedish furniture factory worker in our Immigrant exhibit. Drop in anytime during the day. Free with museum admission

Katie Kelley, 815 397-9112 ext.106


Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Surfacing July 10th-12th, the first annual Subfest! The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Rahr West Art Museum, and Capitol Civic Center will be hosting this event. There will be plenty to do, such as new exhibits at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr West Art Museum, classic WWII submarine movies at the Capitol Civic Center, outdoor vendors, fireworks, family activities, and more! Check out our website for a schedule of events and more information!

Karen Duvalle, 920-684-0218x105