Are you ready to soak up some sun? Grab your SPF and head out for a guided bike tour or spend an afternoon at the Splash Pad. Does the warmer weather have you in search for fresh flowers or food from the far? Check out the Annual Farmers’ Market in Oregon and The Outdoor Market in Rochelle for a variety of unique treats!
From all-day fun for the whole family at The First Annual Rockin’ River Fest, complete with a challenging adventure triathlon to sneaking away for an afternoon date to listen to local talent play at Porchfest, you can find plenty of options to choose from in our June itinerary! See below for highlighted activities. Click HERE to view additional things to do and see.
Bison Bicycle Tour Hosted by White Pelican and Bike Ogle.
Saturday, June 3 at 11 AM – 1:30 PM
Ride along with us on a guided tour of the Ogle County’s scenic rolling countryside, culminating with a stop at the nationally acclaimed Nachusa Grasslands bison herd. The 20-mile ride departs on Saturday morning at 11 am from White Pelican (201 N 3rd St) behind Conover Square Mall. Cost for the event is $5 per rider and bike rental is available for an additional cost of $15 per bike. All cycling ability levels are welcome so grab a friend and roll on! For more information, call 630-740-4921 or visit our website for more details. Walk-ups are welcome.
Concerts In The Park: Oregon Park West
Every Tuesday Evening, 7:00pm Free Admission
Fans of all ages; bring your lawn chair, blanket, and even a picnic basket and get ready to enjoy a variety of music, entertainment, and family fun! So kick back, relax, and enjoy the best of small town living. ADA Accessible. Pets and alcoholic beverages prohibited. Alternate site in event of inclement weather: Oregon Coliseum. Many other activities and features available at Park West as well.
Click here to see all the other Oregon Park District events, sites and programs for the family.
June 6: Pirates Over 40 *
June 13: Soda *
June 20: Five Guys Named Moe *
June 27: Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
Splash Canyon Spray Park!
Park West Splash Pad open from 8:00am-8:00pm daily
Looking for a free way to cool off? Come and check out the Splash Pad! Intended for children 12 years of age and under. Adult supervision recommended. For more information call 815-732-3101
Annual Farmers’ Market Sponsored by the Oregon Park District
Courthouse Lawn Friday Nights 4:00pm-7:00pm
June 9-September 29
Garden and farm fresh produce, delectable baked goods, food vendors, family friendly entertainment, and more! Join us for our weekly Famers’ Market on the courthouse lawn!
If you are interested in showing your product, then growers, vendors, and crafters of unique items are urged to contact Natural Resource manager, John Barnhart, at 815-732-3101
Hop On: A Brewery Bicycle Tour
Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Totally unique to Oregon. Hop On explores Illinois and Wisconsin bike paths with a craft brewery as the final destination.
This day’s tour features Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery near Cedarville, IL. just off the Jane Addams Trail between Freeport, IL and Monroe, WI. The route is approximately 20 miles from Monroe, WI to Wishful Acres with 85% trail riding and 15% road. Travels along a converted railroad bed through woods, pasture, farmland, and wetlands along Cedar Creek. Wishful Acres Farm and Brewery and tap room is a CSA family farm for a truly grass roots experience in brewing.
We take care of the whole package for you with transportation, bike rental, and tour guide included in the cost. Do you own a bike and just want to Hop On? We will safely shuttle you and your bike to the Badger State Trail trailhead in Monroe, WI and back to Oregon from Wishful Acres. Space is limited to 13 riders so grab a buddy or register as a party and Hop On today!
Visit White Pelican Bike Tours for pricing and more information or call 630-740-4921 to reserve your spot today!
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Downtown 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
with Grass Attack bluegrass concert on the square at 5:30
Presented by ENCORE! Mount Morris.
Blurgrass, folk, and other styles of music… bands and musicians.
So… What is a PORCHFEST?
Check out this first annual community event. Residents’ porches are matched with musical performers of all types. Dozens of musicians will perform on porches as part throughout the community, Each performs for an hour, followed by a bluegrass concert at the band shell. A map identifying the musicians, times and locations will be available at the Old Sandstone Gallery on June 10, the day of the event, and will be available online at a special Encore! Mt. Morris website
Rockin’ River Festival – Oregon Riverfront
Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Boundaries within Washington Street, 2nd Street, and the Rock River
The Oregon Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Together are pleased to co-produce the inaugural event of Rockin’ River Fest!
This will be a gated event with multiple food vendors, a beer garden, family activities, a teen area, entertainment stage, bags tournament, Tug Across The Rock, and Adventure Triathlon! Current lineup of entertainment is as follows: Love and Thunder, Dirt Road Rebelz, and The Party Doctors. Admission will be $5 per person for those 13 and older, $3 per person 4-12, and children 3 and under are free.
The triathlon will begin at 8:00am with the rest of the festival opening at 10:00am!
Rock River Adventure Triathlon: Over the river and through the woods, the Rock River Adventure Tri is a run-bike-paddle event that takes participants on an epic, all-terrain journey through the backdrop of Northwest Illinois’ most scenic landscapes.
To register, click HERE
Outdoor Market – Rochelle
Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00am-2:00pm
718 10th Ave. Rochelle, IL 61068 (815) 562-4159
Opening Day! Freshly baked goods, locally grown produce, crafts and more! “The market is always on, even with rain and a cant miss. We buy the best eggs, produce, bath bombs and bread. Make sure you try the best egg rolls around.” Cary E., Yelp Review