Submitted by Diane Bausman, Executive Director Blackhawk Waterways CVB
Friday March 17th Rochelle invites you to their Lighted St Paddy’s Day Parade. Line up starts at 5:30pm in the downtown area and the parade kicks off at 6:30pm.
Saturday March 18th the Byron Forest Preserve will hold a Maple Syrup Festival at the Heritage Farm Expo Building on River Rd. from 8-11am. Bring your family out for breakfast and then explore the pioneer farm, see a tapped tree, learn how they make maple syrup and enjoy hand-on demonstrations. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
On March 18th from 1-5:30pm get ready to Shamrock the Town at the Oregon St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. There will be games, contests & prizes, food and drink specials, and more. Go to the Shamrock the Town FB page for details and ticket information.
March 18th join the Rock River Valley Shamrock Club at Dixon’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & party. The parade kicks off at Dixon High School at 3pm and after the parade you can keep that Irish spirit going on at the party at the KC Hall on West 3rd street in Dixon. The Knights of Columbus will be serving corn beef and cabbage and the Celtic rock group, The Gleasons, will be on hand for a night full of music and fun! Admission is $5 per person.
Also on March 18th you can throw on some green, and head to Savanna for their 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. You’re invited to stop at eleven different pubs in Savanna from 11am -9pm and enjoy no cover charges plus great food and drink specials all day long.
Sunday March 19th the Mt. Carroll Fire Department will hold their annual Pancake Breakfast at the fire station from 7 – 1pm. Your $7 donation will get you pancakes, sausage, hash browns, eggs and all the extras and all proceeds go toward fire department improvements.
March 18th & 19th the Annual Sublette Farm Toy & Antique Tractor Show takes place in Sublette. This is one of the largest farm toy & antique tractor shows in the area and includes a craft show, free shuttle service, lunch stands and pancake breakfast on Sunday. Hours are 9am to 3pm both days. Check out the FB page for details.
Thursday, March 23rd at 6pm the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton present Dan Schwank, a period woodworker and tool maker who will present a program demonstrating historical crafts using 18th century woodworking tools. This program is free and open to the public. For more information go to the Windmill Cultural Center FB page.
For more details go to the ‘what’s happening’ section of visitnorthwestillinois.com