Past Events and Activities

Pretzel City Brewfest 2016!

Stephenson County, Illinois - we're VERY accommodating.

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Cruise Night in Stephenson County

Stephenson County, Illinois - we're VERY accommodating.

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Craft Brews, great food and fun in Stephenson County

Stephenson County, Illinois - we're VERY accommodating.

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Art in the Park 2015

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Cruise Night 2015

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The Village of Lena

A village. Smaller than a town, but bigger than a hamlet.
A welcoming destination with a long history and rich with charm.
The Village of Lena, Illinois is just such a place. From quaint shops filled with antiques and curiosities, scrumptious dining and beautiful Lake Le-Aqua-Na, Lena is a visit worth the drive.
See for yourself.

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Pretzel City Brew Fest 2014

Stephenson County, Illinois - we're VERY accommodating.

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Art in the Park 2014

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The Spencer Tracy Film Festival

Spencer Tracy Film Festival
Stephenson County, Illinois - we're VERY accommodating.

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Cruise Night in Freeport


Stephenson County, Illinois - we're VERY accommodating.

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Fall in Stephenson County

Think sunny yellow...and burnt orange...and deep red...breathe air so clean and crisp that it, well, -- takes your breath away.
Meet Spencer's decendents at an exclusive Friday reception.
That's Stephenson County in the Fall.

Winding country roads, stunning Fall colors, farm stands and maybe a bottle or two from Famous Fossil vineyard and winery.
Fall in Stephenson County.
Your weekend getaway is just a short drive away to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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Stephenson County Museums

Museums are the memory of things said and done. This Summer, see where we all came from. The Art, the culture, the way we lived... and the legacies left. Your senses will be invigorated.

You'll be inspired...and you'll be glad you came.

The Museums of Stephenson County.
Your weekend getaway is just a short drive away to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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Stephenson County Outdoors

Bike or hike the fabulous Jane Addams Trail or paddle the meandering waters of the Pecatonica River...no matter what your outdoor adventure, there's no better place to be than the Freeport area.

Miles and miles of outside.
Your weekend getaway is just a short drive away to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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The Stephenson County Museum.

There was a time when things were made to last - like the tough toys you had as a kid. Toys made right here in Freeport, Illinois. Come see the world's largest collection of rare Arcade cast iron toys from the golden age of toy-making. Only at the Stephenson County Museum.

The Stephenson County Museum -
Make it part of a weekend getaway to Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois.

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The Summer of Art at the Freeport Art Museum.

You'll be captivated by our unrivaled collection of artifacts, textiles,
paintings and sculpture - over 4,000 items from worlds far - and near.
Your senses will be invigorated. You'll be inspired...
and you'll be glad you came.

The Summer of Art at the Freeport Art Museum.
Make it a weekend getaway to Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois.

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The Spencer Tracy Film Festival 2013

Screen legend Spencer Tracy returns to Freeport, as the Spencer Tracy Film Festival presents four of his classic films on the big screen at the historic Lindo Theater in Downtown, Freeport.
Meet Spencer's decendents at an exclusive Friday reception.
The Spencer Tracy Film Festival is August 23-25 in downtown Freeport, Illinois.

The Spencer Tracy Film Festival in downtown Freeport...you'll be glad you came.
Your weekend getaway is just a short drive away to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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Art In The Park 2013

On September 1st, magnificent Krape Park in Freeport hosts the region's largest gathering of award winning artists. Stroll with painters, sculptors, illustrators and glass artisans and enjoy their newest creations at Art In The Park in Freeport.

Art In The Park in Freeport - September 1st.
Your weekend getaway is just a short drive away to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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Cruise Night 2013

Last year over 750 cars and over 12000 fans -Cruise night in Freeport Illinois. A giant celebration of sound, color and the pulse pounding thrill of classic, custom and
antique vehicles cruising downtown streets.
Live music, Great food and Freeport hospitality. August 10th it's Freeport cruise night
in downtown Freeport, Illinois.

...you'll be glad you came.

Cruise Night in downtown Freeport.
Your weekend getaway is just a short drive away to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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Fall Colors in Stephenson County

It's Fall in Stephenson County with a full palette of stunning colors and
crisp, fresh air. Cruise our back roads for the fruits of our harvests.
Experience Famous Fossil winery hospitality - wind down the day
with dinner at the Main Street Bistro - or Fieldstone Inn in Freeport.

It's Fall - and the colors are in.
Come join us for a weekend getaway to Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois.

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Antiques and Gifts of Stephenson County

It's the touch of a hand that makes a gift from the heart.
Stephenson County is brimming with antiques, treasures and one-of-a-kind gifts -
ready for your holiday delights.
Our artisans, collectors and craftspeople have created and gathered
gifts that will be remembered for years to come - for you - or for those you love.

Antiques and Gifts of Stephenson County
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Park Hills Golf Courses in Freeport.

Two remarkable golf courses -- an exceptional Fall price.
From now 'til the end of the season, play 18 with a cart for just $25 –
on either of Park Hill's championship courses.
Tee times at www.golfparkhills.com or - 815.233.GOLF.

Park Hills Golf Courses in Freeport.
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Outside is good for your inside.

There's no better place to be outside than the Freeport area.
Hike or bike the fabulous Jane Addams Trail.
Canoe or kayak the Pecatonica River.
Play either or both of Park Hills Golf courses' championship eighteens.
Ride the Carousel and Paddle Boats in Krape Park.

You'll feel good all over.

A weekend getaway in the real outdoors is just a short drive away to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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Freeport Cruise Night

It's form and function. Color and chrome. And it's thunder and smoke.
It's Freeport Cruise Night in downtown Freeport, Illinois.
Over 500 classic, custom and antique vehicles cruising downtown streets.
With live music, great food and a real celebration of cars and car people.
Make Cruise Night a part of your getaway to Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois.

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Freeport Cruise Night
Make it part of a weekend getaway to Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois.

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Art in the Park

On September 2nd, dozens of award winning artists share their vision
and their talent at Art in the Park in Freeport. And it's all for sale.
Art in the park presents the area's most diverse collection of
mediums in the perfect backdrop of Freeport's Krape Park.
Oils, watercolors, glass, sculpture, metal and photography.

Art in the Park in Freeport.
Make it part of a weekend getaway to Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois.

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Stephenson County Festivals and Fairs

A real county fair with animals and tractor pulls...an old fashioned threshing show...a steam train ride...Over 500 Classic cars at Cruise Night in downtown Freeport...Music Under The Stars...Music on Chicago...and the most beautiful garden walk ever...all part of our Summer of Festivals and Fairs.

The Summer of Festivals and Fairs. -
Make it part of a weekend getaway to Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois.

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Freeport Film Festival presents: a weekend with spencer tracy

Spencer Tracy - one of Hollywood's most cherished actors comes home to Freeport, Illinois.
The Freeport Film Festival proudly presents a weekend with Spencer Tracy.

Captain's Courageous: Friday May 4 at 7:00 P.M.
Boys Town: Saturday May 5 at 1 P.M.
Woman Of The Year: Saturday May 5 at 7 P.M.
Inherit The Wind: Sunday at 1 P.M.

These prized films have been completely restored and are presented on the historic Lindo Theater's big screen in downtown Freeport.

Join Spencer Tracy fans on May 4th, 5th and 6th for the Freeport Film Festival.

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