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Weekend Roundup July 31-August 2!

Weekend Roundup July 31-August 2!

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Posted on July 31, 2020

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Friday, July 31, 2020


Victory Day Celebration: Outdoor Dinner @ Midway Village Museum - view event

5:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Music on the Mall with Universal Joint @ Edgebrook - view event

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Pistol Pete @ Rock-a-Bago Hall - view event

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Studio presents Cyrano de Burger Shack @ Sinnissippi Music Shell - view event

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Owl Walks @ Severson Dells - view event

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Saturday, August 1, 2020


Kayak Class: Moving Water @ Espenscheid Forest Preserve - view event

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Rockford Midtown Market - view event

9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Victorian Village Seasonal Tours @ Midway Village Museum - view event

11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Drinks for the Dells @ Carlyle Brewing Co. - view event

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Nature Is For All @ Severson Dells - view event

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Studio presents Cyrano de Burger Shack @ Sinnissippi Music Shell - view event

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


LIVE Music @ Graystone Grill - view event

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sunday, August 2, 2020


Super Stroop Sundays @ Sugar Britches - view event

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Studio presents Cyrano de Burger Shack @ Sinnissippi Music Shell - view event

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Alt Yoga: Yer a Wizard! @ Octane - view event

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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