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WEATHER

"Seasons change and so do I" - The Guess Who

Summer Weather is Unpredictable and Forecasts Change by the Hour!
 

We are a sprinkle or shine event.  When the rain stops, the party starts.  Some activities or events may have time adjustments if it rains for a significant amount of time.  Thunderstorms: If there is lightning, vendors, volunteers, and attendees are advised to leave the event.  The event will re-open as soon as the storm passes and lightning stops. 

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PARTY ON - SUMMER SPLASH 2021

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SUMMER SPLASH June 25 & 26, 2021

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We're putting the FUN back in SUMMER with SUMMER SPLASH.  Uniting people and putting smiles on our faces with fun and safe activities is our mission!  Businesses, non-profits will be partnering with us to celebrate the best our community has to offer.

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We're making room for MORE FUN.  Activities and vendors will be hosted at the RB&W Riverfront Park and the 1st Avenue Parking Lot in Rock Falls.

COVID-19: Events are subject to some changes as we move from phase to phase.  Safety & compliance are our top priority. 

We follow CDC & state guidelines and COVID safety has been approved by the Whiteside County Health Dept.

πŸ‘‰Want to Sponsor? Call 815.625.4500 or email Bethany at bland@rockfallchamber.com

πŸ‘‰Volunteers needed. Call 815.625.4500 or email sam at sam@rockfallchamber.com

Event Map

EVENT SCHEDULE

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Each activity has details and registration links below - Keep Scrolling Down!

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SATURDAY LIVE BAND SCHEDULE

Coming soon!!

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Friday 11-3

Lunch on the Go!

STROLL THE RIVERFRONT & SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY ON YOUR LUNCH BREAK!

Fast Service - Wild Game Cookout - Sweets & Snacks - Vendor Booths

PLUS entertainment & DJ on the stage.

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Rock Falls Chamber's Wild Game Cookout - ON THE MENU: Hot & Delicous Venison Burgers, Cajun Style Alligator Brats, Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops, Zesty Cheese Burgers, & Hot Dogs for the kidos!

 

Additional Food Vendors will be selling snacks, sweet treats, slushies, and more in RB&W Park and 1st Ave Parking Lot all weekend.

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Register as a food vendor

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Friday 4-9

Family Night Activities

Friday night is ALL about FAMILIES! Something fun for everyone from babies to grandmas. ALMOST EVERYTHING IS FREE!

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4pm-8pm

Petting Zoo

Vendors & Food

Wild Game Cookout

Kid's Activities

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6pm  - YMCA Family 5K

7pm - YWCA Stuffed Animal Pageant

8pm - NASA Ambassador Star Gazing Demonstration.

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Join the event on Facebook!

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Saturday 11-3

Community Day Activities

This is a party you won't want to miss!  There is something for everyone all day long. ALMOST EVERYTHING IS FREE!

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11-3pm

Live Bands & Performance Groups

Wild Game Cookout

EVEN MORE Crafters & Vendors

Give-Aways & Activities

Petting Zoo

Entertainment

Sweet Treats & Snacks

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Cruise-Parade Party 1pm-2pm

Classic Cars on Display 1:15pm

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Join the event on Facebook

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Friday & Saturday

Wild Game Cookout

+ Food & Snack Vendors

ON THE MENU: Hot & Delicous Venison Burgers, Cajun Style Alligator Brats, Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops, Zesty Cheese Burgers, & Hot Dogs for the kidos!

 

SERVING FRESH OFF THE GRILL: RB&W Park Friday Fast Lunch & Delicious Dinner 11-7  | Saturday all day - 11-3

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Additional Food Vendors will be selling snacks, sweet treats, slushies, and more in RB&W Park and 1st Ave Parking Lot all weekend.  Check out the event map above for more details.

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Join the event online

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Friday & Saturday

Crafters - Vendors  - Businesses - Non-Profits

Local businesses and non-profits partner with the Rock Falls Chamber & Summer Splash to celebrate the best of what our community has to offer.

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Unique handcrafted items

Give-Aways

Kid's Activities

Vendors with specialty products

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Vendors will be located in the RB&W Park & 1st Avenue Parking Lot throughout the weekend.  Check out the map for a list of participants.

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Registration details in the link below.

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Vendor Details & Registration

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Friday 6pm / 6:15pm

YMCA Family 5k

Third Annual Summer Splash Family 5k hosted by the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA.  The route starts at the RB&W Park, heads down 2nd Street to the scenic Hennepin Canal, and back to the Riverfront.

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Cost is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family (up to 4 people). T-shirts are included in the fee.

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Registration for the 5K will run through the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA.

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All participants will receive a 5K t-shirt if they register before June 10th. After the early bird time frame, t-shirts are not guaranteed. Participants will be able to pick up their t-shirts at the YMCA in advance.

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5K Registration

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Friday 7pm

YWCA Kid's Stuffed Animal Pageant

Kids - It's time to grab your favorite stuffed animal and show how awesome he/she is to the world!! We are inviting children of all ages to join in the fun at Summer Splash!

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Tell their story, share their special skills, and come dressed for fun!

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Register at the event 6-6:40pm

Pageant beings: 7pm

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TOTALLY FREE!

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Activity Hosted By the YWCA call:

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Saturday  11am

Happy Tails Doggy Pageant

Bow - Wow - Wow!

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Let's fluff up some fur, and show the world why your pooch is THE BEST!

 

 Hosted by Happy Tails!

Pregistristrion prefered.

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Registration is $10 donation per category. Proceeds go towards Happy Tails Humane Society. 

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Check-in / On site registration 10am - 10:40am.  Pageant starts 11:00am.

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Prizes awarded for:

- Cutest Pet

- Ugliest Pet

- Best trick

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Pets must be leashed and up to date on shots.  No exceptions.

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Event hosted by Happy Tails - Registration link below

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Friday 8pm

Star Gazing Demo
with Nasa Ambassador!
by the Rock Falls Library

Nasa Solar System Ambassador: Gregg Ripley presents a hands on demonstration for all ages.  Use your smart phone, learn about constellations, and discover the wonders of space.

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Kid's activities start before the demonstration.

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RB&W Park / Stage.

- Watch the demonstration live on facebook.com/rockfallschamber

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Smart phone or tablet - -and / or - - binoculars are recommended.

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RECOMMENDED STAR GAZING APPS- both are free and user friendly

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Android Phones: Google Sky Map. It is found in the Play Store/App Store

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Apple Phones: Star Chart, found in the Play Store. 

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FREE event - hosted by Rock Falls Library

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Saturday  1pm

Cruise  Parade Party

Participate - Don't Spectate

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EVERYONE is welcome from classic cars to mom vans - even motorcycles!  Have some fun cruising the town with a guided police escort.  Then join us for a HUGE party on the Riverfront with live bands, food, vendors, and more!

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Line Up: Rock Falls High School 12pm-12:40pm

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Parade: 1pm - leaves RF High School, left on 12th Ave, left on Route 30, left on 1st Ave, and right on E. 2nd Street to end at RB&W Park.

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Pre-registration PREFERRED!

Day of drive-ups ARE OKAY!

Decorated vehicles WELCOME!

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All the details in the registration form below.

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Full Details & Registration

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