** Safety & compliance are top priorities. All Chamber events are hosted in compliance with State guidelines for covid safety and have been approved by the Whiteside County Health Department.

SUMMER SPLASH June 25 & 26, 2021

Safety and compliance are our first priority and will shape our plans. We will follow state guidelines and plan with the approval of the Whiteside County Health Department. We are taking the time to plan and involve other organizations.

We look forward to bringing a fun event to our community! 

- Farmer's Market style vendor show featuring local crafters, businesses, and more.  Booth spaces are open to anyone and available now.

- Delicious food!  Food trucks, wild game cookout, and local favorites. 

- Cruise-in Parade - Cruise through town, classic cars and mom vans wanted!

- Entertainment and activities - all to be announced.


Sponsors and vendors are encouraged to sign up now under a NO RISK policy. If you need to withdraw due to COVID, you have up to two weeks of the event (by 6/11) to withdraw and receive a full refund.

Sponsorship information: email bland@rockfallschamber.com

Booth spaces/vendors: https://www.rockfallschamber.com/ssvendors

Safety and compliance are our top priority. Events subject to change.



👉Want to Sponsor? Call 815.625.4500 or email Bethany at bland@rockfallchamber.com

👉Volunteers needed. Call 815.625.4500 or email sam at sam@rockfallchamber.com

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Summer Splash - The Party is ON!

Summer Splash returns not only the Rock Falls RB&W Park but TO THE ENTIRE TOWN! We are splashing all over Rock Falls this year. Join in the fun for all ages - 90's style! This year has been and continues to be different.  Our community needs to celebrate the good that is here.  There's something for everyone from the comfort of your home, to the side of a food truck, we will PARTY ON with SUMMER SPLASH!  We welcome you to join us for an action-packed weekend that highlights the very best our community has to offer.  Safety and compliance are our top priority. We will make the event as "normal" as possible, we will be following state requirements. 

To find out how your business, club, or non-profit can join in the event, email info@rockfallschamber.com, or give us a call at 815-625-4500.  We are looking forward to a fun event and want to include as many people as possible. JOIN THE SUMMER SPLASH FUN AND PARTY ON! 


July 31, 2020

This year, we welcome back the Rock Falls Chamber's Buffalo Burger and Alligator Brat Cookout.  Food trucks will be located in the vendor areas at the RB&W Riverfront Park and Love Light Tree Parking Lot.  Carnival food, snow cones, ice cream confections, and the Rock Falls Chamber's buffalo burgers & alligator brats are on the menu!

Drive-In Family Movie Night

July 31, 2020

Family movie night is returning to Rock Falls!

We are going to PARTY ON out at the Rock Falls High School.! Gather the family and bring them out for a night of fun. Snacks are available. Awesome live music by Robbie LeBlanc will be playing to enjoy while you are waiting for the movie to start. Then sit back in your car and enjoy your FREE SWAG BAG (1 per car), full of awesome fun and promotions. Parking opens at 6:30pm, the last car will be parked at 8:30, and movie starts at 8:45pm.   $5/Car-load donation suggested.  EXCLUSIVE PRIME VIP PARKING IS AVAILABLE FOR $25 and includes front row parking, 2 large popcorn, 4 drink tickets, and  additional SWAG Bag. Pre-registration required for VIP. The family feature is The Sandlot! There is a ZERO TOLERANCE for alcohol. No alcohol is permitted on the property. There will be volunteers directing where to park to view the movie. Children are encouraged to wear their PJs to the movie. 


Social distancing required. We ask everyone to stay in vehicles unless going to get food or use the restroom. 

CRUISE-IN PARADE (Participate / Don't Spectate!)

August 01, 2020


COME Cruise the town with us. Classic cars to mom's decorated minivan to work trucks, We want all of you! Let's cruise and PARTY ON together! Businesses, clubs, nonprofits, class reunions, families are also invited to attend.  Vehicles can be decorated and participants can hold signs.  All participants will stay in vehicles during the parade.  A viewing will be online only unless social distancing restrictions are lifted. 


We still have PLENTY spots open in our Summer Splash- Cruise In Parade! This is an old fashioned cruise around town TOGETHER. We want to see your cool cars and decorated Mom-Vans! Registration helps us plan - but - you can just come to Rock Falls High School too. Totally Free, totally fun. Saturday 8/1 at 5pm. Line up by 4:45pm.

- ABSOLUTELY NO trailers, riding in the back of trucks, or golf carts/ATVS/Etc.
- NO CANDY THROWING - because this is not a spectator parade. Join in the fun, by entering with your vehicle. :)
- You can decorate your vehicle and have a ton of fun with it.
- You will receive an email with instructions and the route prior to the event.
- REGISTRATION IS FREE! Please join us.

The cruise will line up in the parking lot at Rock Falls High School starting at 3:45. We leave the high school at 5pm, you must be in place by 4:45pm to participate. Pre-registration is required. The route will be led by a police escort. Vehicles will carefully follow the escort through stoplights and intersections, not stopping. The cruise will be similar to funeral perception.


We will leave the high school traveling south on 12th Ave. It will then turn east on Route 30. We will continue north at 1st ave. We will end the parade by turning east onto 2nd street, traveling past RB&W park to disperse. After the cruise route is completed, you are encouraged to eat dinner and check out what local bars and restaurants have to offer.

At this time, we are seeking car and motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts to join in the fun.

For information on joining the fun, call 815-625-4500, or e-mail info@rockfallschamber.com

Princess & Super Hero Meet & Greet

July 31, 2020

Calling all princesses & super heroes!! 

Calling all princesses & superheroes!!

Talk to your favorite heroes 7/31 from 12pm to 1pm


Visit with your favorite princesses and superheroes through Zoom. Ask them questions, hear about what they've been up to since school got out, and what their favorite things in the whole wide world are! Log in dressed in your best, so they can see your style too!  ALSO LIVE ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/rockfallschamber

Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 375 305 8987

Password: 2020

YWCA Kid's Stuffed Animal Pageant

August 01, 2020


 Its 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! PARTY ON from the tallest to the smallest.

This year we are going VIRTUAL BABY 😎😎
That means you and your fluffy friend don't have to worry about stage fright. Your stage is whatever you make! Join us ar 12pm on Aug 1st for the best-stuffed animal contestants ever! The show will be STUFFED FULL with a variety of talent. Register ASAP but no later than 7/30.

Zoom meeting info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3753058987?pwd=MUVxNkRSUzZDTVFJT1hQUmZsMXZ2dz09

Meeting ID: 375 305 8987

Password: 2020

Happy Tails Doggy Pageant

August 01, 2020


Let's fluff up some fur, and show the world why your pooch is THE BEST! And don't worry about stage fright, this year's doggy pageant will be VIRTUAL BABY 😎😎😎 Hosted by Happy Tails! Register ASAP, but no later than 7/30.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 1st
TIME: 2:00PM
Zoom meeting information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3753058987?pwd=MUVxNkRSUzZDTVFJT1hQUmZsMXZ2dz09
Meeting ID: 375 305 8987
Password: 2020

Registration is completely online this year. Fee is $7 per pet to enter the show. You may participate in any/all categories for the flat $7 entry fee. Pre-registration is REQUIRED, register before July 27th. Categories are Cutest pet, best trick, and owner/pet look alike.

The pageant will be held in Zoom. Enter the Zoom meeting and wait for your name to be called. Dogs and owners will be announced individually by category. Once called, you have the stage! Family and friends are welcome to join the zoom meeting or watch on the Facebook page LIVE stream. Winners' certificates will be mailed to the address provided on their registration.

Be sure to check out all of the awesome activities lined up for the Rock Falls Summer Splash on our Facebook page >>> www.facebook.com/rfsummersplash

Wade and Garth got nothin' on this!

YMCA - Virtual - Family 5k

August 01, 2020

Join the Second Annual Summer Splash Family 5k (virtual edition) hosted by the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA in. Due to Covid-19, the 5K will be transitioning to a virtual run. During this virtual run, participants can schedule their own 5k between the dates of July 31 through August 3. The run can be indoors or outdoors. It can be the route for our 5k or just around your neighborhood, the choice is yours! 

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

The race route will start at RB&W park, run-down East 2nd Street to the Hennepin Canal, and back. However, feel free to run this route or your own over the 3-day time span.

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

– – -> Register online>>  https://srfymca.org/summer-splash-family-5k/

 or call 815-535-9622 to sign up.

All participants will receive a 5K t-shirt if they register before July 17th. 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 the parking lot on July 28th, 29th, 30th (Times TBA).

When you have completed the 5k, share your photos of the race in the event comments! Anyone who shares a photo will be entered into a drawing to receive a wellness prize package!

Businesses & Vendors Wanted!

Booth & Vendor Spaces are available!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CALL Email Sam - info@rockfallschamber.com to confirm a space is available. Registration is accepted online only after space is confirmed.


- Multiple vendor sites and food trucks will be located in the RB&W Riverfront Park, Love Light Parking Lot, & Farmer's Market in Uptown of Rock Falls.  This will help with social distancing and allow you to make sales or connect with our community safely. REGISTER HERE

FOOD VENDORS: You can choose between two vendor packages based on location and services. REGISTER HERE

. For more information, call our office at 815-625-4500, or email info@rockfallschamber.com

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