SUMMER SPLASH June 25 & 26, 2021

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.

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.

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.

👉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

Event Map


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

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Coming soon!!

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Friday 11-3

Lunch on the Go!


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

PLUS entertainment & DJ on the stage.

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.


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!



Petting Zoo

Vendors & Food

Wild Game Cookout

Kid's Activities

6pm  - YMCA Family 5K

7pm - YWCA Stuffed Animal Pageant

8pm - NASA Ambassador Star Gazing Demonstration.


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!


Live Bands & Performance Groups

Wild Game Cookout

EVEN MORE Crafters & Vendors

Give-Aways & Activities

Petting Zoo


Sweet Treats & Snacks

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

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.


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.

Unique handcrafted items


Kid's Activities

Vendors with specialty products

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.

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.

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

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

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.


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!

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

Register at the event 6-6:40pm

Pageant beings: 7pm



Activity Hosted By the YWCA call:

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Saturday  11am

Happy Tails Doggy Pageant

Bow - Wow - Wow!

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


 Hosted by Happy Tails!

Pregistristrion prefered.

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

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

Prizes awarded for:

- Cutest Pet

- Ugliest Pet

- Best trick

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


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.

Kid's activities start before the demonstration.

RB&W Park / Stage.

- Watch the demonstration live on facebook.com/rockfallschamber

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

RECOMMENDED STAR GAZING APPS- both are free and user friendly

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

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


FREE event - hosted by Rock Falls Library

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Saturday  1pm

Cruise  Parade Party

Participate - Don't Spectate

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!

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

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.

Pre-registration PREFERRED!

Day of drive-ups ARE OKAY!

Decorated vehicles WELCOME!

All the details in the registration form below.


Full Details & Registration

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