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Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce

601 W. 10th St, Rock Falls, IL 61071

 

P: 815-625-4500

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© Rock Falls Chamber, 2019

Free Fun For All Ages | Unique Activities | Wild Game cookout  | Vendors | Live Performances

 

The Official Kick-Off To Summer

Summer Splash returns to the Rock Falls Riverfront with a Splash & a Bang this year.  There's something for everyone and almost everything is Free!  We welcome you to join us along the scenic Rock River for an action packed weekend that highlights the very best our community has to offer.  From the wild game cookout to fireworks in the night sky, Rock Falls summers start with Summer Splash.

Businesses & Vendors Wanted!

Booth & Vendor Spaces are available!

We are always looking for businesses and organizations to join in the fun of Summer Splash.  Host an activity, or a booth for the event. Activities can be as creative as your group, but must be free of charge (ie. petting zoo, or kids bounce houses).  Booth spaces are the perfect opportunity to sell items, host a give-away,  promote your product or service, and spread the word about who you are. For more information, call our office at 815-625-4500.

Family Movie Night

June 21, 2019

Family movie night is returning to the Rock Falls Riverfront Amphitheater! The family film is TBA. The movie is totally free and takes place in the Rock Falls Riverfront amphitheater.  You can sit on the concrete benches or bring blankets and lawn chairs to view the movie.  This event is totally free and fun for the whole family. Activities and concessions, including delicious drinks, hot dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy will be available. 

Summer Fireworks

June 22, 2019

What better way to welcome summer, than with a bang!  A free fireworks display will fill the night sky above the beautiful Rock River on Saturday, June 22nd.  Fireworks will start just after dusk.  Live entertainment and snacks will be available before the fireworks through 8:30pm.  The fireworks can be seen at the Summer Splash event area in Bowman Park or in the Rock Falls Riverfront Amphitheater.  Bring a lawn chair, or blanket and all of you friends!

Summer Splash 5K

June 21, 2019

This family friendly 5K is open to individual runners, walkers and strollers and will meet at the RB&W Park. The 5K will begin at 6:00PM and check-in in will begin at 4:00PM.
Cost is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family (up to 4 people) and includes a t-shirt.  Runners will enjoy a scenic run starting on E. 2nd Street at the Summer Splash event site, along the Hennepin Canal, through Centennial Park and back.  Pre-register at the YMCA.

Dog Days of Summer

June 21, 2019

The Dog Days of Summer Splash are sure to be "Off The Chain" this year. Friday June 21st, 5-8pm, we have lined up some awesome events for you and your 4 legged friends.  Live doggy entertainment, doggy themed vendors, a doggy pageant, a kid’s stuffed animal pageant, and dog themed Family Movie. 

Happy Tails Doggy Pageant starts at 6:30pm and includes categories for cutest dog, best dressed, most like owner, and more.  Pre-register or for more information, please call Happy Tails at (815) 625-2994. Register at the event between 5PM and 6:15PM.

YWCA Kid’s Stuffed Animal Pageant free at 8pm. Dress your favorite fluffy friend in their best to be entered to win prizes.
Rock Falls Chamber’s Family Movie night starts 8am, featuring “A Dog’s Way Home.”  The movie is free and fun for all ages.  $1 popcorn, drinks, and hotdogs will be available.

Free Lunch For Hometown Heroes

June 21, 2019

The Rock Falls Chamber invites hometown heroes to enjoy a free lunch at Summer Splash on Friday, June 21st from 11am – 2pm.  The wild game cookout at Summer Splash features Cajun style alligator brats, Montana seasoned buffalo burgers, sweet and spicy pork chops, and more.  Police, fire fighters, and EMTs can enjoy a delicious meal for free by bringing their ID/badge or wearing their uniform .Every dollar we raise from the cookout goes right back into helping our community.  What better way to give back then to say ‘thank you’ to our hometown heroes who work behind the scenes to help make our community a wonderful place to live.

Wild Game Cookout

Hungry for alligator?  Why not give it a try?  Cajun style alligator Brats, Montana seasoned buffalo burgers, sweet and spicy bbq pork chops, beer brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs are served fresh daily.  Each meal is cooked deliciously to perfection.  Kid's meals available as well as cold drinks.  Wild game items are limited in quantity, so be sure to come early and give them a try.  FRIDAY ONLY - businesses can pre-order lunch and we will have it ready for quick pick-up!

Kid's Activities

Bounce houses, give-aways, and games, OH MY!  Are you looking for the perfect activity for your kids this summer - for free!  This is it.  Join us on Friday 6/21 for kids activities, live entertainment, bounce houses, and family movie night.  Saturday 6/22 is Princess & Super Hero Kid's Day.  Come dressed and ready to party with your favorite princesses and super heroes, Elsa, Anna Snow White, Batman, Spiderman, Super Girl, and MORE!  Emergency vehicle display, firetruck rides, canine demonstrations, and a kid's parade are just a few activities planned for the day.  Most activities are free and great for every age.  Over 20 different organizations host fun and unique activities for kids.

Parking

Summer Splash is located in the Rock Falls Riverfront -RB&W Park / Amphitheater  (200 E 2nd Street). There is plenty of parking in the area!  All City lots and side streets are available for convenient parking. Parking is available at the 1st Ave Parking lot (corner of 1st & 1st), Lower Dam, 2nd Street, Parking lots behind the 1st Avenue businesses, and more.  Please see the map at the top of the page for detailed locations.
----> Please do not park at the Holiday Inn Express, or Anytime Fitness private parking lots.

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