"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.
PARTY ON - SUMMER SPLASH 2021
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.
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.
SATURDAY LIVE BAND SCHEDULE
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.
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
Family Night Activities
Friday night is ALL about FAMILIES! Something fun for everyone from babies to grandmas. ALMOST EVERYTHING IS FREE!
Vendors & Food
Wild Game Cookout
6pm - YMCA Family 5K
7pm - YWCA Stuffed Animal Pageant
8pm - NASA Ambassador Star Gazing Demonstration.
Join the event on Facebook!
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
Sweet Treats & Snacks
Cruise-Parade Party 1pm-2pm
Classic Cars on Display 1:15pm
Join the event on Facebook
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
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
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.
Vendor Details & Registration
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.
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:
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!
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
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
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.
Day of drive-ups ARE OKAY!
Decorated vehicles WELCOME!
All the details in the registration form below.
Full Details & Registration