Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 Events Calendar is Taking Shape

April 2 -- Community Expo and Home Show
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Held at Kitzmans Lumber in downtown Dixon. The show features more than 40 area businesses and organizations. Free prizes, give-aways and more.

April 11 -- Founder's Day
Time: TBA
A celebration of the history and heritage of the city of Dixon. Highlights include a special program and extended hours for the Loveland Museum.

April 16 -- Community-wide Garage Sale
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Garage sale hunters can enjoy this community garage sale. Stop by the riverfront for lunch during a busy day of garage sales.

May 7 -- Reagan Criterium and Fitness Fest presented by Green River Adventure Sports
Time: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
A day full of professional bike races in downtown Dixon. Also included will be the first-ever Fitness Fest and 2k Run/Walk.

June 30 - July 3 -- Dixon Petunia Festival
This annual event is the BIG celebration of the year. Featuring a carnival, parade, fireworks, live music, Reagan Run 5K and much more. Go to www.petuniafestival.org.

Aug. 9-14 -- Reagan Trail Days presented by Midland States Bank
A week filled with events to honor our hometown president! For a full listing and more information, go online to www.reagantraildays.net.
Aug. 9-- wine tasting at Reagan Home
Aug. 10 -- ice cream social on the Riverfront
Aug. 11 -- Lowell Park Pontoon Rides/Mid-Way Theatre show
Aug. 12 -- Taste of Dixon on the Riverfront from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
August 13 -- Taste of Dixon all day/music/beer garden/Pontoberfest
Augusut 14 -- bike ride

Sept. 24 -- Scarecrow Festival presented by Hicks Insurance
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The 15th annual fall festival in downtown Dixon, featuring games, entertainment, scarecrow contests, hayrides, doggy zoo, pumpkin painting and much more.

Dec. 2-3 -- Christmas Walk Presented by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The annual holiday tradition for the whole family featuring horse and wagon rides, the Great Snowball Drop, crafts, games, Santa and more.

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