Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dixon Riverfront to host Venetian Night Aug.23

Dixon Riverfront to host Venetian Night Aug.23

The Dixon Riverfront will be turned into an Italian piazza on August 23 as art, music, performers, food, beer & wine, gelato, lighted boat parade, and fireworks will take over the banks of the Rock River.

The evening celebration begins at 5 p.m. and features a bounty of performers and food booths to enjoy. A special treat will be a special Venetian mask silent auction and mask workshop for children with master mask-maker, Jeff Semmerling from Chicago.

From 5-8 p.m. performers will treat guests to a great show at the amphitheatre on the Riverfront. At sundown, the Lighted Boat Parade will launch and guest will be able to view the procession from the Riverfront. Boat enthusiasts can enter their own boat into the parade as the best decorated boats will receive cash prizes. Call Dixon Main Street to register your boat for the parade at 815-288-2308.

Following the boat parade will be a special fireworks display to cap off the event.

Venetian Night is free admission, but there is a premier parade-viewing reserved area on the Riverfront with a champagne reception and private entertainment. Tickets are available at Dixon Main Street for $25 for the limited-space reception.

For more information, call 815-288-2308 or email

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