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9:00 am

American Garage Art Grand Opening

September 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Ribbon Cutting Friday September 15th. Grand opening includes drawings, refreshments, local arts and crafts. Meet the vendors and artists. Talking about our plans for our Art Gallery and many other exciting plans in the near future. Come and get involved!

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3:00 pm

Paint the Port

September 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Freeport Freeport, IL 61032 United States

What: PAINT-THE-PORT Where: Downtown Freeport When: September 15th, 3 pm to 8 pm. Downtown streets will be transformed with 800 4’x4′ squares painted by amateur artists of all ages. Kids and adults are invited to get creative and paint the street squares using washable paint creating a colorful vibrant masterpiece spanning the length of Chicago Avenue from Douglas Street to Spring Street. The money raised will provide a façade improvement grant to help renovate a local business. Presented by the Freeport Art Museum. Also enjoy a full weekend in Freeport with the Tour de Freeport family bicycle ride and Pretzel City Brewfest on Saturday as well as Paddling events on the Pecatonica River on both Saturday and Sunday. $15 Per Square (includes all supplies and a t-shirt). More information at

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4:00 pm

Pretzel City Farmers Market – last of the season

September 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Formerly the Open Air Farmers Market, the Pretzel City Farmers Market has expanded to provide access to fresh & locally grown food to our 3rd ward, bring consumers downtown, help local artists & growers sell merchandise and will serve as a fundraiser for downtown Freeport revitalization. Our market is located in the Lincoln-Douglas Municipal Parking Lot at 51 W. Douglas St. in downtown Freeport, Illinois. It takes place the 1st and 3rd Friday night, beginning May 19th and ends September 15th.

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7:00 pm

The Play’s the Thing

September 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winneshiek Theatre, 228 W Clark St
Freeport, IL 61032 United States

“THE PLAY’S THE THING” Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark, Freeport. September 15,16,22: 7:30 pm; September 23: 2 pm and 7:30 pm. On a surprise visit to a castle on the Italian Riviera, the pointed and deadly barbs fly fast and furious among this group of charming sophisticates, including Turai and his collaborator, along with young composer, Albert Adam, and his prima donna fiance, Ilona. When Albert overhears his beloved being wooed in her boudoir, Turai tells him it is all a silly mistake, explaining to the smitten young man that the passionate scene was merely a rehearsal for a new play. To support his fabrication, Turai stays up all night to write a play, including the overheard love talk. The next day during a public rehearsal, their suggestive dialogue is reborn as an innocent, harmless bit of theatre-play. $15.

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