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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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9:00 am

Tour de Freeport

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Tutty’s Crossing Trailhead, 250 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport. When: September 16: register 9 am to 10 am; Ride: 10 am. What: The whole family is invited to join in this 6 mile bicycle ride through the City of Freeport with Public Art Interactive stops along the way. There is no cost to participate. Celebrate a full weekend with Paint the Port on Friday, Tour de Freeport, Pretzel City Brewfest, and Paddling the Pec on Saturday and more Paddling the Pec on Sunday.

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10:00 am

Paddle the Pec

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tutty’s Crossing, 250 E Stephenson
Freeport, IL 61032 United States

PADDLE THE PEC Tutty’s Crossing Trailhead, 250 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport. September 16-17, Saturday: 10 am and 1 pm; Sunday: 1 pm. As part of the Tour de Freeport family bicycle ride, consider discovering the joys of paddling the Pecatonica River, called “Illinois’ Friendliest Paddle”. Whether you are an experienced paddler or brand new to the joys of kayaking, members of the Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation will provide kayaks and training to enjoy a leisurely paddle on the river. Donations accepted.

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1:00 pm

Pretzel City Brewfest

September 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

New location on Chicago Ave in Downtown. Over 100 brews to try! $25 general admission. $50 VIP (noon access, special releases, t-shirt and swag bag)

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5:30 pm

Citywide 50/50 Drawing

September 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Downtown Freeport Freeport, IL 61032 United States

Citywide 50/50 in Freeport, Illinois $5,000 guaranteed minimum payout. Buy online at Need not be present to win. One for $1 or six for $5 Drawings to be held at 5 p.m. at the Pretzel City Brewfest. Need NOT be present to win! Proceeds benefit downtown Freeport revitalization. Sponsored by: Mort's Bar and Grill, Schofield Plumbing, Elliott Graphix, Baumgartner's Automotive, Steinhauser Home Finishings, Cornerstone Credit Union, and Sparkle Car Wash. Tickets will be sold beginning June 1st at: Music on Chicago Cruise Night Pretzel City Brewfest Stephenson County Fair Pretzel City Farmers Markets One of the following sponsors: Mort’s Bar and Grill, 122 S Chicago Ave. or Baumgartner’s Automotive, 534 W. Lily Creek Rd. At one of our partners: Freeport Downtown Development Foundation, Freeport/Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Center, Hilldale Deli, Deininger Floral, Luecke Jewelers, 9 East Coffee, Benchwarmers, Wall of Yarn, D&D Enterprises. Or online at (tickets will be mailed to you)

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7:00 pm

The Play’s the Thing

September 16, 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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