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Free festival fun for all in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – Summer Splash will return from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 22 and 23 with fun for the whole family at Bowman Park on the riverfront at 200 W. First St.

The festival features live music and entertainment, a wild-game cookout, free activities for kids, an emergency vehicle display and firetruck rides, a craft and vendor show, and more.

Admission and most of the activities are free.

Live entertainment on Friday will include a Legacy Martial Arts demonstration at 2:30 p.m., The Amazer Magic Show at 3, and live music at 4 by local musicians and First Open Bible Church band members.

“Tangled” will be shown for free family movie Friday. Food off the grill, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy will be available. Free activities are planned before the show.

On Saturday, River Country Stomp will begin at 11 a.m, followed by the Whiteside County K9 demo at 11:45 a.m. and Love on a Leash at 12:30 p.m. Live music will then kick off with Finding Home at 1:30, Mark’s Kitchen Table at 3, Lovecraft at 5, Robbie LeBlanc at 6, music by local youth at 7, and by musicians and First Open Bible Church band members at 8.

Also on Saturday, kids can come dressed as their favorite princesses and super heroes for a parade at 1 p.m. There will also be a free fireworks show at night. Guests can bring lawn chairs and blankets.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians can eat for free by bringing their ID or badge, or wearing their uniform.

Go to rockfallschamber.com, find the event on Facebook, or call 815-625-4500 for more information.

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