Summer festivals are kicking into high gear across the Rock River Valley – and Exelon Generation's Byron Station is proud all of the following wonderful community events. The Byron nuclear facility sits on the Rock River, and many of its employees live in the communities that surround the plant. Let's get ready for Summer!
Leaf River Summer Daze ran from June 1-3 and featured a number of great events like a car show, cornbag tournament, truck pulls and tractor rodeo. The weekend events wrapped up with the Grand Parade and raffle drawings.
The Rockin' River Fest in Oregon takes place June 16 and highlights a number of athletic activities accompanied with music. The run, bike and kayak event will wind through many parts of the Rock River and surrounding areas, and the Tug Across the Rock event will test the muscles of all involved. A Game Spot for kids of all ages and Chill Zone beverage garden and entertainment stage add more options for the whole family. Visit www.rockinriverfest.net
The annual "Tug Across the Rock" is a featured event at Rockin River Fest 2018.
The Let Freedom Ring festival in Mt. Morris will be held July 4-8. The center attraction is live entertainment at the Historic Band Shell and Beer Gardens. The patriotic program will include a grand parade and also fireworks on July 4. Volunteers are welcome! More info can be found at www.letfreedomringfestival.com
ByronFest will offer big name entertainment and fun for all family members July 13-15. The community carnival and entertainment stages – including the Exelon Stage – and right in downtown Byron. The event is also a great fundraiser for non-profit groups. Visit the ByronFest Facebook page for more info!
The Ogle County Fair will be held Aug. 1-5 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds. The fair has a great mix of 4-H displays, a rodeo and competitions, mixed in with entertainment, food and music. The antique tractor pull and demolition derby are a big draw. More info can be found at www.oglecountyfair.com
Northern Illinois has a lot of fun to offer in the summer and Exelon Generation and Byron Generating Station are glad to be a part of the fun!