The next Sesquicentennial Committee meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on April 26th at 6:00pm. ——– The Rock Falls Clean Up Day will be May 13th, 2017 at the RB&W District Parking Lot .

Sesquicentennial Celebration

Rock Falls turns 150 in 2017!

The Sesquicentennial Committee is now planning themed events for each day of the celebration.

Click here for Sesquicentennial hotel packages being offered to returning residents and visitors.



The week-long events will be posted on our Facebook Page and on  on Rock Falls’ Tourism site.

Craft Show August 5th, 2017

Our craft show will be right in the midst of the events going on, so we are looking for crafters for our craft show on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Time: 10 am to 5 pm (setup from 8 am to 10 am)

Please download the Event Flier and Application below.

Sesquicentennial Craft Show Flier  

Craft Show Vendor Application 



Sesquicentennial Parade

The Sesquicentennial Parade will be held on Saturday August 5th at 10:30am.

For details, and to get a parade entry form, please visit the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce here:

Sesquicentennial Parade Information 





Sesquicentennial Committee

The City of Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Committee will be conducting meetings, which are open to anyone in the community or surrounding area that would like to take part in the planning of the 150th Birthday of the City of Rock Falls in 2017.  Chairmen of various activities, as well as, volunteers galore will be needed. If you belong to a Church group, civic organization, youth group, etc. , come and see how you can become  involved. The dates have been set, and  the celebration will take place the week of July 29 – August 5, 2017.

The meetings will take place at Rock Falls City Hall, 603 West 10th Street in the Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Meetings Dates

Tuesday , March 14th,  2017

Tuesday April 11th,  2017

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Tuesday June 13th, 2016