People waving at Union Pacific train

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Saturday, May 06, 2017 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Round up your amigos and kick off The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta starting with the Cinco-K, a 5K Run/Walk to benefit of HOPE of Ogle County. Registrations are available online at; walk-in registrations are also available through the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District. The run begins at 1pm at First Presbyterian Church along the bike path.

Join the festivities downtown, happening from 4-10pm. We’ll have delicious Mexican food and live performances throughout the evening, including Galli Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) at 5:30pm.

Cinco de Mayo can’t happen without the popular Chihuahua Race starting at 5pm. The Chihuahua best dressed contest and parade happens at 4:45pm.

Authentic Mexican food will be served by local vendors Tacos al Pastor#1, Oasis, El Sol, Off the Wall Café, El Tapatio, Nina’s Tacos and Lupita’s Supermarket. Restaurant Tecalitlan will serve traditional margaritas and cantaritos.

Enjoy performances by Ballet Nueva Imagen, the RTHS Jazz Band, Tamborazo Salinas and to close the night Eterno Show de Chicago will take the stage at 8 pm.

The event is sponsored by the City of Rochelle and LULAC Rochelle.

Color Run

Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Hosted by Rochelle Middle School

Memorial Day-City Offices Closed

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Memorial Day Parade, hosted by Rochelle's VFW post, steps off at 10am, heading down Lincoln Highway, west on Lincoln Avenue, North on 9th Street and west on 8th Avenue to the Veteran's Memorial at Lawnridge Cemetery.

Hospital Hustle

Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:00 am - 8:00 am

The Rochelle Community Hospital's annual 5k event.

Register online today!  

Click here to register.

Railfan Appreciation Days

Saturday, June 03, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Food and fun to celebrate our Railfans!

Railfan Appreciation Days

Sunday, June 04, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Food and fun to celebrate our Railfans!

Ale on Lincoln

Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Food, live music and beer in Downtown Rochelle!

Outdoor Market

Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Freshly baked goods, locally grown produce, crafts and more!

Movie in the Park

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a complimentary movie in the park, hosted by First National Bank and Rochelle Municipal Utilities!

Independence Day - City Offices Closed

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music by the Municipal Band and Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day in Rochelle!

Family Railroad Day

Friday, July 07, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bring the kids to get up close and personal with trains in Rochelle!

Hot Dog Day

Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rochelle businesses give out free hotdogs today!  Hosted by the Rochelle NewsLeader.

Family Swim Night

Saturday, July 22, 2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy a FREE family swim night at Spring Lake, compliments of the City of Rochelle!

Outdoor Market

Friday, July 28, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fresh baked goods, locally grown produce, crafts and more!

Summer Country Jam

Saturday, August 05, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Details coming soon!

Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival

Friday, August 18, 2017

Carnival rides, games, food, music and more!

Outdoor Market

Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, crafts and more!

Labor Day-City Offices Closed

Monday, September 04, 2017
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