Morrison is located in northwestern Illinois in western Whiteside County (of which it is the county seat) about 15 miles west of Sterling north of the Rock River and about 10 miles east of the Mississippi River. The population estimate 2000 was about 4,500.
Morrison-Rockwood State Park provides the area with numerous recreational opportunities and is located just north of town on Rock Creek. In addition, Cross Creek Golf Club is set to take on golfers of all skill levels.
Major events in town include "Paint the Town" where 5 blocks of a street are blocked off for families and individuals put art on pavement in 5- x 5-foot squares surrounded by aisles used as workspace. The event is designed to heighten awareness of the arts in children as well as adults. Morrison also hosts the Whiteside County Fair each August featuring live music, tractor pull, petting zoo and a demolition derby to supplement the main attraction--the carnival.
Illinois Counties Whiteside County |
Illinois State Parks Morrison-Rockwood State Park |
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Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.