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Rockton Pelican Fest

May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Save the date to celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. This year we will be teaming up with The Natural Land Institute, The Sinnissippi Audubon Society, The Village of Rockton and JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery to create a day filled with activities and sights sure to delight everyone.
Stateline Mass Transit District will be providing free shuttle bus service from Rockton to the Nygren Wetland Preserve Overlook throughout the festival. There you will be greeted by a knowledgeable volunteer to talk about birds and other wildlife. Free guided walking tours of Nygren Wetland will start at the overlook at 11am, 12:30pm.
For you birders: Don’t miss the Early Bird Walk at 7:30am meeting at the Nygren Wetland Overlook presented by Sinnissippi Audubon.
Talks at Village Hall:
11 am “Hoo” Haven with Rocky Road
1pm Peregrine Falcon presentation by Sinnissippi Audubon President, Jennifer Kuroda
Booths By:
815 Outside: pine cone bird feeder
Burpee Museum of Natural History
“Hoo” Haven
JR Finally Art S& G: Make’n Take
Natural Land Institute: Kids Activity
Nature at the Confluence: kid’s activity
Rockford Park District Atwood Center
Rockton Remembers: Hononegah statue
Sinnissippi Audubon Society
Stateline STEM Academy: Pelican Robots
Participating Shops:
After the Vine: Pelican Wine Flights & Pelican Viewing Seating
JR Finally Art: Whitman Post Elementary School Art Show “Fantastic Beasts” , 3 art demos. photo booth
Pick a dilly Antiques: birdhouses & yard decor
Ray’s Family Restaurant: “Early Bird” breakfast
Sugar Britches: pelican suckers
Thank you to Our Event Sponsors ($500+):
Sinnissippi Audubon Society
Pheasants Forever
Thank you to our Participating Business Sponsors ($100+):
815 Outside
HD Jameson House
“Hoo” Haven Wildlife & Education Center
JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery
Natural Land Institute
Pick a dilly Antiques
Positive Changes Chiropractic
Ray’s Family Restaurant
Sugar Britches Old Fashioned Candy
Wild Birds Unlimited (Roscoe & Rockford)
The event will be held in downtown Rockton from 10am to 3pm.


May 21, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Sinnissippi Audubon
Natural Land Institute
JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery


Downtown Rockton
110 East Main Street
Rockton, IL 61072 United States
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