Bishop Hill Events Calendar

June 03
Joe Hill Exhibit Opening and Concert

The Steeple Building Museum will host an exhibit of the life and legacy of Joe Hill, Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter. This disply consists of text panels and stand-alone images with music. The exhibit opening will feature a 2pm concert of Joe Hill songs, performed by singer/songwriter Bucky Halker, in the Steeple Building, at 103 North Bishop Hill Street. This free musical performance is open to the public, sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. The exhibit will continue until September 30, 2017. 309 927-3899 

June 10
Darlene's Silver Streak and the Bradford Modle T Girls

Author John Butte will present a free program at the Dairy Building about his book, Darlene's Silver Streak and the Bradford Modle T Girls. Book signing and presentation at 2pm. The Silver Strak Model T will be on display from 1:30pm-2:30pm. For more information call 309-927-3899. 

June 11
Honor Flight Benefit

This is a fund raising event for the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. 3pm-7pm. Enjoy music, an auction, and a dinner, all in the Bishop Hill Village Park. 309-932-3355

June 20
Modern Folk Music from Dalarna by Piatruba

The piano, trumpet, and bass trio, Piatruba, will put a modern spin on polkas, walking tunes, and waltzes inspired by vintage Swedish folk music from Gärdebyn, Rättvik, and Dalarna at a preformance in the Dairy Building at 7pm. This free concert is open to the public and is sponsord by the American-Scandinavian Foundation and the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. 309-927-3899 Sample music HERE.

June 24
Midsommar Music Festival

Celebrate the summer solstice with music. Concerts in the village park from 11am-4pm. Maypole decorating and procession at 4pm. Barn dance at 7pm.
MidSommar Respite:
If you get too hot or dry while exploring Bishop Hill during this summer celebration, the Vasa National Archives invites you to take a break and enjoy fika with us. Fika is a Swedish custom of offering visitors a drink and a snack. To help pass the time while you cool off, we have a make-and- take clay sculpture station for you.

July 08
27th Annual Country Antique Market

Quality antiques including primitives, country, folk art, pottery, and much more are available on the lawn of the Colony School. Proceeds from this event will benefit a Bishop Hill organization. 9am-3pm. $6.00 admission. 309-927-3072

July 23
Antique Car Show

A great antique and classic car show.  Registration is from 9am-11:30am, judging is from noon-1:30pm with awards presented at 3pm. Enjoy a grilled pork chop meal in the Park served by Bishop Hill’s Volunteer Firemen. Show proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the 1861 Bishop Hill Colony School. The entry fee is $10.00. Download an application HERE.

August 12
Pie and Ice Cream Social

Sample delicious pies from Bishop Hill’s best bakers! Held in the Village Park from 1pm-4pm, this is an annual fundraiser for the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. 309-927-3899

August 12 To August 13
The Bishop Hill Festival of the Arts

Artists and fine craft in the park, Plein Air throughout the village, hands on kids activities, soup bowl event and a backyard concert at Twin Flower Inn. 309-927-3064 This is a juried fine arts and crafts fair. For more information on this event email the Bishop Hill Arts Council. Exhibitors can download an application HERE

August 26
4th Annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua

The public is invited to this free family-oriented event. Take part in this small town tradition in the Bishop Hill Village Park where the theme of this year’s celebration will focus on immigration and migration. Reenactors, portraying famous historical figures, will educate and entertain with their inspiring stories and songs. 1pm-4pm. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association 309-927-3899.