At the Southern border of the state lies Beloit–a destination full of spirit that comes alive with unique, sensational experiences no matter the season. From outdoor concerts and fascinating cultural arts to fine dining and exciting adventures, there’s a sensory encounter fit for every season. Visit Beloit in summer, fall, winter, and spring to experience it all.
Sweet summertime has officially arrived! This summer, hear the difference in Beloit at the countless outdoor concerts and live music performances or while dancing and attending the local festivals. Listen to your all-time favorites or up-and-coming artists during any activity you love.
Mark your calendars with the must-hear outdoor concerts and live music of the season. On Fridays, encapsulating tunes resound all day long starting with Fridays in the Park–a recurring lunchtime concert to hear while you eat fresh, local cuisine. When the night rolls in, cozy up nearby the Rock River and hear some fantastic–and FREE–entertainment from Music at Harry’s Place.
There’s no denying that music makes you move! Join in on Dancing at Harry’s Place–FREE dance lessons for any and all that take place throughout the summer months of June, July, and August. Or, feel free to embrace your own moves and hit the dance floor at local night life hotspots like 5Bar!
The summer fun doesn’t stop there. There are many festivals to stop by where you can hear the beautiful melodies of Beloit. This July, attend the Lager Than Life Beer Festival followed by Downtown Beloit Street Dance in August. With sensational music all season, you won’t want summer to end.
Summer must eventually come to an end, but with fall following, it’s hard to complain. Not only is Beloit’s landscape lush with color, it’s scattered with amazing cultural arts. From public art and galleries to museums and theaters, there’s so much to see!
As you venture downtown, see the numerous displays of public art in vibrant and various mediums like modern sculptures and magnificent murals. To ensure that you see all the stops, explore the new Beloit & Beyond Outdoor Art Trail where you can see both its beauty and learn about its backstory.
The city itself has its own extensive backstory that visitors can uncover at the local museums and art galleries, which showcase the best of Beloit. See amazing artifacts at The Logan Museum of Anthropology and nostalgic memorabilia at The Wright Museum of Art. You won’t believe your eyes! View and even have the chance to purchase a piece of Beloit’s fine art at Gallery ABBA or The Villager Gallery & Frame Shop.
For more cultural arts, see the performing theaters & cinemas that each provide endless entertainment for visitors and locals alike. Central to the performing arts program, the Neese Performing Arts Center puts on various productions throughout the year open for viewing. Or, see the latest blockbuster movies in a charming, classic cinema.
While the wintery weather fills the air with flurries, Beloit’s fantastic restaurants cook up tasty foods exuding sweet and savory smells that linger all throughout town. With a wide variety of foodie venues, you’ll surely stay warm and cozy all season long. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, supper clubs or breweries and wineries–Beloit will satisfy your indulgent senses through the season.
Perfect for a night out on the town, explore Beloit’s fine dining foodie destinations and treat yourself to an extravagant, mouthwatering meal. In the mood for sizzling steaks and savory seafood? Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint is the place for you, known for having the highest quality steaks and seafood in the area. For a cozy, hand-crafted dish, head to Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian and taste the difference from fresh, house-made pasta to artisan-style breads.
Looking for a special Wisconsin experience? Settle in one of Beloit’s many warm and inviting supper clubs, which all smell and taste delightful. To name a few, The 615 Club takes pride in their relaxing ambiance, above-and-beyond hospitality, and of course, exquisite entrees that come with all the fixings–a relish dish, soup, salad, bread, cinnamon rolls, and the sides you choose. Another remarkable restaurant is Beloit’s one-and-only Benedetti’s Supper Club that is acclaimed for its fine foods including their famous Friday fish fry and grasshopper dessert.
Combine your favorite foods with dashing drinks at Beloit’s breweries and wineries. Taste the difference at G5 Brewing Company as they serve some of the best brews and gourmet pub foods you love most like juicy burgers. While the breweries tap outstanding brews, the wineries pour phenomenal wines like Beloit’s very own After The Vine. As a locally owned hangout, comfort is key. Sit back and enjoy the flavors paired with the ultimate platter of creamy cheeses, sausages and crackers.
When the snow slowly starts to melt, springtime is right around the corner and full of new opportunities that you can experience only in Beloit. After a long and cold winter, get outdoors and feel the difference as you enjoy an array of adventures and attractions in the area such as paddling, hiking and golfing.
Feel the excitement in the air and spring into one of your favorite outdoor sports on the water! Running through the town of Beloit, the Rock River overflows with sensational fun from kayaking and canoeing to tubing along the world renown Rock River National Water Trail. Rent or take a tour with Paddle Adventure Club. Enjoy any paddle you wish including sunset paddles, full moon paddles, pub paddles, and even early morning paddles. Beloit has whatever floats your boat!
By land, explore the scenic landscape at Beloit’s pristine nature centers and trails. Gain an incredible educational experience while visiting Nature at the Confluence Learning Center. Offering an epic, hands-on discovery of nature with picturesque surroundings–the Rock River, Turtle Creek, and Kelly Creek–it’s truly a breathtaking stop. Embark on an all-encompassing journey of your own by trail weaving through the woodlands and treasured history of Beloit. To note, Beckman Mill Park is an immersive experience as you feel the 50 acres of ground beneath your feet and trek alongside features from the 1800s.
Ready for a little competition? Beloit has got you covered with the timeless game of golf. Feel the difference on Beloit’s bountiful golf courses. Recognized in Golf Inc. for most-improved course, swing at Beloit Club's immaculate 18 hole course. Be sure to also check out Krueger-Haskell Golf Course–an oldie but a goodie–celebrating 96 years! Expanded to an 18 hole course 1931, the course provides a one-of-a-kind layout that includes challenging yet enjoyable obstacles from trees to rolling terrain.
Beloit surely has a sensory experience for every season. Enjoy outdoor concerts and live music in summer, fascinating cultural arts in the fall, fine dining in winter, and exciting adventures and amazing attractions in spring. Plan your sensational visit to Beloit in all four seasons today.
See the sensory exploration unfold by watching the Discover Wisconsin episode ‘Sights, Sounds & Stories: A Sensory Journey in Beloit Wisconsin’ here:
Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.
*Narration provided by Wondervox.
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