De Immigrant Windmill

Fulton Events

November 26, 2018

The Schmaling Memorial (Fulton) Public Library proudly offers the "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" Program!  This is an "on-going" program so you can register at any time.  You're not too late! 

Any child (or parent or caregiver) who resides within the Riverbend School District who has not yet started Kindergarten, will be eligible to participate in the program.  You do not need a library card to participate in the FREE program, but you will need one if you wish to check out library books.   

Participants must register in person at the library, located at 501-10th Avenue, Fulton, IL.   

January 14, 2019

Events are sponsored by de Immigrant Volunteer Millers through a grant from D.S. Flikkema Foundation, unless otherwise noted. All events are held at the Windmill Cultural Center at 111- 10th Avenue in Fulton, IL.
The Windmill Cultural Center is located across the street from Fulton’s de Immigrant Dutch windmill at the corner of 10th Avenue and 1st Street.  Events are subject to change.

For more information call 815-589-3925 or visit "Windmill Cultural Center" on Facebook. The Windmill Cultural Center is accessible to persons with disabilities. Events are FREE and open to the public.

January 30, 2019

Heritage Canyon is proud to announce the return of their ever-popular Bluegrass Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019!

Right now, this is all the information available, but more specifics will be coming soon!  If you ever attended past Bluegrass Festivals at Heritage Canyon, you know how much fun they were...if you never experienced it before, you definately won't want to miss it!  Fun for the whole family, and for people of all ages!

Mark you calendars and keep checking back here for information updates, or you can also check on our Facebook page at, Fulton Illinois Tourism.

February 1, 2019

The Andresen Nature Center features displays of local wildlife, insects, and flora found along the local watershed of the Upper Mississippi River. Located within 100 yards of the Mississippi River and adjacent to Heritage Canyon in Fulton, IL, the Center is dedicated to providing insight, information, appreciation, and conservation of our local natural resources.

The Andresen Nature Center is open for scheduled City of Fulton special events, and is available for school field trips, continuing education programs, and private tours. The Nature Center is also available for meetings and private party events, including nature-themed birthday parties! The use of a full kitchen is included in any rental. For more information, contact the Andresen Nature Center at (815) 208-7059 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Like Us! on Facebook.

National Geographic Link:

2018 Video: Andresen Nature Center    (Video produced and narrated by students from Fulton High School, Business Education class taught by Jeffrey Hoese)

February 4, 2019

This is the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Blessing of the Bikes in Fulton, Illinois!

As in years past, the Fulton "Blessing of the Bikes" event will be held on the first Sunday in June, which is June 2nd this year. 

    Bikes will begin to line up at Noon, downtown Fulton on 4th Street near Johnnie's Tap,  The official "Blessing of the Bikes" will be offered at 1:00 PM by Father Arley Downey.

What details we do know at this time:

  • Will start lining up the bikes at Noon
  • The street will be blocked off
  • There will be "Live Music"
  • There will be Vendors
  • There will be a "Beer Garden"
  • The "Beer Garden" will open at Noon
  • The official "Blessing" of the Bikes will be at 1:00 PM

For more information, Call Juls at 563-249-5681.


February 5, 2019


This is an ever- evolving list of events coming to Fulton in 2019.  Please check back often for continuing updates as we learn of additional events.  Some listed events are just in the "what about..." stage and no dates have been set yet for other events, so please check back here at, or at Fulton Illinois Tourism on Facebook.   Select "Read More" for the 2019 monthly event list.  

February 7, 2019


Annual Spring Fulton Plant Sale - 2019

Finally looking forward to spring weather, we are all somewhat anxious to get outside into the yard to do some gardening. As you anticipate what changes and improvement you wish to make, consider coming to the annual Fulton Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11. There is always a nice selection of plants to choose from for your seasonal projects. Primarily perennials with some annuals will be available.

February 18, 2019

The Fulton (Martin House) Museum and Fulton Historical Society features regular fascinating programs typically monthly, from February through November.  Programs are presented at the Fulton (Martin House) Museum, which is located at 707 10th Avenue, on the third Sunday of each month, starting at 2:00 PM, and are free.  Light refreshments are served.   (Note: The north entrance of the museum is handicap accessible.)

February 26, 2019

“Life’s a Breeze”     Field Trip & Youth Tours Opportunity

ATTENTION:  Area Administrators, Teachers, Staff, & PTA/PTO,

We enthusiastically invite you to visit us at Fulton’s de Immigrant Windmill and the Windmill Cultural Center this school year, 2019. In 2018, nearly 1,000 school children, teachers and parents visited us. Learning opportunities at WCC/de Immigrant will be available for school groups of 50 or fewer students April through October for one-hour time slots. Groups should have one adult sponsor for every ten children. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance of a group tour.  

The curriculum's focus is invisible forces and weather. The curriculum is adapted to each grade level with interactive based activities.  

April 11, 2019


Sunday, April 28

1:00 PM

The Andresen Nature Center is continuing its series of beekeeping sessions with another event now set for Sunday, April 28.

Topics for this session will include:

  • Spring Introduction of New Packages of Bees
  • Inspection Logistics: Timing, Frequency, and what to look for
  • Mite Control
  • Diagnosing Winter Dead-Outs
  • Q & A Session

Please see "Read More" 

Page 1 of 2

Community Alerts

get your alerts now


Receive community safety alerts instantly by text message and email! Registration is quick, easy and secure.
Sign Up Now!