De Immigrant Windmill

Fulton Events

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.

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 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 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" 

April 11, 2019

This year's theme is "Lest We Forget: Dirk Van Leenen - Holocaust Survivor"

Dirk Van Leenen was born in 1940 just after the war had begun in the Netherlands.  He has several degrees in Horticulture and Floral Design.  His interest in English Literature began when he was still living in Holland.  At the University of Leiden, he studied English and he worked a number of years in Holland as an English teacher.  

Link for Official  2019 Dutch Days Program Schedule      (Note:  When you click on the link, it will place a small white box in the lower left corner of your screen on a desktop computer.  If you click on this box, it will open the attachment for you.)   



May 9, 2019


             (brought to you by Unity Christian Class of 2021)

Saturday, August 10th     Check-in begins at 9am     

Registration:        $10 (K-6th grade)

                                   $20  (7th grade - Adult)      

Time:      9:30 am - Do or Dye Dash (kids K-6th)

                  10:00 am - Do or Dye 5K  (7th-adult)

    Starting Line: Fulton Bike Path by Fulton Corp. 303 8th Avenue, Fulton, IL  61252

 Register online and pay by credit card at  or pick up a registration form and pay by cash or check at:

                                   Unity Christian School   

                                   711 10th St. Fulton, IL

                            Registration Deadline: July 31st    


NOTE:      *  All participants must sign waiver prior to race time. 

                   *  It is recommended that all participants wear sunglasses to protect eyes during the race.   

                    *  All participants will receive an official Do or Dye Color Run t-shirt to wear for the race.

May 13, 2019

Thank you Kelley Bowles, Reporter for Channel 4 in the Quad Cities, WHBF - TV, for all the time you spent in Fulton and featuring us for the first "Spotlight on the Community" series for 2019!  Kelley's profesionalism and interest in what makes Fulton "what it is".  She really captured the tremendous pride that the residents and business people have for Fulton, and she was able to show the top-notch hospitality that visitors to Fulton would experience.   

 Here is a list of the video links to each of the featured segments she did during the "Spotlights on Fulton":

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