You’ll be amazed at the attractions, events, and activities within Mt. Morris – not to mention in the area. Whether you’re here for an hour, a weekend, or a week, visitors of all ages and stages will find vibrant and varied adventures year-round.
Parks & Recreation
Experience all that the greater Mt. Morris community has to offer nature lovers from woodlands to scenic river bluffs to the prairies. Drive along the backroads, beside the Rock River on Route 2, and through nearby parks during autumn to view stunning fall foliage.
While you’re in Mt. Morris play a round of golf, a game of pickleball or bowling. Families will enjoy exploring Mt. Morris parks and playgrounds – including a skateboard park. Three beautiful state parks are within minutes of Mt. Morris. Discover Illinois’ oldest tree just down the road and catch a glimpse of the bison at Nachusa Grasslands, the Nature Conservancy, 16 miles away.
The heart of our town is the village campus. Concerts, festivals, and community events begin here on the historic square filled with trees, green space, permanent seating, and a bandshell. Discover its story and make your own memories here.
Come early and stay late for jam-packed, free summer concerts on the campus uptown. Food trucks and local vendors add a party vibe. Continue a century-old tradition of enjoying the municipal Kable Band perform free weekly concerts during the summer – with pie and ice cream.
There is no shortage of festivals and events in the greater Mt. Morris area. Experience an arts festival like Porchfest, and the National Straw Sculpting Competition. Don’t miss the impressive fireworks and fun activities during our July 4th’ Let Freedom Ring Festival.
If you’d rather stretch your mind and imagination visit the Sandstone Art Gallery, catch a play or musical by the Performing Arts Guild, take an audio tour of the historic Mt. Morris campus and stop by the museum. Pick fruit at a quintessential Midwestern orchard just outside of town or keep the fun rolling at a classic roller-skating rink. Get your heart racing at the Byron Dragway or exciting local high school sports, all within easy drives.
This area is home to unique boutiques, shops and retailers offering hand-made soaps, quilts and fiber art, home décor, and more. You could wander the aisles of antique stores and resale shops for hours looking for hidden gems. And don’t forget our locally produced goods like maple syrup, honey, artisan breads and baked goods, and farm-raised meat.