A Freeport Tradition Since 1914

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to a Summer of

Great Events



The Union Dairy will be closed 

Sunday, April 21st

Happy Easter


First Friday Family Flicks

The first Friday night of each month (May- Sept) at dusk, the Union Dairy will show a short cartoon and then a feature film in the Debate Site. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come early for the best seats and enjoy a hot dog and a cone while you wait!



First Friday Family Flick

Friday, May 3rd

rain date May 10th

"Ralph Breaks the Internet"

6th Annual "Cruisin for a Cause" Car Show

Saturday, May 4th

1pm to 5pm

All Proceeds going to the Freeport Lions Club

First Friday Family Flick

Friday, June 7th

rain date June 14th

"The Greatest Showman"

"Pay It Forward"

Andy and Aaron Morning Show with Cornerstone Credit Union

Single dip gift certificates to the first 80 participants

 6am to 7am on Tuesday, June 11th

Dairy Days Parade

Sunday, June 23rd, 1pm

Dairy Days Parade, Downtown Freeport, "Celebrating Agriculture in Stephenson County", the parade will kick off from the corner of Washington and Jackson and will wind through downtown. The route will be Jackson, VanBuren, Main, State, Exchange, VanBuren, Douglas, Clark and VanBuren, ending near the Health Dept on Linden St. The announcers stand will be at the Stewart Center

Entry forms are available online at www.stephensoncfb.org

Following the Parade is

Family Day and Tractor Show at the Union Dairy

Family Day 2pm-5pm

Fun for all ages, pony rides, petting zoo, by "Friendly Lakeside Critters" from Apple River, bounce house,  face art by the Freeport CheerTeam and DanceSquad. Also, new this year, is the Tractor Show following the parade. Visit the exhibits and see the tractors up close 


Book Signing for Jim Sacia

3pm to 5pm
"Not in  Your Wildest Dreams - Memoirs of a Veteran FBI Agent"


Thursday, July 4th

To honor our First Responders and
Military, both past and present,
The Union Dairy will be giving away
a FREE single dip of ice cream with proof of service
Also, any child, 10 and under, gets a free kid cone for
reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

Stephenson County Fair

July 9th - July 13th

Union Dairy will be serving Ice Cream at the Stephenson County Fair with proceeds going to various organizations

Tuesday, McConnell UMC Youth Group

Wednesday, HomeStart

Thursday, Noon Kiwanis

Friday, EastGate Church and Ignite Church

Saturday, NJROTC

First Friday Family Flick

Friday, July 5th

rain date July 12th

"The Incredibles 2"

Pink Heals 2019

Saturday, July 20th

11 am to 2 pm
Vendors, therapy dogs, wellness booths and more

Bike Night with ABATE of Illinois, Freeport Chapter

Friday, July 26th, 5pm to 8pm

rain date, Aug 2nd

Bring your motorcycle, old or new, no entry fee, just for fun food and friends

First Friday Family Flick

Friday, August 2nd

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse"

Cruise Night at the Union Dairy

Saturday, August 10th

3pm to 10pm

Downtown Freeport: Attracting hundreds of cars & thousands of spectators

Dairy Dawg Days

Saturday, Aug 17th, noon to 3pm

Bring your dog for free pup cups

Costume Contest at 2pm

Thank you to our vendors, Mikes Grooming, Muddy Paws, Friends Forever, TLC and Carlsons Canine Camp

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, Sept 7th  3pm to 7pm

rain date Sept 14th

7th Annual "Cruisin’ to the Dairy" Car Show


Last First Friday Family Flick of the Season


Friday, Sept 6th

A Whole Weekend of Family Fun! 

Sept 13 and 14

Start on Friday with "Paint the Port". Bring your family, 4pm to 8pm, and paint a square in downtown Freeport. But the fun doesn't stop there... Off to Brewfest! Sampling beer from local breweries. For details on the events that weekend, visit greaterfreeport.com

"Putting the Car Away" Car Show

Saturday, October 19th Noon to 2pm

Looking for that last show before it gets too cold? Join us one more time before the car goes under cover for the winter.

Music provided by 3D Sound, prizes and NO entry fee

Last Day of the Season

October 31

Re-opening March 1, 2020

The Union Dairy

126 East Douglas
Freeport, IL 61032

Tel. 815-232-7099


  • March - April - May:
    Tues - Sunday:  11am - 9pm
    Closed Mondays
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day:
    Open 7 Days a Week:
    11am - 10pm
  • Sept - October:
    Tues - Sunday:  11am - 9pm
    Closed Mondays
  • Every Week: Grill closes at 8pm and No grill on Sundays