Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce

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Sun. 28 May, 2017 - Sat. 3 Jun, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Monday, May 29, 2017

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

City Market (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

City Market - Wednesday evenings on the Riverfront May 31-August 30, 2017, 5-8 pm Food, vendors, entertainment

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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Friday, June 02, 2017

Riverfront Yoga (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Riverfront Yoga Fridays at 11 am on the riverfront, May 26-September 1

Musical Fridays (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Musical Fridays at noon at the riverfront pavilion, May 26-September 1

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail (6:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail to hit the waters of Rock River in Dixon on June 3rd

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will return to the Rock River at Dixon, June 3, 2017.  This is the opportunity for catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championships. This year's Northern Championship will be held September 22 & 23, 2017 on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. The Southern Championship will be held October 6 & October 7, 2017 on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.


Late registration will be held Friday, June 2 the day before competition at Ace Hardware & Outdoor Center, 900 N. Galena Avenue, Dixon, IL from 5-7 PM. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm. Anglers must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event.  A one year membership is $30.00. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call (502) 384-5924.

Legal waters for the event will be: Anglers may fish from Steel Mill Dam at Milan to the Hwy 72 Bridge at Byron on the Rock River.

Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held at Page Park, Dixon, IL. Tournament hours are 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in the weigh-in line by 4:00 PM with a 5-fish limit per team. To help preserve the sport only live fish will be weighed in and all fish will be released after the tournament. For a complete list of rules visit our website: www.kingkatusa.com or phone Cabela's King Kat Headquarters at: (502) 384-5924. 

Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event

The City of Dixon and Ace Hardware would like to welcome all Cabela’s King Kat anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information please call: (815) 284-2308 or visit their website at: www.discoverdixon.org. Host lodging for the event will be the Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Drive, Dixon, IL. For reservations call: (815) 284-0500. The number of rooms may be limited in some areas so it is recommended that participants make their reservations early.

Free Kids Fishing Rodeo

In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event on Saturday, June 3 at Page Park, Dixon, IL. The event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 and younger. Sign up is from 8:00 AM till                    9:00 AM with the Kid's Fishing Event starting at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. All children will receive a prize just for entering. Bring your favorite rod, reel and bait and show your true fishing ability. All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes for winners will be given in two age groups, 0-7 and 8-12. The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Outdoor Promotions $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in October.

Outdoor Promotions and our anglers have contributed nearly $342,000.00 to the “Kids” Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Outdoor Promotions “Kids Fishing Rodeos”.


The City of Dixon, working with the Dixon Park District will offer many family and kids activities from Noon – 4 PM in Page Park following the kids fishing rodeo. If you wish to promote your outdoor business, summer camps or events by having a booth, please contact Stephanie at City Hall by phone at (815)288-1485 or by email at stephanie.terranova@discoverdixon.org.   A complete list of all the activities will be posted several weeks before the event.  Mayor Li Arellano and Rich Kelly from Ace Hardware want to expand this event to not only anglers.  “Dixon has a lot of outdoor activities in the summer and we want to promote these opportunities. We want people in and out of the area to get outside and play. We hope that people will come to Page Park and stay until the anglers come off the Rock River for the Weigh-In.” 



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