Janesville's Premier Event--- a fun filled day of food, games, dancing, music and special events. Last year more than 10,000 people, young and old attended this one-day event. We hope to make this year our biggest turn out for this family friendly day. If you love music, good food, and fun, don't miss Wisconsin's best kept music festival secret!
Over 35 Acts on 12 stages! - Click this link to see all of the times, links, videos & MORE!
Rock Around the Block is a family-oriented afternoon of fun and entertainment intended to reacquaint Janesville with new and exciting things happening right here in our downtown. We're creating a day of food, games, dancing, music and special events designed to foster our community spirit and sense of place.
The event is held on the last Sunday in August, from 11:30am until 9pm. Rain or shine you can enjoy live music from local Wisconsin bands on Indoor stages and Outdoor Stages!
Jim’s Tap Cleaning Walking Taco’s Madtown Twisters Cotton Candy, Slushies Italian House Gondola’s Coldstone Creamery Ice Cream Cookies and cups of Ice Cream Elmer’s Kettle Corn Diamond Lanes Ribeye Steak Sands & Chicken Sands Famous Daves 1/2 chicken, Rib’s, Pulled Pork Milton Masonic Lodge 161 Burgers, etc? Janesville Fire Charities Brat’s
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Rock Around the Block had its beginnings in an event called Rendezvous on the River that took place in the park near the downtown Janesville bus depot.
In 2005, it became Rock Around the Block and was sponsored by Downtown Janesville, Inc. That year, the event featured 19 bands on six stages and was attended by between 1,500 and 2,000 people.
The event has evolved since then, and is run by downtown business owners who are aided by a squadron of volunteers. Last year, the event featured 35 bands on 11 stages, and attendance topped 10,000.
- Free WiFi
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Local establishment
- Phone: 608-728-0221
- Alternate Phone: 608-755-9828
Block Party Info
Rock Around the Block is a fun filled day of food! Find a list of our food venues below:
On Sunday, the annual event featuring more than 35 local bands will take over the first three blocks of North ...