For the third month of the season, Fourth Fridays returns to downtown Morton on Friday, June 28 from 5-8 p.m. with its artisan market, live music, family-friendly activities and great shopping.

Families are encouraged to stop by the Family Zone at Memorial Plaza, featuring fun activities for all ages with the Morton Public Library, Trinity Church, balloon art with The Unique Twist, and other games hosted by local nonprofit organizations.

Those interested in some healthy living activities are welcomed to stop by the outdoor pop-up exercise classes on the library lawn. Health screenings hosted by Van Zant Medical Group and additional educational opportunities will also be available along Jefferson St. And don’t forget to wear your walking shoes or bring your bike, as the route to visit all the Morton Fourth Friday stops is a little over a mile long!

If you are looking to add some art and culture to your Friday night, local galleries and restaurants will be offering live music and art showings. The artisan market along Main Street will feature works from several local artists, and street performers will be spread throughout downtown providing background music and entertainment in between your stops.

This year’s participating locations in Morton include Jefferson Street Studio & Gallery, Eli’s Coffee Shop, Thr3ads, Unum Fine Wine and Whiskey, Be YOUnique Designs, Office on Main, Liquor Station, Kemp 208, Great American Popcorn, Seasons Gastropub, Lulu’s On Main, The Cotton Top, Plank Pilates, Adore Bridal, Sucre Sweets and Socials, SweetPea and Sunshine Studios, and new this month - Home Instead Senior Care.

The Tazewell Art Loop Passport, a printed guide to some of the galleries, restaurants and shops on the Tazewell Art Loop are available for pick up at participating locations. Once stamps have been collected at every location listed in the Passport, they may be turned in to the Morton Chamber of Commerce office at 415 W. Jefferson St. to enter a raffle for a grand prize basket.

For information on the Fourth Fridays – Tazewell Art Loop, the passport and the grand prize, visit the Morton Chamber of Commerce page at or call the Morton Chamber of Commerce at 309-263-2491. 

The 2019 Fourth Fridays - Tazewell Art Loop is organized by the Morton Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Pekin and Washington Chambers of Commerce. The program and Tazewell Art Loop Passport is sponsored by Unland Companies. Activities in Morton are also sponsored by a Village of Morton Tourism Grant and the Tazewell Public Health Foundation.