Official Floatzilla 2014 boat count: 959

The official Floatzilla '14 photo resulted in a boat count of 959.

We’re still counting registrations, but roughly 1,300 people signed up this year – with hundreds of spectators, all despite the bad weather forecast.

We’re thankful for all the support throughout the year. We have the best fans around, and we can’t wait until next year!

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Dixon Riverfront to host Venetian Night Aug.23

The Dixon Riverfront will be turned into an Italian piazza on August 23 as art, music, performers, food, beer & wine, gelato, lighted boat parade, and fireworks will take over the banks of the Rock River.

The evening celebration begins at 5 p.m. and features a bounty of performers and food booths to enjoy. A special treat will be a special Venetian mask silent auction and mask workshop for children with master mask-maker, Jeff Semmerling from Chicago.