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Whiteside County Airport hosts airshow on Saturday, July 24

Events kick off on Friday with more than 50 aviation youtubers flying in. The airshow takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the following day.

ROCK FALLS, Ill. — There's a lot happening at the Whiteside County Airport from Friday, July through Sunday, July 25th.

The Aviation Content Creator Awards (ACCA) are taking place that weekend. According to the Whiteside County Airport's website, you can "Meet some of your favorite aviation YouTube personalities" there. 

Planes start flying in at 7 a.m. on Friday. The ACCA band plays at 7 p.m. 

Saturday at 8 a.m. there's the 2K ACCA Runway Fun Run, where participants actually get to run down a closed runway. 

Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 is when the airshow's taking place, followed by the ACCA awards at 7 p.m. The Just 4 Fun Band will open the ceremony.

Sunday, the flyers head to Airventure airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which begins Monday, July 26th.

The Rock Falls Director of Tourism & Events, Melinda Jones, joined us live on Thursday, July 15th to talk about all of the events and how you can take part. She says this will be a great opportunity for people just to get out of the house.

"Because of COVID, everybody's wanting to get out, and this is a perfect opportunity," Jones said Thursday. "It's affordable for everybody [in] your family. Just come out and have a good time and see the planes flying around."

Tickets cost $10, and they're good for all three days. For ticket information, click here.