Community Events


Saturday, May 21, 2022 - noon-2 am

Music at District Bar & Grill 

Metallica cover band - Blackened at 8 pm

15% off for IBR participants after ride.


Brunch at Magpie 

126 N. Madison St.

Open 8am-2pm, Brunch hotspot featuring anti-aging mimosas, GF breakfast jars, Elvis French toast

301 S Main Street

New construction apartment tours: 2-5 PM

Open house style. Feel free to pop in and take a look at the new units.

Trolley Rides (from Rockford Park District)

Free family trolley rides from Riverview Icehouse trolley station to Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens (Symbol) from noon to 4 pm. Rides will leave every 1/2 hour with the last ride leaving Riverview at 3:30 pm (returning at 4 pm)

CRE8IV Murals & Sculptures 

Self-guided tours

More: https://www.gorockford.com/cre8iv/completed-murals/


Salvaged By Sonya

Spin the wheel for discounts and prizes.

Rockford Art Deli

Open 10am-6pm, special tbd


510 Threads

Open 10am-6pm, NEW SPRING & SUMMER ARRIVALS, large selection of sale and clearance items


Ripe Life Juice

Open 9am-7pm, 3 smoothies for $25


Runners Image

Open 9am-2pm



333 E State St

Open 11am-4pm, 20% off new summer dresses


112 N. 2nd St

Art Show: 4 PM

Various Local Artists

Euphoria live music event

  • DJ’s Balta Ramirez and Ricky Hernadez from 10pm to 2 am

  • Lighting provided by Luxe Productions and decor provided by BW Event Decor


BMO Harris Bank Center:

WWE Main Event

Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Event starts at 7:30 PM

Get Tickets Here!


J&K’s Lounge

507 E. State St

Band- Funeral March /  Goth & Post Punk music 

Time TBD


I Bike Rockford

Downtown Bike Ride Tour

Ride starts at 12 pm at Rockford Roasting Company
206 N. Main St.

Rockford Roasting Company @ Embassy Suites
416 S. Main St

Open 8 AM-6 PM

Enjoy Dairyhaus ice cream and a specialty seasonal drink menu

We’re open at Embassy Suites on 6/21 from 8AM-6PM with a float special available all day. It’s a peach-chai float we’re calling “A Float of Their Own.” The drink is made w/ a house made peach sauce, Dairyhaus vanilla ice cream, and sweet oolong chai tea, topped with a chai-spiced waffle cone (can be made vegan w/ vanilla Oatly ice cream). This special is available on the date of the GDOH only!


We’re also hosting a free coffee tasting with our founder and head roaster, Benjamin Chauvin, from 11AM-2PM. The tasting will feature a variety of RRC coffee, including our newest coffee offerings. 


333 E State St

Open 12-6pm


Argyll Properties, LLC

710 N Church St.

Open 6-11pm, will be presenting their conceptual future plans for the grand Elks Lodge building located at 210 W Jefferson St.

317 Art Collective

Closing reception of Comorbidity:
A Mental Health Awareness Event
2-10 PM

Live performance from Glitter
7 PM
More: https://fb.me/e/1mO1RKFoW

District Bar and Grill

Blackened Metallica Tribute Show - Chicagoland’s top Metallica Tribute Band

There will be a cover for entry

Doors open at 8 PM

Rocktown Adventures

Sidewalk Sale


Quixotic Bakery

Free Samples

Open 9 AM-3PM


Kortman Gallery

Open form 11 AM-6 PM

Amorous: a group exhibit featuring 8 Rockford artists

  • Ruth Eversoll

  • Nikki Hollander

  • Margret Hynes

  • Javier Jimenez

  • John Lamar

  • Marilyn Lamar

  • Ron Rawhoof

  • Ted Simmering


Located throughout downtown, event promo code for rides


Subversive Cycling Company

327 W Jefferson St

Open 10am-5pm, featuring At-home Bicycle Maintenance Clinics at 1 & 2pm; each clinic is aprix 25 mins


The Underground Art Gallery 

418 E State St

Open 10 am-6 pm

Roni Golan will complete a live painting during a live reading hosted by the “coming soon” new book shop, Maze, 4-5:30p. Original readings by David Pederson, Christopher D. Sims, MK Davis


Open House Food Court

Block 5 Green Space


Vintage 501

Open 11am-11pm, $5 Martini Special



223 E State St

Open 3-11pm, $6 glasses of house wine

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Rock River Food Truck Fest

Rock River Food Truck Fest at Davis Park in downtown Rockford is a fan favorite. Watch for details about this event!



Vegan Fest

Rockford has amazing chefs! We're excited to announce Vegan Fest is scheduled for Fall 2022. Who's ready to see what the vegan community has to offer?


Guitar Playing

Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays present a variety of fun things to do on the first Friday of each month. From music, to performing arts, visual arts, food and more, there's something for everyone in Rockford's new downtown!