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May 2022

5th Annual Cruise & Car Show

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rockford Speedway,
9572 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, 61111

Dust off your cool ride and start polishing! Our 5th Annual Miracle Mile Cruise & Car Show is coming up on Saturday, May 28.  Rockford Speedway will be hosting us again in the morning, including the ever-popular Burn-out Contest.  Cruise to the Miracle Mile for our premier car show, with trophies awarded to the Top 60, Best of Show and many other Best of categories.  Registration will open in April.  We look forward to seeing your cool ride on the…

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Saturday Fun on the Farm

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bring the family out to the country to find fun, enjoy the benefits of being outdoors in fresh air and nature while engaging in safe recreational activities, and make memories at Rockford Park District’s Lockwood Park. Activities will be available Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm, May 7 through October 29, 2022 (weather permitting), and include wagon rides through the park’s scenic meadows and woods ($4 per person, departing every 30 minutes), and free Children’s Farm Barn visits. For additional wagon ride schedule information,…

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Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum,
211 North Main Street 61101

Memorial Day, Monday May 30 2022, marks the 154th anniversary of General John Logan’s general order #11 which created “Decoration Day,” designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country. This year’s Memorial Day events will include: – The Parade, a Rockford tradition since 1870, remembering our fallen by Area Veterans Organizations, school bands, Police and Fire Departments and organizations that continually support area Veterans. – A…

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Memorial Day at LZ Peace Memorial

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 6:54 am
LZ Peace Memorial at Midway Village,
6799 Guilford Rd. Rockford, IL 61107

  MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 30, 2022 when  honor over 1,100,000 American veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The  guest speaker is Capt. Jason Church, U.S. Army, who lost both his legs below the knee while serving in Afghanistan. Parachutists will be dropping in from over 1,000 feet bringing in Old Glory. You can see the Huey that flew in Vietnam and maybe climb inside. You can visit the Agent Orange Memorial. You can visit the Vietnam…

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Food Truck Tuesday

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens,
1354 N. 2nd St, Rockford,, Illinois 61107

Enjoy tasty eats from Rockford area food trucks!   May – August: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm September – October: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm   EVENT INFORMATION Alcohol sales will return for the 2022 season. Alcohol must be purchased onsite. Alcohol consumption is limited to the circle drive area, pavilion, and terrace. No alcohol is allowed in the other parking lots. No alcohol is allowed on the rec path and/ or river bank. No alcohol is allowed on the…

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Tuesday Evening in the Gardens

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Japanese Gardens,
318 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens features local, regional and nationally touring musicians. Join friends and family for an evening of lvie music and comradery in this beautiful outdoor setting. 2022 Concert Schedule May 31 – Shamarr Allen (New Orleans, LA) | Opening: Grand Groove Hotel (Rockford, IL) June 7 – Jill Andrews (Johnson City, TN) | Opening: (Kelly Steward (Rockford, IL) June 14 – Po Ramblin’ Boys (Nashville, TN) | Opening: Swingbilly RFD (Rockford, IL) June 21 – Joshua Ray Walker (Dallas, TX) |…

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June 2022

Edgebrook Farmers Market

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Edgebrook Center,
1639 Edgebrook Rd., Rockford, IL 61107

Sample the area’s oldest and best seasonal farmers market. At the Edgebrook Farmers Market, local farmers display their highest quality vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants as well as fresh organic goods, baked breads, sweet treats, artisan cheeses, honey, locally raised  meats, farm fresh eggs, jams and jellies, and more!

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Dinner On The Dock

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prairie Street Brewing Co.,
200 Prairie Street, Rockford, 61107

Come Together at Dinner on the Dock! The backdrop of the scenic Rock River and downtown Rockford creates a unique and vivacious gathering where Rockford comes together to enjoy the region’s best musical acts. DOD is THE event of the summer for the Rockford metro area and we couldn’t be more excited about the 2022 season. See you there! 5–10 p.m. Food + Beer 6–9 p.m. Live Music Free admission (all ages) Table reservations available Click here for the performance…

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Rockford City Market

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Experience one of Rockford’s favorite summer traditions and meet us at the Market this Friday! Over 70+ local vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, handmade items, jewelry, cheese, honey, and more underneath the pavilion in the heart of downtown Rockford. Enjoy food trucks, live music, local breweries, and rotating kid’s activities! Plus the Rockford Park District will also be on site with different games for kids (and kids at heart) to try out!   4:00 PM  8:30 PM Rockford City Market (map)

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Music on the Mall

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Edgebrook Center,
1639 Edgebrook Rd., Rockford, IL 61107

Come experience live music at its best…for FREE thanks to some great sponsors! Many local and regional musicians will be performing their latest tunes for you to enjoy. These special nights are presented by Lucha Cantina, Cork, Keg & Spirits and WIFR-TV 23. There’s a new location for 2022! Center Court of the mall (near Cora Physical Therapy). Food and drinks from Lucha Cantina & Cork, Keg & Spirits will be available. Seating is limited so bringing your own chair is encouraged.   Music…

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