Start of Summer Celebration Thu. Jun 11 - Sun. Jun 14

An annual event for over 40 years, the Rockford Start of Summer Celebration draws well over 10,000 visitors and features carnival rides, food, games, contests, crafts, demonstrations, music, spirits, fireworks on Saturday night, and much more…

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

Rockford Farmer's Market
Sat. May 09 - Sat. Oct 31

The Rockford Farmer’s Market opens the second Saturday in May and concludes the last Saturday in October. Open Saturdays only from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for the months of May and October.  The market is open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday from June through September. Offering fresh bounty of the second most…

Memorial Weekend Tent Sale
Fri. May 22 - Sun. May 24

Save up to 70% off retail prices on thousands of shoes from major Wolverine Worldwide brands!  Brands include: Bates, Cat Footwear, Chaco, Cushe, Harley-Davidson, Hush Puppies, Hytest, Keds, Merrell, Patagonia, Saucony, Sebago, Sperry Top-Sider, Stride Rite, and Wolverine. Rain or shine!  Sales are both indoor and outdoor. All sales are final.  No returns, exchanges, refunds….
Sponsored by the Rockford Rotary, the first annual Rockford Reading Festival has something for everyone!  A storybook character parade, local authors, VIP readers, workshops, skits, a Spanish language storytime, an opportunity to read to firemen and dogs, and more!  Pick up a brochure from the Krause Memorial Library for a complete listing of events and…

Yoga at the Dam
Sat. Jun 06 - Sat. Aug 29

Join the ladies of SheActive Boutique for a 9am community yoga session Saturday mornings through August. This is a free weekly event, lasting approximately an hour, with a suggested donation of $5. Arrive a few minutes early to the Downtown Rockford Dam where you’ll meet the weekly instructor. If you’re looking for a healthy snack…

Rogue River Blues Series
Tue. Jun 09 - Tue. Aug 11

United Bank of Michigan presents this wonderful open-air concert series featuring some of the best, local blues talents in the area. The event takes place in beautiful Garden Club Park, along the rolling waters of the Rogue River. Concerts are performed every Tuesday evening from 7-9PM throughout the summer. This series is free to the…

Start of Summer Celebration
Thu. Jun 11 - Sun. Jun 14

An annual event for over 40 years, the Rockford Start of Summer Celebration draws well over 10,000 visitors and features carnival rides, food, games, contests, crafts, demonstrations, music, spirits, fireworks on Saturday night, and much more… Click here for full event details.

Open Mic Nights
Thu. Jul 02 - Thu. Aug 13

Join us Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30pm at Garden Club Park for Open Mic Nights! Musicians are encouraged to share their talents at this weekly outdoor event. Grab a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of eclectic tunes on the Rogue River! This event is conveniently located within Rockford’s dining district if you’d like to…

Rockford Sidewalk Sale
Thu. Jul 16 - Sat. Jul 18

Rockford’s local vendors are gearing up for Summer Sidewalk Sales! The event takes place July 16-18 and features a huge variety of merchandise – all at fantastic prices! The merchants are clearing out their summer merchandise to make room for their fall lines so there are plenty of great deals – and you still have…

Grand Opening Celebration
Mon. Aug 24 - Sat. Aug 29

Come celebrate the Grand Opening for Sweetland Chocolates & Coffee this week! Grab a friend and cozy in at the new cafe for $1 brewed coffees and $2 iced coffees. Take a box of handmade chocolates home for the family… or keep ’em hidden. 9 N. MAIN STREET ROCKFORD MI, 49341

Ribbon Cutting
Sat. Aug 29

NEW Business Bailey & James Boutique invites you to their Ribbon Cutting at 10am. The new Boutique specializes in vintage home decor, new home decor, small furniture pieces, gifts, and handmade items from the mitten. Let’s give them a warm Rockford Chamber Welcome – there will be a raffle, refreshments, and 10% off purchases of…

Art in the Park
Sat. Sep 12

From 9am to 5pm, the City of Rockford will present its annual Rockford Art in the Park exhibition. This juried art exhibition offers a charming setting along the Rogue River in the city’s Garden Club Park. Limited to 34 artists, the event draws exhibitors and patrons from around the state. Art in the Park traditionally…

Harvest Fest 2015
Sat. Sep 26 - Sun. Sep 27

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is preparing to welcome the fall season with Harvest Fest 2015. The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 26– Sunday, Sept. 27 and is filled with family-fun activities that carry a fall theme. The weekend will include many of the favorites of years’ past including the crowd favorites Chili Cook…

Make it & Take it Scarecrows
Sat. Oct 10 - Sun. Oct 11

Fall is officially here, and we’re welcoming the season with a few of our favorite autumnal activities! Join us this weekend at the Rockford Dam Overlook for Make it & Take it Scarecrow building. Scarecrow building will take place Saturday from 10AM-5PM and Sunday from Noon-4PM. We hope to see you there! Location: 25 Squires…

Buy Local with Rockford Cash
Sun. Nov 01 - Thu. Dec 31

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our newest program ~ Rockford Cash! This new gift certificate program will offer the Rockford area residents and businesses an easy platform for gift giving. We all have that one person in our lives; a person has everything or is impossible to find just the right…

Holiday Open Houses
Fri. Nov 18 - Sat. Nov 19

The downtown Rockford merchants are hosting their annual Holiday Open Houses. Enjoy one day and one night of shopping specials, door prizes and holiday treats. The downtown shops are decorating for this wonderful holiday. You can take a step back in time and avoid the hustle and bustle of malls and big box stores. Join us…
Join us on Friday December 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm as we light the City with holiday joy.  Enjoy the sounds of the Rockford High School Jazz ensemble prior to the Rockford Choirs singing Christmas Carols. Rockford’s Mayor will present a message of peace prior to thousands to lights coming to life throughout downtown. It’s a…
Rockford Floor Covering is sponsoring horse-drawn carriage rides immediately following the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, FREE of charge. It is a beautiful way to recapture the feelings of Christmases past and make memories today with your loved ones. Carriage rides start at the Rotary Pavilion. They are available from about 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on a first–come, first–served basis.
Join us for Rockford’s 73rd Annual Santa Parade! The jolly man in the red suit makes Rockford one his first stops on his world tour. More than 60 floats line the downtown streets to welcome Santa Claus. He always arrives in style in a gorgeous white carriage. After the parade, he visits all good boys and…
Young Insurance is sponsoring horse-drawn carriage rides immediately following the Santa Parade, FREE of charge. It is a beautiful way to recapture the feelings of Christmases past and make memories today with your loved ones. Carriage rides start at the Rotary Pavilion. They are available from about 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on a first–come, first–served basis.

Santa at the Pavilion
Wed. Dec 07

Join Santa on Wednesday, December 7th from 6-8PM at the Rotary Pavilion. Start a holiday tradition by sharing hot cocoa and cookies with your family & friends in downtown Rockford. Cocoa and cookies are free for this event! We hope to see you there. The Rotary Pavilion is at the corner of Courtland Street and Squires…

Holiday Carriage Rides
Thu. Dec 08 - Fri. Dec 16

Rockford Footwear Depot and RE/MAX United are sponsoring horse-drawn carriage rides through the beautifully decorated streets of the downtown area, FREE of charge. It is a beautiful way to recapture the feelings of Christmases past and make memories today with your loved ones. Carriage rides start at the Rockford Footwear Depot. They are available from 5:30 to 8:30 pm…

Santa at Rockford Footwear Depot
Fri. Dec 09 - Fri. Dec 16

Join Santa on Friday, December 9 and Friday December 16th from 5:30-8:30PM at the Rockford Footwear Depot. Santa hopes to see you there! Rockford Footwear Depot is located at 235 N. Main Street downtown.
Join Santa and his live reindeer on Wednesday, December 14th from 6-8PM at the Rotary Pavilion. Start a holiday tradition by sharing hot cocoa and cookies with your family & friends in downtown Rockford. Cocoa and cookies are free for this event! We hope to see you there. The Rotary Pavilion is at the corner of…
Enjoy a live nativity scene outside Speed Merchants, one night only. Plus, join us for Christmas caroling at 6:45 pm. Start at either Rockford Baptist Church or North Rockford Middle School, then stroll neighborhoods to the nativity scene. Nativity viewing from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Free refreshments. Meet for caroling at 6:45 pm.