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Welcome to Rockford Buzz! Your Guide for Things to Do in Rockford IL

Welcome to Rockford IL's ultimate guide to things to do! Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, Rockford IL has a wealth of activities and attractions to offer. From outdoor adventures and cultural experiences to shopping, dining, and entertainment, this website is your one-stop-shop for discovering the best things to do in Rockford IL. We've handpicked the most popular and unique experiences to bring you an extensive list of activities to suit every interest, age group, and budget. Whether you're looking to have a family day out, a romantic getaway, or an exciting solo adventure, you'll find it all right here. Get ready to discover Rockford IL like never before, and make your next trip to this amazing city unforgettable!

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Today's Events & Things to Do | Rockford IL Region

Welcome to Rockford IL's one-stop-shop for today's events! This website is your go-to source for finding the latest and greatest happenings in Rockford IL. Whether you're looking for a fun family activity, a night out with friends, or a unique cultural experience, you'll find it all right here. We've handpicked a variety of events to suit every interest and budget, so you can easily plan your day and make the most of your time in Rockford IL. From festivals and concerts to exhibitions and workshops, there's always something exciting happening in this vibrant city. So check out our calendar of events and get ready to experience Rockford IL like never before!

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Today's Lunch, Dinner, & Drink Specials | Rockford IL Region

Welcome to Rockford IL's guide to today's lunch, dinner, and drink specials! If you're looking for the best food and drinks in town, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find a comprehensive list of the latest specials and promotions offered by Rockford IL's top restaurants and bars. Whether you're in the mood for a delicious lunch, a romantic dinner, or a night out with friends, you'll find the perfect meal or drink to suit your taste and budget. From classic comfort food to gourmet cuisine, and from refreshing cocktails to local brews, Rockford IL has something for everyone. So check out our list of specials and get ready to indulge in the best that Rockford IL has to offer!

Baked Wings

Baked Wings

Munchie Hour 4:20pm-6:00pm

Munchie Hour 4:20pm-6:00pm

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RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

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Night Shift Diff

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Inzombia Coffee

Inzombia Coffee

Birthday Club

Birthday Club

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Barnstormer Distillery

Barnstormer Distillery

Captain's Reserve Now Available

Captain's Reserve Now Available

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Murphy’s Pub

Murphy’s Pub

Karaoke

Karaoke

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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Signature Bourbon Cocktails

Signature Bourbon Cocktails

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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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Reel Nutrition

Reel Nutrition

Toys for Tots Thursdays

Toys for Tots Thursdays

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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Steak Night Deal

Steak Night Deal

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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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5BAR

5BAR

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

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Hours Today: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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Franchesco’s Ristorante

Franchesco’s Ristorante

Thursday Craft Cocktail Deal

Thursday Craft Cocktail Deal

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Hours Today: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Superhero Thursdays

Superhero Thursdays

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The Canna Cafe & Bar

The Canna Cafe & Bar

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

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Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Ernie’s Midtown Pub

$7 Burger Menu every Thursday and Saturday

$7 Burger Menu every Thursday and Saturday

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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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Murphy’s Pub

Murphy’s Pub

Murphy's Happy Hour : 3 - 6 PM

Murphy's Happy Hour : 3 - 6 PM

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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

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The Pomodoro

The Pomodoro

$5 Martinis at The Pomodoro

$5 Martinis at The Pomodoro

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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Deals, Sales, & Shopping | Rockford IL Region

Welcome to Rockford IL's ultimate shopping guide! We're your one-stop-shop for the latest deals, sales, and shopping experiences in Rockford IL. Whether you're looking for a unique gift, a stylish outfit, or just a great deal, you'll find it all right here. From trendy fashion and home goods to electronics and toys, Rockford IL has something for every shopper. So check out our list of deals and get ready to hit the shops in Rockford IL!

SPoRT Makeup, Apparel, & Collectibles

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MembersAlliance Credit Union

MembersAlliance Credit Union

Save to Win Account

Save to Win Account

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Moving Guys

Moving Guys

Power Washing  free estimate

Power Washing free estimate

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Hulsebus Rockford Chiropractic

Hulsebus Rockford Chiropractic

Take the Same Supplements Your Doctor Uses

Take the Same Supplements Your Doctor Uses

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Inzombia Coffee

Inzombia Coffee

Zombie Discount

Zombie Discount

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John Berlin Agency

John Berlin Agency

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GET A FREE QUOTE

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Varo Fence Co.

Varo Fence Co.

Free Estimates

Free Estimates

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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

Hamboni Rides

Hamboni Rides

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Murphy’s Pub

Murphy’s Pub

Karaoke

Karaoke

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First Class General Contracting

First Class General Contracting

Free Home Inspection

Free Home Inspection

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Local Businesses & Cool Places | Rockford IL Region

Welcome to Rockford IL's Random Adventure Generator! Every time you refresh the page, you'll be presented with a new set of four randomly selected destinations, each offering its own unique experience. Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, these random draws will inspire you to explore Rockford IL in new and exciting ways. From outdoor adventures and cultural experiences to shopping, dining, and entertainment, there's always something new to discover. So join us on this journey and get ready to explore Rockford IL like never before!

Taqueria El Molcajete

Taqueria El Molcajete

Taqueria El Molcajete

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Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Neighborhood bar with great food and good drinks.

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Three Ravens Pottery

Three Ravens Pottery

Three Ravens Pottery

Today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Three Ravens offers a complete studio experience for those who are brand new to clay and for those who want to expand their knowledge. We offer many different class, both wheel-throwing and hand-building throughout the week for ages 10 and up. We are dedicated to creating an inviting and inclusive space to expand Rockford’s artistic talents. Stop on by to see what goes on inside, to buy some pottery for sale, and to sign up for classes or events!

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Owl's Roost Farm

Owl's Roost Farm

Owl's Roost Farm

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Sustainable food for the community of Rockford, IL.

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Our goal is to shed light on the Rockford IL's rich history, vibrant culture, and bright future. From local events and attractions to restaurant reviews and positive movements, this website has got you covered. Take part in our polls and have your voice heard, and stay informed with our articles written by us. Join us in celebrating everything that makes Rockford IL the incredible place that it is.

Favorite Local Flower Shop

Favorite Local Flower Shop

Love is in the air, and we love to express it with flowers in February! Who is your local go-to for that one of a kind bouquet for yourself or someone you love?

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Dinner at Garrett's Restaurant and Bar

Dinner at Garrett's Restaurant and Bar

Garrett’s Restaurant and Bar at 1631 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107 is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner and watch or play a little on the range during the warmer months. With a menu that has a little bit of everything, your whole group is guaranteed a great meal.First of all, look at that gorgeous side salad. No sad salads here. Beyond a beautiful presentation, the fresh veggies were full of flavor and overflowing on the plate. We started with the Ultimate “Mac” & Cheese, because with a name like that, why wouldn’t we? Triple cream brie, Wisconsin cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan are melted into a rich sauce and tossed with fresh cavatappi. All of that is then baked until bubbly with panko breadcrumbs. You can also add grilled chicken or sautéed shrimp to add some protein. This is an amazingly creamy sauce that will win your heart immediately, and with brie involved you know this is going to feel rich and decadent. This massive serving will fulfill your Mac and cheese dreams, and warm your soul. There is no such thing as too much cheese.Next up, the Grilled Beast Burger. This is Garrett’s half pound, exotic blend of Waygu beef, New Zealand elk, wild boar and American bison. Served on a multigrain bun with mayo, fresh tomato, lettuce and red onion. This burger was deliciously unique. It is loaded with bold and rich flavors. The Grilled Beast Burger is a fun twist on an American classic. Served with house chips or fries, this is a great and filling option for the meat lovers out there.Whether you are looking for lunch or dinner, Garrett’s Restaurant and Bar is a great option on Rockford’s east end. From classics to exotics, they’ve got what it takes to feed a crowd. See you there, Rockford!

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Chop House Classics at Tavern on Clark

Chop House Classics at Tavern on Clark

Tavern on Clark at 755 Clark Dr, Rockford, IL 61107, is a bit off the beaten path, but should be on your main stops for lunch or dinner! Read on to hear about our experience.In the middle of a midwestern winter, you simply cannot beat a baked French Onion soup. Served in a personal crock, this soup is loaded with onions, bread, and cheese. It's a delicious, soul-warming start to your meal. You can always opt for a side salad or their soup of the day as well!Next up, their Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop: a 12oz bone-in pork chop with a bourbon demi-glaze, asparagus, and a rice medley. This pork chop is cooked to a chef-recommended medium, and is tender and juicy. The bourbon flavor shines, with a slight sweetness. The presentation and flavor are just beautiful.We also had the Salmon Oscar: fresh Atlantic salmon topped with crab meat and shrimp, covered in bearnaise sauce, asparagus, and parmesan roasted potatoes. Seafood lovers rejoice, this is loaded with your favorites. The salmon is prepared perfectly and is generously topped with crab and shrimp. The bearnaise sauce is slightly sweet and creamy and beautifully compliments the salmon. There is a generous pile of potatoes and crisp asparagus to round out this dish.We also ordered dessert...and the picture reflects the fact that we couldn't contain ourselves from digging right in 😂. The caramel chocolate cake is a shareable slice of absolute heaven. This rich confection is a delicious end to an amazing meal. You just can't resist when they bring out that amazing dessert tray!Next time you are looking for chop house favorites at a great price and with wonderful service, think of Tavern on Clark. See you there, Rockford!

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Omakase Rockford has New Owners

Omakase Rockford has New Owners

Omakase Rockford recently changed owners, have you been downtown to 223 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104 to try them since the change? With the same classic favorites and some new additions, this menu is worth exploring!We had to start with the Rainbow Roll: crab stick, avocado, and cucumber all topped with tuna, salmon, shrimp, white fish, and their house sauce. The ingredients were fresh and the flavors were on point. This classic roll is a table pleaser, but you may fight over your favorite toppings 😜.Next up, the Avocado Roll: a crab stuffed avocado, with tempura flakes, eel sauce, and spicy mayo. If you love avocado, run for this appetizer! This is a flavor bomb, served at room temperature, and beyond delicious. When it says stuffed with crab... we mean STUFFED. This is a super filling and delicious shareable.Obviously, we were in the mood for snackables, because next up is the Gyoza: traditional pork or vegetable dumplings pan-cooked with chili ponzu sauce. Served hot, these are the perfect starter if you are looking for a warm and flavorful that fits in with traditional flavors. The handmade dumplings are large and delicious.We decided to add an entree to the mix and went with Steak Terriyaki: grilled NY Strip steak, grilled vegetables, and rice. You can upgrade to fried rice for an extra dose of flavor. Served to your temperature preference, this steak shines on the dish. Loaded with a mix of fresh vegetables and teriyaki sauce, this is a meal that will leave you full as a stand-alone.With a menu of sake and traditional dishes, you can't go wrong with a meal at Omakase. See you there, Rockford!

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