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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!

Barnstormer Distillery

Barnstormer Distillery

Captain's Reserve Now Available

Captain's Reserve Now Available

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Inzombia Coffee

Inzombia Coffee

Birthday Club

Birthday Club

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RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

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Night Shift Diff

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Baked Wings

Baked Wings

Munchie Hour 4:20pm-6:00pm

Munchie Hour 4:20pm-6:00pm

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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 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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5BAR

5BAR

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Happy Hour

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Shooters Tap Room

Shooters Tap Room

Exciting News!

Exciting News!

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Murphy’s Pub

Murphy’s Pub

Pool Tournament

Pool Tournament

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Reel Nutrition

Reel Nutrition

Mega Mondays

Mega Mondays

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

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Family Night

Family Night

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

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Shooters Tap Room

Shooters Tap Room

Tappy Days

Tappy Days

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Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Monday Specials

Monday Specials

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Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Signature Bourbon Cocktails

Signature Bourbon Cocktails

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Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

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Baked Wings

Baked Wings

Wing It Monday

Wing It Monday

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The Canna Cafe & Bar

The Canna Cafe & Bar

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Happy Hour

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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!

Hulsebus Rockford Chiropractic

Hulsebus Rockford Chiropractic

Take the Same Supplements Your Doctor Uses

Take the Same Supplements Your Doctor Uses

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MembersAlliance Credit Union

MembersAlliance Credit Union

Save to Win Account

Save to Win Account

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Varo Fence Co.

Varo Fence Co.

Free Estimates

Free Estimates

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John Berlin Agency

John Berlin Agency

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GET A FREE QUOTE

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Moving Guys

Moving Guys

Power Washing  free estimate

Power Washing free estimate

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SPoRT Makeup, Apparel, & Collectibles

SPoRT Makeup, Apparel, & Collectibles

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Use Code "BUZZ20" to Get 20% Off All Products

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Inzombia Coffee

Inzombia Coffee

Zombie Discount

Zombie Discount

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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

Hamboni Rides

Hamboni Rides

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Murphy’s Pub

Murphy’s Pub

Pool Tournament

Pool Tournament

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Family Night

Family Night

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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!

Rock-A-Bago Hall & Mama C's pizza

Rock-A-Bago Hall & Mama C's pizza

Rock-A-Bago Hall & Mama C's pizza

Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Full bar with live shows on Saturdays. Pool, Darts, and video gaming. Daily drink specials. Mama C's Pizza and pasta. P.P.P. Pizza, pasta, and pub.

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Anna's Tailor Shop

Anna's Tailor Shop

Anna's Tailor Shop

Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Anna's Tailor Shop has provided custom alterations to all types of clothing, suits, and dresses in the Rockford area for over 30 years.

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Rockford Art Museum

Rockford Art Museum

Rockford Art Museum

Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibitions and education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Open daily. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org and follow @rockfordart on social media. To become a member of the museum today, visit rockfordartmuseum.org/connect/become-a-member.

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Lockwood Park

Lockwood Park

Lockwood Park

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Fall in love with Lockwood Park as you experience life on the farm in the heart of a big city!

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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.

Best Tattoo Parlor in the 815

Best Tattoo Parlor in the 815

In honor of National Tattoo Day on July 17th, we're celebrating the incredible tattoo artists in our community! 🎉🖤 Whether you have a collection of tattoos or are just a fan of the art, we want to know: which local tattoo parlor is your favorite.Vote for the best local tattoo parlor below!

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Easy Tiger is Now a Brick & Mortar!

Easy Tiger is Now a Brick & Mortar!

Tour de Patio trucks along as we explored food truck turned brick and mortar Easy Tiger! With garage doors opening up to a spacious patio, pull up a chair, order a delicious meal, and soak up the sun.Easy Tiger opened up with a fun drink menu with plenty of spicy and fruity flavors to give you that tropical island feel. The fresh garnish and spicy rims take these drinks to a new level.After you order a beverage, make sure to explore the food menu! We tried the Pork Nachos and...wow. These piled high nachos have all your favorite toppings and sweet and savory pulled pork. This is a table shareable, or a meal for our nacho fanatics out there. The veggies were fresh, and the pork was tender and delicious. You can add this pork to plenty of options on the menu, and we recommend doing just that. The flavor is one you can't get enough of!Easy Tiger also boasts an Asian flair, so we had to tried the classic fried rice. We opted for shrimp this time, which was cooked to perfection and generously portioned. The fried rice itself is out of this world! The salty sweet medley is different than your average take out and will have you clamoring for the next bite! This is a classic dish with Easy Tiger's signature twist.Add Easy Tiger to your Tour de Patio, and we'll see you there Rockford!

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Special Brownie at Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Special Brownie at Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Tour de Patio continues with Pig Minds Brewing Co., located at 4080 Steele Dr., Machesney Park, IL 61115. With cafe lights and vines decorating the patio, this one is serving up good food with a fun vibe.  You can't go to Pig Minds Brewing Co. and not get a craft beer! Pick your flavor and sip on a hot summer day. Don't forget they have a full bar, so order a margarita or anything your heart desires!We started with a crowd favorite, the Sweet Hot Brussels Sprouts: crispy brussel sprouts in an agave sriracha sauce. Sweet and hot is right, these have the perfect balance of both flavors to make eating your vegetables a fun treat. Marked as a favorite for a reason, this generous portion is enough to share with the whole table, because everyone will want some!Next up, the Hawaiian BBQ Pizza: smokey BBQ sauce topped with caramelized pineapple, smoked maple soy curls, red onion, mozzarella, cheddar cheeze, & smokey bbq drizzle. Handmade to order, the vegan pizzas at Pig Minds Brewing Co. are delicious. The hand tossed crust is fluffy on the inside, and provides a stable base for the toppings above. We believe all pizza toppings are created equal, even pineapple, which added a sweetness to this delicious pizza. #justiceforpineapple We couldn't leave without dessert! We ordered the Special Brownie: a warm chocolate brownie drizzled with chocolate syrup and peanut butter sauce. This vegan treat is served warm and is the perfect shareable size (or not, we never judge). The peanut butter drizzle really made this brownie out of this world.Grab a local craft beer and a special brownie out on the patio this summer at Pig Minds Brewing Co. See you there, Rockford!

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Dock Dining at Tad's on the Rock

Dock Dining at Tad's on the Rock

If you haven't noticed the theme yet this summer, it's all about patio dining! One of Rockford's favorite dock dining experiences is Tad's on the Rock, located at 10 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. Whether you arrive by land or water, you can enjoy beautiful river views and classic summer flavors.We started with the Western Burger, a 1/4 pound patty loaded with onion, cheddar cheese, bacon, and BBQ sauce; served on a buttered and toasted bun with the most perfectly cooked french fries around, or side of your choice. The burger was prepared to medium temperature and the flavors and textures blended perfectly. The crispy bacon made this burger easy to eat.  Next up, the classic Pork Chop Sandwich. With all the classics fixins, this larger-than-bun summer favorite is as fun to eat as it is delicious. All the veggies were fresh, and the patty was crispy fried to perfection. Also served with a side of your choice, we took this opportunity to have even more french fries.  These beauties are fried crispy but soft inside. Never soggy. Tossed in salt prior to hitting your table, these bad boys are worth the trip alone.With regular drink specials, an awesome live music schedule, and river views, you can't go wrong at Tad's on the Rock. See you there, Rockford!

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Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, our videos will inspire you to explore Rockford IL like never before. From outdoor adventures and scenic drives to shopping and dining experiences, we've got it all covered. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest videos about Rockford IL. Get ready to experience the city in a whole new way!

Inferno Clay Studio Needs Your Help

🔥🎨 Inferno Clay Studio is putting the fun in fundraising! Join Alyssa and Emily at RealBeautifulYOU, LLC for a night of fun! 🎉 This in-person event is your chance to support their journey as they build Inferno, a space where Ceramic artists can gather, create, and even display their pieces. 🏺✨ They'll be sharing more updates, selling highly discounted pottery from our founders, hosting a silent auction, and running a 50/50 raffle! 🎟️🤑You can purchase tickets to the fundraiser at www.eventbrite.com/e/inferno-clay-studio-fundraising-extravaganza-tickets-896551929957 🎫

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Free Water Ski Show!

🎉🌊 Hey Rockford! 🌊🎉Come on down and watch your very own Loves Park Ski Broncs for an amazing, free, unforgettable experience! The Ski Broncs put on spectacular shows every Wednesday and Friday night at 7 pm at Shorewood Park from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 🎪 This year's theme is circus, and every night brings something new with this ever-changing show. 🤡🎭This dedicated team, made up of people of all ages, loves bringing the community together with Learn-to-Ski and Adaptive Ski events, as well as local clean-ups. 🏆 They also host regional and national tournaments!Their show is an experience you won’t want to miss. I’ll see you there at Shorewood Park! 🌟👀

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🎶silly moments with Emma!🎶

🎬 Oops, I did it again! 🎬I've had so many silly outtakes recently that I just had to drop another blooper reel! 🤣🎥 It's a good reminder that behind every perfect take, there's a ton of funny moments and awkward pauses. And this has been 🎶silly moments with Emma!🎶

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Welcome To The Forest City!

Hey Rockford! 🌟 Ever wondered why we're called the "Forest City"? I mean, we've got some trees and lots of gardens... but back in 1853, our city was covered end-to-end with trees. 🌲🍃 I dug into how we earned our nickname and discovered where all our trees went. Curious? Check out the full story in the video! 📹💚

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