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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

THE SECRET LIFE OF BUTTERFLIES

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Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

Goodnight Discovery Town

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Goodnight Discovery Town

6:00 PM @ Discovery Center Museum

Free - $11.00

Description

Wear your favorite pajamas for an evening at the museum as you say “goodnight” and “goodbye” to Discovery Town on Friday, May 13 from 6-8:00 pm.

In addition to enjoying a final visit to Discovery Town, guests can explore the night sky with a planetarium show, decorate pajamas, create celestial crafts and nibble on a bedtime snack before heading home to dreamland! Included with Discovery Town admission: $11 for the Public and free to Museum Members and all children ages 1 and younger. The temporary exhibit is open through May 30.

Advance tickets are encouraged and guarantee museum entry. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 815-963-6769. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Saturday | May 21

Rockford City Market

Rockford City Market

Opening Day of the North End City Market!

Sat

21

May

Opening Day of the North End City Market!

8:30 AM @ Rockford City Market

Free

Description

Meet us at the Market for the Opening Day of the 2022 season of the North End City Market!

Help us kick off the season right -- we have tons of fresh produce, baked goods, COFFEE, and more! See you there! 

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Intro to Kayaking

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Rockford Black Chamber Commerce

Rockford Black Chamber Commerce

Financial Summit Meet and Greet

Sat

21

May

Financial Summit Meet and Greet

11:00 AM @ Rockford Black Chamber Commerce

Free

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Barnstormer Distillery

Barnstormer Distillery

Food Truck Saturday featuring Hector's Cocina

Sat

21

May

Food Truck Saturday featuring Hector's Cocina

12:00 PM @ Barnstormer Distillery

Free

Description

FOOD TRUCK SATURDAY here at the Barnstormer Distillery - featuring Hector’s Cocina from Oregon, Il.


A Mexican food delight - taco’s, tostadas, enchilada, burritos, nachos & taco salad just to name a few of their menu items!!!


Saturday, May 21st

12:00 - 4:00pm

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Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Pig Minds Brewing Co. 10th Anniversary Celebration

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Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow

World Goth Day Tattoos with Gold Rose Tattoo Gallery & Special Guest Ambitious Ink's Justin Rednour

Sat

21

May

World Goth Day Tattoos with Gold Rose Tattoo Gallery & Special Guest Ambitious Ink's Justin Rednour

12:00 PM @ Wolf Hollow

$60.00 - $100.00

Description

Is there anything more expressive than Goths and tattoos? Except maybe Goths WITH tattoos!

Join us on Saturday, May 21, 12-7pm, at Wolf Hollow Gift Shoppe, as we celebrate World Goth Day with some awesome ink by the crew from Gold Rose Tattoo Gallery and special guest Justin Rednour of Ambitious Ink.

Flash tattoos will be $60, $80 and $100, artwork to be shared the morning of the event.

Come get some ink as black as your soul!

Event banner by Courtney Novak of Gold Rose Tattoo Gallery. @cnovaktattoo

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Rockford Rivets

Rockford Rivets

Brew's On First Beer Fest

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Subversive Cycling Company

Subversive Cycling Company

Great Down Town Open House at Subversive Cycling Co

Sat

21

May

Great Down Town Open House at Subversive Cycling Co

2:00 PM @ Subversive Cycling Company

Free

Description

Stop by Subversive tomorrow and check out your newest downtown bike shop!

We will have an at home maintenance clinic instructed by your favorite local mechanic AJ Goff at 2pm and again at 3pm.

Learn from a pro about how to fix a flat, Keep your bike properly lubricated, and basic adjustments anyone can manage on the go!

This is a free event and we will be offering 10% off of in stock road side and home maintenance tools and accessories like pumps, tubes, seat packs, tire levers, and more!

Shop local and don't miss out

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Haunted Rockford

Haunted Rockford

Greenwood Cemetery by Twilight Tour

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BMO Harris Bank Center

BMO Harris Bank Center

WWE Saturday Night's Main Event

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5Bar

5Bar

Concert: Brandon Payton-Carrillo

Sat

21

May

Concert: Brandon Payton-Carrillo

8:30 PM @ 5Bar

Free

Description

Brandon Payton-Carrillo blends the rhythms of soul music with a dash of Afro- Latin influences and spacious dream pop textures into something uniquely mystical. With the Lakebeat Social Club, Brandon has brought this cultural fusion to people across imaginary borders.

Link to music

In 2017, Brandon Payton-Carrillo founded the Hyde Park School of Music to provide music instruction to the underserved South Side of Chicago. The Hyde Park School of Music’s mission is part of Brandon Payton-Carrillo’s vision of spreading love and solidarity to people who’s voice is often ignored. Link

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Sunday | May 22

Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Tricks off the Tee

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Sweet Making(Wagashi) & Tea Tasting

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Monday | May 23

Shooters Tap Room

Shooters Tap Room

All Shooters Golf Playday Benefitting Rock Valley Bowling

Mon

23

May

All Shooters Golf Playday Benefitting Rock Valley Bowling

11:00 AM @ Swan Hills Golf Course

$110.00 - $400.00

Description

All Shooters Playday benefitting Rock Valley Bowling - 18 holes of golf with a cart, Lunch at the course (hot dog, brat or sandwich and chips) Two drink tickets during golf, steak dinner back at Cherry Bowl. $10,000 Hole in One Challenge. Starts at 11AM, CHECK IN is at 10AM. Follow link for more details and registration. Benefitting Rock Valley College bowling team.


https://thecherrybowlonline.com/all-shooters-rvc-bowling.../

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5Bar

5Bar

Calming Yoga Mondays

Mon

23

May

Calming Yoga Mondays

7:30 PM @ 5Bar

Free

Description

Destress and stretch with us for an hour. This is a very low-key vibe with mostly beginners. Enjoy a drink before, during, or after. We also have mocktails and tea available to enjoy. Its free to join, and we have extra mats, we do ask you buy a drink to help cover our costs for the space.

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Tuesday | May 24

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS

Tue

24

May

FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS

4:00 PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Free

Description

Enjoy tasty eats from Rockford area food trucks!


2022 DATES: MAY 3 - OCTOBER 25

  • 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.
  • We can accommodate up to 14 trucks each week to help keep lines shorter.
  • We stretched the food trucks across 4 parking areas from Symbol parking lot to the Swan Anderson parking lot to allow for better line spacing.
  • Stretching out truck locations has also made it so wherever you park on our riverfront, you are just a short walk to a food truck.
  • We created a layout that reduced the opportunity for lines to cross or overlap.
  • Hand sanitizer is encouraged at every truck’s cashier station.
  • We encourage cashless transactions to minimize cash handling.
  • We setup Square invoicing and online payments for the food trucks to reduce cash handling and provide receipts.
  • Food Truck Tuesday schedules, capacities, and plans are subject to change with changing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, State of Illinois, and Winnebago County Health Department.


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Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Trivia Night

Tue

24

May

Trivia Night

7:00 PM @ Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Free

Description

7PM every Tuesday for trivia night bring your thinking caps and drinking shoes! 3 rounds of general knowledge, 1 themed round! Come in and have a chance to win gift cards and bragging rights!

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Tacos and Trivia Tuesday

Tue

24

May

Tacos and Trivia Tuesday

7:00 PM @ Screw City Tavern

Free

Description

Get your team together and try your luck at some fun Trivia! Try our Tacos and wash them down with a cold beverage. Trivia starts at 7pm.

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Wednesday | May 25

Edgebrook

Edgebrook

Edgebrook Farmers Market

Wed

25

May

Edgebrook Farmers Market

9:00 AM @ Edgebrook

Free

Description

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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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Babes and Books

Wed

25

May

Babes and Books

10:00 AM @ Rockford Public Library

Free

Description

Babes and Books is back! This small group Storytime for infants through 24 months incorporates storytelling, singing, movement, and playtime. (Older preschoolers welcome also.)

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Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Meat Raffle

Wed

25

May

Meat Raffle

5:30 PM @ Ernie’s Midtown Pub

Free

Description

Meat raffle every Wednesday 5:30-7:30 PM! Win the finest meats from @countrysidemeatsanddeli and Pinnon meats! No purchase necessary, just have some fun at the pub!

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Thursday | May 26

The Olympic Tavern

The Olympic Tavern

A Decade of Bourbon County Stout -- Vintage Kegs, BBQ and Bourbon

Thu

26

May

A Decade of Bourbon County Stout -- Vintage Kegs, BBQ and Bourbon

4:00 PM @ The Olympic Tavern

Free

Description

Join us as we reach DEEP into our cellar and tap into some kegs we've been holding on to for a very long time....

Scheduled to appear on tap:

Goose Island BCS 2012

Goose Island BCS 2017

Goose Island BCS 2021

...plus whiskey flights, special glass pours of some rare 22oz bombers TBA soon.

Save the date! We'll have special smokey BBQ & bourbon-spiked food specials to pair with these vintage pours too.

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Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Thursday Trivia at Pig Minds

Thu

26

May

Thursday Trivia at Pig Minds

7:00 PM @ Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Free

Description

???🤔TRIVIA THURSDAY🤔???

Join us this Thursday to test your knowledge in our Piggyback Room!

4 Rounds/5 Questions...Come by yourself or bring a team up to 5 players...No Entry Fee just a great time!

💰Prizes🍺Drink Specials🍕Pizza Specials

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5Bar

5Bar

Star Wars Thumb Wars Tournament Night

Thu

26

May

Star Wars Thumb Wars Tournament Night

8:00 PM @ 5Bar

Free

Description

Hosted by a terrible Hon Solo impersonator. Winner takes $55 gift card to 5BAR. We will attempt to make some new rules to help level the playing field, so all ages and thumb strengths can play.

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Friday | May 27

815Yoga

815Yoga

Hatha Yoga at Anderson Gardens

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Rockford City Market

Rockford City Market

Rockford City Market

Fri

27

May

Rockford City Market

4:00 PM @ Rockford City Market

Free

Description

Experience one of Rockford's favorite summer traditions and meet us at the Market this Friday!

We've invited 70+ local vendors with fresh produce, baked goods, handmade items, jewelry, cheese, honey, and more underneath the pavilion in the heart of downtown Rockford.

We'll also have food trucks, local breweries, and rotating kid's activities! Plus our friends from the Rockford Park District will also be on site with different games for kids (and kids at heart) to try out!

This week's market will have live music on our Main Stage by "Hot Lagarto" as well as live music on our Acoustic Stage by "The JB Project!" Come grab a drink, a bite to eat, and shop local in downtown Rockford!

Come and see why summer Fridays are our favorite day of the week -- we'll see you there!

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Saturday | May 28

Rockford Speedway

Rockford Speedway

5th Annual Cruise & Car Show

Sat

28

May

5th Annual Cruise & Car Show

8:00 AM @ Rockford Speedway

Free

Description

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 Mile! 


Speedway - 9572 Forest Hills Rd, Loves Park

Miracle Mile - 4007 E. State St, Rockford

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Virtual Snarky Cross Stitch Club

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