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food drink Events in Rockford IL

Welcome to Rockford Buzz, your one-stop directory for all the exciting food and drink events happening in the vibrant city of Rockford! We have curated a comprehensive list of beer and wine tastings, special dinner events, new menu releases, and much more - all with a strong focus on locally owned businesses in the greater Rockford area. Our aim is to showcase the culinary treasures and unique experiences that make Rockford IL a true food lover's paradise.

At Rockford Buzz, we understand that the charm of Rockford lies in its local flavor, and that's why we have dedicated ourselves to promoting independent restaurants, bars, and eateries, helping them gain the recognition they deserve. Our platform allows you to explore the best of what Rockford IL has to offer, be it farm-to-table dining experiences, cozy gastropubs, or hidden gems offering a taste of global cuisine.

For wine enthusiasts, our directory features exclusive wine tastings and wine pairing dinners, giving you the chance to sample a range of delightful wines sourced from local vineyards or handpicked by expert sommeliers. Beer lovers can also enjoy a variety of events centered around craft breweries, tap takeovers, and beer-themed dinners, as well as opportunities to meet local brewers and learn about the art of brewing.

New menu releases are an essential part of the Rockford Buzz experience, and we take pride in sharing the latest culinary creations from Rockford's talented chefs. Whether it's a seasonal menu reflecting the best of the region's produce or a themed event offering a unique gastronomic adventure, you'll find it all right here.

But that's not all! Rockford Buzz also highlights special dinner events that showcase the diverse culinary scene in Rockford IL. From pop-up dining experiences and chef collaborations to charity dinners and food festivals, our platform ensures that you never miss out on any of the delicious happenings in town.

So, get ready to embark on a culinary journey through the heart of Rockford IL with Rockford Buzz. Your taste buds will thank you!

April Events

District Bar and Grill

District Bar and Grill

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks @ District [Rockford]

Fri

19

Apr

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks @ District [Rockford]

8:00 PM @ District Bar and Grill

$10.00

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

Sat

20

Apr

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

10:00 AM @ Rockford Public Library

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Habitat Restore- Rockford

Habitat Restore- Rockford

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

Sat

20

Apr

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

10:00 AM @ Habitat Restore- Rockford

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Lucha Cantina

Lucha Cantina

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

Sat

20

Apr

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

11:00 AM @ Lucha Cantina

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Baked Wings

Baked Wings

4/20 at Baked Wings!

Sat

20

Apr

4/20 at Baked Wings!

11:00 AM @ Baked Wings

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Test Site

Test Site

Cultural Kaleidoscope

Sat

20

Apr

Cultural Kaleidoscope

4:00 PM @ Test Site

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

Queer Families Community Connection

Sat

20

Apr

Queer Families Community Connection

6:00 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

Gavin Arnold

Sat

20

Apr

Gavin Arnold

7:00 PM @ RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

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Midtown District

Midtown District

Karaoke Party @ The Lyran Club

Sat

20

Apr

Karaoke Party @ The Lyran Club

7:00 PM @ The Lyran Club

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

1St Annual Screw City Detail Car Show

Sun

21

Apr

1St Annual Screw City Detail Car Show

10:00 AM @ Screw City Tavern

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

Farmers Rising - Queering Local Food: Spring Series

Sun

21

Apr

Farmers Rising - Queering Local Food: Spring Series

4:30 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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Embassy Suites Rockford

Embassy Suites Rockford

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

Tue

23

Apr

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

8:00 PM @ Embassy Suites Rockford

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Lino’s

Lino’s

Chianti Classico Wine Dinner

Wed

24

Apr

Chianti Classico Wine Dinner

6:00 PM @ Lino’s

$125.00

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RAMP

RAMP

SIP & SAMPLE

Thu

25

Apr

SIP & SAMPLE

5:30 PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

$40.00 - $45.00

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RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

Karaoke & DJ

Thu

25

Apr

Karaoke & DJ

7:00 PM @ RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

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The Pottery Lounge

The Pottery Lounge

The Office Trivia & Paint Night

Fri

26

Apr

The Office Trivia & Paint Night

6:00 PM @ The Pottery Lounge

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

In Transition - Trans & Nonbinary 18+

Fri

26

Apr

In Transition - Trans & Nonbinary 18+

6:00 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

Diversity Teen Meetup

Sat

27

Apr

Diversity Teen Meetup

6:00 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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Embassy Suites Rockford

Embassy Suites Rockford

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

Tue

30

Apr

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

8:00 PM @ Embassy Suites Rockford

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May Events

Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Fun in the Sun Spring Ice Show

Fri

03

May

Fun in the Sun Spring Ice Show

6:00 PM @ Carlson Ice Arena

$5.00 - $10.00

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Lockwood Park Opening Day

Sat

04

May

Lockwood Park Opening Day

10:00 AM @ Lockwood Park

Free - $40.00

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Fun in the Sun Spring Ice Show

Sat

04

May

Fun in the Sun Spring Ice Show

11:00 AM @ Carlson Ice Arena

$5.00 - $10.00

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Salt+Sol

Salt+Sol

Cinco de Mayo Party

Sun

05

May

Cinco de Mayo Party

10:00 AM @ Salt+Sol

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Katie’s Cup

Katie’s Cup

Cinco De Mayo Night

Sun

05

May

Cinco De Mayo Night

4:00 PM @ Katie’s Cup

$5.00

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Embassy Suites Rockford

Embassy Suites Rockford

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

Tue

07

May

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

8:00 PM @ Embassy Suites Rockford

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Historic Auto Attractions

Historic Auto Attractions

Cruise Night

Wed

08

May

Cruise Night

5:00 PM @ Historic Auto Attractions

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RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

Karaoke & DJ

Thu

09

May

Karaoke & DJ

7:00 PM @ RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

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Lucha Cantina

Lucha Cantina

Lucha Cantina First Friday Comedy Nite

Fri

10

May

Lucha Cantina First Friday Comedy Nite

7:30 PM @ Lucha Cantina

$10.00

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

Sat

11

May

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

10:00 AM @ Rockford Public Library

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Historic Auto Attractions

Historic Auto Attractions

It's Mom's Day to Wine

Sat

11

May

It's Mom's Day to Wine

6:00 PM @ Historic Auto Attractions

$45.00 - $80.00

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern Presents Rollin Whiskey

Sat

11

May

Screw City Tavern Presents Rollin Whiskey

8:00 PM @ Screw City Tavern

Free

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Franchesco’s Ristorante

Franchesco’s Ristorante

Mother's Day Brunch

Sun

12

May

Mother's Day Brunch

10:00 AM @ Franchesco’s Ristorante

$22.00 - $48.00

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Lino’s

Lino’s

Lino's Mother's Day

Sun

12

May

Lino's Mother's Day

11:00 AM @ Lino’s

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Embassy Suites Rockford

Embassy Suites Rockford

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

Tue

14

May

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

8:00 PM @ Embassy Suites Rockford

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Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Screw City Block Party

Fri

17

May

Screw City Block Party

4:00 PM @ BMO Center

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Embassy Suites Rockford

Embassy Suites Rockford

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

Tue

21

May

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

8:00 PM @ Embassy Suites Rockford

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Katie’s Cup

Katie’s Cup

Katie's Cup Golf Outing

Wed

22

May

Katie's Cup Golf Outing

7:30 AM @ Timber Pointe Golf Club

$100.00

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

Sat

25

May

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

10:00 AM @ Rockford Public Library

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Embassy Suites Rockford

Embassy Suites Rockford

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

Tue

28

May

Trivia at The Top - Rock Valley Pub Trivia

8:00 PM @ Embassy Suites Rockford

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