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outdoor nature Events in Rockford IL

Welcome to Rockford Buzz, your ultimate guide to outdoor and nature events in the beautiful city of Rockford IL! Our mission is to support locally owned businesses and promote the natural wonders of the greater Rockford IL area. Discover the best places to explore, unwind, and connect with nature, all while supporting our vibrant local community.

In Rockford Buzz, you'll find a comprehensive list of outdoor events, activities, and attractions, perfect for nature enthusiasts and families alike. Our directory features everything from scenic hikes and biking trails to birdwatching spots and botanical gardens, all in and around Rockford IL. Whether you're a seasoned outdoor adventurer or just looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll in the great outdoors, there's something for everyone at Rockford Buzz.

Supporting local businesses is at the heart of Rockford Buzz. We showcase the best of Rockford IL's locally owned businesses, from charming farm-to-table restaurants to quaint bed-and-breakfasts nestled in nature. Our directory also includes eco-friendly businesses that strive to protect and preserve the natural beauty of Rockford IL for future generations.

Join us as we uncover hidden gems and celebrate the unique experiences that make Rockford IL a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Our directory is regularly updated to ensure you have the latest information on events, activities, and businesses in the Rockford IL area. Get ready to explore, support local, and create unforgettable memories in the great outdoors with Rockford Buzz.

Stay up-to-date with the latest outdoor and nature events by following Rockford Buzz on social media and subscribing to our newsletter. Together, let's make a positive impact on the local community and discover the true beauty of Rockford IL. Happy adventuring!

April Events

Atwood Center

Atwood Center

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

Sat

20

Apr

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

In the Outdoors: Ecosystem Hopping

Sat

20

Apr

In the Outdoors: Ecosystem Hopping

1:00 PM @ Rockford Park District

Free

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

Sat

20

Apr

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

4:00 PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Earth Day Trash Bash

Sun

21

Apr

Earth Day Trash Bash

10:00 AM @ Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve

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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Spring Guided Hike at Deer Run Forest Preserve

Wed

24

Apr

Spring Guided Hike at Deer Run Forest Preserve

5:30 PM @ Deer Run Forest Preserve

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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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Atwood Center

Atwood Center

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

Sat

27

Apr

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Spring Dog Hike

Sat

27

Apr

Spring Dog Hike

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

$10.00

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

Sat

27

Apr

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

4:00 PM @ Rocktown Adventures

$749.00

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

Sun

28

Apr

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

12:00 AM @ Rocktown Adventures

$749.00

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

Mon

29

Apr

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

12:00 AM @ Rocktown Adventures

$749.00

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

Tue

30

Apr

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

12:00 AM @ Rocktown Adventures

$749.00

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Mushroom Workshop - Finding The Motherload... The Elusive Morel

Tue

30

Apr

Mushroom Workshop - Finding The Motherload... The Elusive Morel

4:00 PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

$40.00 - $45.00

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May Events

Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

Wed

01

May

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

12:00 AM @ Rocktown Adventures

$749.00

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

Thu

02

May

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

12:00 AM @ Rocktown Adventures

$749.00

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

Fri

03

May

Backpacking Trip: Appalachian Trail

12:00 AM @ Rocktown Adventures

$749.00

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Atwood Center

Atwood Center

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

Sat

04

May

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Demo Day

Sat

04

May

Demo Day

10:00 AM @ Rocktown Adventures

$20.00

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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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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Continuing Ikebana

Wed

08

May

Continuing Ikebana

10:00 AM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

$45.00 - $55.00

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Introduction to Ikebana

Wed

08

May

Introduction to Ikebana

1:00 PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

$45.00 - $55.00

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Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Family Garden Hikes - Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Fri

10

May

Family Garden Hikes - Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

10:00 AM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

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Atwood Center

Atwood Center

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

Sat

11

May

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

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Atwood Center

Atwood Center

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

Sat

18

May

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

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Atwood Center

Atwood Center

In the Outdoors: Noting Nature

Sat

18

May

In the Outdoors: Noting Nature

1:00 PM @ Atwood Center

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Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Great American Cleanup

Sun

19

May

Great American Cleanup

12:00 PM @ Beefaroo

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

A Day at the Fairway

Sun

19

May

A Day at the Fairway

3:00 PM @ Aldeen Golf Club

$27.00

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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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Atwood Center

Atwood Center

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

Sat

25

May

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

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