Events

Saturday | October 8

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Delicate Forces Program: Polarized Chambers and Color Mixing

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Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

Junior Scientists

Sat

08

Oct

Junior Scientists

10:00 AM @ Discovery Center Museum

Free - $10.00

Description

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math take center stage at Discovery Center on Saturday, October 8 for Junior Scientists day. Children can solve STEM challenges, meet local professionals who use STEM skills in their professions, enjoy science demonstrations, and catch a planetarium show on this day devoted to inspiring young people to consider where their curiosities might take them!


Junior Scientists is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Cost is included with museum admission: $10 Public; free to Members and children age 1 and younger.

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Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures

Paddle Trip: Turtle Creek

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Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Fall Vintage Shop Hop at Hidden Treasures

Sat

08

Oct

Fall Vintage Shop Hop at Hidden Treasures

10:00 AM @ Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Free

Description

Vintage Shop Hop: Fall Edition!

We are one of many shops included in this event.

Grab your walking shoes and maps and make sure you add Hidden Treasures Mall and Antiques to your list!

We are over 37k sq ft of shopping bliss! We have everything under the Sun under our roof: vintage, antique, primitive, bohemian, farmhouse, upcycled, repurposed, handmade, pop culture, vinyl, cottage, collectibles, and so much more!

And this year we are expanded and we are running the Vintage Shop Hop for THREE WHOLE DAYS!

Come on in and shop till you drop, score some sales, and don’t forget to Enter to win a two night Resort Stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva!

As well as a chance to win. $100 gas card!

Where: Hidden Treasures Mall and Antiques

6329 n2nd St

Loves Park, Illinois

When: Oct. 7th&8th 10-7

AND Oct 9th 11-6

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Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Dealer Days

Sat

08

Oct

Dealer Days

1:00 PM @ Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Free

Description

Come in October 8th 1-5 and chat with our vendors and make deals on merchandise!

We will also have giveaways and sales around every corner!

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Meyer's Pet Care

Meyer's Pet Care

Tricks & Treats

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration / Celebración de la Herencia Hispana

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Gods & Goddesses Poetry Slam II

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Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Chris D'Elia Live

Sat

08

Oct

Chris D'Elia Live

7:00 PM @ Coronado Performing Arts Center

$32.00

Description

On Saturday, October 8, comedian Chris D’Elia is set to perform at the Coronado Performing Arts Center at 7p.m. Tickets for the show start at $32.50 and go on sale this Friday, May 6 at 10a.m. on Ticketmaster.com, in-person at the Coronado Performing Arts Center & BMO Harris Bank Center box offices and by phone at 815-968-5222.


Chris D'Elia has become one of the most in-demand performers in comedy. His highly successful podcast “Congratulations with Chris D’Elia” has been a mainstay on iTunes' comedy podcast charts since its debut in February 2017. He is also a co-star on “The King and the Sting and the Wing” with Brendan Schuab. As a stand-up, D'Elia is has toured the US and Canada with his show, “Follow the Leader.” D'Elia has three comedy specials available on Netflix. His first special debuted on Comedy Central in 2013.

Age Restriction: 18+

MORE INFO >> coronadopac.org/events/chris-delia-rockford

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Bootleg Soul

Sat

08

Oct

Bootleg Soul

8:30 PM @ Screw City Tavern

Free

Description

Rockford area Rock Band. Covering Classic / Current rock, country and much more!

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Sunday | October 9

Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Fall Vintage Shop Hop at Hidden Treasures

Sun

09

Oct

Fall Vintage Shop Hop at Hidden Treasures

11:00 AM @ Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

Free

Description

Vintage Shop Hop: Fall Edition!

We are one of many shops included in this event.

Grab your walking shoes and maps and make sure you add Hidden Treasures Mall and Antiques to your list!

We are over 37k sq ft of shopping bliss! We have everything under the Sun under our roof: vintage, antique, primitive, bohemian, farmhouse, upcycled, repurposed, handmade, pop culture, vinyl, cottage, collectibles, and so much more!

And this year we are expanded and we are running the Vintage Shop Hop for THREE WHOLE DAYS!

Come on in and shop till you drop, score some sales, and don’t forget to Enter to win a two night Resort Stay at The Cove of Lake Geneva!

As well as a chance to win. $100 gas card!

Where: Hidden Treasures Mall and Antiques

6329 n2nd St

Loves Park, Illinois

When: Oct. 7th&8th 10-7

AND Oct 9th 11-6

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Denny Diamond

Denny Diamond

Sippin’ and Singin’ at Fermenting Cellars Winery

Sun

09

Oct

Sippin’ and Singin’ at Fermenting Cellars Winery

2:00 PM @ Denny Diamond

Free

Description

Sippin’ and Singin’

at

Fermenting Cellars Winery

Sunday October 9th

with

Denny Diamond

2 – 4pm

Enjoy wine tastings. Wine is served by the glass and by the bottle as well.


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Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Theater Spirited Ghost Tours

Sun

09

Oct

Coronado Theater Spirited Ghost Tours

4:00 PM @ Coronado Performing Arts Center

$24.00

Description

Presented by Land Of Lincoln Theatre Organ Society (LOLTOS) and Friends of the Coronado (FOC). All proceeds benefit the preservation of the Coronado's original Grand Barton Organ!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT CORONADOPAC.ORG


October Spirited Ghost Tours offer a Spooktacular time at historic Coronado Theatre. The two hour-long guided Spirited Ghost Tours will include haunting historical accounts of Rockford’s Coronado Theatre.


Spirits abound as guides recount supernatural tales collected from theatre staff and contractors over the years. You will experience the Grande Barton Organ, see a short skit with our resident Dracula on the stage, and hear actual accounts of many strange happenings within the theater walls while being taken on a nooks and cranny tour of the theater. LOLTOS, the theater Archivist have captured these stories over the years to share with believers and non-believers alike.

Over the years, several of the staff and more than a few visitors have claimed to smell the cigar aroma of Coronado’s visionary and owner Willard Van Matre, witnessed a shadowy figure float by, or heard a dog barking without cause. Will you?

General Admission tickets are $24, plus applicable fees, and are available for purchase at www.coronadopac.org or by calling 815-968-5222.

The Ghost Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10; children under six are not permitted.

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Monday | October 10

Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Resume and Cover Letter Help

Mon

10

Oct

Resume and Cover Letter Help

12:00 PM @ Rockford Public Library

Free

Description

Bring in a copy of your resume and cover letter for help with formatting, spelling and grammar, and ideas on how to

make your resume stand out.


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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Indigenous People's Day with a Storytime, Guest Speaker & Craft

Mon

10

Oct

Indigenous People's Day with a Storytime, Guest Speaker & Craft

3:15 PM @ Rockford Public Library

Free

Description

Rockford Public Library presents an informative 30-to-45-minute presentation on the history of the Rockford area’s indigenous people with visuals and possible “show and tell” items given by Native American author and speaker Kim Sigafus of the Ojibwa tribe.


Families will get to enjoy a story time with Ms. Katie, followed by a presentation from our guest speaker, Kim Sigafus, and then to conclude this culturally-enriched program, a craft to take home.

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Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Theater Spirited Ghost Tours

Mon

10

Oct

Coronado Theater Spirited Ghost Tours

6:00 PM @ Coronado Performing Arts Center

$24.00

Description

Presented by Land Of Lincoln Theatre Organ Society (LOLTOS) and Friends of the Coronado (FOC). All proceeds benefit the preservation of the Coronado's original Grand Barton Organ!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT CORONADOPAC.ORG


October Spirited Ghost Tours offer a Spooktacular time at historic Coronado Theatre. The two hour-long guided Spirited Ghost Tours will include haunting historical accounts of Rockford’s Coronado Theatre.


Spirits abound as guides recount supernatural tales collected from theatre staff and contractors over the years. You will experience the Grande Barton Organ, see a short skit with our resident Dracula on the stage, and hear actual accounts of many strange happenings within the theater walls while being taken on a nooks and cranny tour of the theater. LOLTOS, the theater Archivist have captured these stories over the years to share with believers and non-believers alike.

Over the years, several of the staff and more than a few visitors have claimed to smell the cigar aroma of Coronado’s visionary and owner Willard Van Matre, witnessed a shadowy figure float by, or heard a dog barking without cause. Will you?

General Admission tickets are $24, plus applicable fees, and are available for purchase at www.coronadopac.org or by calling 815-968-5222.

The Ghost Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10; children under six are not permitted.

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Tuesday | October 11

Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Musical Munchins

Tue

11

Oct

Musical Munchins

10:00 AM @ Rockford Public Library

Free

Description

Music and movement for ages 2 -5

Dance and sing the morning away at this active storytime for toddlers and preschoolers.

Together we'll read, sing, dance, play instruments, and more! Each month we'll read and sing about a different theme.


September: Dragons

October: Monsters

November: Dinosaurs

December: Outer Space 

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Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS

Tue

11

Oct

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

11

Oct

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

11

Oct

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 | October 12

Edgebrook

Edgebrook

Edgebrook Farmers Market

Wed

12

Oct

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 & Books

Wed

12

Oct

Babes & 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

12

Oct

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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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Legos - Build & Play with Legos

Wed

12

Oct

Legos - Build & Play with Legos

6:00 PM @ Rockford Public Library

Free

Description

Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids? Bring the family and your brain, we'll supply the bricks for a fun evening of building and creativity.

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward - Two-time National Book Award winner

Wed

12

Oct

A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward - Two-time National Book Award winner

7:00 PM @ Rockford Public Library

Free

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815Yoga

815Yoga

Yoga Book Club

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Thursday | October 13

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Performing Arts Center

My Name is NOT Mom

Thu

13

Oct

My Name is NOT Mom

7:00 PM @ Coronado Performing Arts Center

$30.00 - $65.00

Description

My Name is NOT Mom is a hilarious journey through motherhood with internet sensations Tiffany JenkinsMeredith Masony and Dena Blizzard. After helping millions of fans get through the pandemic, this comic trio shares their take on mothering through the sleepless nights of the toddler years, middle school craziness and trying not to physically attack a high schooler.

This special live event features stand-up, stories and videos from their online community and audience interaction to create an up close and personal experience that’s funnier than a pap smear. 



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Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Thursday Trivia at Pig Minds

Thu

13

Oct

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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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

Karaoke Night

Thu

13

Oct

Karaoke Night

9:00 PM @ Screw City Tavern

Free

Description

It’s time to get your voice on!

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Friday | October 14

Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Family Outdoor Garden Hike

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