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A Holiday Celebration in Downtown Rockford!


"Merry and Bright: a downtown holiday" returns on November 29, 2014 with Stroll on State! Stroll on State is a spectacular holiday event to attend with your family and friends to get you in the holiday spirit. There are plenty of activities to do, decorations to see, and delicious food to eat at this event to celebrate the holiday season downtown. 

When: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time: 4 - 9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Rockford along East State Street
Cost: Free! 


2013 Recap Video 


2014 Stroll on State Attractions

Dowload the map here

SOS 2014 map final 



All vendor slots have been filled. Thank you to all who applied to be vendors at Stroll on State this year! 

Chase Bank 
4 Hooligans
Annette's Italian Cookies
Arte Verde Garden Center
Celtic Butterfly
Dreamswept Alpacas
Dry Creek Estate Winery
Gift It! Rockford
Gypsy Piper Girl
JB Hair Accessories
Katic Breads
Kokobear Bakery
Meghan Turley Visual Art
Milani Glass
Pink Tree by Sarah
Raines Honey Farm
Roxy Carmichael
Tazo Gallery

City Hall 
Frostyland with Lisa Frost
The Sweetery 

Burpee Museum
Discovery Center Museum
Klehm Arboretum  
Midway Village Museum
Rockford Park District
Tinker Swiss Cottage 

Stewart Square
Balloons & Flowers by Haley
Bath & Body Fusion
Bella Luna Bakery
Candle Crest
Canine Crunchery
CC Rainz
Cellar Door Designs
Elegantly Upcycled
Etim's Beauty 
Ittie Bittie Moccs
Jungle Wagon Press
Lawncare by Walter
Laynie Bug's Bows
Lexy Charms Couture
Raegan's Ruffles
Tiny Bird Boutique
The Vintage Beau 

Street Vendors (outdoor) 
AnJan's Eats
Boy Scout Troup 23
Fork & Stein
Lifescape Community
Lulu's Roasted Corn
Machine Shed
Mary's Market
Minis on a Mission
The P's Restaurant
Papa John's
Roosevelt Community Education Center
Rucci's Roasted Nuts
Sam's Drive In



Would you like to help make the holidays Merry and Bright? Stroll on State happens because volunteers from our great community want it to happen. Every volunteer is needed and every volunteer helps bring joy to our city. If you would like to be one of those volunteers, please CLICK HERE to sign up. When you arrive, the team will work to place you in a role that is a good fit for you! 


Merry & Bright Events

There are plenty of holiday events this season in the Rockford Region! Take a look at this list and mark your calendar for these festive, fun events! 



If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2014 Stroll on State, please contact Tana Vettore at 


Supporters & Partners

Allstate Insurance

Ambrose Christmas

Arte Verde 

Backyard Soiree 

Butitta Brothers

Chase Bank

City of Rockford

Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Fire in Motion - Central States Fireworks

Heartland Community Church

Kaney Aerospace

LaMonica Beverages, Inc.

Laura Sanders-Ahern, Accent on Events 

Life Church

Luxe Productions

Mid-West Family Broadbcasting

Northeast Christian Church

River District Association

Rock River Development Partnership

Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority

Rockford First

Rockford Mass Transit District

Rockford Park District

Rockford Register Star

Rockford Sharefest 

Rock River Times


Signs Now

State Street Management, LLC

Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.

SVL Productions

Townsquare Media

Uncle Nick's



WTVO 17 / WQRF 39




(Click here to view Stroll on State by the Number from 2013)




Merry & Bright Events

merry and bright logo There are plenty of Merry & Bright events going on this time of year in the Rockford Region! Take a look at these festive events and get ready for the holiday season!
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