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Anderson Japanese Gardens - Japanese Summer Festival
August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Recurring daily
Times: Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm / Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Join in the fun at this two-day cultural event featuring exhibits, traditional demonstrations and unique performances that appeal to all age groups. The Taiko drummers and Candyman, a traditional Japanese street performer, will return for multiple performances on both days. Traditional Tea Ceremonie...


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Rockford is rich with cultural heritage from different countries...which is reflected in the variety of cuisine from different countries! From the spices of Greece to the sausages of Germany, you'll be sure to fill up at any of these ethnic eateries. Take a culinary trip around the world without leaving the Rockford Region!


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Ali Baba Mediterranean Cuisine

Ali Baba Mediterranean Cuisine
(815) 484-9200
139 Sundae Dr.
Rockford, IL 61107

Ali Baba specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. The menu includes dishes with chicken, beef, lamb, vegetables, rice and a variety of spices. A lunch bu... MORE INFO

Der Rathskeller

Der Rathskeller
(815) 963-2922
1132 Auburn St.
Rockford, IL 61103

One of Rockford's oldest restaurants, featuring German cuisine in a warm, intimate old-world setting. German ancestry shines through at this favorite ... MORE INFO

Five Coins
(815) 874-1973
4358 Sandy Hollow Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109

Soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, chicken and steaks. Greek specials. Breakfast served all day.... MORE INFO

(815) 316-3473
6795 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Greenfire is a bustling American contemporary farm restaurant and marketplace, focusing on simple, seasonal cuisine, house made pastries, tasty cakes,... MORE INFO

Gyros House
(815) 964-2525
2525 Auburn St.
Rockford, IL 61101

No frills but good food; gyros, cheeseburgers and more.... MORE INFO

Hope and Anchor English Pub

Hope and Anchor English Pub
(815) 633-2552
5040 N. 2nd St.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Take a stroll down to the Hope & Anchor English Pub. Join in on the pub atmosphere where the girls' kilts are short and the drinks are tall. Join your... MORE INFO

India House Restaurant

India House Restaurant
(815) 637-4771
6430 E. Riverside Blvd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Authentic food from India. Lunch buffet 7 days a week.... MORE INFO

Josef-Barbados Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Josef-Barbados Restaurant & Oyster Bar
(815) 282-3400
6860 Spring Creek Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Renowned Austrian chef Josef Schwaiger offers fine continental dining from Barbados. Seafood and oyster bar with a simple but elegant interior. Reserv... MORE INFO

Lucerne's Fondue & Spirits
845 N. Church St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Located in a converted Victorian house, Lucerne's specialty is fondue of all types--bread, fruits, cheese, desserts and main course items such as beef... MORE INFO

Murphy's Pub & Grill
(815) 986-0950
510 S. Perryville Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108

Murphy's is the best place to have an everyday sports bar experience with great food and Irish specials.... MORE INFO

Olivo Restaurant

Olivo Restaurant
(815) 904-6179
211 7th St.
Rockford, IL 61104

Olivo Restaurant serves middle eastern, Mexican, Puerto Rican and American food.... MORE INFO

Polish Deli

Polish Deli
(815) 397-9093
3002 Charles St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Selection of deli items includes pierogies, latkes, sausages, stuffed cabbage and meatballs.... MORE INFO

Safari Restaurant
(779) 774-3992
5621 Wansford Way
Rockford, IL 61109

Safari dishes include Taste of Africa, Mediterranean and American.... MORE INFO

Sahara Palace Mediterranean Restaurant

Sahara Palace Mediterranean Restaurant
(815) 227-0270
5890 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Middle Eastern cuisine, reasonably priced, relaxing atmosphere.... MORE INFO

Stockholm Inn
(815) 397-3534
2420 Charles St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Popular with both locals and visitors, this restaurant's menu and decor echoes Rockford's Swedish heritage. In addition to American food, they cook up... MORE INFO

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
(815) 229-4193
7801 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Tilted Kilt, located at Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center, is different than other sports bars because along with its incredible plasma screen ... MORE INFO

Uncle Nick's - Downtown
(815) 962-4444
918 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61104

Serving the best gyros since 1980, specializing in Greek foods, open late, 7 days a week.... MORE INFO

Uncle Nick's - East
(815) 395-0022
5404 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Serving the best gyros since 1980, specializing in Greek foods, open late, 7 days a week.... MORE INFO

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