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First Fridays - Art, Music, Food and Shopping in Downtown Rockford
June 03, 2016 - June 03, 2016
Times: Friday 5:00pm-Midnight
Each month downtown art galleries, shops, music and theater venues work together to stay open late providing great new art, music and goods. Visit the website for a complete schedule.

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Things To Do in Rockford, IL

Get ready for some serious reading. This is a long list!

When one thinks of l-o-n-g reads, War & Peace usually comes to mind. Well, now you can add our "Things to Do" to your list. Great family museums like Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum. Or maybe a tour through Anderson Japanese Garden, one of the top Japanese gardens in North America. If you really want to know what's going on in the Rockford Region, then visit our Calendar of Events, too. That'll really keep you busy for a while. You see, chances are you'll run out of time during your visit long before you run out of things to do. In case you work up an appetite doing all this reading, don't forget to visit our dining page to plan a visit to one of our amazing restaurants!


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Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum
(815) 963-6769
711 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

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Experience a world of hands-on investigation and fun-filled exploration at this children's museum with more than 250 hands-on art and science exhibits, planetarium, TV studio, special events, traveling exhibits and entertaining classes for children and families. Tot Spot for toddlers. Plus Discovery... MORE INFO

(815) 226-0212
1601 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

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Edgebrook offers local specialty shopping with a unique blend of eclectic boutique shops, excellent restaurants and convenient service-oriented businesses, where there is truly something for everyone. Please visit for a list of merchants and events happening. Owned and operated ... MORE INFO

Kegel Harley-Davidson
(815) 332-7125
7125 Harrison Ave.
Rockford, IL 61112

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Celebrating 100 years in 2012 - Visit the World's Oldest Family Owned Harley-Davidson Dealership - grab a bite to eat at the classic 50's - style Harley Diner. An award winning facility, with an expanded showroom that features Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H-D rentals, Rider's Edge training classes, ... MORE INFO

Rocktown Adventures
(815) 636-9066
313 N. Madison St.
Rockford, IL 61107

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Rocktown Adventures is an independently owned specialty outdoor retailer providing an opportunity to embrace an outdoor lifestyle through participation in outdoor recreation by helping you learn what is needed to do the activity, how to do the activity, and where you can do it, all in a socially eng... MORE INFO

317 Studio & Gallery
(815) 315-7000
317 Market St.
Rockford, IL 61107

EXPERIENCE art: 317 Studio & Gallery provides a fun and relaxing space to enjoy, create, and talk about art.At 317 Studio and Gallery, you can experie... MORE INFO

510 Threads
(815) 969-0960
510 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61104

510 Threads has adorable vintage modern fashions with styles for ladies with sass and style...a unique array of dresses, blouses, skirts, jewelry and ... MORE INFO

Akerman Shoes
(815) 397-9706
1613 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Located in the Edgebrook Shops, Akerman shoes offers the latest styles in footwear and accessories for the entire family.... MORE INFO

Aldeen Golf Club & Practice Centre
(815) 282-4653
1902 Reid Farm Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Aldeen was ranked the best municipal course in Illinois by Golf Digest in 2009 and rated 4-1/2 stars by 2008 Golf Digest Magazine’s Places to Play gui... MORE INFO

All Things...!
(779) 221-1042
1631 Rural St.
Rockford, IL 61107

All Things is a fun little neighborhood shop with resale furniture and home goods. Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies. Classes a... MORE INFO

Alpine Hills Adventure Park & Golf Center
(815) 987-8800
4402 Larson Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108

The 52-acre adventure park and golf center features year-round activities for all ages.Zip Rockford - Now open - If you are looking for a daring zipl... MORE INFO

Alpine Pool - Rockford Park District
(815) 987-8804
4301 Newburg Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108

Alpine Pool has an "L" shaped pool ranging from 3 feet to 12 feet deep, a diving well with two drop slides and a one meter diving board, and a wading ... MORE INFO

Anderson Japanese Gardens
(815) 229-9390
318 Spring Creek Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Anderson Japanese Gardens has been named one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine since 2004. Inspired b... MORE INFO

Anderson Japanese Gardens Gift Shop

Anderson Japanese Gardens Gift Shop
(815) 997-1197
318 Spring Creek Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

The gift shop at Anderson Japanese Gardens has glass and ceramic items, wreaths, authentic Japanese tea pots, night lights and candles, wind chimes, s... MORE INFO

Angela's Attic Antiques & Collectibles

Angela's Attic Antiques & Collectibles
(815) 389-1679
1020 Gardner St.
Highway 75
South Beloit, IL 61080

Angela's Attic is located in a 35,000 square foot historic factory that has been converted into five large buildings of Antiques and collectibles, inc... MORE INFO

Annie's Gifts & Home
(815) 227-0423
1643 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Annie's Gifts & Home offers something for every season and reason. Their unique collection of exclusive gifts - featuring such brands as Peggy Karr Gl... MORE INFO

Arch Apothecary
(815) 639-9515
6876 Spring Creek Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Arch is a luxury beauty boutique with exclusive cosmetic and skincare lines. Expert licensed aestheticians and certified cosmetologists create the loo... MORE INFO

Artale Wine Co.
(815) 877-9463
6876 Spring Creek Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Fine wines, craft beers and specialty spirits for every occasion. With thousands of wines in stock, and decades of experience, you can count on Artale... MORE INFO

Artists' Ensemble Theater
(815) 394-5004
5050 E. State St.
Rockford University, Clark Arts Center
Rockford, IL 61108

Artists' Ensemble is an Equity professional theater that offers five productions a year in the Clark Arts Center at Rockford University. Tickets are a... MORE INFO

ArtSpace West Gallery

ArtSpace West Gallery
(815) 963-1984
1426 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

ArtSpace West Gallery is an art lover's dream, bringing together the art and culture of the Rockford area. Come to the gallery on the first Thursday o... MORE INFO

Attitudes Bar & Grill

Attitudes Bar & Grill
(815) 637-4294
10124 N. 2nd St.
Machesney Park, IL 61115

Attitudes Bar hosts karaoke seven nights a week at 9:00pm, and parties for all the big games. Great sandwiches and fish fry.... MORE INFO

Atwood Center
(815) 874-7576
2685 New Milford School Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109

Historic Seth B. Atwood Park, commonly referred to as Atwood, encompasses woodland, prairie, river, and marsh habitats. It contains 334 acres of land ... MORE INFO

Atwood Homestead Golf Course

Atwood Homestead Golf Course
(815) 623-2411
8990 Old River Rd.
Machesney Park, IL 61103

This 18-hole course features lengthy tees so that golfers of all abilities can be accommodated. Designed by Charles Maddox in 1971, the greens are wel... MORE INFO

Avalon Bodyworks
(815) 229-2330
1629 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Avalon Bodyworks offers massage therapy, skin treatments, and other wellness treatments geared toward helping you achieve your wellness goals. Open by... MORE INFO

B & B Park Bowl
(815) 633-8824
5626 N. 2nd St.
Loves Park, IL 61111

A walk-in-everyone-knows-you bowling center with eight lanes, the latest equipment and a friendly bar.... MORE INFO

b jones
(815) 397-8135
1655 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Located at Edgebrook Shops, b jones is a trendy, classic, upscale women's boutique with contemporary apparel, handbags and jewelry from notable fashio... MORE INFO

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