Labor Day Weekend at Rockford City Market - Market Kicks Off Long Holiday Weekend in Rockford



August 28, 2018


ROCKFORD, IL – Market goers can enjoy all the activities and shopping at Rockford City Market to start off Labor Day Weekend in downtown Rockford. This is also the last week at the market for summer hours (3:30 – 8:30 p.m.), so starting next week, the fall hours will be in place (3:30 – 7:30 p.m.). Families and friends will be able to gather together to start the holiday weekend and enjoy the market vendors selling food, produce, unique goods and other items. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy for all ages including children’s activities from local area groups and live music from local artists. Shoppers will also be able to purchase fresh produce, desserts and other snacks at the market to bring home and serve for Labor Day parties and barbeques.


Rockford City Market on August 31


Main Stage: Long Shot (4:30 – 8 p.m.)

Acoustic Stage: The Shufflers (5:30 – 8 p.m.)



#RockYourBodyRockford is a self love movement in Rockford that aims to teach people to embrace who they are, what they look like and their traumas in life to shine a light in other people’s darkness. Allowing them to find healing by helping others. They will be offering a free fun activity for the kids.


Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has been engaged in educating, developing public awareness, and providing service to the residents of Winnebago and Boone Counties with regard to the abatement of litter, the preservation of our local resources, and the management of solid waste. They will offer a free kids activity making things out of plastic bottle caps and other recycled materials, hoping to inspire the “reuse” of things that may otherwise end up in a landfill.



Meet the great volunteers from Greenwich Village Art Fair this Friday at the Rockford City Market gates! Celebrating their 70th year, Greenwich Village Art Fair features over 100 juried artists, live music, local marketplace, food, and libations on the grounds of Riverfront Museum Campus, 711 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL. The event is held Saturday, September 15 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – Sunday, September 16 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) rain or shine.




Mercyhealth has a passion for living. Come meet our Family Practice team this Friday, August 31, 2018. Dr. Anthony Rizzo will be there to answer questions and be sure to grab your free gift. Visit our booth at the corner of Market and Water Streets from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mercyhealth is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Rockford City Market.



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Rockford City Market takes place every Friday from May 18 through September 28 along Water Street between State and Jefferson Streets in downtown Rockford. The market runs from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. before Labor Day and 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. after Labor Day. Rockford City Market was founded and is managed by the Rock River Development Partnership and operates with infrastructure support from the City of Rockford and marketing from the Rockford Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau.






Nikki Lee, Rockford City Market Vendor and Accounting Manager, 815.977.5124 or