What: The Rockford Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB), Rockford Park District, and Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) are thrilled to welcome teams from around the country and internationally to the Forest City Frenzy, an annual PDGA Disc Golf Tournament since 2005. This the third time this event has been held in the Rockford region.

Over 280 players will compete in the tournament. Teams are comprised of male and female players ranging from ages 14 to 72. There will be 15 different states represented in the tournament as well as two competitors from France. An additional 350 spectators are set to attend, which will bring an estimated economic impact from visitor spending of approximately $133,973 to the Rockford region.

The Forest City Frenzy is a two-day round disc golf event at Anna Page Park and Ingersoll Memorial Park. Participants in the professional divisions will be competing for a purse of $10,000. Two players (one male, one female) will qualify for the Ledgestone Open (a disc golf pro tour event) held in Peoria, Illinois in August.

“Our community is excited to showcase our beautiful courses, some of the best in Illinois, and provide a weekend full of competition, camaraderie, and fun for all ages,” said Lindsay Arellano, RACVB Vice President of Sales and Service. “We hope that some of nearly 300 participants get to experience our great restaurants and attractions while in town.”

When: Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2, 2024

Where: Anna Page Park

3202 N Springfield Ave, Rockford, IL 61101,

Ingersoll Memorial Park

101 Daisyfield Rd, Rockford, IL 61102

Why: Disc Golf is a sport has been growing in popularity in recent years. Gilles Ban is a French player of Vietnamese decent who has been playing tournaments for almost 20 years and is competing in the amateur 60+ division.

On the local front, Anna Wilbourn from Loves Park is a 14-year-old playing in the Women’s Amateur II division. Her mother runs a children’s golf clinic and Anna has learned how to play from several players on the professional tour. She plays against adults and is advanced compared to her peers.

“Anna Page Park is one of the top disc golf facilities in the world, featuring three completely different courses with 5 different layouts,” Scott McDonald, Rockford Disc Golf Club. “This makes it possible for us to host very large events that attract people from all over the region. With multiple courses at one venue attendees not only get to play a variety of courses, but they also enjoy interacting with others in the disc golf community who are coming to Rockford from all over the United States and France.

RACVB is responsible for promoting the Rockford region as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, RACVB strengthens the economic position of the region and provides opportunities for people in our communities. www.gorockford.com

The Rockford Park District improves the quality of life for citizens by providing a vibrant park system that increases property values, stimulates economic development, decreases juvenile crime, and improves our communities’ health.  The Rockford Park District also protects the environment, employs thousands of area kids for the first time, and brings the community together to enjoy life. www.rockfordparkdistrict.org.


Lindsay Arellano, RACVB Vice President of Sales and Service, 815.489.1653 or larellano@gorockford.com