Summer Fun for Kids at Rockford City Market - Food and Activities at the Market Focuses on Kids



June 12, 2018


ROCKFORD, IL – Now that school is out and kids are on summer break, Rockford City Market is the perfect place to spend a summer night with the whole family! Kids can enjoy the various free children’s activities offered at the market every week. This week at the market, kids will get the chance to create their very own paper lanterns or have their face painted! Each week, a different set of organizations is at the market offering activities, so kids can enjoy something new each week.


There are plenty of vendors that also offer kid-friendly food and snacks. Kids can enjoy the unique hotdogs from one of this year’s new vendors, Downtown Fancy Franks, or some delicious French fries from Vintage @ 501. For a snack, kids go crazy over the corn on the cob (or in a cup!) from Lulu’s Roasted Corn, and nothing is better on a hot day than some ice cream from Hey Brothers Ice Cream & Waffle Cones. No matter what, kids of all ages will be able to enjoy something at Rockford City Market with their families!



Rockford City Market on June 15


Main Stage: Letsinger Acoustic(4:30 – 8 p.m.)

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



The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be promoting their Light the Night Walk which funds research to find cures and ensure access to treatment for all blood cancer patients. Come build your own paper lantern!


Rockford Lutheran Schools will also be at the market offering free face painting. Rockford Lutheran Schools begins in preschool and ends with students acquiring college credit. Making a choice for Lutheran is making a choice to bring a full range of educational opportunities to your child’s educational journey.



The Rockford Road Runners will be at the gates welcoming guests this week. They are a club for walkers and runners of all abilities. The prime objective of the organization has been the promotion and encouragement of running and walking and the education of the public as to their benefits.



510 Threads will be at the market in the Downtown Business booth. 510 Threads is located at 510 E. State St. in downtown Rockford. They are an adorable vintage modern fashion boutique carrying an array of dresses, blouses, skirts, jewelry and more!



Stop by and ask Manny Konstantakos, MD, a fellowship trained sports medicine and arthroscopic surgeon at Mercyhealth, about staying injury free this summer! Manny and his staff will be available to answer questions and have a little fun with the Plinko board! We are located 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.



For more information about Rockford City Market, visit


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