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Labor Day Weekend in the Rockford Region

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

Labor Day Weekend is always a time for fun get-togethers with family and friends, grilling out, and enjoying the last bit of summer! The holiday celebrates and pays tribute to the working men and women in this country, but also serves as the unofficial end to summer. As we enjoy this last stretch of warm weather in the Midwest, here are some suggestions of things to do and places to go to celebrate Labor Day Weekend!

Calling all theatre lovers! Live musicals are happening again and our friends at The Studio are more excited than ever. After a long pause of live performances in the entertainment world, it’s very refreshing to see things slowly beginning to take shape again. Ahead of their second weekend of shows, I was able to chat with Courtney and Adam Walsh about The Studio and GRIMM.

Since interning at the RACVB, one of my favorite things about working in Rockford has been the food. As an individual who is gluten free and lives in a small town with very limited GF options for eating out, the food scene, particularly the GF food scene, in Rockford has been everything. One of my favorites has been Quixotic Bakery. Quixotic Bakery, best known for their cake-in-a-jar, is a hidden gem of Rockford and very accommodating to those who have dietary restrictions (gluten free and vegan individuals). 

In the Heart of Summer

Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:00 PM by Jack Zuba

As we flip our calendars into July, and the long holiday weekend passes, it begins to feel like summer is in full swing. Personally, I always feel like the 4th of July is that midpoint of the season, and it’s time to start checking things off the summer “to do” list. If you’re looking for some fun things to do in the Rockford area this summer, I got you covered.   

2021 4th of July Cheat Sheet

Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:00 PM by Jack Zuba

Believe it or not, the 4th of July is just over a week away! In my eyes, the 4th always symbolizes the heart of summertime, which means it’s time to take a day or two and enjoy yourself with friends and family! This year, just like any other year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday in the Rockford area. Regardless of how you like to spend the holiday weekend, there are plenty of events fit for different celebration styles. Here’s a rundown on a few events you might want to check out!  

As a college student, trips home are always the best. I get to see my family again, relax, and I’m back in the 815. I recently got to come home for Easter weekend, and one of my favorite people to hang out with (my mom) and I decided to check out Rock Cut State Park. Neither of us had been there despite being lifelong citizens of the Rockford area, and let me tell you, we have been missing out.

Plan a Staycation in the Rockford Region

Monday, March 15, 2021 4:00 PM by Liz Gronewold

“I Need a Break”

Needing a break from COVID talk, a break from work, or just a mental break doesn’t mean you have to book a trip to the Bahamas. There are so many ways to easily plan out a vacation for yourself without leaving the 815, or even your pajamas (it’s a personal choice, and I support it). Whether you choose to create a staycation that takes place completely in your home, or you make the city you’ve lived in for years your “destination,” we have some ideas to get your plans in motion.