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Author: Elizabeth Miller

Liz is the Creative Services Manager for the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

5 Tips & Tricks about Stroll on State

Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

We’re just over a week away from Stroll on State, so I hope you’re getting excited! Since I’ve been involved with Stroll since the first year 6 years ago, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks about the event. Whether you’re planning on attending Stroll on State for the first time this year, or you haven’t missed a year yet, take a look at these 5 tips & tricks to make sure you’re prepared for the event!

5 Places to Keep Warm at Stroll on State

Thursday, November 8, 2018 3:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

I’m naturally a cold person. Any temperature under 75 degrees and I’ll most likely need a sweater. There is a space heater near my desk that runs year-round…yes, even in the middle of July. If you’re like me and you get cold easily, you might be worried about the chillier weather at Stroll on State. And I’m here to tell you that there’s no need to worry!

Get the Most Out of Your Halloween Costume

Monday, October 15, 2018 10:00 AM by Elizabeth Miller

Halloween is the one night a year where kids (and even adults!) can dress up to be anything they way to be. I fondly remember my Halloween costumes as a kid including Snow White, Princess Jasmine, and a '50s girl in a poodle skirt. Usually after Halloween, our costumes would end up in my parents' basement closet, ready for whenever my sisters and I wanted to play dress up. But what if I told you that kids in the Rockford region can wear their costumes for more events than just Halloween?

Tough Mudder was held in Rockford for the first time in 2016. Out of pure curiosity, I went to watch the event that first year and was completely entertained and mesmerized by all of the participants. So much so that I signed up for the next year. Gulp. Here are the 5 things I learned from participating in Tough Mudder in 2017.

Father's Day the Rockford Way

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate dads! My dad has done a lot for me growing up…everything from helping me figure out what’s wrong with an appliance, squishing spiders when I’m too scared (even to this day!) and teaching me how to do things like drive a car (or motorcycle…thanks Dad!). 

Tour de Roo 1 Year Anniversary

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 3:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

It’s been one year since the RACVB team took our love for Beefaroo and created the Tour de Roo! That’s right. We mapped out all of the Beefaroo locations in the Rockford region and planned to visit all of them in one day. It’s crazy, I know…but we did it! In honor of its one-year anniversary, I’m going to give you the lowdown on what visiting all 7 Beefaroo locations in one day is like. (Spoiler alert: it’s epic.)

The Last Stretch of Winter

Monday, February 26, 2018 2:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and spring is on the horizon! This happens every year, though. We have a couple days where the temperature is above 50 degrees, and we think "spring is here!"...but then it's back to 30 degrees and winter. But fear not! The Rockford region offers plenty of helpful ways to get you through this last bit of winter.