Get pumped up for an electrifying weekend filled with creativity and excitement at the CRE8IV Music & Arts Festival, set to ignite Downtown Rockford from May 31 to June 2!

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Author: Elizabeth Miller

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

Labor Day Weekend in the Rockford Region

Monday, August 28, 2023 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!

Mother's Day in the Rockford Region

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate and pamper our favorite ladies in our lives! Stumped on what to do for Mother’s Day this year? Let us help be your guide!

Stroll on State in 2020 with Your Group

Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

It's that time of year again! Get ready to hear holiday music on repeat, see twinkling lights

It’s the spooky time of year where creepy decorations are up outside houses around your neighborhood, and candy is sold by the bagful. It’s Halloween in the Rockford region! If you’re looking for places to go and things to munch on, let us be your guide.

2020 4th of July Cheat Sheet

Monday, June 29, 2020 12:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

The weather’s heating up and 4th of July is just around the corner! There are plenty of ways to

Keeping Active Outdoors This Summer

Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

Now that the state is opening up more, it’s time to get out of the house and soak up the sun…still socially distant of course! There are tons of locations in the Rockford region you can go to get some fresh air and exercise while still being safe around others. Get ready to brush off those sneakers and stretch those legs as you enjoy the summer sun this season!

Many of you are probably like us at the RACVB and have been working from home for a while. I'm so grateful that we have the technology to easily stay connected with our team. Since we've been working from home, we (like many other companies) have utilized Zoom to be able to communicate with our staff. gets boring looking at the same background every Zoom meeting. Why have your office (or living room, or kitchen...) wall in the background when you can "travel around Rockford" while you're on Zoom?

Planning for Vacation (or Staycation!)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:00 AM by Elizabeth Miller

If you know me, then you know I'm a planner. I like to know what's going on well in advance so I can

Stroll on State Goes Back in the Box

Friday, January 3, 2020 2:00 PM by Elizabeth Miller

There are some people who take their Christmas decorations down in a timely manner after the holidays. And then there’s me. There are some years where I get my tree and decorations packed up and put away a week or two after Christmas, but most years my decorations linger a little longer. I look at them and think, “Oh I’ll put things away this weekend.” But then the weekend comes and goes, and the decorations are still up. Eventually once the end of January rolls around, I get more motivated to put things away and they eventually do make their way back into the basement until next December.

Every year around the middle to end of March, there are two little groups of daffodils that start to