The Rockford Region will be hoppin' this weekend with tons of fun things to do.  ...and I mean TONS!  Whether you're in the mood to listen to some great live music, search for original pieces of art, grab a delicious bite to eat with some tasty craft beer or enjoy some family time...we have it all.  Find the category below that best suites your mood and make sure to visit one (or more) of our great local events, sites, attractions or eateries that make Rockford so unique.  For a complete list of things to do in the Rockford Region please visit gorockford.com!

Sept 5, 2014 Blog

MUSIC LOVERS
Kryptonite Bar - UNITY will be playing on the street in front of Kryptonite for this mini-block party!  Also, TWO VIP Screw City Beer Fest tickets will be given away! Fri., Sept. 6 from 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. (cover $5)
kryptonitebar.com

Irish Rose Saloon - The Lone Canary, a Folk/Americana duo, who have a rootsy sound echoing the styles of Mumford and Sons, Cory Chisel and Joshua James. Fri., Sept. 6 at 9:30 p.m. (FREE)
irishrosesaloon.net

ART ENTHUSIASTS
JR Kortman Center for Design - Exhibit: "Earth Impressions, Whispers from My Past" works by Meico Gowan. Fri., shop open until 9 p.m. and bar open late (FREE)
jrkortman.com

317 Studio & Gallery - Artists exhibit works that speak to the theme: Element Artists At Work for the evening are Sydney Baldwin (drawings) & Linda Mensching (jewelry). Fri., 4-8 p.m. (FREE)
317studiogallery.com

FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Rockford Greekfest Weekend 2014 - Friday night is "American Night" with a special performance by Men of our Times (7-10 p.m.). This event is happening all weekend long and offers the public delicious Greek food, Taverna music, kids activities and more.  Fri. - Sun., various times (FREE)
gogreekfest.com

Discovery Center Museum - Build It! Make It! Exhibition - Have the kiddos innovate and build, create and explore at the Woodward Exhibit Hall all weekend long.  There are a myriad of building toys, materials and building structures to help teach balance, geometry, problem solving and so much more. Exhibit goes until Jan. 4 (cover $10)
discoverycentermuseum.org

FOODIES/LOCAL BREW LOVERS
Screw City Beer Fest - Over 130 different beers to taste, live music, educational beer salons and over 2,000 ber lovers will be downtown Rockford celebrating and having a good time. Sat., 1-5:30 p.m. (cover $35)
(*this event is sold out, however The Olympic Tavern and Kryptonite Bar are giving away VIP tickets Friday night, check their facebook pages for details)