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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!  

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up: Outdoor Art

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:00 AM by Guest Blogger

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's must-see outdoor art! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip!

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's farmers markets! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip!

Two local businessmen, Vince Chiarelli and Peter Provenzano, share a vision to bring more live entertainment to downtown Rockford and the surrounding area. Chiarelli, a local musician and owner of Vincent Records, and Provenzano, owner of SupplyCore Inc. and chairman of the Rock River Development Partnership, hope to help stimulate the local music scene and economy by bringing exciting and unique concerts to the Rockford area. The two share the feeling that the local community strives for more mid-size and large national touring musical acts.