Art of Downtown

Immerse yourself in the vibrant pulse of Downtown Rockford, IL from May 31 to June 2 with the Art of Downtown passport pass! While the CRE8IV Music & Arts Fest takes center stage, don't miss out on the myriad of deals and specials offered by our beloved local downtown businesses throughout the weekend. See below for list of deals and specials being offered for the weekend.

317 Art Collective | 662 Collective | Coronado Theatre | Galaxy Hair Studio | Friday Night Flix | Juju Rey's Art Clubhouse | Lucette Holistic Salon + BoutiqueMaze Books | Rockford Area Pride Parade | Rockford IceHogsSmiley's Vintage | S'mores Collectibles and Vintage | The Office Niteclub 

317 Art Collective

Weirdo Art Collectibles is a one-of-a-kind gift store featuring artist-designed collectible toys, books, signed prints, games, plushies, jewelry, and much more.

662 Collective

The 622 Collective & Art gallery will be featuring art by Bret Whitacre, Listo, Rachel Bonaquisti, Kelvin Candie, Kathy Justis, & more. Additionally there will be live Music by DJ Bize One and Live Art by Chris Geebus & Friends. Stay and shop for their CBD, Vinyl & Vintage Sale.

Coronado Theatre: Josh Gates

Adventurer, television personality, and author Josh Gates is the host and executive producer of the smash-hit Discovery Channel series, Expedition Unknown. The show follows Gates as he sets out on a global journey to explore archaeological discoveries, historic mysteries, and scientific breakthroughs. Josh immerses himself in each story, conducting his own investigations, showcasing the work of dedicated explorers while also highlighting vibrant cultures and fascinating destinations.

Galaxy Hair Studio

Indulge in enchanting Fairy Hair and Fairy Ears experiences at Galaxy Hair Studio.

Friday Night Flix

Relax on the lawn at Davis Park for a family friendly movie night. Pre-movie activities, food vendors, and desserts are also available.

Juju Rey's Art Clubhouse

Juju Rey's Art Clubhouse will be offering free canvas painting. 

Lucette Holistic Salon + Boutique

Lucette is offering a free gift with any $30 purchase for the weekend.

Maze Books

On Fri, May 31, Maze Books will be hosting a Poetry Workshop led by Rockford Poet Laureate Jenna Goldsmith as she guides you through the process of creating your very own works of poetry. This will be a free event.

Rockford Area Pride Parade

The Rockford Area Pride Committee is pleased to announce the first, official, Rockford Area Pride Parade to take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024. While the Rockford Area is host to a wide range of LGBTQ+ friendly businesses and amenities, an official parade has proved elusive.

Rockford IceHogs

In front of the Rockford Icehogs office building at 401 E. State St., there will be a pop-up prize on Saturday, June 1, from 12-3pm. Hammy will also be there 12-1pm for crowd interaction.

Smiley's Vintage Supply Co.

Student sale - 20% off with a student ID

S'mores Collectibles and Vintage

20% off store items all weekend.

The Office Niteclub Pride Alley Party

It’s Rockford Pride Month, and a Pride Alley Party is being held! This fun outdoor event is open to everyone and will feature live music, drinks, vendors, food trucks, and lots of entertainment.