One of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts is returning to downtown Rockford! Beattie Is… Back is a free, family friendly festival that will feature a high-quality artist market, art demonstrations, live music and entertainment, specialty food vendors and exciting “hands-on” experiential art activities.
In the “Make-and-Take” creative zone patrons will have a unique opportunity to experience being real artists and create something to take home. Guests of all ages and interests will find something to enjoy at Beattie Is!
Directions: Beattie Park - Beattie Park is at the intersection of Park Ave. and N. Main St. (IL 2) on the Rock River in downtown Rockford. From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to N. Main St. (second street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn right on N. Main St. and go one block to Park Ave.
ROCKFORD CITY MARKET PAVILION - Water St. North of E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104 - From I-90: Take Bus. 20 / E. State St. exit. Travel west on E. State St. about 7 miles to Water St.