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Rockford Day

What is Rockford Day?

Live. Work. Play. Eat. Shop. Love Local.

Rockford Day, held on August 15 (or 8.15) is a new celebration brought to you by Rockford Community Partners. It's a day that highlights the many great places, activities and people throughout our city through fun and interactive experiences. Rockford Day aims to showcase the people, places and things that make Rockford great, and to introduce people to some of Rockford's best kept secrets.

Rockford Day Specials for August 15

  • 317 Studio & Gallery - Sign up for any class on our August or September calendar at 317 Studio and Gallery on August 15th and use coupon code ROCKFORD815 and receive 15% off your order!
  • 815 Wood Designs - 815 w/ this fun little sign for just $15! {13"H x 7"W } To order, leave (or msg) your email & color preference (white or aqua) and I will send an invoice. Free local delivery! If you need it shipped, leave your zip for shipping! (Price valid through Mon 8.15 at 11:59pm!) - 815wooddesigns@gmail.com
  • A Family Affair Bridal - Wedding coordination packages for $815 and all other packages for 8.15% off. The deal is valid from August 15 - 21.
  • B103 (and Rockford Art Deli) - Giving away 24 "815" shirts from RAD on B103 during the morning show from 6 - 10am with Sean and Michelle. To win the shirts, listeners have to call in and play a game (either Morning Mind Bender or College of Hollywood Knowledge). Winners will receive a shirt for themselves and a friend. Giveaway begins August 8 - August 15.
  • Bath and Body Fusion - 2 new special bath bombs just for 815 day! "The Symbol" bomb and a forest city bomb. Any 2 bath bombs will be $8.15! We will have a table set up with items on sale for $8 and $15...you'll have to stop in to see what they are! Our bath and body fusion tote will be free with purchase of $81.50 before tax. Normally free after $100 purchase. Once you have the tote you will be included in special sales and discounts and anytime you come in with your bag you get 20% off your purchase! (Valid August 15 from 11am - 6pm.)
  • Beauty Boss - Eyebrow waxes for $8.15 the week of August 15 on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9a-3p.
  • Beefaroo - Featuring $10 gift cards for only $8.15 and t-shirts for $8.15 all day on August 15
  • Bella Luna Bakery - $8.15 for a dozen Mrs. Fisher's Potato Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, or Sugar Cookies all day on Monday, August 15 during normal business hours.
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History - The museum will open for special hours today, from 10a-5p, and will offer free admission for children ages 4-12 who are accompanied by a parent. On your visit to the Museum on 8.15 Tag a photo of your visit at Burpee with the ‪#‎815BurpeeMuseum and enter to win a Family Membership to the Burpee Museum of Natural History and a bag of Burpee Gear! (Photos must be taken on 8.15 and in the Museum)
  • Bygone Brand - 8 Rockford shirts at $15 each. Special Rockford shirts at 15% off: Symbol, Swedish Pancakes and 2 new designs for Rockford Day.
  • CakeOlogy 101 - 1/2 dozen chocolate covered Oreos for $8.15, Dipped pretzel, dipped Oreo and 2 gourmet strawberries for $8.15, 4 dipped gourmet strawberries for $8.15. All week starting 8/15. 
  • Candle Crest Soy Candles - 20% discount online all day on August 15
  • Colorlab Cosmetics - They have created the ‘perfect’ lipstick shade with the collaboration of Rockford Area Arts Council in celebration of Rockford Day. The Eight 1 Five lipstick infused with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil will flatter any skin tone plus hydrate, soothe, protect and moisturize your lips.  Available for $8.15 at 510 Threads.
  • Cookies by Design - Get a dozen favor size sugar cookies, glazed and sprinkled for $8.15 ALL WEEK August 15 - 20.
  • Cork Keg & Spirits - Purchase 8 bottles of wine at regular price and get 15% off all day on August 15
  • Crimson Ridge - 815 t-shirts; 815 jewelry sale; 815 tumblers (limited edition); gift certificate offer of $10 for $8.15
  • CrossFit VisOne - $8 per class for 15 classes; specialty punch card
  • Deli Italia - $8.15 for a large specialty margarita pizza all day on August 15 from 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Center Museum - Mention "Rockford Day 815" and receive 1/2 off the regular admission price of $8 and/or 15% off your total purchase in the Discovery Center gift shop. All day on August 15.
  • Eckburg Insurance - Get a quote on your auto, home, or business insurance between August 1 and August 15 and be entered to win $815. No purchase of coverage required to win - just get the quote! If Eckburg can't offer you better coverage at a better price, they'll pay you $81.50.
  • For the Love of Chic - Lots of things featured at $8.00 and $15.00.
  • Fur Company - Select items on sale for $815
  • Independent Ear - Teamed up with Bygone Brand to provide them some killer tunes for their #RockfordDay festivities. They will also have a special download card that will be given out with every purchase!
  • Inflated Forte - Tall centerpieces for all occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, baby shower, wedding, get well, etc.) for $8.15.
  • Integrity of Personal Training - Join our fitness group classes at $8.00 a class for 15 classes. *Sign in required. (must be used within 45 days of purchase). The offer is available the week of 08/15/16 - 08/20/16.
  • Irish Rose - Handmade fresh fish street tacos for $8.15. All fresh fish menu items $3.00 off.
  • Isa's Boutique - Select items (purses, clothing, jewelry, and hats) for $8.00 and $15.00.
  • Jagged Edge Photography - Up to one hour photo shoot $81.50 (up to four individuals). $40 deposit required at the time of booking. Balance to be paid 7 days before photo shoot. Offer valid August 15-24.
  • J.R. Kortman Center for Design - Metal ornament of Rockford’s “Symbol” in gold or silver, suitable for hanging, made by Rockford Artist Ben Pettee for $8.15. (Regularly priced $10). Offer valid week of August 15 while supplies last.
  • Juicy Pin-Ups - All earrings and accessories for $8.15 for 48 hours (8/15-8/16) 
  • Junior League of Rockford - New Member sign-up for only $81.50 for the first year of membership ($33.50 savings). Registration forms with check payment made payable to the Junior League of Rockford may be dropped off on August 15 at the Junior League Headquarters, 4118 Pinecrest Road in Rockford. Credit card payments may be made by calling Janie Clark at 630-621-6292. Offer valid on August 15 from 8:15 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. only.
  • JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace - Take 8% off of one food product or 15% off one non-food item.
  • Kids Taking Action - Come experience a FREE activity booth from 5:00 - 8:15 p.m. on 8/15 at the Burpee Museum. Be a scientist and take ACTION. Learn the importance of water, and try your hand at making a water filter. Participants will take home a free and reusable water bottle. Purchase a Kids Taking Action t-shirt for $8.15 or receive an $8.15 discount on a future Kids Taking Action camp.
  • Knit One Purl Two Rockford - 20%  off on yarn at Knit One Purl Two on 8/16. (Closed Monday)
  • Kroozin Kooler Frozen Treatz - 8 treat selections priced at $1.50 at various locations around the city on August 15.
  • Lallygag Boutique - $8 lace boot cuffs and $15 lace slip top extenders - the perfect layering companions for Fall. Open 3 - 8:15pm on Rockford Day.
  • Lucette Salon & Spa - ONLINE 12 HOURS ONLY: Purchase $100 gift cards for just $81.50. Limit 2/person. 8:15am to 8:15pm.
  • Magic Waters Waterpark - $8.15 Meal Deal ($13.50 value) including 2 slices of pizza, 1 Bosco stick and a regular size beverage
  • Mary's Market - A dozen bagels or gourmet cookies for only $8.15 on August 15.
  • Meg's Daily Grind - Offering various deals all day on Monday, August 15 - 8:15am-12pm Buy a clear Meg's travel mug for $8.15 (while supplies last), 12-5p Buy 2 smoothies or blendeds for $8.15, 5-8:15pm  Buy a $10 gift card for $8.15.
  • Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center - Come in the office, 406 N. Main, on Monday, August 15 from 9am to 5pm and take advantage of Rockford Day Sale with 20% off any ticket purchase for our upcoming 2016-2017 Concert Series.
  • Midway Village Museum - Midway Village Museum will present a Facebook event day for Rockford Day, with a drawing for a Rockford-themed gift basket going to one winner of the drawing. The drawing will include the names of all individuals who share the Midway Village Museum "Facebook Rockford Day Event on August 15 (8-15)." The drawing will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. The gift basket is a $100 value and will include all Rockford-themed merchandise. (Winner will be announced on the Midway Village Museum Facebook page.)
  • N'Spired Yoga - $8.15 for any drop in yoga class at its studio or the N'Spired Yoga class at Anderson Gardens (Excludes Aerial Yoga classes). Offer valid August 15 - 21, 2016.
  • Nicholson Hardware - Serving donuts and coffee to customers starting 8:15 a.m. until gone.
  • O'Fallon's Fine Flowers - 15 stems of gladiolas for $8 and/or 15% off gifts in store for 8 hours.
  • Olympic Tavern - Burger & Bourbon: Half pound burger, french fries, and a shot of Benchmark Bourbon for $8.15; The Bartenders Dinner: 8oz Ribeye steak, french fries, a pint of Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale and a shot of Benchmark Bourbon for $18.50. 11a - 12a on August 15.
  • Petals & Pickin's - Grab and go bouquets for $8.15 from 4 - 8:15pm on Monday, August 15.
  • PORCH, Inc. - 15% discount on any regular prices purchase for 8 hours (10am - 6pm) on August 15. Offer valid only at the Rockford location.
  • Prairie Street Brewing Company - Totally Local 815 Reuben featuring locally raised, house made pork pastrami and corned beef, locally grown and house made beer sauerkraut, Prairie Pure Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, and house mustard on local baker, Crust & Crumbles, nut brown rye bread. $14 with choice of side. ALL WEEK beginning 8/15. Totally local, totally delicious!
  • RAMP, Inc. - Use code 815DAY to get 15% off a table or ticket to the RAMP luncheon (Oct. 13) starting at 8:15 a.m. for 8 hours on August 15. RAMP will also be serving coffee on their porch from 8:15 - 9:15 a.m., 202 Market Street.
  • Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - Visit the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street, anytime from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Rockford Day and purchase an exclusive Rockford t-shirt for $8.15 (valued at $12).
  • Rockford Art Deli - Special, limited edition of the 815 tee - bring in a tee, get the print for $8.15. Don't have a tee? Buy on in the shop for $18.15. Design will be released a few days before the event and will never be printed again. August 15 from 3 - 8 p.m.
  • Rockford Auto Glass - Special sale on Marvin and Gerkin windows AND a 10% discount off of the final bills all day on August 15
  • Rockford Bank & Trust - Open a Rockford Bank & Trust U Checking Account with $81.50 and we will match the $81.50*. In addition, your name will be placed in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to your favorite Rockford vendor.**
    • *To qualify for the match, the account must be opened between 8/15/16 through 8/20/2016, must have 1 direct deposit established, statements delivered electronically, conduct 15 credit based debit card transactions and utilize online banking. The match will be paid within 120 days of account opening if all qualifications are met. The matching deposit is reportable for IRS purposes.
    • **Drawing will be held on Monday, August 22nd, 2016, no account is required to enter drawing.
  • Rockford IceHogs - Opening Night, Upper End Zone Tickets for only $8.15 (normal retail value $18). Offer valid Monday August 15 from 10am-5pm at the Box office, 300 Elm Street, or by phone, (815) 968-5222, and online, oil 11:59 p.m.
  • Rockford Pro Am - Admission is half price ($5.00) and all children under 13 are free when entering with a paid admission
  • Rockford Public Schools Human Resources - There will be three raffles ($100 prize per raffle) on 8/15 at 8:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
    • 8:00 a.m. - Random drawing from pool of RPS 205 EMPLOYEES who have their employer listed as "RPS 205" on LinkedIn. (Note: Employees should ensure correct employer is listed.)
    • 1:00 p.m. - Random drawing from pool of ANYONE who "Likes" the Talent Acquisition Facebook page, RPS 205 Human Resources.
    • 5:00 p.m. - Random drawing from pool of ANYONE who tweets in answer to this trivia question to @RPS205Talent - How many students are currently enrolled at RPS 205?
  • Rockford Roasting Company - #DearRockford, What better way to celebrate 815 Day than by having Happy Hour ALL DAY LONG?! Buy one drink + get the second drink 1/2 off. You know what else? For Monday, August 15 only, you can get a $10 gift card for $8.15! Don’t forget to rep your Rockford tees! #CheersRRC
  • Rock River Times - 1/8 page full color ads (4.67"w x 2.5"h or 2.25"w x 5.21"h) for $81.50 (regular pride $120 - a 30% savings!) Business may buy up to 13 ads at the special price and all ads must be paid in full at time of purchase. ALL YEAR special.
  • Rock Valley College - RVC will be offering three shirts for $8.15 on 8/15! Available only in store, shirts will be available at the RVC Bookstore located in the Student Center on Rock Valley College’s main campus, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114. Store hours on 8/15 are 8:30am-6:00pm.
  • Rock Valley Credit Union - Mention the 815RockfordDay and open a new savings account for $8.15 (RVCU will deposit $16.85 to the opening deposit requirement), and 815 Credit Score Workshop - Learn how to obtain a credit score of 815 and how this can impact your life. Class will be held 8/15 from 6p - 7p at our Loves Park office (1201 Clifford Ave.). Duration: $81.5 Account Opening offer goes from 8/15 - 8/19. 815 Credit Score Workshop is 8/15 from 6 - 7p.
  • Sam's Ristorante & Pizzeria - $8 lasagna dinner and 15% off appetizers
  • Shear Renewal Salon - 8 favorites for 15% off (8 of the stylists favorite hair, face or body products for 15% off). Offer valid the week of August 15 (closed on Monday). 
  • Sienna's Kitchen - Offering all day special of your choice of panini (Big Luigi excluded), chips, and fountain drink for $8.15 (includes tax)
  • Sinnissippi & Ingersoll Golf Courses - $8.15 buy 1 get 1 free golf special (golf 9 holes at either course for $8.15 and bring a guest for free!)
  • Studio 316 - Deep conditioning treatment for $8.15 with every haircut booked with Cathy Mershon. Please mention special when booking. Offer runs all week beginning 8/15.
  • Taylor & Max Children's Boutique - Facebook Contest ~Enter drawing to win a $25 TAYLOR + MAX gift certificate to be redeemed at TAYLOR + MAX. To Enter the contest: Like TAYLOR + MAX official Facebook page, SHARE the Rockford 815 post on our Facebook page, and TAG up to 8 or more Facebook friends on the Rockford 815 post from our @Shoptaylormax Facebook page. At 5:15pm on August 15, we will do a random drawing. The winner will be announced at 8:15pm on Facebook. Contest runs now until 5:00 p.m. on August 15.
  • Village Green Home and Garden - Buy 1, get 1 FREE on all plant material at both locations (6101 E. Riverside and 2640 N. Main) from 8am - 6pm on Monday, August 15.
  • Winnebago County CASA - Offering an 8.1% discount on the upcoming Run the Runway event. Participants may use code RTR815 to get the deal for the day. Discount will run 8:15am-8:15pm.
  • Wired Cafe - Live music from 7:45 - 8:30am by Mossy Vaughn and Derek Luttrell from "Name the Moon" and Gavin Epperson from "Taboo Blah Blah." 15% off all coffee drinks from 8 - 9am.
  • Yolo's Sweets - 5 Sock Monkey cake pops for $8.15 or 6" Sock Monkey Cake for $18.15, Vanilla or Chocolate, Pre-order recommended. Offer good on Monday, August 15 from 8:15am-4pm
  • ZaZu Gift Company - 15% off of your entire purchase of regular priced items at both locations, 11013 Main Street in Roscoe and 6551 E. Riverside Blvd. (next to Lonnie’s CarpetMax) in Rockford. All day on 8/15.

About Rockford Community Partners

The Rockford Community Partners network, formerly known as the City of Rockford's Economic Development, Education & Entrepreneurship Network (EDEEN), was launched in December 2011. The work of Rockford Community Partners is focused in 5 areas: New Narratives, 21st Century Talent, Beautification, Public Art and Storefront, Business District Association & Neighborhood Development. The diverse group of partners work together to determine how to best support each other's efforts and the needs of the community.


For more information about Rockford Day and to submit a deal, visit RockfordDay on Facebook and Twitter, or email RockfordDay815@gmail.com