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Rockford Summer Events

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Summer is a perfect time to adventure outdoors, find places to chill and ways to bask under the sunshine in the Rockford region. There is always something fun to do from fairs, festivals and markets to celebrations that bring the community together. The numerous family-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind experiences at our sites, attractions, eateries and in our downtown provide a great list of reasons to love the region all season long.

Check out our Summer Love flyer with a complete list of the recommended Summer Love events here

Chill Out

Waterskiing at West Rock Wake Park

Don't let the summer heat stop you from exploring the Rockford region! Cool down with some of these local favorite spots!

Magic Waters Waterpark
Splash around at this family-friendly waterpark, and be sure to check out the brand new Screaming Lizard waterslide!

Pearl Lake
Go for a swim in this clear, man-made lake or simply relax and soak up some rays on the spacious beach.

West Rock Wake Park
Zoom across Levings Lake on a wakeboard utilizing the revolutionary, straight line cable system. No boat necessary!


Fun in the Sun

Zip Rockford Rope Bridge

Spend some time outside enjoying some of these fun, outdoor locations!

Forest City Queen Riverboat
Enjoy the beauty of the Rock River in style on a relaxing boat ride as you take in the sights of Rockford's homes, businesses and parks on the river.

Volcano Falls Adventure Park
Challenge yourself to two 18-hole miniature golf courses, take a spin on three different Go-Cart tracks, or stay cool in the indoor arcade!

Zip Rockford at Alpine Hills
Zip from tower to tower, traverse over rope bridges, and reach speeds of up to 40 mph on this fun, local zip line and ropes course!


Summer Happenings in Rockford

People river-rafting at at the Rock River Anything that Floats Race

Your summer is packed with exciting festivals, cultural events and annual celebrations!

Check out all of the fun summer events below!
(May 19 - August 31)