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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

Summer Sports

Ski Broncs Water Ski Show Team

Cheer on our Rockford hometown teams this summer!

Rockford Rivets
The Rockford Rivets collegiate summer baseball team is part of the Northwoods League, comprised of the top college players from North America and beyond.

Rockford Starfires
The Rockford Starfires are Rockford's women's baseball team with home games played at Beyer Stadium, former home of the famous Rockford Peaches!

Ski Broncs Water Ski Show Team
This world-class water ski show team performs free shows to the public every Wednesday and Friday evening in the summer at Shorewood Park.


Weekly Music

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens

Enjoy live music outside every week in the summer in Rockford!

Dinner on the Dock
Enjoy live music on the docks of Prairie Street Brewhouse every Thursday evening through August.

Music in the Park
Free outdoor concerts are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Sinnissippi Music Shell.

Tuesday Evening in the Gardens
Held in the serene Anderson Japanese Gardens, this weekly music series held every Tuesday features local and regional acts.


Summer Happenings in Rockford

People river-rafting 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!
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