Rockford Meetings & Conventions
60 minutes West of O'Hare and A World Away From Gridlock
From cozy family gatherings to multi-venue corporate events, the Rockford Region is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or sporting event. You'll avoid high hotel costs, dense traffic, cranky facility staffers and expensive, inconvenient parking.
Meetings, Conventions, Group & Motorcoach
The Rockford Region has all the amenities of a big city, at prices that won’t blow you away! You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you schedule a site visit and tour our hotels, function space and unique off-site venues.
The all new, 160-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront and Rockford Conference Center opened in summer 2020 as part of the region's central downtown destination. Located across the Rock River from the UW Health Sports Factory and one block south of the BMO Harris Bank Center, the full-service property features more than 22,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants, rooftop views and event spaces, a fitness center and spa, a game room, a pool and the immediacy of Rockford's iconic Davis Park, local restaurants and shops and attractions.
Sporting Events & Tournaments
With world-class sports facilities -- and a solid record for hosting national, international and regional tournaments -- the Rockford Region is second to none in the Midwest, especially when it comes to Rockford soccer, softball, BMX, wrestling, tennis, bowling and hockey. Since 2016, RACVB has won five national sports tourism awards, including twice (2016, 2018) being named the Sports Events & Tourism Association (SportsETA) National Sports Tourism Organization of the Year.
It’s never too early to start planning a reunion, whether it’s for your family, military unit, class or club. You’ll smile when you hear about all the things we can do to make it easy for you…from special reunion hotel packages, to assistance in finding venues (banquet halls and picnic pavilions) and vendors (DJs and color guards). We’re here to help--click HERE to find out more!
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Event Grant Application
The RACVB Grant Program is designed to assist host organizations in attracting events or group sports events which will generate significant out-of-area economic impact for the Rockford region.
Click here to download the application.