The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help the community interact virtually. Here are some RACVB-curated programs, as well as some highlighted partner productions to help us all stay connected, engaged and mentally and physically fit. Please join us!
To-Go Tuesdays Runs Weekly from Oct. 6-Dec. 15!
To-Go Tuesdays is part of an 11-week, region-wide awareness campaign to support our local food and beverage industry as it prepares for cooler weather and pandemic-related restrictions. To-Go Tuesday begins, Tuesday, October 6, as a virtual gathering place and weekly Facebook event supporting local restaurants with marketing efforts, and will run through Tuesday, December 15.
As part of the campaign, RACVB will award a $25 gift card to one lucky winner per week from a local restaurant located within the 11 municipalities of Winnebago County. To be eligible to win a $25 gift card, participants must share a photo of their recent to-go order from any local restaurant on social including the hashtags #ToGoRockford and #GoRockford. RACVB will announce the winner on all social media channels every Friday for the next 11 weeks. Municipalities featured in the weekly gift card giveaway include:
- Week of Oct. 5-9 - Cherry Valley
- Week of Oct. 12-16 - Durand
- Week of Oct. 19-23 - Loves Park
- Week of Oct. 26-30 - Machesney Park
- Week of Nov. 2-6 - New Milford
- Week of Nov. 9-13 - Pecatonica
- Week of Nov. 16-20 - Rockford
- Week of Nov. 23-27 - Rockton
- Week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4 - Roscoe
- Week of Dec. 7-11 - South Beloit
- Week of Dec. 14-18 - Winnebago
Demos & Recipes from Our Local Chefs
Check out great home-cooking tips from regional chefs and restaurants. Please contact us at Social@GoRockford.com if you're a local restaurant and would like to share an at-home recipe or go live with a virtual cooking class!
What's Cooking at Home?, Episode 1: Chef Patrick Alberto from Octane in downtown Rockford dishes up a favorite recipe of Cumin Pork Noodles. Watch the inaugural episode below!
What's Cooking at Home?, Episode 3: The Beefaroo team services the Rockford region with seven different locations. Thanks to their team for creating one of their staple items - a healthy, kid-friendly turkey wrap. Watch the episode HERE!
What's Cooking at Home?, Episode 4: Ronit Golan, owner of Ronit's Kitchen, explains how to make a traditional Israeli pancake dish called Malawach in our latest edition. The dish is versatile and can be made either sweet or savory. Watch the episode HERE!
"Up, Up, Up" is Stay Home Songs Winner!
Up. That is the direction of our community, and, as such, RACVB is thrilled to continue celebrating our upward journey together by announcing “Up, Up, Up” by Rockford native Clark Kelly as the winner of Stay Home Songs, RACVB’s community songwriting contest. One of 25 entrants, “Up, Up, Up” stood out to our five expert judges and was selected as the song that best embodies the resiliency of our community. To listen to the winning song, click HERE! For a contest recap, visit GoRockford.com/Songs.
Rockford Coloring Book
Take out those crayons or colored pencils and color some of these downloadable pages from our Rockford Coloring Book!
In search of a virtual community with physical fitness in mind? Check out some of these area businesses offering live and recorded online workouts you can do from home!
While attractions are closed to the public, you can catch a glimpse of some of our region’s most beautiful activities and events spaces by taking a virtual tour today. If you represent a site or attraction and would like to be included on our virtual tours list, please send an email to email@example.com and we’ll add you to this page!