Rockford Day Events

Rockford Day Events

Take a look at the Google Map of all of the specials and events here!

2022 Rockford Day Events

Rockford Day Blood Drive
Friday, August 12; Saturday August 13; Sunday August 15
RRVBC Downtown & Perryville Donor Centers

Celebrate our community by giving blood and you'll be entered to win one of FIVE dinner-for-two vouchers valued at $50 from Baker Street Burgers or Salamone's North! Three RRVBC gift baskets will be given away as well! Join us on Friday to kick off our blood drive with WZOK! 

Free Tours at Veterans Memorial Circle
Saturday, August 13, 2022 (8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Main and Auburn Street Roundabout

Take a free tour of the nearly 14,000 flowers paid for, planted, and maintained by people in the community. Meet Friends of Veterans Memorial Circle service vehicles Rosie and Audie, and hear how they got their names and what they do. For an $8.15 donation, take selfies with a WE LOVE OUR VETERANS frame.   

Movies on the Mile
Saturday, August 13, (Gates open 6 p.m. | Activities start at 7 p.m. | Movie begins at dusk)
Old Magna Parking Lot
Miracle Mile is hosting an outdoor movie night for Rockford Day Weekend. To celebrate Rockford manufacturing's rich history in space travel, we are showing FIRST MAN, an action packed adventure about the Apollo 11 moon landing. Freewill offering at the gate; food and beverages available to purchase.

50th Anniversary Modeling Show & Sale
Saturday, August 13, 2022 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Royal Hobby Shop

Royal Hobby Shop is celebrating 50 years of serving the community's hobby needs with a Modeling Show and Sale! Come in and show off your modeling skills, or chat with other moderers in the community. There is no cost to participate and all skill levels are welcome.

Life Decisions - 815 Fun Fair
Saturday, August 13, 2022 (1-6 p.m)

Free-to-the-community event with foam pit, free food, carnival games, prizes, princesses & superheroes, Caricature by Raheem, resource vendors and more.

Hidden Treasures
Saturday, August 13, 2022 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Stop in for a fantastic display of vintage items made in Rockford, along with many Rockford Made items for sale. Gary Payton from the Facebook page Rockford Made It will be there from 2-3 p.m. to chat about all things Rockford.

815 Celebration at RACVB
Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Monday, August 15, 2022 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

We will be hosting a build-your-own sundae bar as well as a plant-your-own pot station! The ice cream will be from Dairyhäus of course - the flavors are chocolate and homemade PEACH 🍑 with all kinds of toppings for each bowl of ice cream. The flowers will be from Village Green, and we will provide the plastic mini pots and soil.  

Veterans Day at Independence Village
Monday, August 15 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Independence Village of Rockford

This event is for veterans in the area and features Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Matthew Taylor and a display from Veterans Memorial Hall. We will also honor our veterans inside and outside the building providing light treats and a panel discussion from prominent veterans in the area.

Relief Mental Health Open House
Monday, August 15 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Relief Mental Health Treatment Center

Please join us August 15th in celebration of Rockford Days! We will be offering mental health screenings, tours of our facility, and snacks.

Rockford Recycles 815
Monday, August 15 (12-3 p.m.)

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, Hydraulic Rd.
Bring your kids to see how Rockford Recycles. Take a tour of the warehouse, find out what happens to old TVs, and create a work of art or design a bird feeder using recycled materials. Activity time 12-3 p.m.; Tours begin at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15.

(See more events on Rockford Day weekend below!)