Rockford Day Events
In addition to the many specials throughout the Rockford region, there will be several events happening on Rockford Day throughout the community!
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Rockford Day Events
Rockford Day Kickoff Parking Lot Party with live music, complimentary breakfast treats from Banana Cherry Bakery, and a press conference with mayor McNamara!
August 15, 8:15 a.m.
Free 45 min workout
August 15, 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Performances by Los Arenales and DJ Cachorro
August 15, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Decorate your own 815 tote to first 25 people, Miracle Mile selfie tour stop with prizes
August 15, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fancy Frank's Gourmet Hot Dawgs on site
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Nothing bundt cakes will host a Rockford Police Department K-9 Unit demonstration, and a portion of their proceeds from Rockford Day will be donated to the K-9 Unit.
August 15, 2:00 p.m.
Rockford Day Walking Tour: starting at The Blue Line, the Walking Tour will include many historic sites and the many uses they have sustained over the past 150 years.
August 15, 6:00 p.m.
Snoop Dogg (and special guests) performance!
August 15, 7:00 p.m.
Full moon hike.
August 15, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Get engaged, love your city and attend Transform Rockford's Rockford Day Pop-Up on August 15. Join us downtown Rockford in the alley next to Wired Cafe (414 E. State Street) from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for networking, giveaways + fun! Transform Rockford volunteers will be on-site asking residents "why they love Rockford" and one lucky person will win $100 to spend anywhere in the "815," thanks to Midland States Bank. Plus, we will have other fun goodies and giveaways. This unique and fun Pop-Up provides a way for residents to get engaged in Transform Rockford, a movement designed to rally and guide all of us living in the Rockford region to see Rockford in a new light - one of opportunity, innovation and desirability.
August 15, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Urinetown the Musical Preview Night
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Free tours of the building
August 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
They will kick it off with an open house, and then later in the day, Mayor McNamara will make an appearance with Hammy the Hog for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m.
Win prizes for your selfies at shops along the Miracle Mile
August 15, 8:15 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.