Rockford Day
August 15

Additional Ways to Participate

Click HERE to view the 2019 Rockford Day participation guide

Photo Contest

How do you demonstrate pride in our City?  We challenge you to find a creative way to show us your Rockford pride! Take a photo demonstrating pride in our City in the most creative way possible. Submit your photo to https://www.cognitoforms.com/RockfordAreaArtsCouncil/RockfordDayCreativePhotoContest by Friday, August 9th.  A panel of judges selected by the Rockford Area Arts Council will decide the most creative photos in both adult and youth categories, and winners will be announced at the #RockfordDay kickoff event at Culture Shock at 8:15am on 8/15.  Prizes will include baskets filled with Rockford goodies.

Rockford Favorites Social Media Challenge

What’s your favorite place to hang out in Rockford?  Who’s your favorite community leader? How about your favorite street to walk down?  Your favorite teacher? Your favorite place to eat?  We challenge you to take selfies in your favorite locations throughout the City or with your favorite Rockford people and post them to social media using #RockfordDay and #815Favorite_________. 

Throughout the weeks leading up to #RockfordDay, random posts will be chosen for prizes!  Watch our Facebook page and Twitter feed for winners.

Here are some additional ideas:

#815FavoriteSchool

#815FavoritePark

#815FavoriteShop

#815FavoriteMural

#815FavoriteGarden

#815FavoritePastor

#815FavoriteAlderman

#815FavoriteChef

#815FavoriteArtist

#815FavoritePoliceOfficer

What other favorites can you think of?

Share Your Story

In October of last year, the Chicago Tribune declared that “Rockford is making a comeback — and so is the city's pride.”  The article featured multiple Rockford landmarks, from restaurants to cultural centers to sports venues, and celebrated the downtown development that has made our city a destination once again.  But there is so much more to Rockford that makes us proud and privileged to live here, and Rockford Day wants to celebrate every triumph.  That is why we want you to join us in celebrating Rockford’s rich history and stories of success!  Whether you are involved with Rockford sports or our cultural scene, whether you relish time in the outdoors or at local attractions, we want to hear your story!  From manufacturing and aerospace to health and wellness, tell us what makes your business or experience special.  Share what you value about the food and restaurants in our city or highlight the best features of your neighborhood.  Describe your educational success!  Whatever it is you’re involved with that makes you proud, Rockford Day invites you to share your story on social media with the hashtag #RockfordDay or post it directly to the Rockford Day Facebook page.  Stories posted by August 1st will be featured on our Facebook page. Here is a guide to help you get started with your story: Story-telling guide  .