Stroll on State
Presented by Illinois Bank & Trust

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Saturday, November 24, 2018


2018 City Christmas Tree

We are on the hunt for the 2018 City Christmas Tree! If you have a tree that would be perfect to be on display during Stroll on State 2018 and the holiday season, please submit your request to You must include your name, phone number, address, email, approx. height of tree, location and photo. We are looking for a Blue Spruce, 50ft or taller, and one that is easily accessible (for cutting down and transporting). Providing the tree is a donation (cost to remove the tree is covered).

Several considerations need to be made when selecting:
1.) Width of tree - width impacts safety with transport regarding the number of lanes needed for transport
2.) Height of power lines along route
3.) Location of tree in yard (tree needs to be easily accessible)
4.) Fullness of tree

All submissions will be reviewed by the Stroll on State team. Those meeting specific criteria will be forwarded to a tree company who will make the final determination re: tree selection.

Volunteer at Stroll on State

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer at Stroll on State! For more information about volunteering, visit our Stroll on State Volunteering page.

Vendor Application

If you would like to be a vendor at Stroll on State, please fill out the vendor application and return it by mail or in person to the RACVB office. Vendor applications are due on Friday, October 20, 2018.

Stroll on State 2017

A record number of local residents and visitors gathered in downtown Rockford to celebrate Stroll on State, presented by Illinois Bank & Trust, on November 25. The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau produces the annual even with the support, services and donations of many community partners, volunteers and sponsors. 

Event organizers are pleased to announce that the merry and bright activities Stroll on State is known for, together with several new enhancements attracted an estimated 82,500 visitors to downtown Rockford for the one-day event, a 10 percent increase over 2016. 

Download the full By the Numbers document here!