Stroll on State
Presented by Illinois Bank & Trust

Stroll on State

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Saturday, November 30, 2019


About Stroll on State

Stroll on State is always held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is Rockford, Illinois' kick-off to the holiday season. The free community event in downtown Rockford features a tree lighting, parade, fireworks, horse & wagon rides, visits with Santa and  so many more events and attractions! The event is about experiencing the awe and wonder of what a community can do together. Stroll on State occurs from 2 - 9 p.m.

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Perform at Stroll on State

If you are someone who loves music and enjoys performing live on stage then we encourage you to fill out our online application to be considered for Stroll on State this year. We have a total of 3 stages, each of which feature a variety of live performances throughout the event! Please visit our Performance page for more information.

Participate in Stroll on State

Are you a vendor looking to set up shop at Stroll on State, or a group that would like to be involved in the Stroll on State parade? We are now accepting applications for both! Please visit our Vendor page and Parade page for more information.

Volunteer at Stroll on State

We are looking for people to help decorate for Stroll on State, volunteer during the event, and help putting Stroll on State "back in the box" after the event! If you are interested in volunteering, click here to sign up! If you want to volunteer as a group (family, friends, business, etc.), sign up as a group! Click here to learn more about group volunteering.

Stroll on State Tree

Do you have a tree that could be the 2019 Stroll on State Christmas Tree? We are taking submissions now! Please visit our Stroll on State Tree page for more information.

2018 Stroll on State

THANK YOU to everyone who came to Stroll on State, presented by Illinois Bank & Trust, this year! Stroll on State returned for a 6th year on Saturday, November 24 in downtown Rockford. The merry and bright activities Stroll on State is known for, together with several new enhancements, attracted an estimated 87,500 visitors to downtown Rockford!

CLICK HERE to see the 2018 Stroll on State by the Numbers document