Stroll on State
Presented by Illinois Bank & Trust

Stroll on State

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

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2018 Stroll on State

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that the sixth annual Stroll on State, presented by Illinois Bank & Trust, is set to return on Saturday, November 24 in downtown Rockford with new announcements, event enhancements and continued partnerships.

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 much more! The event is about experiencing the awe and wonder of what a community can do together.


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.


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!