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We believe that Rockford is an amazing community. With all of the cool businesses, rich history, and amazing events, there’s a lot to love!

That’s why we put together this site. A one stop shop to find out about cool events in the Rockford IL area, great deals & specials from local businesses, videos and articles showcasing the positive in our community, and a business index to make finding a local alternative easier.

So whether you’re looking for things to do in Rockford, wanna find a new place to grab a bite or a drink, or even to just discover our amazing region, you’re sure to find it on Rockford Buzz.

Todays Events

  1. Prescription for Art Lovers
    3:00PM - 4:30PM @ JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace

    John Naretta’s style is described as a mixture of Fauvism and Cubism styles. Carol Guttu describes her motivation to create art as “giving the viewer a little look into this beautiful world we live in”. Both installations are on display until July 31st.

  2. Be Present Meditation
    3:30PM - 4:00PM @ Namaste Studios

    Join us for a 30 minute, guided meditation. Based in stilless, you will be given basic, technique instruction to help you clear your mind and relax your body. This session is led by Tami Bogard, a meditator with 27 years experience. Meditation is a skill that is developed over time, a process that allows you…

  3. Sound Immersion w Tibetan Singing Bowls
    4:15PM - 5:15PM @ Namaste Studios

    Come to the studio and bathe yourself in the soothing vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Singing bowls are used to create a soothing atmosphere where meditation becomes effortless. “If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not…

  4. Sound Immersion w Tibetan Singing Bowls
    7:30PM - 8:30PM @ Namaste Studios

    Whenever we have a Sound Immersion on Sunday, we do it again on Monday! Come to the studio and bathe yourself in the soothing vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Singing bowls are used to create a soothing atmosphere where meditation becomes effortless.

  5. Camp Kids Spot Week 8-Disco Dayz
    7:30AM - 5:30PM @ Roscoe, IL

    Camp Kids SPOT is available Monday through Friday for ages 4 to 14 years old. Our camps have a different exciting theme each week with a new adventure every week! Weekly activities include field trips, swimming, games, crafts, and supervised time in the gym. The caring Kids SPOT staff will provide excellent care that will…

  6. Summer Music Day Camp – Week 10
    8:00AM - 5:00PM @ Piano Tunes Academy

    Music Day Camp 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. After Care and Daily Rates Available. Children ages 4 years (must be potty-trained) and up. These camps are designed to stimulate and nurture the creative individual and feed the intellect, helping to make happy, brilliant minds in a fun musical world! This is not a daycare….

  7. History Mysteries Weird Science
    8:00AM - 5:30PM @ 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2613, United States

    The weirdness never ends with this summer’s week full of secret societieis, crazy prophecies, and bizarre inventions in history. Registration is available online at http://www.midwayvillage.com. Cost for Full Week Camp Monday thru Friday Short Day – 9 am – 2:30 pm Full Day – 8 am – 5 pm Members $90 (Short) and $100 (Full)…

  8. WONDERful Wednesday: Super Plants!
    10:00AM - 1:00PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District

    Come explore and discover the amazing super powers of plants! Then, we’ll imagine and create our own unique super plants! This is a drop-in program that will start on the hour (10am, 11am, 12pm) Fun for the whole family! Included with NCG admission! (https://www.nicholasconservatory.com/rates)

  9. Godspell
    8:00PM - 10:00PM @ RVC Starlight Theatre

    Call 815-921-2160 for tickets or visit rvcstarlight.com

  10. SCORE Recruitment Breakfast | Consider Giving Back
    8:00AM - 8:00PM @ EIGERlab

    • 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Breakfast – Socializing • 8:30 to 8:45 AM – Opening Remarks – Dave Maaske & Ed Lichtenstein of SCORE • 8:45 to 9:00 AM – Short Q & A • 9:00 to 10:00 AM – Break into small groups to talk with attendees NIU EIGERlab and the Small…

  11. Garden Explorers
    9:00AM - 10:00AM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

    Garden Explorers- Where Kids Discover the World FREE for Garden Members & Children 18 years of age and younger $5 for Non-Members July 27- Take Me Out to the Ballgame Reader: Rockford Rivets Baseball Players Program: Duke Otherwise Duke returns to perform his hilarious, charming and interactive musical program for all ages. With his guitar,…

  12. Riverfront Sculpture Walk
    11:00AM - 12:30PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District

    Enjoy viewing an eclectic, unique collection of public art while getting the benefits of refreshing outdoor exercise by taking a free outdoor public art walking tour. The Rockford Park District’s award-winning two-mile scenic walk and organized 1½-hour (approximately) tour along the Rock River Recreation Path departs every Thursday through September 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m….

  13. Secret Garden Story Time feat. Polynesian Princess
    11:30AM - 12:00PM @ Discovery Center Museum

    Join us on Thursday, July 27, at 11:30 am, for a special edition of Secret Garden Story Time! A Polynesian Princess will be here helping us with this week’s theme, Under the Sea. Meet us in the Secret Garden for a morning of stories, songs and activities. Take home a special craft based on this…

  14. Qigong-Thursday
    12:00PM - 1:00PM @ Namaste Studios

    Qigong is breathing and energy strengthening exercise. The Pal Dan Gum “The Eight Silken Movements” have been used for thousands of years in China and Korea, to improve the posture and general health and to increase bodymind awareness. They stretch and help to move the Qi along all energy channels of the body. Pre-registration is…

  15. Specialized Test The Best Event
    4:00PM - 7:30PM @ Rockford, IL

    Use south entrance – 7074 Rydberg Rd, Rockford, Il 61109

  16. Dinner on the Dock: Kelly Steward & The Restless Kind
    5:00PM - 10:00PM @ Rockford Brewing Company

    FREE | All Ages Event: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Music: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Food tent closes at 9:00 p.m. The 2017 Dinner on the Dock music series is presented by Prairie Street Brewing Co. and offers guests great food, craft beer, and some of the best musical acts from Rockford and the surrounding areas…

  17. Jazz at Lino’s
    6:00PM - 9:00PM @ Lino’s Restaurant
    Linos Jazz

    Come down to Lino’s and enjoy some great food and smooth Jazz. Every Tuesday and Thursday features Jazz music in our new dining room. Hope to see you there!

  18. NWVU Rockford SheVets Chapter Meeting
    6:00PM - 8:00PM @ Ross Pearson VFW Post 5149

    If you’re a woman veteran, join us at our monthly chapter meeting to meet other women veterans, network, and share. The mission of the NWVU Rockford SheVet Chapter is to ensure that women veterans are made aware and have access to their VA benefits and entitlements including current or pending legislation that impacts VA benefits….

  19. Blooze Brothers!
    7:00PM - 8:30PM @ Sinnissippi Music Shell – Rockford Park District

    Presented by MembersAlliance Credit Union Co-Sponsored by Burr Pest Control Special Appearance by the Blooze Mobile Officially Endorsed by Dan Aykroyd and The Belushi Estate, this high-powered, choreographed 11-piece show band covers music from the ‘40s to today: Motown, soul, R&B, classic rock, swing, and of course, the music and crazy antics of the famous…

  20. Paint Safari Sunset
    7:00PM - 10:00PM @ Mardi Gras Lanes

    Try a different kind of night out! Rockford Paint Parties and Mardi Gras Lanes invite you to make art over drinks guided by a professional artist. Rockford Paint Parties also has a photographer to help capture inspiring memories. No experience necessary, and we provide all the supplies so you don’t have to bring anything (except…

  21. Derek Luttrell
    8:00PM - 2:00AM @ Rural On Tap
  22. July Swing Dance at FCS!
    8:00PM - 10:30PM @ Forest City Swing

    July 27th is our next monthly dance at FCS! For those of you who noticed, this is NOT going to be on the 3rd Thursday of the month this time! Like always, we will have a beginner 6-count swing lesson followed by 2 hours of social dancing. Admission is only $3 for the whole night….

  23. Open Stage @ Mary’s Place
    9:30PM @ Mary’s Place
    Open Stage

    Some of the hottest cats on the scene frequent the open stage. Come solo, as a group, or even create a group from the patrons. All styles are welcome.