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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.
Spectacular Saturday – Portugal
10:30AM - 12:00PM @ Midway Village Museum
Join us in our newest exhibit, Many Faces, One Community, as we head to wonderful Portugal. We will investigate their culture, art, language, dance, and more. Our take home project will be making Azulejos-blue geometric designed tiles-common in Portugal. All activities are included in the admission price of $7 for adults, $5 for children (3-17…Read More...
Pilates – Beginner Series
5:15PM - 6:15PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
The perfect class for those wanting to move at their own pace. A great way to get back to basics, back to our bodies and fine tune our movement mechanics. Open to those who are looking for a gentle approach to Pilates basics. In addition, the instructor provides class participants with movement options and modifications…Read More...
Rock River Anything Floats Race-ROCKFORD
9:00AM - 12:00PM @ Rocktown Adventures
More details for one of Rockford’s great traditions, the Rock River Anything Floats Race, coming soon. Heats will begin around 9, with the last floats making their way to the Prairie Street Brewhouse around 2:00 – 2:30. Last year 39 entries made their way down the river! Goal for this year is 100!Read More...
Ribbon Cutting for Neighbors of Ledges- Best Version Media
12:00PM - 1:00PM @ Stateline Chamber of Commerce
Come out and welcome Neighbors of Ledges – Best Version Media to the Stateline Chamber of Commerce. Ribbon Cutting will be at the chamber office. See you there.Read More...
Wiggles and Giggles
12:15PM - 1:00PM @ Rockford Public Library
This storytime will have you leaping and laughing as we share stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for pre-school aged children.Read More...
Senior Follies 2017 August 22nd, 23rd, & 24th
2:00PM - 6:00PM @ Nordlof Center
Tickets only $10 (open seating) All proceeds benefit VetsRoll to thank and honor America’s aging veteran heroes. Visit http://www.VetsRoll.org to make a donation. Information and group seating, call Angie Fellows, Director at (815) 389-2214. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: RVC Center for Learning in Retirement (3350 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford) SwedishAmerican Volunteer Office (1401 East State…Read More...
4:45PM - 5:45PM @ Namaste Studios
Acu TUNEUP is a new class at Namaste Studios. For an hour you will be led in intrafascial therapyball techniques to open up tight spaces, address old injuries and scar tissue, and generally wake up your body! Class fee is $12 for a drop in, you may purchase a Acu TUNEUP 5 or 10 Pack for $50…Read More...
Tuesday Evening in the Gardens
5:45PM - 8:30PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens
Tuesday Evening in the Gardens features local, regional and nationally touring musicians. August 22 Performances Cody Canada & The Departed (New Braunfels, TX) Opening: The Harmaleighs (Nashville, TN) FREE for Garden Members, Cost of Regular Garden Admission for Non-Members Guests allowed to set-up picnic areas starting at 5:00 PM. Performances start at 5:45 PM. More…Read More...
Jazz at Lino’s
6:00PM - 9:00PM @ Lino’s Restaurant
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!Read More...
Songwriter Round with Vic Ruggiero + Friends
6:00PM - 9:00PM @ Rockford Art Museum
BITTERSWEET OBSERVATIONS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING SONGWRITER ROUND WITH VIC RUGGIERO + FRIENDS LIVE AT ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM TUE, AUG 22, 6–9 PM, $5 AT DOOR 711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD Singer/songwriter Vic Ruggiero headlines a showcase of local songwriters—featuring Lincoln Flowers, Derek Luttrell, Kyle Theiss, Jesus Correa VII, Gavin Epperson, and Elizabeth Kris Theiss—during BITTERSWEET OBSERVATIONS…Read More...
Game of Thrones Trivia
7:00PM - 9:00PM @ The Olympic Tavern
Attention pub triva geeks — Bell’s Brewery is helping us host another round of Pub Trivia! Registration starts at 7pm, Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Bring up to 4 friends (max group size = 5 people) or meet some new ones at the bar! Win prizes including $70 worth of Olympic Gift cards, brewery swag and…Read More...
Rural On Tap Trivia Night
7:30PM - 9:30PM @ Rural On Tap
Join us EVERY Tuesday night for some awesome pub trivia and great times! Teams of 5Read More...
No Bollocks Pub Trivia
8:00PM @ The Hope & Anchor
Join us at The Hope & Anchor every Tuesday night for some awesome pub trivia. We have laughs, prizes, and of course, a great time! Free to play!Read More...
Tuesday Trivia at Owly Oop
8:00PM - 10:00PM @ Owly Oop
SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO BE A KNOW-IT-ALL Bring your best team to Owly Oop Sports Pub for Tuesday Trivia by Chicagoland Trivia. Enjoy great food and craft beer from Prairie Street Brewing Co. while you play at Rockford’s newest, coolest sports pub inside Rockford’s newest, coolest sports facility, UW Health Sports Factory. Game on!Read More...
Open Stage @ Mary’s Place
9:30PM @ Mary’s Place
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.Read More...