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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. Art Showing
    10:00AM - 4:30PM @ JustGoods Fair Trade Store
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    This month’s art show is put on by a group of artists who are women who gather at the Art Museum once a week to enjoy the painting experience together.  Their leader is Jasmina Jovanovic. The art gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10:00-4:30.  There will be a special art opening with the artists on…

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  2. Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit
    9:00AM - 5:00PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District
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    Experience the magical world of butterflies by visiting a special butterfly house where you will be surrounded by live butterflies exploring a tropical environment. Guests can experience what it’s like to be among hundreds of native butterflies, including Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and returning this year, exotic tropical butterflies! See the whole butterfly lifecycle in action…

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  3. One Million Cups!
    9:00AM - 10:00AM @ Nordlof Center
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    1 MILLION CUPS is a free, nationwide program designed to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. We believe in the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Drop in on our community of innovators and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to connect and support our local startups. Every…

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  4. 75th Anniversary Exhibit – “Rediscover Burpee”
    10:00AM - 5:00PM @ Burpee Museum of Natural History
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    Burpee Museum of Natural History will host the grand opening of the Rediscover Burpee exhibit on Friday, November 11, 2016. The exhibit will run through mid-April 2017. Rediscover Burpee, a new exhibit celebrating the 75 year history of Burpee Museum, is an opportunity for the community to rediscover the treasure trove of artifacts, specimens, and memorabilia…

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  5. Pokemon Guardian’s Rising Prerelease
    4:00PM - 7:30PM @ Top Cut Comics (Loves Park)
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    These entry level events are open to all players. We are using the Swiss pairing format, so you can play through each round and not be eliminated, until the Swiss rounds are over. Prerelease Events are a great place to get your hands on the most recent cards, weeks before their official release, and bring…

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  6. Mom & Me Yoga with Christine: all ages
    4:00PM - 4:45PM @ Luna Studio
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    ***Requires pre-registration by 9am Wednesday*** Christine will lead you through yoga while making it fun for the little ones, too! Open to all ages! No experience necessary. MUST pre-register by 9am Wednesday: http://bit.ly/MomMeChristine (or email us lunastudiorockford@gmail.com) $10/adult (children are free) or 5 for $45 / 10 for $85 Introducing your children to yoga at…

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  7. WINESDAY at K. PAIGE!
    5:00PM - 6:30PM @ K. Paige
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    Every Wednesday is WINESDAY at K. PAIGE!  Sip and Shop from 5-6:30 EVERY Wednesday and receive 10% off your entire purchase! 

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  8. “The Space Between” an exhibition of new works by Carmen Turner
    5:00PM - 10:00PM @ Kortman Gallery
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    Her subject matter is speleothems, which most people know as stalactites and stalagmites. They are sculptures of nature and they have inspired the latest works by Rockford artist Carmen Turner who will exhibit her series of abstract art for ArtScene weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd in the Kortman Gallery. Turner, who creates…

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  9. Steel Shooting Match
    6:00PM @ Kap Guns
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    Shooting steel is a fun way to hone your shooting skills. It is also a bit competitive since it is a timed event. Steel has a distinct ring when you hit it with a bullet therefore it is instant feedback that you have hit your target. We have 3 different sizes of steel targets to…

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  10. Lagunitas Brewing Bash
    6:00PM - 8:00PM @ Rural On Tap
  11. Health and Wellness Meeting!
    6:30PM - 9:00PM @ Beautiful Ambitions Salon & Spa
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    This event will be a new weekly meeting focused on learing healthy habits that really work. Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Adam Lane, owner of Oak Strength. This meeting not geared towards weightloss, but can be used that way. Each week there will be a guest speaker in the health and wellness…

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  12. Elevate Beer Pairing Dinner – “Japan: The Rising Sun”
    7:00PM - 9:00PM @ Prairie Street Brewing Company
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    A FINE FOOD + CRAFT BEER EXPERIENCE Join Chef JB Griffin and Brewer Steve Lenox as your guides through this delightfully entertaining, five-course beer pairing dinner at Prairie Street Brewing Co. As part of the Elevate 2017 Palate Trip Series, this dinner will feature Japan and pull from its unique culinary and craft beer specialties….

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  13. Rural On Tap Bar Bingo
    8:00PM - 10:00PM @ Rural On Tap
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    Come on in to Rural On Tap EVERY Wednesday for some Bar Bingo fun! We have weekly prizes and other fun games between rounds. So bring your friends and have a great time!

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