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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. Vintage Art Showing and Sale
    ALL DAY @ JustGoods Fair Trade Store

    Rockford Urban Ministries is hosting a vintage art showing and sale during the month of May in the Listening Room at JustGoods on 7th Street.

  2. 5th Annual Community Baby Shower for Crusader Community Health
    8:00AM - 5:00PM @ Rock Valley Credit Union

    Beginning May 22, we’re asking residents to donate new or gently used baby items (excluding furniture and car seats) to help the community’s littlest members. Donations can be dropped off at any Winnebago County Rock Valley Credit Union location – 1201 Clifford Ave in Loves Park, 11280 Forest Hills Rd in Machesney Park and at…

  3. Summer Music Day Camp – Week 2
    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….

  4. Interviewing Skills
    9:00AM - 11:00AM @ The Workforce Connection

    This workshop presents methods and approaches to help participants discover how to successfully present themselves in an interview. Topics include: phone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and panel interviews.

  5. Wiggles and Giggles
    10:15AM - 11:00AM @ Rockton Centre Branch Library

    This storytime will have you leaping and laughing as we share stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for pre-school aged children.

  6. 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.

  7. The Workforce Connection Info Session
    2:00PM - 4:00PM @ The Workforce Connection

    The Workforce Connection has several free programs available to assist job seekers in their job search and potentially pay for training. Come to any of the Info sessions and learn what services are available to you!

  8. Acu TUNEUP
    4:45PM - 5:45PM @ Namaste Studios
    Therapy Ball

    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…

  9. “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…

  10. 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!

  11. Wildflower Walkabout, Colored Sands Forest Preserve
    6:00PM - 8:00PM @ Colored Sands Forest Preserve

    An annual favorite returns! Join Severson Dells and Natural Land Institute staff and volunteers on an exploration of the areas local wild flower hotspots. All walks begin at 6pm.  Join Sand Bluff Bird Observatory’s naturalists Lee and Lynda Johnson for a wildflower walkabout of the beautiful sand country at Colored Sands Bluff Forest Preserve. The…

  12. Weis Schwarz Weekly Tournament
    6:30PM - 10:00PM @ Top Cut Comics – South Rockford

    Shuffle up your decks and bring your best at our weekly Weis Schwarz tournament! Prizing is $5 Store Credit per win with promos also being distrubuted.

  13. Pub Trivia – Curb Your Enthusiasm
    7:00PM - 9:00PM @ The Olympic Tavern

    Pretty, pretty good! Trivia starts at 730. details & prizes coming soon…

  14. Rural On Tap Trivia Night
    7:30PM - 9:30PM @ Rural On Tap
    rural on tap trivia

    Join us EVERY Tuesday night for some awesome pub trivia and great times! Teams of 5

  15. No Bollocks Pub Trivia
    8:00PM @ The Hope & Anchor
    pub trivia

    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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.