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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. Hunds In Der Biergarten ~ Dine With Your Dog Nights ~ Weds 4-9pm
    4:00PM - 9:00PM @ Der Rathskeller Restaurant

    Wednesdays in the Fall 4-9pm. Bring your four legged friends into our biergarten. Special expanded dog themed menu & doggie dinner menu. ~Prosit!

  2. Fundamentals of Self Acupressure
    1:00PM - 4:00PM @ Namaste Studios

    An introductory level Jin Shin Do® Acupressure workshop open to everyone. Beginners welcome! Students may include anyone interested in learning Jin Shin Do® acupressure techniques. Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure Course Objectives: Head, Neck, and Shoulder Release. Qigong breathing and stretching exercises: Pal Dan Gum (the Eight Silken Movements) and Hara Breathing. The 25-point Self-Acupressure Pattern. Self-care…

  3. Prelude Classes
    5:00PM - 8:00PM @ The Music Academy in Rockford

    Prelude is music instruction for young children and their caregivers at The Music Academy. Classes meets for 10 weeks, 45 miniutes each – $85. Saturday classes beging Sept 9, 10:45 and Tuesday classes begin at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Call Janice at 815-986-0036 to register

  4. Sound Immersion with 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…

  5. Sound Immersion with 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.

  6. Meditation as a Wellness Practice
    9:00AM - 10:00AM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders!…

  7. EarthMatters
    12:00PM - 1:15PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois

    Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Each month an environmental topic will be presented and discussed. Please join us for our 10th year of earth…

  8. Super Summer Contests
    10:00PM @ The Landscape Connection

    Calling all Gardeners and DIYers. Get you garden gloves on and create your masterpieces! Catgegories Include: Best Container Garden Best Fairy/Miniature Garden Most Creative Use of Succulents Most Creative Up-Cycled Garden Project Best Landscape Bed Make-Over (Need a Before and After for this one) Please submit a picture of during the process of creation as…

  9. Malika Moine @ Kortman Gallery
    11:00AM @ Kortman Gallery
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    Kortman Gallery presents the original paintings by French artist Malika Moine who was commissioned to create images for a 2018 Rockford Calendar to benefit the Forest City Beautiful initiative. Malika’s paintings/drawings of the South of France are also on exhibit and available for purchase.

  10. Understanding the First World War –A Century Later part five
    11:00AM - 1:00PM @ Veterans Memorial Hall

    Wednesday September 20 2017 11AM-1 PM-Part V “For the Want Of America” –“America Goes Over There!” It all seemed so very far away, this hellish war with death tolls that were so large in numbers it was almost too much for the human mind to comprehend. And yet events were beginning to shape attitudes that…

  11. An Oral History of Womanspace
    12:00PM - 1:30PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
  12. Hunds In Der Biergarten. Dine with your dog nights. Weds 4-9pm
    4:00PM - 9:00PM @ Der Rathskeller Restaurant

    Wednesdays in the Fall 4-9pm. Bring your four legged friends into our biergarten. Special expanded dog themed menu & doggie dinner menu. Two legged desserts from Magpie & four legged treats from The Canine Crunchery, Inc~Prosit!

    5:00PM - 6:30PM @ K. Paige
    Winesday Ad Rockford Buzz

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

  14. The World of Indines Pit Brawl!!!
    5:00PM @ Top Cut Comics – South Rockford

    Format: Standard Legal but you must have an Indines character as your starting character. Cost: 5.00, two packs per player into the prize pool!! Everyone gets a pack and top three get extras!! As a special bonus, if we hit 8+ players, one player will get a World of Indines starter deck through a raffle.

  15. Business After Hours
    5:30PM - 7:00PM @ Unnamed Venue

    Come join us for a Business After Hours at FIREHOUSE PUB, Roscoe, Illinois. Network with other businesses while you enjoy appetizers. You will be able to participate in a game of networking Bingo lead by John Broda if you’d like and beverages will be available for purchase. See you there.

  16. Trinadora’s Wonderful Wednesday Concert
    6:00PM - 8:00PM @ The Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL

    We’re bringing our potpourri of musical styles to the UUC’s Wednesday concert series, and we can’t wait. Originals, vintage, and classic songs from our past, present, and futiure at an acoustically excellent, intimate listening environment. Vocals, keyboard, ocarina, concertina, harmonica, synth bass, and more.

  17. Paint Midnight Shower
    6:00PM - 9:00PM @ SAMS Ristorante Riverside Blvd & Harlem Rd Locations
  18. Brews & Views: “Major League”
    7:30PM - 9:30PM @ Rockford Brewing Company

    Brews & Views returns for our 4th season with the return of our “On The Dock” screenings (Weather Permitting. Inclement weather will force us into our inside screening room). Kicking off the season, join us for one of the funniest sports films ever made, “Major League”! As always, you can enjoy your favorite craft beers…

  19. Rural On Tap Bar Bingo
    8:00PM - 10:00PM @ Rural On Tap

    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!

  20. Oktoberfest Kickoff Party
    11:00PM - 2:00AM @ The Olympic Tavern

    “Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, oy oy oy!” It’s that time of year again folks. Bust out the lederhosen and dirndls and join us for a Maß (1liter mug) of your favorite Oktoberfest kegs, and of course, other German styles like hefeweizen and pils! We’ll be tapping: Central Waters Brewing Company Oktoberfest Metropolitan Brewing Afterburner Oktoberfest…