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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. Spectacular Saturday – Portugal
    10:30AM - 12:00PM @ Midway Village Museum
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    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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

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

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Rural On Tap Trivia Night
    7:30PM - 9:30PM @ Rural On Tap
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    Join us EVERY Tuesday night for some awesome pub trivia and great times! Teams of 5

  13. No Bollocks Pub Trivia
    8:00PM @ The Hope & Anchor
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    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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.