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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. Kaladesh Prerelease Weekend
    12:01AM - 10:00PM @ Top Cut Comics (Loves Park)
  2. World War II Days at Midway Village Museum
    10:00AM - 4:00AM @ Midway Village Museum
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    20th Anniversary Experience the World War II Era This is a two-day event on the museum campus of Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Illinois. Times & Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2016 10 am until 5 pm Sunday, September 25, 2016 10 am until 4 pm This is the Midwest’s largest World War II re-enactment in…

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  3. Kaladesh Prerelease Weekend
    11:00AM - 10:00PM @ Top Cut Comics – South Rockford
  4. The Nice Lords with King Of The Demons at Mary’s Place
    9:30PM - 1:30AM @ Marys Place
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    Don’t miss the debut of The Nice Lords with local favorites, King Of The Demons, at Mary’s Place on Saturday, September 24th!

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  5. Gala Concert On The Creek – Orbison’s Ring & Barb City Stomper
    3:00AM - 5:00PM @ Spring Creek United Church of Christ
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    Here’s a link to the Concerts On The Creek event https://www.facebook.com/events/1640555669597124/. Dixieland, songs of Roy Orbison (and icons with links to Roy, like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams). Complementary ice cream. No admission charge. What could be more fun?

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  6. SUP Yoga – Rockford
    9:00AM - 11:00AM @ Windsor Lake
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    Summer is sticking around so we are going to Gear Up. Head Out……. ONE LAST TIME! Like chocolate and peanut butter, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Yoga are a perfect match. Rocktown Adventures and Namaste Studios have partnered to offer SUP Yoga classes at Windsor Lake. Access to Windsor Lake is behind the office building…

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  7. Rockford Midwestern Biennial
    10:00AM - 5:00PM @ Rockford Auto Museum
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    The 2016 Rockford Midwestern is the 74th presentation of Rockford Art Museum’s juried exhibition, which began in 1913 as an annual showcase of local artists. Now a biennial show that surveys new work by contemporary regional artists, the competition was open to original artwork created in the last two years by artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,…

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  8. Wings of Wonder: The Lorikeets
    10:00AM - 3:00PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District
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    For the third year, lorikeets are landing in Rockford! These bright, colorful birds will swoop in for a stay at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, but only for a limited time. Wings of Wonder: Inside the Conservatory, guests will find a special lorikeet house custom designed for NCG by Spineless Wonders. The house provides guests with…

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  9. Book Signing with Figure Skating Legend Janet Lynn
    10:00AM - 11:00AM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District
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    Rockford native and Figure Skating legend Janet Lynn will be in town to sign copies of her new book “The Wheel Legacy of Excellence”. Books will be on sale on site for $22. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rockford Park District Figure Skating program. If you miss this event Janet Lynn will be…

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  10. Art Exhibit: The Prairie and the Sea
    10:00AM - 12:00PM @ Burpee Museum – 737 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103
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    The Burpee Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent oil paintings and pastel sketches from life by Mary Salstrom.”Mary Salstrom, The Prairie and the Sea” features landscape paintings of the Rock River Valley and of southern Sweden. A catalog with an essay by John Goodrich is available. The Opening Reception will be held…

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  11. Japanese Tea Gatherings
    11:30AM - 2:30PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens
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    Sunday Tea Gatherings will feature a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and Tenshin (light meal) hosted in Anderson Japanese Gardens’ 16th century Sukiya style Guest House. All events are led by Kimiko Gunji, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Traditional Arts and Culture and the former Director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Space is…

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  12. Public Ice Skate
    1:00PM - 3:00PM @ Carlson Ice Arena
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    Rockford Park District’s Carlson Ice Arena invites everyone to enjoy indoor ice skating with family or friends while gaining the benefits of recreation and exercise. A special discounted admission fee of $3 per person, including skate rental, will be offered for weekend public skating sessions Saturdays and Sundays, September 10-25, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00…

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  13. Proof by David Auburn
    2:00PM - 4:00PM @ Pec Playhouse Theater
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    Pec Playhouse Theatre presents the regional debut of the Pullitzer Prize winning play, Proof. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her…

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  14. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
    2:00PM - 4:00PM @ Cheek Theatre at Rockford University
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    In this hilarious Tony winner for Best Play, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about their sedate lives. Those lives are upended when their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike and the zingers start flying. Also on the scene…

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  15. Stompers and Orbison’s Ring – End of Season Gala
    3:00PM - 5:00PM @ Concerts On The Creek
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    After his standing-room-only concert on the creek, John Skillman, Stompers leader, mentioned to Ron Holm (“the Roy guy”) that he liked Orbison’s music. The next day “a light bulb went off” that eventually lead to the idea of a “Thank You Rockford End Of Season Gala”. If you have heard the Stompers or Orbison’s Ring,…

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  16. Nathan Tauche Films Presents: Concrete Hearts!
    3:30PM - 5:00PM @ Nordlof Center
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    Nathan Tauch Films is hosting “An Evening for the Fine Arts” to celebrate local artists and create a networking opportunity for businesses that benefit from artists. The event will officially premiere “CONCRETE HEARTS”(short film), musical performances by Gateway Performing Arts Studio, Evolve Dance Company, and a live Q&A with Kevin Polky, founder of KPcounseling, on…

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  17. Old School for a New School Year!
    7:00PM - 12:00AM @ Nordlof Center
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    Deep Blue enterprises in association with Ted Morris and The Nordlof Center presents…Old School for a New School Year! A free concert to raise awareness of youth violence in the Rockford area. This is a family friendly show and is open and free to the general public. Performs include Deep Blue Explosion, Soul Review and…

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