Rockford City Market (located in downtown Rockford at the intersection of Water Street and Market Street) features local growers and vendors who sell natural products and unique retail items, live music, demonstrations and kids' activities.

Rockford City Market  |  AUGUST 17, 2018


Stop by the Rockford City Market Information Booth (located on Market Street) to give your feedback on what activities and programming you would like to see at the new indoor market. There will be boards set up to write ideas and comments. The indoor market is set to open in the winter of 2019.


Main Stage: Minimal (4:30 - 8 p.m.)
Acoustic Stage: Andrew Robinson (5:30 - 8 p.m.)


The Natural Land Institute, preserving natural areas and wildlife habitat for people, plants and animals, will be promoting their upcoming Fall Prairie Harvest Day with a fun activity!

The Midtown District will be promoting their Midtown Ethnic Parade & Festival, which features over 50 ethnic groups from the Rockford region, including both those that built Rockford and those who came later. The focus is to acknowledge, welcome, and celebrate those who comprise our very diverse community. They will be offering a dragon puppet craft for the kids celebrating Asian culture. The festival will take place on Sunday, August 26.

The Auburn High School Key Club will also be offering free face painting for the kids!


The Rockford Rage, a local women’s roller derby team, will be at the gates promoting their current season, the sport, and how you can become part of the team.

Rockford Area Arts Council

Jason Gough of Illuminate Neon will be at the RAAC Booth featuring custom hand-made neon signs and sculptures. Check it out for some awesome neon art!    


Mercyhealth has a passion for making lives better. This Friday, the Interventional Radiology Department will be at the Mercyhealth booth. Our interventional radiology team provides minimally-invasive treatments concerning women’s health, vertebral compression fractures and IVC filter education. This Friday they will be doing free PAD (peripheral artery disease) assessments. Stop by our booth at the corner of Market and Water Streets from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 to meet members of our staff and learn what Interventional Radiology means to you. Mercyhealth is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Rockford City Market.


2017 Rockford City Market Overview

We'd like to thank all of our sponsors and loyal patrons for another great Rockford City Market season. In the 20 weeks at the market in 2017, 107,365 people experienced the market. This number surpasses the previous record of 101,860 in 2015. Shoppers this season also experienced the two extremes of weather conditions. This season had the coldest opening day in market history on Friday, May 19, and the warmest September Friday in Rockford City Market history on September 22. Friday, September 29, the last market of the season, was also the most attended closing day in market history.