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  |  JUNE 22, 2018


Main Stage: Danielle Juhre (4:30 - 8 p.m.)
Acoustic Stage: Secret Serenade (5:30 - 8 p.m.)


Alpine Academy of Rockford will be offering free face painting and a fun craft! Alpine Academy is an educational institution founded on the ideal that children who are enriched spiritually and academically have a dedication to lifelong learning.

Junior League of Rockford, Inc. will also be at the market offering a kid-friendly activity promoting S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Special Event

Rockford City Market Cooking Demo will be featuring garlic scapes. Take a recipe home and even try it out freshly made! The free demo is at 6 p.m. at the East State Street entrance just outside the Pavilion.


Winnebago County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program will be at the gates this week at the market. This program trains community citizens to be the voice in court for abused/neglected children. Each volunteer is matched with a child and represents their best interests while the child is involved in the foster care system. Come meet some of these advocates and find out more about their programs.


Mercyhealth has a passion for healthy hearts! Join the Heart and Vascular Center team this Friday, June 22 at Rockford City Market. Meet the staff, learn about the services offered and be sure to grab your free gift. Mercyhealth is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Rockford City Market. Visit our booth at the corner of Market and Water Streets from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Also, the Mercyhealth “Health Challenge” Superheros will be making an appearance (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.), encouraging everyone to commit to improving their mind, body and heart health! Come meet Superheros “Ethan Sharp” (mind), “Jake Vigor” (body), and “Cailin Cardio” (heart).

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.