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  |  September 21, 2018


Main Stage: Harlan Jefferson (4 - 7 p.m.)
Acoustic Stage: The Shufflers (5 - 7 p.m.)


A free cooking demo will be at 5:30 p.m. at the East State Street Pavilion entrance. Come learn about local produce and take home a free recipe. This week’s recipes include a butternut squash soup you can do on your stove top or instant pot and sautéed apples! The perfect recipes for fall weather.


The Winnebago County 4-H Club will be offering hands-on activities for the kids while teaching about their organization.

The Rockford Park District and Forest City Tennis Center offer both indoor and outdoor tennis programs in Rockford. They will be offering mini tennis games at the market.


The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation provides wishes to young adult cancer patients ages 18 - 24 years old. Come learn about their foundation’s work at the market this week.


Stop by the Mercyhealth booth and meet employees from the endoscopy and pain departments. They will provide educational information about Mercyhealth pain services as well as the importance of colon cancer screenings. We are located at the corner of Market and Water Street from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. 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.