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 28, 2018

This Friday, September 28, is the last Rockford City Market of the 2018 season. Market goers will be able to enjoy the shopping, live music, and food the market has to offer in addition to a few special activities this week. Market vendors created unique, decorated pumpkins that will be on display on Friday and guests are encouraged to view them and vote for their favorites. In addition to the pumpkin decorating contest, there will also be a scavenger hunt starting at 5:00 p.m. from the information booth for market guests to participate. The scavenger hunt, hosted by Rock Valley Pub Trivia, includes prizes, trivia, and entertainment! Participants of the scavenger hunt will also have a chance to win IceHogs tickets for the IceHogs’ season opener on Saturday, October 13.


Main Stage: Jodi Beach Trio - Jazz music (4:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Acoustic Stage: Dan McGuire (5 - 7 p.m.)


As the Rockford City Market season comes to a close, the Rockford IceHogs’ season is just beginning! Stop over to the BMO Harris Bank Center after the market on September 28 to visit the IceHogs Fan Fest. There will be a free IceHogs scrimmage, bouncy houses, and more!


The Maywood Evangelical Church will be offering face painting and nerf gun (table distance shooting) games with candy and prizes!


The 17th Judicial Church Court Family Violence Coordinated Council will be promoting the kickoff of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Come learn what the organization does in our community and how awareness will be spread throughout October.


Come visit with Mercyhealth Human Resources and the Mercyhealth Development Foundation at the City Market this Friday; we’re located at the corner of Market and Water Streets. Human Resources will discuss the exciting opportunities available at both our Rockford campuses. The Foundation will be selling Gala raffle tickets, which will benefit the Rooftop Healing Garden being built at the new Riverside campus. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00, with a chance to win cash and other great prizes. Thanks for stopping by our Presenting Sponsor booth this year. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2019!


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.