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  |  July 20, 2018


Main Stage: Three Good Men (4:30 - 8 p.m.)
Acoustic Stage: Steve McClanahan (5:30 - 8 p.m.)


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be promoting their Light the Night Walk which funds research to find cures and ensures access to treatment for all blood cancer patients. They will be offering a free lantern craft for the kids.

The Greater Rockford Area Lutheran Schools will also be providing an activity at the market. They work in cooperation among the area Lutheran schools to develop programs and facilitate events in collaboration. Promoting Lutheran schools as a premier choice in education for Rockford area students is their primary focus. 


Boylan Catholic High Schoolis a Christ-centered community dedicated to the education of the whole person and committed to truth, service, and academic excellence.

Rockford Area Arts Council

Kyle McDonaldwill be displaying and selling acrylic paintings, mixed media work, and prints.


Volunteer with Mercyhealth! Stop by our booth to learn about the wide variety of opportunities available. We are looking for friendly, dedicated individuals who can give of their time and talents to assist our patients, families and partners in many areas at our hospitals in Rockford. Also, meet Coach Tim Baileyand learn more about Mercyhealth Top Performers, which is the area’s most advanced and effective athletic performance center (located at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two), offering cutting edge programs for amateur, professional and college athletes. Coach Bailey has been recognized as the area’s most notable performance specialist. Our booth is at the corner of Market and Water Streets from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. to meet members of our team. Mercyhealth is proud to be the presenting sponsor of 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.