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.

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Rockford City Market  |  May 18, 2018


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


Midway Village Museum will be offering a Rockford Peaches craft for the kids as well as a micro tour of the recently installed Rockford History Walk. The Walk will start at 5:30 p.m. and a guide will showcase some of the history in the River District using the signs as reference points of interest. Bring your walking shoes! Maps will be available at the booth showcasing all the locations.

Rockford Lutheran will also be offering free face painting from its High School Ambassador Club. Rockford Lutheran school begins in preschool and ends with students acquiring college credit. They walk with families as young people develop and mature. Making a choice for Lutheran is making a choice to bring a full range of educational opportunities to a child's educational journey.


Hammy from the Rockford IceHogs will be at the market getting hockey fans excited about the IceHogs' playoff run! The IceHogs are going into round 3 of the Calder Cup playoffs and will be facing the Texas Stars at the BMO Harris Bank Center on May 22, May 24, and May 25 (if needed).


Rock Valley College Starlight Theatre will be at the market gates. This summer, Starlight is celebrating its 52nd season. Come join them this summer under the stars! The theater is promoting their great upcoming shows including Shrek the Musical, Anything Goes, Cinderella After the Ball, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Jane Eyre.


Kyle McDonald will be at the RAAC booth featuring his acrylic paintings, mixed media art and prints (


Mercyhealth will be celebrating May's Stroke Awareness month with public education regarding stroke prevention, recognition, and available treatments. Mercyhealth Hospital - Rockton Avenue is home to the region's first and longest-running euro-interventional program treating highly complex stroke cases. Come visit the booth at the market to learn more about their Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Interventional Radiology Departments. They are located at the corner of Market and Water Street. 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.