Directions & Parking



The Rockford City Market is located in downtown Rockford at the intersection of Water Street and Market Street.


The market takes place every Friday (rain or shine) mid May -September
Hours run from 3:30 - 8:30pm before Labor Day and 3:30 - 7:30pm after Labor Day. 


There are many free and convenient parking options downtown. All two and three hour parking lots are free of time limits after 4:00pm.  Free parking is also available at Trinity Lutheran Church at 200 N. 1st Street on their non-event nights

Click here for a handy map of suggested nearby parking lots.

Boat Parking
Summertime boating enthusiasts can arrive at Rockford City Market in style. Dock your boat at one of the several downtown docking areas and come on down.

Bike Parking
There is a bike rack on the North side of the Waterside Building at 124 N. Water Street as well as the south end of the pavilion parking lot close to East State Street. 


Rockford Mass Transit District will provide free trolley service between the Museum Campus, Davis Park, UW Health Sports Factory, Nicholas Conservatory and Rockford City Market (with additional stops at the Coronado Theatre, Nordlof Center, and more.) The trolley will run from 3:30 - 10:30pm.
Click here for a map of the trolley route.


Public transportation using the Rockford Mass Transit District bus system is the perfect "go green" option for visiting Rockford City Market. The Market is on the #11 East State Street Route and will pick up and drop off at State and Water Streets every half hour at 20 after and at the top of the hour. 
For more information on RMTD's bus routes, visit

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