Cars & Coffee Rockford

Cars & Coffee Rockford


The chill of winter and weariness of the ongoing pandemic isn’t stopping the Katie’s Cup team from planning some warm weather fun. We are thrilled to announce the upcoming dates for our popular Rockford Midtown Market and Cars & Coffee events for 2022!

Cars & Coffee Rockford returns Saturday, April 2nd, and will be held on the 1st Saturday of each month from April through October between 9am - 12 noon. Additional information can be found on our Cars & Coffee event page:

The Rockford Midtown Market, Rockford's bike-friendly, family-friendly, and pet-friendly farmers market, is BACK! Every Thursday morning from 9am-1pm in the RPS205 parking lot across from Katie’s Cup. The Rockford Midtown Market runs June 2rd through October 27th. Find out more information on our Rockford Midtown Market event page:

Our team is also in the planning stages of our 2nd Annual Pie It Forward - Pie Day fundraiser. Details will be announced in early February, so stay tuned!

Spring is right around the corner! Stay safe and we’ll see you very soon.
Today is going to be a great day to golf at the Katie's Cup Golf Outing today at Timber Pointe Golf Club.

We want to thank our 2021 Golf Sponsors:
CORPORATE SPONSORS: Midland Wealth Management and Oak Street Health

Calvary Lutheran Church, Olson Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd., Thrivent, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ticknor and Viking Chemical Company

Pam and Denver Bitner, Cars & Coffee Rockford, Jay and Kris Quinn
Lori Haugen Tutoring & Editing, Rockford Midtown Market, UW Health SwedishAmerican and Zion Lutheran Church!
Had a great time, here's a preview of what I took. I will hopefully get some more time to edit and upload the rest this week.
Make your way down to Cars & Coffee Rockford! Great people, coffee, donuts and awesome cars!
The real star of the show, what a great show guys!
See you tomorrow morning for outdoors worship in the RPS parking lot at 9:15am! What a day today in Midtown as Zion is a sponsor or Cars & Coffee Rockford on the first Saturday of the month! God is good.
A good morning usually starts with coffee ☕️ but this weekend, you can have cars with your coffee! Grab a cup of joe on Saturday morning at Katie's Cup and then head over to the RPS205 parking lot for Cars & Coffee Rockford 🚗 Can't make it this weekend? No worries! This event will happen the first Saturday of every month through October.
Some pictures I took at the show👍
Just a little teaser video of what I got from Cars & Coffee Rockford (SATURDAY, APRIL 3) Coming Soon ™ on YouTube


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Cars & Coffee Rockford
Today "Socktober" Fund-raiser Event For Rock House Kids & "Socktober" Fundraiser Car Show Event For Rock House Kids is 9:00am to noon

Located at the Rockford Public Schools Admin Building Parking Lots
(corner of 7th St and 4th Ave)
Across the street from Katie's Cup

Cars & Coffee Rockford, Katie's Cup, Rock House Kids & Midtown Districts season ending fund-raising car show event this year is benefitting the Rock House Kids.
Bring pairs/packages of new, unopened kids socks to donate to participate in the last Cars and Coffee Rockford event! Cash donations will also be accepted.

- Music by Joe Locke
- Coffee, donuts and other treats available
- Displays by the Rockford Police Dept, IL State Police, Rockford Fire Dept, Lifeline Ambulance and more!
- More Awards, games, prizes and more!

With your help, Cars & Coffee Rockford can make sure the children who participate in the evening programs at the Rock House Kids have the things they need before they go back out into the world again. Every month they focus on collecting one or two seasonal items to give out to the kids, socks are always in need!

More information at the event links here and here

*these are not a L.E.D events, if you have any questions pleases go the event links above*

Cars & Coffee Rockford car shows. First Saturday of the month April thru September and located in the RPS205 parking lots from 9am to noon.

Free to participate, free to spectate! Prizes awarded to the spectators favorite, contests, games, prizes and more!


Back By Popular Demand!
Girl Scout Troop 967 will be selling their Girl Scout cookies at the season opener Cars and Coffee Rockford on Saturday April 2, 2022 from 9am to noon. Just $5 a box.
Come down and check out the cars and help out our Girl Scouts make some money to fund their activities!

Located in the parking lots of the Rockford Public Schools Admin Building at the corner of 7th St and 4th Ave (directly across the street from Katie's Cup

Katie's Cup
502 7th Street
Rockford, IL 61104

Cars & Coffee Rockford updated their phone number. 03/28/2022

Cars & Coffee Rockford updated their phone number.

Cars & Coffee Rockford updated their phone number.


Word just in... Hammy, Rockford's own IceHogs mascot will be making an appearance at Cars and Coffee Rockfords' opening event on Saturday April 2, 2022.
If you love car shows, coffee and donuts, the Rockford IceHogs and a good time... then you won't want to miss this season opener event. He will even show up bearing prizes... but you'll have to earn them!

Cars and Coffee Rockford
Saturday April 2, 2022 9am to noon
502 7th Street in downtown Rockford, IL


Did you know?
Cars and Coffee Rockford is now on the world wide web!
Keep up on the details of the events... check out the pics and vids.


Just sayin’…


The 2022 Cars and Coffee Rockford season is right around the corner and it's time to introduce you all to our sponsors this year!
Without these great people and businesses, we wouldn't be able to do what we do for you! So please... when it's time to spend your hard earned dollar, please remember these great folks first!


If you like Chevrolet Camaros... then you'll love the May 7, 2022 Cars and Coffee Rockford event!
The WI Camaro Car Club has challenged the IL Camaro Car Club to see who can bring the most cars to the event. I doubt downtown Rockford has ever seen this many Camaros in one spot.
You won't want to miss this one! for all the details.


Cars & Coffee - Rockford is back for the 2022 season! We have lots of great stuff planned for this year and this video gives you a glimpse of the best Car Show in Downtown Rockford, IL! We now have a Youtube channel and we are posting this video about Cars & Coffee - Rockford! Please share...


With the 2022 season of Cars and Coffee Rockford getting close... I've decided that this season has to be big! As I sit here and all these ideas running through my head, I just can't figure out what to do to make this season big. Like... monster size season. Something that will just crush it!! You won't want to miss the June 4, 2022 Cars and Coffee Rockford event.


We're Back!
Cars and Coffee Rockford is back for 2022! More great car shows, more great donuts and coffee, more great featured car clubs every month, more great contests, games and prizes, more great tunes by DJ Joe Locke, another great season ending cookout, more stuff for the kiddos, more displays by the Rockford Police Dept, Rockford Fire Dept, IL State Police, Superior Ambulance and much more. Including something BIG in June!

Make sure you check out our first event Saturday April 2, 2022 from 9am to noon. Located in the parking lots of the Rockford Public Schools Admin Building on the corner of 7th St and 4th Ave.
Opening event featured car clubs are Rock Valley Mustang Club and the...

Hopefully the weather is great!


Did You Know?
Cars and Coffee Rockford has more than 500 parking spots available! We have been using lot #3 and #1 as our main lots for the shows and close to filling them. Lot #2 and #4 provides ample spectator parking, along with the street. Plenty of room!




Merry Christmas from all of us at Cars and Coffee Rockford.


Our Cars and Coffee family lost a family member this week.
Butch was one of our volunteers (and my father-in-law) and helped us out at every event selling 50/50 raffle tickets. He was always smiling and having a great time as he wandered the parking lot selling raffle tickets.
Butch passed Monday morning due to Covid complications and he is already missed. Please, keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers and maybe we're all gonna have to crack open an ice cold Bud Light at the first event of the '22 season because I know he'll be watching from afar as the cool rides roll into the parking lot.
Love Ya, Old Man!!


We Want Your Opinion!
What did you think of the events this season? What did you like? What didn't you like? Would you change anything? Don't be shy... we can take it.


Be safe out there!

Photos from Sheriff Winnebago County's post 10/19/2021

Thought this was pretty cool. Could there be a Cars and Coffee Rockford wrapped squad next year?


As the 2021 season of Cars and Coffee Rockford comes to an end I just wanted to say one last Thank You to our awesome sponsors this season...

Amber, Mike and Mike at The Hot Rod Shop... Thank you!
Tom and Jenny Diehl at Spider Company... Thank you!
Tim at Honquest Family Funeral Homes... Thank you!
Tom at TH Enterprises... Thank you!
Pastor Mike Thomas at Zion Lutheran Church... Thank you!
Amanda at Oak Street Health... Thank you!
Michelle at Humana... Thank you!
Everyone at Thrivent... Thank you!

Without these great people, Cars and Coffee Rockford doesn't happen.

Also a heart feldt shout out to all those involved with our program this year...
Rockford Fire Dept, Rockford Police Dept, IL State Police, Superior Ambulance, Nicholson Hardware, Carl's Auto Repair, Winnebago County Sheriff's Dept, Joe Locke w/Hits DJ, Make A Wish Foundation, Rockford Public Schools 205, Whitney Martin @ WTVO/WQRF, Girl Scout Troop 3172, Pepsi In The 815 and a ton more.

Photos from Cars & Coffee Rockford's post 10/03/2021

What an absolute blast!
Our season ending fundraiser event Cars and Coffee Rockford partnering with Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary was a total success!! By quitting time Noah’s Ark van was packed full of useful supplies and had a container full of cash donations. On top of that they got their last puppy adopted out to an awesome loving home! What a day!!
A huge thank you to everyone that came out this morning. It started out with a little drizzle early off... but the clouds rolled out and ended up being excellent car show weather.
Also a huge thank you to the Rockford Fire Department and the Winnebago County Sherriff’s Department for bringing some equipment to show off and giving freebies out to the crowd. Also big shout out to Mayor McNamara for stopping by again and checking things out. Very cool!
Ended the day with just a touch over a hundred cars and close to 300 people showing up. Plenty of coffee went around and sold out of donuts. The 50/50 got up to just short of $450 and half of that went to Noah’s Ark. Joe Locke was spinning the tunes and had a lot of people dancing. It was so cool to see so many people having a great time!


Join us today as we support Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary until noon! Pork Chop lunch starting at 10am for $10 (sandwich & water)! Art Scene at Katie's Cup as well!!


Our last Cars and Coffee Rockford is tomorrow, Saturday October 2nd from 9am to noon. This last one is our annual Fundraiser Event... this year benefitting Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary.
We will be looking to raise money, supplies and other necessities for them. Join us! The morning weather looks good and maybe we'll even get an animal adopted!


Cars and Coffee Rockford
2021 End of Season Fundraiser Event
Saturday October 2, 2021
9am to noon

Located in the parking lots of the
Rockford Public Schools Admin Building
(corner of 7th St and 4th Ave)

For this years fundraising event we are partnering with Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary to help them raise money, blankets and cleaning supplies... stuff they are always in need of.
*Money donations, Farm N Fleet Gift Cards, Blankets, Office Supplies, and especially Fabuloso Floor Cleaner.

As usual, tremendous community support will be there, like the Rockford Police Dept, Rockford Fire Dept, Winnebago County Sheriff's Dept will all be there with displays.

Coffee and donuts, dogs on-site to adopt, animal adoption info, games and prizes, live DJ music, 50/50 raffle and more!

And a big THANK YOU to our sponsors this year!
Without them, Cars and Coffee Rockford doesn't happen!
Spider Co.
Honquest Family Funeral Homes
The Hot Rod Shop
TH Enterprises
Zion Lutheran Church
Oak Street Health

Cars and Coffee wraps up 2021 season in Rockford 09/07/2021

Cars and Coffee wraps up 2021 season in Rockford

Making headline!!

Cars and Coffee wraps up 2021 season in Rockford Getting a morning coffee while checking out cool rides will have to wait till next summer as Rockford's Cars and Coffee wraps up its 2021 season.

Photos from Cars & Coffee Rockford's post 09/04/2021

Join us today at Katie's Cup for our monthly car show until noon! Free to participate and spectate - donations accepted at Katie’s Cup table!!

Photos from Cars & Coffee Rockford's post 08/08/2021

Our August 7 Cars and Coffee Rockford was a hot one but we still had a ton of fun! 200 cars again, approximately 450 people and a heat index that felt like a bazillion degrees! lol

But I think the thing that meant the most was getting to finally meet 12 year old Dre and his dad Quincy. After talking with a good friend Jake and also Abby from the Make A Wish Foundation, we were all able to make Dre extremely happy for an entire morning. I lost track of how many cool cars Dre got to ride in, including a brand new Corvette, Dodge Hellcat Demon and even getting to pick the winner of the show... a very cool Storm Trooper looking Jeep that he absolutely loved. And was even taken for a ride in it. Dre left the show worn out and dad was extremely happy and grateful.

Also a huge shout out to our two car clubs helping host the event... the Sports Car Club of Rockford and the Volvo Club of America were all in attendance and even donated a ton of stuff to be given away as prizes! Very cool guys!!

A big thank you to the Rockford Police Dept, Rockford Fire Dept and the Winnebago County Sherriff’s Dept for all bringing out some serious armor for all to see. The kids had so much fun climbing in and out of those things.

Join us next month as our normal season comes to an end and we cook out! Saturday September 4, 2021 from 9am to noon!

Photos from Cars & Coffee Rockford's post 08/07/2021

Car show until noon today at Katie's Cup with lots of cars and people!


Love it

I spent an hour in the bank with my dad as he had to transfer some money. I couldn't resist myself and asked...''Dad, why don't we activate your internet banking?'' ''Why would I do that?'' he asked.
''Well, then you won't have to spend an hour here for things like making a transfer. You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!''

I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking. He then asked "If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house?” "Yes, yes!” I said excitedly. I told him how even groceries can
be delivered to your door now and how Amazon delivers everything you could ever need! His answer left me tongue-tied. He said “Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted awhile with the staff who know me very well by now. You know, I am alone... this is the company that I need. I like to get ready and come to the bank. I have enough time and it is the physical touch that I crave. Two years back, I got sick. The store owner where I get my auto parts came to see me and sat by my bedside. A few years ago, when your mom fell down while on her morning walk, the owner of the corner hardware store saw her and immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows where I live. Would I have that 'human' touch if everything became online? Why would I want everything delivered to me and force me to interact with just my computer? I like to know the person that I'm dealing with and not just the 'seller'. It creates bonds and relationships. Does Amazon deliver all this as well?'' I was speechless and hugged my father.

After his banking was done we both hopped in the car. The weather was beautiful, so it was a day he decided to take me for a ride in the 1957 Buick Roadmaster that he and mom has had since new. He decided to stop by the local speed shop to see what's new with everyone. We walk in the store and as he makes his way to the antique refrigerator in the corner, I hear two of his friends arguing over whether gravity bleeding brakes is better than pumping them up and cracking open the bleeders. I just smiled. My father grabs a cold soda out of the fridge, slaps fifty cents down on the counter and joins in the banter at the counter. It was at that moment that I realized how right he was, again.

Technology isn't life... Spend time with people... Not with devices.
Writer: Unknown

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