Rockford City Market

Rockford City Market

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SO eager for the Indoor Rockford City Market Pop Up on November 26th!

Did you know this is my first market in Rockford??!! 😁
To say I am excited is an understatement. For the amount of heart that goes in to each and every one of my offerings, I am sincerely grateful to have the opportunity to bring them to Rockford locals 💗🙌🏼
We had so much fun being apart of the Rockford City Market this year and are planning our schedule for next year! We would love your help!!

Comment below what farmers market you would love to see us at!! 💐🥰


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As we are making our transition from Wedding Photos to Wedding Cinema, we were able to conclude our last Wedding Photo-Gig with this beautiful couples, Shannon & Cody at a very cute local venue at Rockford City Market.

Such a beautiful Vibes and lots of Boo's!!
Congrats to the new Mr. And Mrs. Cody & Shannon Starr! Tonight was absolutely amazing at Rockford City Market. I had a blast DJ'ing for you and your family. PETES MY DJ
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📸: Diamond Photography Studios
Venue: Rockford City Market

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Your WEEKEND round-up is here!🤩 Are you going to support local artists at RAAC Rockford Area Arts Council’s ArtScene? Or maybe you’re hitting up the Holidazzle Arts and Crafts Show at Winnebago County Fair? What about stopping by Whiskey & Wine at Rockford City Market or Saturday Fun on the Farm at Rockford Park District’s Lockwood Park? There are so many fall activities to do this weekend in the Rockford region! 🍂🍁

Visit www.GoRockford.com for a full list of weekend events!
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Venue: Rockford City Market

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Come see us tonight at the Bricks in Cherry Valley until 8pm.
Schedule for this week:
Thursday evening: The Bricks in Cherry Valley
Friday morning: Forest City Farmers Market / Colonial Village
Saturday morning: North End City Market
Saturday afternoon: Whiskey and Wine at Rockford City Market
Don't let the last days of market season pass you by!
Vinny & Remi are a freaking hoot to be around, they are full of life and emotion. It is such a blast to hang with them and we were so excited for their day. They are genuine people, not afraid to admit they aren't perfect, and share some of the same hardships with us. We relate to them and admire their relationship. It's not every day you make it into someone's vows, but Remi included us in hers when reading to Vinny and choked us up. We feel such a connection to them and couldn't be more proud of them!

Venue Rockford City Market
Photographers The Hancocks - Imagery
Make up Annetta with Haute The Luxe Beauty House
DID YOU ATTEND CITY MARKET THIS YEAR? Fill out this Rockford City Market survey and help shape what the market will look like next season!
Rockford City Market is conducting its end-of-season survey, one of the first steps for planning next year's market.
Whiskey and Wine is coming!! Next Saturday we’re sipping at Rockford City Market with Artale Wine Co. - get all the details and score tickets tonight on GDS 🍷🥃
Rockford City Market had more than 92,000 in attendance this season!
Rockford City Market may have wrapped up its season, but you don't have to say goodbye to all its vendors. Some have new storefronts opening soon:
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON:Congratulations to Rockford City Market on another successful season!

Since it’s inception in 2010, 14 businesses that started at the market have gone on to open their own brick-and-mortar locations!
Way to go Rockford City Market and Rock River Development Partnership! Another great year, more than 90,000 people coming downtown and three new businesses opening store fronts!
City of Rockford Government

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Official Rockford City Market page. Rockford City Market in downtown Rockford, IL features seasonal outdoor markets showcasing farmers and local goods, indoor food hall, wedding and event venue, and licensed commercial kitchen for rent.

Rockford City Market was created and is managed by the Rock River Development Partnership with infrastructure assistance by the City of Rockford and marketing assistance by Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 11/16/2022

FRIENDS Trivia at the Market is TONIGHT at 6pm! Does your team have what it takes to win the Geller Cup??

Rsvp on Eventbrite to save your team’s seat!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-trivia-at-the-market-tickets-450823564417

Hosted by our friends at Rock Valley Pub Trivia

11/15/2022

Friends Trivia at the Market is TOMORROW at 6pm! We've partnered with Rock Valley Pub Trivia to bring you a fun night of Friends-themed trivia -- we'll have prizes for the 1st & 2nd place teams, a raffle prize, and themed drinks.

RSVP and save your seat by pre-paying for your first drink on Eventbrite!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-trivia-at-the-market-tickets-450823564417

See you there

11/14/2022

Last weekend our Indoor Market Building won an award from

We’re so thankful for the support of City of Rockford Government and the community and all the people that helped restore this 1920’s piece of history in downtown Rockford 🧡

Haven’t got a chance to visit our Indoor Market building yet? Visit us throughout the week to check out , , .bakery , and ! Or meet us at the Market on Nov. 26th for our first Holiday Pop Up Market of the season!

11/02/2022

We're two weeks away from our FRIENDS Trivia at the Market!

RSVP & save your seat by pre-paying for your first drink on Eventbrite. We'll have prizes for the 1st & 2nd places teams, a raffle prize, and some fun themed drinks.

See you there 🦃

10/31/2022

Our indoor Holiday Pop Up Markets are right around the corner 🎄✨🎁

Interested in being a vendor for our November 26th Pop Up? The application closes on Saturday, November 5th! Find the application and more info on our website http://www.rockfordcitymarket.com/indoor-winter-markets

10/28/2022

We're wishing you a safe & happy Halloween Weekend! Spend some time downtown tomorrow for Spook the Blocks! There's a lot of fun things happening from 12pm-4pm (including our Food Hall being open until 3pm!)

See you there 🎃

10/27/2022

✨Sponsor Highlight✨

LaMonica Beverages has been a sponsor of our Friday Outdoor Market since the beginning. We are so grateful for their commitment to community events like ours. Long-time sponsors are a big part of making the market happen every week! Thank you!

10/24/2022

Help us make the Market better! Today is your last chance to take our five-minute 2022 survey -- let us know what you loved about this summer and what you'd like to see changed for next year!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD3T85C?fbclid=IwAR2lXtqhVGPJ2cXPDaggJ_aXAoftgRT9oNOnaKucgdlPGpWslrz7VEz2tTs

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 10/19/2022

Holiday Season is right around the corner and we can hardly wait to celebrate! We've got three fun Holiday Pop Up Markets coming up -- Meet us INSIDE our indoor Rockford City Market building for festive vendors, live music, holiday cocktails, and more! 🎄🎅🎁

Interested in being a vendor at our indoor pop ups? Head over to http://www.rockfordcitymarket.com/indoor-winter-markets for more info!

10/19/2022

Have you taken our 5-minute 2022 Outdoor Market Survey yet? We still eagerly want to know your thoughts on how this summer went -- what did you love and what do you want to see different next year? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD3T85C

Cooking at the Market: Six-Session Cooking Workshop for Children and Adults 10/17/2022

Cooking at the Market: Six-Session Cooking Workshop for Children and Adults

Looking to spend some quality time with a special child or grandchild? Check out our new cooking series on Saturday mornings starting Nov 5! Over a 6 week session, learn basic cooking skills while making dishes like focaccia bread, parmesan risotto, homemade ice cream, holiday cookies, gingerbread house and more! Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/425360363297 to register.

Cooking at the Market: Six-Session Cooking Workshop for Children and Adults Cooking at the Market -- Meet us at the Market for a fun six-session cooking workshop for children and an adult partner

10/14/2022

Our Whiskey & Wine Tasting Event is TOMORROW! Our advanced $50 ticket sales on eventbrite end tonight at midnight, so grab them while you can! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-and-wine-at-the-rockford-city-market-pavilion-tickets-403593829007

Tickets will be available at the gate for $60.

See you soon!

10/13/2022

We are busy planning the last-minute details for our Whiskey & Wine tasting event this Saturday! Do you have your tickets yet?? Save $10 and buy them in advance on Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-and-wine-at-the-rockford-city-market-pavilion-tickets-403593829007

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 10/12/2022

Whiskey & Wine is this Saturday and we can hardly wait! Curious about some of the different whiskey and bourbon that will be on site? Check out some of the ones that we're super excited about!

There's still time to get your tickets! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-and-wine-at-the-rockford-city-market-pavilion-tickets-403593829007

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We can hardly wait for our Third Annual Whiskey & Wine tasting event THIS Saturday!!

Meet us under the Rockford City Market pavilion on October 15th from 3pm-6pm to sample different whiskey and wine from all over the country! Grab your tickets today on Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-and-wine-at-the-rockford-city-market-pavilion-tickets-403593829007

See you there!

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10/06/2022

✨Sponsor Highlight✨

We're so thankful for our sponsorship from I Want Smart this summer! They graciously sponsored an Entrance Gate and our Info Booth for the 2022 season.

We wouldn't be able to host the Market every summer without sponsorships like this.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 219

10/04/2022

Did you see us on Good Day Stateline tonight?? We had so much fun talking to Michelle Abraham - Midday Michelle and Anthony from Artale Wine Co. about our upcoming Whiskey & Wine Event!

Meet us at the Market on October 15th from 3pm-6pm to try different whiskeys and wines from all over the country. We'll also have live music from Long-shot and food trucks!

Grab your tickets on eventbrite today 🍷https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-and-wine-at-the-rockford-city-market-pavilion-tickets-403593829007

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 10/03/2022

We’ve tallied your votes and we have our winners for our Vendor Pumpkin Carving Contest 🎃

First Place is The Eclectic Jewel!

Second Place is !

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by our Info Booth to vote last week!

09/30/2022

Today is the LAST Market of the 2022 Outdoor Market season! Meet us downtown from 4pm-7:30pm to celebrate the start of fall!

🥕 Jodi Beach - Jodi Beach Trio will be on our Main Stage underneath the pavilion and Lucas Sanor will be on our Acoustic Stage by the fountains

🥕Today is our Annual Vendor Pumpkin Carving Contest! Stop by our Info Booth and vote on your favorite pumpkin 🎃

🥕The Rockford Public Library Library Bus is back in our Rotating Activity Space on State Street!

🥕Bring your family and trick or treat at the Market! We'll have candy at our Info Booth (and so will some of our vendors!) 🍬

See you soon!

And a BIG thanks to our presenting sponsor for helping us host the Market this summer

Last Rockford City Market features pumpkin carving contest, trick or treating 09/29/2022

Last Rockford City Market features pumpkin carving contest, trick or treating

Last Rockford City Market features pumpkin carving contest, trick or treating The last Rockford City Market event takes place Friday, September 30 and features pumpkin carving and trick or treating.

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/29/2022

✨Vendor Spotlight✨

Angelica and the Angie's tamales team offer authentic Mexican tamales every week in their booth. Her tamales are handmade fresh each Friday morning before the Market using recipes that have been handed down for generations. They are authentic, delicious, and come in a variety of flavors.

Strop by the Angie's Tamales booth tomorrow while you're at the Market! You can find it right next to our Info Booth on Water Street!

(p.s. you can find Angie's Tamales at the North End City Market every Saturday morning too!)

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/28/2022

We can't believe this Friday is already the LAST market of our 2022 season. Be sure to join us downtown as we celebrate fall and the end of another great summer.

We'll have Jodi Beach - Jodi Beach Trio on our Main Stage and Lucas Sanor on our Acoustic Stage.

See you there!

09/27/2022

What a fun year! Please stop by the last market of the season on Friday and vote for your favorite pumpkin!
And…give us your thoughts in our annual survey so we can start planning for next year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7322r8L ✍🏼🧡

09/26/2022

✨Sponsor Highlight✨
We are so grateful to our friends at OrthoIllinois - Rockford for yet another season of sponsoring our main entrance! We wouldn’t be able to make the market happen every week without the support of long-time sponsors like OrthoIllinois - Rockford. Thank you so much!

09/24/2022

We are excited to announce this new cooking series at the market!

Led by lovely Tracey of , join us for a fun 6 week session designed for children ages 8-15 to learn basic cooking skills with an adult.

Create a different delicious recipe each week including some holiday favorites.

Info and registration details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-at-the-market-six-session-cooking-workshop-for-children-and-adults-tickets-425360363297?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Photo credit .murphy.photography

09/23/2022

Meet us at the Market today from 4pm - 7:30pm! We can't wait to see everyone downtown!!

🥕We will have TRaSH 80's on our Main Stage underneath the pavilion and The Magtones on our Acoustic Stage by the fountains

🥕Our friends at the are bringing a special four-legged friend from Lockwood Park tonight! Bring your family and come say hello 🐐

🥕Celebrate the fall weather with a Oktoberfest at the Market Beer Tent!

🥕Looking for Fall Scents? Check out and 🍂🍎🎃

See you soon!

And a big thanks to our sponsor for helping us host the Market each week!

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/22/2022

✨Vendor Spotlight✨

If you've been seeing people walking around the Market with a BEAUTIFUL bouquet of fresh flowers, they are from our newest vendor -- Flower Girls, LLC 💐

Chelsea and her team are first-year vendors with us and we were delighted to welcome them to the Market family for the second half of this summer!

Each week the Flower Girls booth is packed with fresh sunflowers, succulents, eucalyptus, seed packets, and a variety of gorgeous blooms. Stop by this week to grab a bouquet for your home! You can find their booth on Water Street in front of the Waterside Building!

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/21/2022

We can't wait for Friday! Meet us at the Market on the 23rd -- we'll have live music from TRaSh 80's on our Main Stage and The Magtones on our Acoustic Stage.

See you soon!

09/20/2022

✨Sponsor Highlight✨

We proudly serve Pepsi products at the Market thanks to the generous sponsorship from our friends at Pepsi in the 815

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/19/2022

✨Sponsor Highlight✨

We love our Acoustic Stage and seating area! We wouldn't be able to have either without the generosity of our sponsors this year.

Our Acoustic Stage is sponsored by Delehanty Funeral Home and our Acoustic Stage seating area is sponsored by Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Service Technicians Local 23

09/16/2022

Meet us at the Market tonight from 4pm-7:30pm!

🥕 Shuffle This is playing on our Main Stage underneath the pavilion and Paul Bronson is playing on our Acoustic Stage down by the fountains

🥕 Rock Valley College is back with their Tech Bus! Find it parked in our rotating activity space on State Street tonight

🥕We are featuring Apple Cider Sangria at our indoor bar tonight! Find it inside our building 🍂🍎

🥕 The Rockford Park District is on site with some fun fall sports -- bring your family to play basketball, football, soccer, and more!

🥕 Gelato Joes was our Vendor Spotlight this week! Check out their gelato cart on Water Street to try one of their rotating flavors!

See you soon!

And a big thanks to our Presenting Sponsor for helping us host the Market each week!

Healthy Choices At City Market 09/15/2022

Healthy Choices At City Market

Thanks 13 WREX for your coverage of our awesome vendors this season!

Healthy Choices At City Market Friday at city market a new approach to nutrition is on it's way. Beginning with mushrooms.

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/15/2022

✨Vendor Spotlight✨

The team from Gelato Joes are first-year vendors with us this summer and we're sure by now you love them as much as we do. With rotating weekly flavors of handmade, delicious gelato, there's always something exciting to try at their gelato cart!

If you're looking for a treat as you walk around the Market (or you're like us and always look forward to your weekly scoop of gelato), you can find Gelato Joe's on the corner of Water St. and Market St. next to Woodfire Pizza. Our favorite flavor is Pistachio!

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey? 09/14/2022

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?

There's still THREE weeks left of our 2022 Outdoor Market Season (we end on September 30th!), but we're eager to hear your thoughts on what you loved about this summer and what you'd love to see changed for next summer!

Take a minute to let us know your thoughts!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7322R8L

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey? Please take the survey titled "2022 RCM Patron". Your feedback is important!

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/14/2022

We can't wait to see everyone downtown this Friday! We'll have Shuffle This on our Main Stage and Paul Bronson on our Acoustic Stage.

See you there!

09/13/2022

✨Sponsor Highlight✨

We are so grateful to our friends from Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network for sponsoring our corner picnic table area this season! This is their first year sponsoring a seating area at the Market -- their team also participated as our gatekeepers and hosted a kids activity last month -- and we've loved getting to know them. We wouldn't be able to have our market every week without sponsors like Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network 🧡

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/09/2022

🍂OUR FALL HOURS ARE HERE!🍂

Meet us at the Market tonight from 4pm - 7:30pm. The weather looks great and we can't wait to see you downtown!

🥕 Minimal will be performing on our Main Stage underneath the pavilion and Justin Jones Acoustic Show will be on our Acoustic Stage by the fountains

🥕We've brought back one of our best-selling Market t-shirt designs in some fun, new fall colors! Find them at the Info Booth tonight through the end of the season!

🥕The Eight Fifteen Capital, LLC. booth was our Vendor Spotlight this week -- find them underneath the pavilion across from the Main Stage!

🥕Looking for a fall beer to try tonight? Our beer tent is featuring Goose Island Oktoberfest!

See you soon!

And a BIG thanks to our sponsor for helping us host the Market every week!

City Market preview: 'Flower Girls,' a flowering business success 09/09/2022

City Market preview: 'Flower Girls,' a flowering business success

City Market preview: 'Flower Girls,' a flowering business success A new flowering success has been at Rockford's City Market for just over a month now. Flower Girls is not just a flower shop: it also includes candles, jewelry, pottery

Rockford City Market adopts new hours this week 09/08/2022

Rockford City Market adopts new hours this week

A reminder that on Friday 9/9 we begin our fall hours, although the forecast is looking quite summer-like! Hope to see you there! ☀️

Rockford City Market adopts new hours this week New hours begin this week at City Market in Rockford. The new hours are 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Photos from Rockford City Market's post 09/08/2022

✨Vendor Spotlight✨

Each week the Eight Fifteen Capital, LLC. Team works with a different minority or woman-owned small business and hosts them in the Eight Fifteen Capital booth at the Market.

The flexibility of rotating dates and the support of the Eight Fifteen Capital team helps increase vending access to small businesses who might not be able or ready to commit to our longer season booth spaces.

We've loved being able to meet new small business owners in the region each week at their booth. Stop by this week to check out one of their rotating vendors! You can find their booth underneath the pavilion across from the Main Stage!

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The market includes local growers and vendors who sell natural products, like vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheeses, flowers, herbs, baked goods, wine and healthy snacks, as well as artisans and vendors with unique offerings. Most vendors and performers come from a 150-mile radius, ensuring locally grown produce and unique retail items. You will also find live music, cooking demonstrations, kids activities and more.

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116 N Madison Street
Rockford, IL
61107

General information

The outdoor event aims to create a weekly tradition that draws people into the heart of the city, creating a vibrant community center and increasing business at downtown shops and restaurants.

The market also serves as an incubator for new businesses. Vendors have the opportunity to test their product sales at the market and take advantage of opportunities for mentoring that will help them expand their business and hopefully lead to new storefronts downtown.

In 2019 Rockford City Market drew 111,160 people into the heart of the community during the season and increased traffic at existing businesses.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30am - 7pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 7pm
Thursday 10:30am - 7pm
Friday 10:30am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

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