Rockford Area Arts Commission ~ Art in the Park

Art in the Park ~ September 12, 2015 ~ Garden Club Park ~ Rockford Art in the Park Map Crowds of art lovers will once again line the banks of the Rogue River for the 2015 Art in the Park even from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, September 12th. Visitors will find original paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, pastels, jewelry, glassware and more offered by the 30 plus artists participating in the show.  Artists will be judged during the event with plaques and ribbons awarded in several categories including “Best … [Read more...]

United Bank Rogue River Blues Series

Continuing the long-standing tradition in downtown Rockford, we are pleased to announce that United Bank will be sponsoring the Rogue River Blues Series on Tuesday nights in downtown Rockford all summer long! All shows start at 7:00 pm. June 9 — Hannah Rose and the GravesTones June 16 — Weevil Malone Band June 23 — Thirsty Perch Blues Band June 30 — The Rusty Wright Band July 7 — Billy Strings and Don Julin (Bluegrass) June 14 — Asamu Johnson and the Blues Associates July 21 — Jim Shaneberger Band AFTER THE … [Read more...]

Free holiday carriage rides!

It is that time of year. A time when you should stop the crazy, hectic world and reflect on family and those wonderful holiday traditions that make you feel connected. Rockford's holiday carriage rides have become one of those traditions for many area families. Picture it. You are standing in downtown Rockford and giant snowflakes are falling from an inky sky that is dotted with thousands of glittering stars, your warm breath being marked by the cold night air. All around you the decorations of the season are letting … [Read more...]

Santa Parade Line Up!

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce Annual Santa Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m. Click HERE to see the line up. Be sure to be there and lined up in time for the start of the parade! Santa is very excited to come to Rockford, thank you for helping to welcome him! … [Read more...]

Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Dec. 5

Lighting Ceremony - Friday, Dec. 5 The Chamber's Annual Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5.  It is always a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. You never know in Michigan, so who knows what the garb will be for that evening - flip flops or the expected hat and mittens. Either way, it will look like a beautiful Norman Rockwell setting. If you haven't attended this event, you should make sure to mark your calendar. The crowd gathers at Peppler Park (at the dam overlook for those who aren't … [Read more...]

Santa coming to Rockford! Details, Sponsorships and Parade App HERE!

DOWNLOAD PARADE APPLICATION HERE! DOWNLOAD PARADE SPONSORSHIPS HERE! Santa Claus has agreed to stop and visit before Christmas! The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s 71st Annual Santa Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade winds through downtown Rockford and will feature plenty of Boy and Girl Scouts, floats, candy, music and the big man himself. “I have always loved Rockford,” said Santa in a recent interview. “It is a beautiful downtown district with … [Read more...]

Get Caught Blue-Handed!

This is a reminder the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) is hosting its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event will include the chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Get Caught Blue-Handed Day gives shoppers a way to help their local communities and the state economy by putting their dollars to work “nearby.” More than 850,000 Michigan jobs are directly dependent on retail sales, and roughly half of every dollar spent in a Michigan store goes back into the local and Michigan … [Read more...]

State of the Community Luncheon

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to present the “State of the Community” as its December installment of its popular Bi-Monthly Luncheon Series. This special event is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, December 1 at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes St., in the Media Center. The luncheon is open to the general public. The RCC has partnered with many entities to bring attendees an informative, comprehensive overview of many aspects of their community. Those attending can enjoy a lunch, network … [Read more...]

Chamber welcomes fall with Harvest Fest!

Download brochure here. The warm days of summer are slowly giving way to the beauty of a Michigan autumn. The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is preparing to welcome the season with Harvest Fest 2014. The event takes place Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 28 and is filled with family-fun activities that carry a fall theme. “Harvest Fest is an event where the business community really comes together,” said Linda Southwick, Executive Director of the RCC. “It is amazing how many sponsorships we receive supporting … [Read more...]

Harvest Festival 2014 Sponsorships!

Harvest Festival is fast approaching and we are still in need of volunteers and sponsors for this community event. The committee has two action-packed weekends planned for this family event, and the Chamber needs your help in making this a special event! For a better impact for the community, Harvest Festival is one weekend this year, taking place Sept. 26, 27 & 28. Some of the family-fun events featured will be the Chili Cook Off, Classic Car Show, Beer Tent, Music & Live Entertainment, Tractor Show, Tractor … [Read more...]