Start of Summer Celebration Cancelled for 2020

Rockford, MI, May 12, 2020:   The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is sad to announce the cancellation of the much-anticipated Annual Event, Start of Summer Celebration. This was not an easy decision, but with the current circumstances, it was the only option.
The safety of our community is our first priority. The Start of Summer Celebration draws over 10,000 attendees each year to downtown Rockford. For this reason, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel the event with the current COVID-19 restrictions in place.
The Rockford Chamber is considering other options for smaller downtown events. We will be continuously evaluating how the day-to-day changes will impact the Rockford area and will continue to follow the State of Michigan’s executive orders until Rockford is able to accommodate visitors in a safe manner.
We will continue to navigate these challenging times together and will keep our community updated as more develops. We look forward to continuing the tradition with the 53rd Annual Start of Summer Celebration in June 2021.
*******************************************************************************
Please note: If you already submitted an application for the Start of Summer Celebration, your application and funds will be returned to you.