Midtown District Association

Coming Events in Rockford’s Midtown District!

Rockford Midtown Market – August 18
Rockford Midtown Market - Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9am-noon

Midtown District​ and Katie’s Cup​ are hosting the Rockford Midtown Market​. The first Rockford Midtown Market was so much fun that we decided to do it again in August! Come see us on Saturday, August 18th from 9 a.m. – Noon at the RPS 205 Parking lot on Seventh Street. There will be farm vegetables, pastries, coffee, and lunch food as well as activities for children coordinated by Children’s Home + Aid, Northern Region. Also, United Way of Rock River Valley will have the “Rollin’ Strong” bike repair program on site. Vendors include Katie’s Cup, Just Goods, Pet Wants, Jewelry & Things by C. Brown, Muse Artist Fragrances, and One of A Kind Window Art by Brittney Crenshaw.

For more information about the Rockford Midtown Market, contact Michael Thomas at 815-558-3169 or Ronn Mooney at 815-978-5824. You can get more information on the Market’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RockfordMidtownMarket or email rockfordmidtownmarket@gmail.com to ask about being a vendor.

Vendor guidelines and applications are on the Rockford Midtown Market Facebook page.

See you here!

Midtown Ethnic Parade and Festival 2018 – August 30
Midtown Ethnic Parade and Festival 2018Flyer

Returning for it’s FIFTH YEAR is the Midtown Ethnic Parade and Festival on Sunday, August 26 from noon-6 p.m. at 501 Seventh Street. The Parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Wyman Street and follows both West and East State Streets to Seventh Street, ending on the Festival Grounds. The parade previously has included dancing dragons, bagpipes, ethnic dance troops, and more-come see what we have in store for it this year!

The Parade and Festival are event are FREE TO ATTEND, with many family-friendly activities and those for everyone to enjoy.

Activities include:
• Music & Dance
• Genealogy Area
• Family Games & Crafts
• Turkish painting
• Wood Carving
• Large Childrens’ Activity Area with Bouncy Houses, Face Painting
• A Beer Garden for ages 21 and older

Another festival highlight is cultural cuisine for purchase from many food booths to taste the variety of delicious ethnic foods presented.

For more information, please visit our Facebook Event Page: http://www.bit.ly/MidtownEthnicParade18

Please tell your friends!

Midtown Fall ArtScene 2018 – October 5-6
Mark your calendars now as ArtScene returns to Rockford’s Historic, Diverse, and Sustainable neighborhood of choice this fall! More details are coming soon.

Friday, October 5, 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 4-9 p.m.

More events and information are coming soon — check back here often!
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If you are in the Midtown District, contact director@midtowndistrict.org to send us details about YOUR event for listing here!

Click here for a listing of past events and activities.