Hey, Rockford! Let’s Celebrate, Today is 815 Day!
Rockford is so awesome, we have our own day to celebrate just how awesome we are.
Off the top of my head, I can't think of any other place that has it's own day. Can you?
Rockford is celebrating today, August 15th, better known as 8-15, or now known as 815 Day or Rockford Day. Rockford Day aims to showcase the people, places and things that make Rockford great, and to introduce people to some of Rockford’s best kept secrets.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that 815 is the area code in Rockford, but I'll put it out there for you anyways.
In a Facebook Live Video this morning, Mayor Morrissey declared today Rockford Day.
To celebrate, over 75 businesses are offering special deals and events around town. To learn more of the different events and deals visit the Rockford Day Facebook Page.
Rockford Day will officially launch with a proclamation presented by Mayor Larry Morrissey at Meg's Daily Grind, 3885 N. Perryville Road.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rock the Rock Live Lunch - an outdoor lunch event on the State Street bridge! Bringing together the East and West sides with music and food, you can enjoy the day on the beautiful Rock River from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy food from The Commissary, and ice cream from Kroozin Kooler Frozen Treatz. 97ZOK - Today's BEST Music Music will be broadcasting live and will also be registering people to win tickets for the September 2Brews and BBQ 2016 Featuring Hanson and Quiet Riot. Featuring live music on both sides of the bridge from 'dueling' guitarists Andrew Robinson: 815 Day East and Steve McClanahan (West).
The RAAC Rockford Area Arts Council will dedicate the Jefferson Street Bridge Mural “Connections” created by the 2016 ArtsPlace Apprentices under the direction of lead artist Adriana Villagomez at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Hinshaw & Culbertson, 100 Park Avenue.
All events are open to the public.
As you can see, this is a fantastic day for the entire family!