Now that the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is finally behind us (fingers crossed), many more summer fun opportunities will be back in action and back to normal this year. (fingers crossed).

There are many things I look forward to every year when summer rolls around, but the top three have to be, (in no particular order);

  • Fairs/Festivals/Concerts
  • Swimming and boating
  • Rockford City Market

I'm assuming you already have a list of all the concerts, fairs, and festivals that you want to go to ready to go, and have already picked out your favorite swimming and boating spots, so let's focus on the 2022 kickoff for Rockford's beloved City Market.

Over 70 of your favorite Stateline-area vendors are ready to fulfill all your eating, drinking, and shopping needs every Friday night in Downtown Rockford, but there are several theme weeks and live music appearances you might want to mark on your calendar now so you don't miss any of the fun to come!

Special Events Scheduled for the 2022 Season of Rockford City Market

If you've been to Rockford City Market before, you know that live music, food, drink, and fun activities for kids are always a part of the market experience, but to add a little more fun to your Friday nights this summer, check out these special events:

While you impatiently wait for Rockford City Market to officially open for the season, just feast your eyes on this delicious new vendor coming to the market this year...

For a full list of 2022 Rockford City Market vendors, visit

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