This event is a ton of fun AND great for the community. 

The River District Association announced the return of Shop The Blocks this weekend, June 21-22.

Held the third full weekend of June, July, and August, Shop the Blocks brings visitors to downtown restaurants and stores for special deals and promotions.

Businesses included in this year's event include but not limited to:

  • 510 Threads
  • Rocktown Adventures
  • Prairie Street Brewing
  • The Underground Gallery
  • CJ's Public House
  • Ground Floor Skateboards
  • Minglewood Boutique
  • Northern Illinois Optical

Businesses will have discounts, buy one get one deals, and special River District Association shopping bags.

Executive Director Missy Minnaert adds:

“We’re asking people to buy local and support local businesses,” said Minnaert. “If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in our local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy. Be ‘Proud to be Local’ with your shopping!

Get out this weekend and support the community.