River District Association Blog

RDA Holiday Mixer, Dec 2 5:30-7:30p

Join the River District Association for a holiday celebration. Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30pm @ Bee’s Knees General Store (118 N. 1st Street). Appetizers and a cash bar provided by various downtown establishments. Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

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Trick-or-Treating Comes to Downtown Rockford

The River District Association (RDA) in partnership with Shop Downtown Rockford announces a fun filled, family friendly Trick-or-Treating evening to Downtown Rockford. On Friday, October 30, 2015 from 4:00-8:00p we’re calling all princesses and fairies, all ghosts and goblins, all super heroes and super villains. Halloween is here and trick-or-treating is in the air! This […]

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Groove Walk-ing Dead Returns to Downtown Rockford

A celebration of Rockford’s downtown nightlife and music scene during Groove Walk-ing Dead on Saturday, October 17, 2015, from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am. This musical walk will showcase some of Rockford’s unique establishments, amazing and diverse musical talent, a costume contest, and spooky installations throughout downtown. “We were thrilled with the success of last […]

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Steve Zimmerman Historical Bike Tour Returns to the River District Saturday, September 26

ROCKFORD, IL, September 23, 2015 – The River District Association (RDA), dedicated to promoting and growing Rockford’s historic river district downtown, is proud to announce its second and final “Steve Zimmerman Historical Bike Tour” for 2015. The event will take place this Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 8:00am – 11:00am and will begin behind City […]

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From the Director

FROM THE DIRECTOR It’s been 3 months since I came on board as Director of the River District Association and it has been a pleasure to become involved in so many ways. Moving along I look forward to the interactions I will have with you all so that together we can continue to promote and […]

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A Note From Alderman Tom McNamara

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Alderman for the River District. Since being elected I have been humbled and inspired by your work and commitment to make our downtown a vibrant place to work, live and have fun – thank you! Downtown is certainly bustling this summer! To accompany your investment […]

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Wired Cafe’s 5 year Celebration. “Party in the Alley”

NEWS ALERT Wired Cafe will celebrate their 5 year anniversary on July 10, 2015 with a “Party in the Alley” Come help us celebrate another great year in “Downtown Rockford” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 (Rockford, IL) In July 2010 Mother/Daughter trio, Crystal, Shanna and Maggie took a chance on downtown Rockford and five […]

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“Shop the Blocks” Kicks off on July 3

“Shop the Blocks” will kick off on Friday, July 3 from 3:00-9:00pm, on E. State St. from the river to 3rd St (and 1st St.) and visitors will quickly see a vibrancy and energy on our blocks. Retailers and restaurants will bring their businesses outside to offer sidewalk sales and dining areas. Additionally, a few […]

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Summer Mixer on the Patio of the RACVB

Been a while since you’ve connected with your downtown neighbors? Come on down on Wednesday, June 24th from 5:30 -7:30 pm and join us for our June mixer on the patio at the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 102 N. Main Street. Magpie and Octane will provide food, District will offer a cash bar, […]

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April Mixer Irish Rose

It was a wonderful gathering at Irish Rose last week for our April mixer. Gary Anderson spoke about happenings Downtown and Leah Tuneberg was introduced as our new Director. Thanks to all who came out. Our next mixer will be in late June. Details to follow soon.

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