There’s a new vibrancy of activity and excitement in the River District. We have changed, it’s a new atmosphere. We now are a destination, a place to meet friends and have fun. We are inspiring new events, new developments, more investment, more renovation and more new businesses. We have planned, organized, and persevered for this moment to succeed as a vibrant city center.

Situated along the banks of the Rock River, the River District is the heart of downtown Rockford and the River District Association is dedicated to keeping our neighborhood businesses strong and vital. We offer the area’s finest collection of arts, entertainment, sporting events, cultural venues and activities, unique dining and shopping experiences, historic residential neighborhoods, attractive parks, grand churches and a rich architectural and historical legacy. The beautiful Rock River is a vital component of Rockford’s River District, drawing attractions along with resident and visiting boaters from around the region.

We are the River District! Immerse yourself in the building of a new future.