After a successful event series last summer “Shop the Blocks” will return on Friday, June 3 from 3:00-9:00pm. This year the footprint will expand to include businesses on W. State and N/S. Main. In all the footprint will have businesses on State St from 3rd St to Church St, 1st St. and Main Street. Visitors […]
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We hope you’ll join us at Abreo restaurant on Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30pm. Come socialize with old friends and new while enjoying one of our favorite downtown restaurants. Complimentary light food and a cash bar will be provided. Hope to see you there!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]