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Love the Blocks

February 11 @ 10:00 am - February 16 @ 11:00 pm


The River District Association is partnering with the United Way to present “United We Dine, United We Shop” during this year’s Love the Blocks.

United We Shop: Starting Monday, February 11, and ending Saturday, February 16, participating Love the Blocks retailers will have heart-themed Tic-Tac-Toe boards for customers to get stamped by a store employee. Once a customer visits three different stores and collects three stamps in a row, they can leave the card with that participating retailer and be entered into a drawing for a gift basket.

United We Dine: On Saturday, February 16, people can give back to the United Way just by eating out downtown at a participating Love the Blocks restaurant. These restaurants will be giving back a portion of their proceeds from this day only to the United Way on behalf of the River District Association.

Anyone can Text To Give to the United Way that week by texting the phrase ‘Love the Blocks’ to 41444. All who do on behalf of the River District Association, will also be entered into win a gift basket. You can also donate online by clicking this link.

2019 Participating Retailers/Restaurants:

Abreo Restaurant, 515 E. State St.

Rockford Art Deli, 402 E. State St.

Social Urban Bar & Restaurant, 509 E.State St.

The FVV Shop, 328 E. State St.

The Standard, 214 E. State St.

Arch Apothecary, 214 E. State St.

Capital House, 308 W. State St.

Rocktown Adventures, 313 N. Madison St.

District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State St.

London Avenue Design, 214 E. State St.

Jimmy Johns, 308 E. State St.

RAMP, 202 Market St.

Cantina Taco, 117 S Main St.

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, 111 N. 1st St.


February 11 @ 10:00 am
February 16 @ 11:00 pm


River District Association
United Way of Rock River Valley


Downtown Rockford
Rockford, Illinois + Google Map