Celebrate the Fourth!

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//img-R3AVDDlPUR.jpg’, ‘Photo by Steve Muntz’, ‘WILL THE RIVER BE OPEN? Fireworks explode over Davis Park during last year’s Fourth of July celebration. This year’s fireworks display is scheduled for 9:30 p.m., Sunday, in downtown Rockford. To find out if the Rock River will be open to boaters, contact Winnebago County Sheriff Dick Meyers at 987-5920 or ComEd, which controls the Fordham Dam, at 490-2729.’);

The downtown Rockford River District, the Fourth of July Committee, On The Waterfront and Centre Events have teamed up to provide the Rockford area with a host of events to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.

Following is a list of events specifically geared toward the Fourth of July. Some events require an admission charge (denoted by *). A complete list of events for the coming week is included in the Vibe Entertainment calendars (pages V3, V6-V8).

For more information on the events listed below, contact Project First Rate at 965-0768, On The Waterfront at 964-4388, or visit www.centreevents.com.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Wednesday, June 30

P Dave Rudolf—1:30 p.m. Zany songs and jokes to delight kids. Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.

Thursday, July 1

P The Silver Creek Band—1:30 p.m. Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.

Friday, July 2

P * Journey (part of On The Waterfront’s Stars and Guitars series)—6 p.m. Miller Lite Great Lawn at Davis Park.

Saturday, July 3

P Patriotic Breakfast—8:30 a.m. Speaker Peter Labarba. Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.

P Flag Retirement Ceremony—4 p.m. Sinnissippi Park Symbol area.

P * Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rock Valley College Chorale—8 p.m. Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theater (Rock Valley).

P * Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm (part of On The Waterfront’s Stars and Guitars series)—6 p.m. Miller Lite Great Lawn at Davis Park.

Sunday, July 4

P MELD 4th of July 10k, 2 mile and Family Fun Walk—7 a.m. Madison Street under the Jefferson Street Bridge.

P Dedication of Rockford’s own Liberty Bell—2 p.m. Midway Village & Museum Center.

P 4th of July Duck Derby—4 p.m. Riverview Ice House.

P * SkyConcert Skybox Fireworks Show—6 p.m. Davis Park (South Lawn).

P Motorcycle Parade—6:55 p.m. Y Boulevard to South Wyman Street.

P Annual Parade—7 p.m. YMCA Y Boulevard to South Wyman Street.

P Fireworks Synchronized to Music over Rockford—9:30 p.m. Downtown Rockford.

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