StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//img-R3AVDDlPUR.jpg’, ‘Photo by Steve Muntz’, ‘WILL THE RIVER BE OPEN? Fireworks explode over Davis Park during last years Fourth of July celebration. This years 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 Rudolf1:30 p.m. Zany songs and jokes to delight kids. Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.
Thursday, July 1
P The Silver Creek Band1:30 p.m. Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.
Friday, July 2
P * Journey (part of On The Waterfronts Stars and Guitars series)6 p.m. Miller Lite Great Lawn at Davis Park.
Saturday, July 3
P Patriotic Breakfast8:30 a.m. Speaker Peter Labarba. Sinnissippi Park Music Shell.
P Flag Retirement Ceremony4 p.m. Sinnissippi Park Symbol area.
P * Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rock Valley College Chorale8 p.m. Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theater (Rock Valley).
P * Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm (part of On The Waterfronts 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 Walk7 a.m. Madison Street under the Jefferson Street Bridge.
P Dedication of Rockfords own Liberty Bell2 p.m. Midway Village & Museum Center.
P 4th of July Duck Derby4 p.m. Riverview Ice House.
P * SkyConcert Skybox Fireworks Show6 p.m. Davis Park (South Lawn).
P Motorcycle Parade6:55 p.m. Y Boulevard to South Wyman Street.
P Annual Parade7 p.m. YMCA Y Boulevard to South Wyman Street.
P Fireworks Synchronized to Music over Rockford9:30 p.m. Downtown Rockford.