Online Staff Report
Start your weekend at Rockford City Market! While shopping at all the vendor booths and grabbing a bite to eat, take a look at the progress of the downtown beautification, thanks to all the volunteers at Sharefest. June 20-28, Sharefest volunteers have been painting light poles, planting new plants in various locations, and cleaning up the downtown area along State Street.
Stock up on your favorite vendor products this week, because there will be no Rockford City Market next week July 4 because of the holiday. The next market will be July 11, so make sure you stop by the market this week from 3 to 8 p.m.
What to expect at City Market this Friday, June 27:
• Music — Three Good Men: Three Good Men are a spin-off version of the widely recognized northern Illinois favorite band Men of Our Times. They play an informal, acoustic set featuring several classic songs, along with some songs you wouldn’t expect.
• Kids’ Activities — Discovery Center: Straw Rockets and Twirly Copters; and Natural Land Institute: Tree cookie necklaces.
• Featured artists — Rockford Etsy Booth: Swimming Turtle Design; Rockford Area Arts Council: Gayle Heinemann; and Rotating Artist: Gallery’s Choice.
Rockford City Market takes place every Friday from May 30 through Oct. 17 along Water Street between State and Jefferson streets in downtown Rockford. It runs from 3 to 8 p.m. before Labor Day and 3 to 7 p.m. after Labor Day. The market includes local growers and vendors who sell natural products, including vegetables, fruit, meat, cheeses, flowers, herbs, baked goods, wine and healthy snacks, as well as artisans and vendors with unique offerings and live entertainment by a variety of performers.
Rockford City Market is a collaborative effort of several agencies, including the Rock River Development Partnership, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Rockford.
Posted June 26, 2014