Rockford’s 50th Annual Start of Summer Celebration Schedule of Events

Start of Summer Celebration 2018 Event Schedule

Schedule of Events Presented by: Rockford Chamber of Commerce


Free Shuttle Service to Downtown Rockford

Pick up & Drop off every 1/2 hour! Family Fare Supermarket & North Rockford Middle School

Friday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm


Thursday, June 7th Community Night

5:00-11:00pm Carnival Opens – Community Wristbands

5:00-11:00pm Food Booths Open

7:00pm Entertainment- Rockford Community Band

5:00pm-12:00am RBC Beer Tent – Live Music

  • 8:00pm: Cosmic Knot

Friday,  June 8th

Noon Carnival Opens

Noon-7:00pm Craft Booths Open

Noon-11:00pm Food Booths Open

Noon-12:00am Lion’s Beer Tent

Noon BattleGR Laser Tag – Garden Club Park

Noon Ninja Warrior Obstacle – Richardson Sowerby Park

1:00-6pm Children’s Tent – FREE Activities

2:00-7:30pm Changing Tent – (Sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church)

3:00pm Entertainment – Senior Steppers

4:30pm Entertainment – DeeJay the Clown

5:00-11:00pm Shuttle Service provided by RCC

5:00pm-12:00am RBC Beer Tent

6:00pm Entertainment – Rockford School of Dance

7:00pm Lion’s Beer Tent- Live Music – Trixy Tang Band

7:30pm Entertainment – Karaoke-Diva Productions DJ

8:00pm RBC Beer Tent-Live Music – Melophobix

Dusk Movie on the Rogue – Richardson Sowerby Park

Strolling Entertainment

6:00-8pm Entertainment – Opus Mime


Saturday,  June 9th

9:00am Yoga at the Dam – Garden Club Park

10am-11pm Shuttle Service provided by RCC

10am-6pm Vintage Baseball Games – Green space

11:00am Food & Craft Booths Open

11:00am Vintage Market

11:00am BattleGR Laser Tag – Garden Club Park

11:00am PARADE

Noon Carnival Opens

Noon-12am RBC Beer Tent

Noon-12am Lion’s Beer Tent

11am-7pm Changing Tent – (Sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church)

12:30pm Fire Truck Pull – Rockford Public Safety Dept

12:30pm-3:00pm Entertainment – Flashback

1:00pm Roaming Mascots

1:00-6pm Children’s Tent – FREE Activities

1:00pm Frog & Turtle Race at Chase Bank

1:00pm Ninja Warrior Obstacle – Richardson Sowerby Park

1:00pm   Cornhole Tournament – Lion’s Beer Tent

4:00pm Entertainment – Sounds Familiar

6:00pm Rotary Big Daddy Duck Race – Rockford Dam

7:00pm Lion’s Beer Tent-Live Music – Trixy Tang Band

7:30pm Entertainment – Kari Lynch Band

8:00pm RBC Beer Tent – Live Music – The Insane Theatre

Dusk Fireworks – Rockford Footwear Depot Green Space

Strolling Entertainment

Noon-2:00pm Entertainment – Opus Mime

2:00pm-4:00pm Entertainment – The Balloon Guy

7:00pm-10:00pm Entertainment – Tim Salisbury


Sunday,  June 10th – Family day

10:00am Bridgeway Church Service – Garden Park

11:00am Carnival Opens

11:00am-5:00pm Food & Craft Booths Open

11:00am-5:00pm Ninja Warrior Obstacle – Richardson Sowerby Park

Noon-5:00pm Lion’s Beer Tent Open

Noon-5:00pm RBC Beer Tent Open

1:00pm SOS Kids For Kids Run – Garden Club Park

1:30pm Family Talent Show – Pavilion

1:00-4:00pm Children’s Tent – FREE Activities

1:00-5pm Changing Tent – (Sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church)

1:00pm RBC Beer Tent-Live Music – Chris Cranick

Strolling Entertainment

2:00pm Entertainment – Balloon Guy

 

*schedule subject to change