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Rockford City Market

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Fun summer afternoon

A great place to spend an afternoon in downtown Rockford. There are plenty of local vendors, and... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Rockford City Market

This market has free admission! A fun place to spend a couple of hours on a Friday evening. They... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 9, 2018
“It’s fine.”
Apr 29, 2018
“Fun summer afternoon”
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Hours Today: Closed
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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124 N Water St, Rockford, IL 61107-3960
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the positive things happening in downtown Rockford, however, it gets only an average because getting there and parking are usually a pain. Food is good but very pricey and slow, typically hot because there’s not really a breeze due to how...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

A great place to spend an afternoon in downtown Rockford. There are plenty of local vendors, and its perfectly located on the river.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

This market has free admission! A fun place to spend a couple of hours on a Friday evening. They have great food booths including Woodfire Pizza from Woodfire Brick Oven Restaurant that is really good! You can walk around and get a drink and food...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 239hazela
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We went to it last friday. It was very popular. It is used as a hang out for the twenty to thirty year old group. They had a lot of vendors. We liked the farms selling yummy corn the best. Too crowd for us. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank kathyloveshotel
Reviewed August 7, 2017

City market is good place to see folkd you have not seen in some time!! Easy stroll thru grounds good time had by all!!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank H1654TDrandyr
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Rockford City Market is one of the best things to do on a summer Friday evening. People watching is at its peak, and checking out the local vendors is always a treat. There is music and laughter for everyone. Enjoy!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marjean22
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Rockford City Market takes places every Friday late afternoon starting from the end of May to September, I was suggested to visit it and it worth it, because to me it is a great attraction for those living in the area to enjoy the beginning...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Matteo B
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

The Rockford city market down by the river is an excellent summer evening outside. Great food, music and adult beverages. The Pig Minds beer is my favorite drink and the tacos and wood fired pizzas are my go to eats. Great atmosphere to hang out...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jarhead4life
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Rockford City Market (located in downtown Rockford at the intersection of Water Street and Market Street) features local growers and vendors who sell natural products and unique retail items, live music, demonstrations and kids' activities.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jjmcgee1
Reviewed February 14, 2017

excellent place to buy local and support small business. there are huge selections of everything from jewelry to homemade goodies and other seasonal treats.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank sherrimoll
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Julie S
July 12, 2019|
Response from George S |
Yes, not a bad way to save on drinks, though I've not seen anyone else do it.
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Katmosley |
It is not open year round.. last year it was open from the last Friday in April until mid October. .. it is only open Friday's starting about 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm