Shop Local Events Happening in Rockford This Weekend
Rockford residents are so blessed to have so many cool, locally owned businesses to shop at, and you will be able to check out a ton of them all in one location this weekend.
Shopping local is something that is always pushed around the holiday season. Not only is it a great way to boost our local economy, but it's also a fabulous way to support and celebrate the success of so many of our neighbors and community members. It's a proven statistic that for every $100 spent in a locally owned business, 68% percent of that money stays in the local economy; only 32% stays local when you shop at a national chain. Something very important to think about this holiday season.
Here's the two shop local events you should check out this weekend in Rockford:
- Shop On State - Thursday, December 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Shop and enjoy the businesses of downtown Rockford, plus enjoy carolers and a visit with Santa at City Hall.
- A Local Holiday Market - Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockford University on East State Street. Shop several local businesses, crafters and artisans all in one place. Unique gifts starting at $5 and up. Free to attend and free parking.
Happy Rockford shopping, y'all!