There are a few things one can count on every year when Memorial Day weekend rolls around;

  • It will most likely rain on one, (or all), days of the long weekend.
  • The smell of grilling meat will greet you wherever you go.
  • There will be lots of parades to attend, and you will either be sweating OR freezing while you sit and watch them.
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What's Happening in the 815 This Memorial Day Weekend

We're still a few days out from the main event, but at this point, the forecast is looking pretty fabulous for the 2022 Memorial Day weekend in the Rockford area. So, I think it is our duty to get out of our homes and soak up every inch of fun this weekend has to throw at us. Sound like a plan? Here are just a few of the Memorial Day events happening in the Rockford area this weekend:

  • Friday, May 27, 2022 - Week 2 of Rockford City Market 
  • Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29, 2022 - Byron Firefighter's Association Kick-Off to Summer Carnival at the Byron Fire Department at 123 N Franklin Street in Byron.
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 - Miracle Mile's 5th Annual Cruise and Car Show the fun begins at 8 a.m. at the Rockford Speedway with a burn-out show and more before cars 'cruise' to the Miracle Mile for a cruise show featuring 60+ cars.
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 - Salute to Military Night at the Rockford Speedway. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 7:07 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 - Rocktown Adventures' Paddle Trip on the Sugar River.
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Rockford's Memorial Day Parade - Begins at 9 a.m. on 7th St. and travels 7th St. to Charles St., Charles St. to State St., turns north on Wyman St., and then proceeds to Beattie Park where the parade will end.
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Roscoe's Memorial Day Parade - Begins at 10:30 a.m. at Bridge and Main Streets in Roscoe.
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Pecatonica Memorial Day Parade - Begins at 2 p.m. at 7th and Main Street and travels through Downtown Pecatonica.

Do you know of a Memorial Weekend event we need to add to this list? Just send us a message on the app with all the info!

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