The Rockford area is blessed with a great selection of food trucks. Many of them will be lined up on Tuesday nights all along the banks of the Rock River.

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What is even better is that on several nights throughout the week and weekend, there are events where several food truck vendors are gathered together, in what I like to refer to as a 'miracle' parking lot.

What is a 'miracle parking lot'?

In the middle of a family debate over what to eat, have you ever said; "it would take a miracle for us all to agree on what to have for dinner." Have you ever said that? When you find a bunch of food trucks in one parking lot, you've found that miracle. The best part is that miracle happens every Tuesday night.

Food Truck Tuesdays return Tuesday, May 4, 2021 and will again be hosted at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.. But not just the conservatory's parking lot. Food Truck Tuesdays stretch from Symbol all the way south to the Swan Anderson building.

Why you don't need stress over which lot is best for parking

Rockford's Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens is located at 1354 N. 2nd Street.
Because of the way the event is spread out, it will cover 5 parking lots, and there are food truck positioned at each of those lots.

Food Truck Tuesdays are BIGGER for 2021

The new setup will allow for up to 14 different food trucks every week. That also means lines will likely be shorter. There will be two different seasons for this event in 2021:

  • May 4 - August 31 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • September 7 - November 2 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Participating food trucks (as of 4/28/21) include,

  • Cantina Taco
  • Veebos Wood-Fired Pizza
  • Disco Chicken
  • Jammin Jerk Grill
  • J & G Old Fashioned Ice Cream
  • 15th & Chris Burgers
  • Lacalle Churreria
  • Olive Branch
  • Olivo Tacos
  • Skybox on the Go
  • The Wok & Roll by Bamboo

For rules, guidelines, weekly truck updates and everything thing else, visit the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens website.

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