It's the first full weekend of the summer season, and there is plenty to do in the Stateline! Here's some cool things to check out with the family this weekend.

  • Rockford City Market - Friday, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Intersection of Water and Market Streets in downtown Rockford - Free admission - Local vendors, live music, kids activities and more -
  • Friday Night Flix - Friday, Grounds open at 7 p.m., movie begins at dusk - Davis Park in downtown Rockford - Feature Presentation: Despicable Me - Free to attend - Food and beverages available for purchase - Outside refreshments o.k. to bring in, but alcohol is prohibited - Get more information here.
  • Music on the Mall - Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Hosted by Mary's Market at the Shops of Edgebrook - Featuring music from Swingbilly Rockford - Free to attend - Seating is limited, so bringing your own chairs is encouraged - Call Mary's Market at 815-394-0765 for info and weather related questions.
  • 46th Annual Patriotic Celebration - Friday, 7 p.m. - First Evangelical Free Church at 2223 N Mulford Road in Rockford - Evening of music and media celebrating the United States, the Stars and Stripes, and those who have served in the military - Free admission - Call 815-877-7046 or go to for more info.
  • Live Country Music at 2nd Cousins Bar & Grill - Friday, 9 p.m. - 2nd Cousins Bar & Grill on Riverside Blvd across from Village Green - Featuring music from Dirt Road Rebelz and hosted by Q98.5's Jonny J  - No cover charge, great food and drink specials.
  • Belvidere Heritage Days - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Downtown Belvidere - Highlights include sidewalk sales, go-kart rides, inflatables, truck show, farmers markets, live music, fireworks, food and a whole lot more - For more info check Belvidere Heritage Days on Facebook.
  • Starlight Theatre presents "Young Frankenstein" - Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. - Rock Valley College's Starlight Theatre at 3301 N Mulford Road in Rockford - Tickets are $30 and available at the box office while supplies last - Call 815-921-2160 for more information.
  • Steve Zimmerman Historic Bike Tour - Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. - Starts at City Hall at 425 E State Street - Learn all about historic downtown Rockford on this two-hour bike tour honoring the memory of attorney Steve Zimmerman - Free to participate - Learn more at
  • Relay for Life of Winnebago County - Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight - Rockford Christian High School at 1401 N Bell School Road - Annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society featuring laps around the track to music, face painting and games for kids - Participants can register online until noon on Friday or in person at the event -