It's here, the official final weekend of summer. Fall begins on Tuesday, so how are you going to spend your last summer days? I suggest checking out these cool events going on this weekend!

  • Rockford City Market - Friday, 3 to 7p.m.- On Water St. between State and Jefferson in downtown Rockford - Only a few weeks left -
  • Pec Thing Antique & Flea Market - Saturday and Sunday 8a.m. to 5p.m. - Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica - $3 admission, children 12 and under are free -
  • Jake Owen at the BMO Harris Bank Center - Saturday, 7p.m. - Tickets are still available starting at $25 - 815-968-5222 or
  • Cruisin' for St. Jude Kids Motorcycle Ride with Hammertime Sports - Saturday, registration begins at 1p.m., bikes roll at 3p.m. - $20 per bike, $25 per couple (includes a T-shirt) - All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Get more info here.
  • Main Street District 2 Block Party - Saturday, doors open at 5p.m. - State and Main intersection in downtown Rockford - Featuring live music from Jamie Campbell and the Redneck Romeos, headliner Mike and Joe, and more - $10 -
  • World War II Days - Saturday, 11a.m. to 5p.m., Sunday, 11a.m. to 4p.m. - Midway Village at 6799 Guilford Road in Rockford - Rain or shine - $14 for adults, $7 for kids 3 to 17, museum member and veterans get in free - 815-397-9112 or
  • Rockford Lutheran Academy Fall Festival and Craft Show - Saturday, 12 to 4p.m. - Rockford Lutheran at 4700 Augustana Dr. in Rockford - Come see me, I'll be there!
  • Woodstock Harley Davidson's Country Rumble After Dark - Saturday, Gates open at 6:30p.m, music starts at 8p.m., featuring headliner Bella Cain - Woodstock Harley Davidson on Highway 47 just south of Highway 14 in Woodstock, IL - $10 - Get tickets here.
  • Ethnic Parade and Festival - Sunday, starting at 1p.m. - Midtown Rockford, parade starts on North Wyman St. and travels to the BMO Harris Bank parking area - international cuisine, beer garden, ethnic arts and crafts, and a whole lot more - Free admission - Call 815-997-5888 for more info.