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U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship is Coming to Rockford

Given the amount of incredibly accomplished skaters that Rockford has produced over the years, it's fair to say that Rockford is a skating town. Well, this skating town is about to get a treat.

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Maybe Rockford Could “Swing It” Like Amsterdam Does

Maybe you read the name Amsterdam in the headline, along with the words swing it, and thought that this has got to be a piece on legalized marijuana. Nope. It's about a swing. A really, really high-up-in-the-air swing. A swing that I think might be pretty cool in downtown Rockford.

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Take 2 Minutes and See What’s So Great About Rockford

Maybe you've got friends or family coming in from out-of-town for the holidays, and they don't know anything about our city of Rockford, Illinois. The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released a really cool video to introduce Rockford to newcomers, while reintroducing it to those who might be unaware of the cool things Rockford offers.

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The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl Starts Downtown This Saturday

Maybe it's just me, but if presented with the choice between some turtle doves, french hens, and geese-a-laying--or, some great drinks, food, and the chance to visit some watering holes I've not visited before, I'm going to take Option B.

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Stroll on State 2016: By-the-Numbers

 

 

By now you may have heard that Rockford's Stroll on State, held on November 26th in downtown Rockford, set a new attendance record of 75,000 people. That's almost 10,000 more people enjoying the night than did last year.

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Tonight is a Great Night to Shop on State in Downtown Rockford

Yesterday in this space, I asked when was the last time that you shopped downtown Rockford. As luck would have it, you've got a golden opportunity tonight (Thursday).

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When Was the Last Time You Shopped Downtown Rockford?

With Stroll on State having taken place a couple of weeks back, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) would love to know what you thought of the 4th annual event. And, while you're at it, when was the last time you headed for downtown Rockford to do some shopping?

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Missed Stroll on State? You Can Still Enjoy Rockford’s River Lights Weekends in December

If you've been kicking yourself because you missed out on all the fun of last weekend's Stroll on State, you can stop now. One of the coolest features of Stroll on State is Rockford's River Lights, and you can still get down to see them Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.

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Go Behind the Scenes at Rockford’s Stroll on State

You're probably aware by now that Rockford's 4th annual Stroll on State takes place this Saturday in downtown Rockford from 3pm-9pm. However, if you haven't been downtown for the previous three Strolls, let's take a look at some of the really cool things you can expect at this free family event.

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Rockford Looks Great in the “In Good Company” Video from the RACVB

We've talked before about how often we've heard someone say "There's just nothing to do in Rockford," and how the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is hard at work to put that expression out to pasture.

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