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If You Haven’t Been to the Rockford City Market, Look at What You’re Missing

It's crazy popular, but we know that some of you haven't yet made the trek downtown to enjoy the Rockford City Market. That's okay, maybe you've been busy. However, with all the great happenings each and every Friday through September 29th, how about making this the year you check it out?

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RACVB Invites Kids and Their Families to Take Part in Fred VanVleet’s Camp and FanFest

Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) and its Brand Ambassador and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet are teaming up for the first ever Fred VanVleet Summer Camp and Fan Fest on June 23-25 at the UW Health Sports Factory. And the best part is that it's all about the players and their families.

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Attendance at Rockford’s Sites and Attractions Went Up in 2016

Being big supporters of the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) as we are around here, we often salute the efforts of the RACVB to market Rockford as a travel destination to people outside our area. According to some new numbers released this week, we have good reason to applaud.

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Rockford Sports Facilities Are Really Packing in the Visitors

When our friend Andrea from the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) visits the WROK Morning Show each Friday, she often mentions that with another weekend comes another several thousand visitors to Rockford's sports facilities.

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It’s a Beautiful Weekend For a Kubb Game

For those who may be thinking that I spelled "Cub" incorrectly, I'm not talking baseball, but rather the Scandinavian game that actually has roots with the Vikings.

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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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Check Out BYG2RKFD (Bring Your Game to Rockford) From the RACVB

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) just released another video in their series of outstandingly well done visual pieces that highlight all the great things that Rockford has to offer. As you might guess from the title, we're pretty high on sports around the Rockford area.

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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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Greeting Card from Rockford, Illinois. ca. 1941, Rockford, Illinois, USA, Rockford, founded in 1834, is the third largest city in the state of Illinois. Population more than 85,000. Noted for its machine tool and furniture industries. Just a few miles sou
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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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