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?

For those who are unfamiliar (from

Rockford City Market is an open air public market featuring locally grown and made items including vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, flowers, herbs, baked goods, artisans, prepared food, local beer and wine. There is weekly live entertainment in two areas, kids' activities, and cooking demos.

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Some of the specifics for this Friday's (May 26th) Rockford City Market include:

Music: Main Stage: Fred & Ginger - acoustic duo playing an eclectic mix of music from the 1960s through today (4:30 - 8pm)
Acoustic Stage: Timberpoint - local bluegrass band (5:30 - 8pm)

Special Event: Romanian Dancers from Rockford's Sister City of Cluj-Napoca, Romania will be performing at the main stage area from 3:30 - 4pm.

Activities: Cherry Valley Public Library will be offering a free activity while promoting their Summer Reading Program that begins in June! Natural Land Institute will be offering free animal mask crafts as well as tree cookie necklaces! Midway Village Museum will also be at the market offering a free craft and will have some of the Romanian Dancers at their booth answering questions about their performances at the museum this weekend.

For more information about the Rockford City Market, click here or here.

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