This Friday, the Rockford City Market, one of Rockford's favorite ongoing events, makes its triumphant return to downtown, much to the delight of all of us who've enjoyed it so much in previous years.

If you've never been to the Rockford City Market, this is a great time to start. They've added even more vendors this year, in addition to local growers, unique retail items, demonstrations, kids activities, and more. Best of all, admission is free.

Some details:

Rockford City Market

    • LOCATION

      100-200 Blocks of Water Street and surrounding area

      Water Street north of East State Street
      Rockford, IL

      PHONE

      (815) 977-5124
    • DATE
      May 20 - October 28, 2016
    • TIME
      Recurring weekly on Friday
    • TIME
      Fridays 3:30pm-8:30pm (3:30pm-7:30pm after Labor Day)
    • PRICE
      Free admission

Got 30 seconds? Here's a pretty cool time-lapse of the City Market last year: