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Probably the hottest thing this weekend will be at the BMO Harris Center

Extreme Football League, or X LEAGUE, is set to debut at the BMO Harris Bank Center
with the Chicago Blitz facing-off against the Seattle Thunder on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention
Aug. 5-7, 2022.

20th anniversary

Amazing guests including:

  • Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger,
  • Alex Winter (Bill S. Preston Esq. – the BILL & TED series),
  • Director Steve Miner (“FRIDAY THE 13th 2-3, “HALLOWEEN H20”),
  • Kane Hodder – Jason 7-10 (Uber Jason costume photo-op),
  • Ken Kirzinger (“FREDDY VS. JASON” – Costume photo-op),
  • Heather Langenkamp & Lisa Wilcox & Brooke Theiss (“NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” series),
  • Robert Carradine & Don Gibb (“REVENGE OF THE NERDS”),
  • P.J. Soles & John Michael Graham (“John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN”),
  • Melinda Clarke (“RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3”),
  • Catherine Mary Stewart & Kelli Maroney (“NIGHT OF THE COMET”),
  • Quinn Lord (“TRICK ‘r TREAT”) and MANY more guests TBA.The Legendary Svengoolie (Rich Koz) hosts the annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest! We are planning a spectacular 20th anniversary weekend. ELEGANT EVENING PARTIES! When the vendor room closes, after-parties will run all night and into the morning hours!!!! The Hyatt has HUGE lobby spaces for gatherings and fan parties and you will have a BLAST party hopping! THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE – Our venue, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago is one of the largest Convention Hotels in the world! The Hyatt is luxurious and elegant and will provide you with the extravagant and lavish weekend that you deserve. ROOM RESERVATIONS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT! Visit or call (847) 696-1234 – just mention Flashback Weekend for your room reservation. Tickets are now on sale at We are looking forward to seeing everyone August 5-7, 2022 for our 20th anniversary celebration!!


Post Corn Boil Located at 4500 Rotary Road, Rockford




Natural Living Expo 5th Year!
3303 20th St, Rockford, IL

Cars and Coffee Rockford
Saturday August 6, 2022
9:00am to noon

Located in the parking lots of the Rockford Public Schools Admin Building
at 501 7th Street Rockford, IL 61104As always… free to participate, free to spectate!
Over 300 vehicles car show
Coffee and donuts available
DJ Joe Locke
Merchandise for sale
This month’s featured car clubs:
Stateline Challengers Car Club
Sports Car Club of Rockford


3rd Annual Car Show/Back to School Bash
4242 W Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL

4242 W Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL
3rd Annual Car Show/Back to School Family Fun Day.
Groceries, Games, Prizes, Snacks, School Supplies.
Car/Truck entries arrive onsite and register @ 1pm



The Meridian Music Shed, Rockford, IL hosts a series of house concerts in a beautiful sounding shed.

MMS is a not for profit that has a mission to provide a stage for musicians to be candidly heard, and an intimate, listening-room-type experience for the guests in the audience.
We are excited about hosting these artist!
Sunday August 7th Will Kimbrough

Here is what you can expect for your donation: GREAT music, a listening crowd, bring your own chair, maximum of 60 people, and a really fine community of people.
Located on North Meridian Rd, north of Business Route 20 and that is west of Rockford, IL
Email and join the Facebook page to get more information on artist and tickets.

Located at 4401 Highcrest Rd


Atwood Park Hike

Join Josh Luebke from the Rockford Park District for a hike through Atwood Park. Following the hike, you can head over to the birds of prey exhibit that Atwood is home to for the weekly feeding of the birds. The exhibit currently contains a Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, an Eastern Screech Owl, and two Great Horned Owls.
Free. Registration required at


MONDAY AT 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Pure Light Yoga

Anderson Japanese Gardens

For more information or to register, please contact Stephanie at
Learn a variety of poses and sequences to gain flexibility and strength in a beautiful, peaceful environment. Proper breathing and relaxation will strengthen your body, calm your mind and is essential to good health. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Bring water and a towel/mat, yoga strap and yoga blocks. Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. Please pre-register with Stephanie.
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM or 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Session 1 | June 6-July 11, 2022 (no class July 4)
$50 per 5-week session, 75-minute class
Session 2 | July 18 -August 15, 2022
$50 per 5-week session, 75-minute class
Session 3 | August 22 – September 26, 2022 (no class Sept 5)
$50 per 5-week session, 75-minute class
For more information or to register, please contact Stephanie at

Welcome Rockford beer runners to the new Olympic Running Club!
Formerly known as Mikkeller Running Club, this is somewhere around our 73rd run!

Saturday Aug 6 at 12:30 — as always, we will assemble at The Olympic Tavern (doors open at noon) and there will be THREE routes to choose from.

Afterwards, we will convene back at The Olympic — all runners get 50% off any appetizer on our menu!
This is a very low key, non-competitive fun/beer run, so please, bring a friend. There is NO fee to participate, this is NOT a race, and people of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join.
The idea of the Olympic Running Club is to stay fit through running. That makes us capable of enjoying even more of the good life – which includes state of the art food and drinks.
Obviously our main passion is beer – especially drinking beers – and sometimes (preferably) in large scales.
Speed is not the main target in Olympic Running Club. Having fun and great social relations is our top priority
Every first Saturday of the month we meet up for a run, a snack, and maybe a beer or three.
You do not have to be an experienced runner or athlete to join the Olympic Running Club …all we ask is for you to come join us and have fun staying healthy – and sometimes a bit tipsy!!

TRINADORA ROCKS Band at Music On The Mall Fri, Aug 5 @ 6:30PM — 8:30PM Edgebrook Shopping Center, 1639 N. Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

DJ Jimmie Jamz is BACK at District

Second Annual Cottonwood Corn Drop, er, Boil and Open House

Saturday at the Cottonwood Airport 11 AM – 2 PM

$8.00/person for the food. Free to watch.

Saturday August 6, 2022
Cottonwood Airport (1C8)
Rockford, IL
11:00am – 2pm


Disclaimer: A lot of the information provided above, was provided by various sources.
We can not guarantee the accuracy of the events.
Please do your own research on the events, before going.



Coming up next week: Boone County Fair

AUG 9 AT 12 PM – AUG 14 AT 8 PM

Boone County Fairgrounds 

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