Oct 07 Saturday
Cars & Coffee - Rockford is held on the first Saturday of the month from April to October. It is held in the Rockford Public School Administrative Parking Lot (500 spots/120 off street) and is the largest automotive event in Rockford, Illinois. As always, Cars & Coffee Rockford is free to participate and free to spectate.
It was started in 2019 and is a non-profit of Katie's Cup Coffee. In 2023 they averaged 519 people and 253 cars per/car show (biggest #342 cars & 675 people). It is pet friendly, bike friendly, handicap accessible and kid friendly activities.
Participants attend from Bloomington, IL, the Chicago suburbs, Madison, Milwaukee area. The attractions include a Monster Truck, Rockford Ice-hogs Mascot and a Hot Wheels display. The Police, Fire, County, and State municipality participate monthly.
We support Rock House Kids, Rock River Valley Pantry, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Noah’s Ark, Winnebago County Sheriff's Teddy Bear Drive, Katie's Cup, and the Illinois Make A Wish Foundation. Car Groups attend from Illinois and Wisconsin, with 17 different car groups/clubs.
Oct 26 Thursday
Join Laura Anderson in decorating sugar skulls and creating tissue paper marigolds for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). As you are crafting, Laura will discuss the traditions of this beautiful Hispanic Holiday and give instructions on how you can build an altar. When we are done you will have two significant pieces to place on your altar at home!
This program is free and intended for ages 8 and up. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. The program is first come, first served as supplies are limited.
For additional information, please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.
Oct 28 Saturday
Samhein (pronounced Sow-wehn) is the ancient Gaelic name for a time between times, a time at the end of Harvest when the veil between the world of men and the other-world of spirits becomes thin and those sprits walk the earth. From ancient times until today, we have celebrated this mysterious and beautiful time of year. We call it Halloween or All Hallows Eve.
Join Award-Winning singer/songwriter Barry Cloyd as we step back into ancient Celtic times to revisit and bring to life the tales and songs of this haunting October celebration. It's a Spooky good time.
This event is free and open to all. No registration is required. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Nov 04 Saturday
Dec 02 Saturday
Jan 06 Saturday
Feb 03 Saturday
Mar 02 Saturday