Winnebago County Calendar of Events June 6 – June 13

The Rockford City Market runs every Friday starting at 3:30 p.m. at 100 N. Water St., Rockford. Admission is free.


Ingrid Dohm Art Show – New Works,  Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford,  9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Entry with regular Klehm admission.  Free parking. Information: Phone (815) 987-8858.


Shrek, presented By Starlight Theatre at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, running June 6-9 and July 11-15, $10-$15. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all the beloved characters you know from the film. Ticket and information: 815-921-2160.


Tuesday Evening in the Gardens, Anderson Japanese Gardens 318 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, Tuesdays, 5 p.m., free for members, regular Garden admission for non-members, 5 p.m Features local, regional and nationally touring musicians. Guests may set up picnic areas starting at 5:00 pm. Food and beverages are available for purchase from local vendors. Carry-in picnic suppers are welcome – carry-in beverages are prohibited. Performances at 5:45 p.m. InformatIon: 815-229-9390

Music in the Park, Presented By Rockford Park District, Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. 2nd St., Rockford, recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, 7 p.m., free.  The summer outdoor performance series offering a variety of musical performers, styles, and genres. Arrive early for best seating.


Rockton River Market, Old Settlers Park,  200 E. Hawick St., Rockton, weekly on Wednesday 4-8 p.m., free admission. Information: 815-624-7625


Music on the Mall, Edgebrook – Outside Mary’s Market, 1639 N. Alpine Rd.,Rockford 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. In the event of inclement weather, Music on the Mall may be cancelled or moved. Information: 815 226-0212


Rockford City Market, 100 N. Water St., Rockford,  weekly on Fridays starting at 3:30 p.m., free admission. The market features local growers and vendors who sell handmade products, including vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheeses, flowers, herbs, baked goods, wine and prepared food, as well as artisans and vendors with unique offerings. Most vendors originate within 150 miles of Rockford. Information: 815-977-5124


HCC/Colonial Village Farmers Market, corner of Newburg Road and Alpine Road, Newburg Road Entrance, Rockford, weekly on Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Features a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, honey, and much more. Information: (815-398-8109


North End City Market, intersection of North Main and Auburn Streets, Rockford, weekly on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission. Information: 815-977-5124


Edgebrook Farmers Market, 1639 N. Alpine Road, Rockford,  every Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission. Sample the area’s best seasonal farmers market. At the Edgebrook Farmers Market, local farmers display their highest quality vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants as well as fresh organic goods, baked breads & sweet treats, artisan cheeses, maple syrup, honey, locally raised  meats, farm fresh eggs, jams and jellies, and more. Information: 815-226-0212.


Hoo Haven Community Event, presented By Easterseals Academy, 8301 Mitchell Road, Machesney Park, 6:30 p.m., free. Come meet the animals from Hoo Haven and learn more about them. “Hoo” Haven is dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned, North American Wildlife. And to educating individuals to the importance of conservation. Information: 815-623-4800 or


Our City, Our Story : Live – My Teenage Confession, Lucha Cantina, 1641 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, 7 p.m. Storytellers in the Rockford community are invited to participate in the second Our City, Our Story : LIVE event. The stories must be 8 minutes in length, told without notes, and truthful to your best recollection. Information: 815-540-9554

JUNE 7-30

Hair, presented By Usual Suspects, Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St., Rockford, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., $18, $15 students.


Stephen Stills & Judy Collins with special guest Kenny White, presented By Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St., Rockford, 7:30 p.m. Fifty years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills & Collins’ short fiery union remains a transformative era for the two artists. Information: 815-968-0595.


The Rockford Midwestern Biennial 2018, Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, $7 adults, $3 seniors and students. he 75th presentation of Rockford Art Museum’s juried exhibition, which began in 1913 as an annual showcase of local artists, then expanded eligibility and was known as the Stateline Vicinity Show through 1998. Now a biennial show that surveys new work by contemporary artists across the Midwest, the competition is open to original artwork in any medium created since the last biennial by residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Information: 815-968-2787


Attracting Birds to Your Yard, Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden,  2715 S. Main St., Rockford, 10:30 a.m., free with regular paid admission. Stacey BIvens will talk about different kinds of birds, the types of food and feeders they need, as well as the importance of fresh, clean water. Additionally, she will discuss native plants, shrubs, and trees that will attract birds to your yard. Preregistration is required.


History Explorers: Derring-Do, Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $8 adults, $6 children, museum members free. Explore crazy world records and challenges that Victorians both attempted and were successful at completing. Challenge the man who walked from Paris to Moscow on stilts in 58 days, the anonymous English man who walked the world in a suit of armor, take your turn at flag pole sitting records, and explore Nellie Bly race against the novel Around the World in 80 Days. Information: 815-397-9112


–Winnebago County Calendar of Events June 6 – June 13–