Winnebago County Calendar of Events Sept. 5 – Sept. 9

Wings of Wonder: The Lorikeet Exhibit, is back at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens and runs through Nov. 11.


The Rockford Park District offers free walking tours of public art along the Rock River on select Thursdays starting from the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St., Tours will run on July 12, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13 beginning at 11 a.m. and feature 16 unique sculptures, some of which are works by local artists, and many of which were donated to the Park District. Information: 815-987-8858.


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


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. It is now a biennial show that surveys new work by contemporary artists across the Midwest.


Judge K. Patrick Yarbrough’s Sports Memorabilia Exhibit, Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., Rockford, Sundays 2-4 p.m., $7 individual, $15 family, free for members. Yarbrough is a life-long Chicago Cubs fan and this display will include memorabilia he has collected for decades. Other highlights in this exhibit are Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and Negro Leagues memorabillia.

Wings of Wonder: The Lorikeet Exhibit, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St.
Rockford, daily except Mondays. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.  Get an intimate look into the fascinating world of the lorikeet. Come “face-to-beak” with these always curious nectar-feeding birds. Lorikeets are known for their playful personalities, vibrant coloration, and their ability to mimic words and sounds.

SEPT. 6-8

Just Between Friends Kids Consignment Sales Event, presented By Just Between Friends Rockford, Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, opens 9 a.m. each day, $3 admission on Thursday only.  Looking for the biggest selection of items for your growing family? Shop thousands of name brand items at 50-90% off retail! Infant-Children-Maternity-Juniors Clothing, shoes, accessories, swings, pack n plays, strollers, toys, high chairs, movies, exersaucers/walkers, books, games, maternity/nursing items, crib/twin bedding


Coffee with the Curator, Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, 10-11 a.m., $5 cover at the door.  Get a behind-the-scenes look into the process of curating the Rockford Midwestern Biennial with RAM Curator Carrie Johnson before it closes Sept. 30. Information: 815-968-2787.

Mystery in the Dells, Severson Dells Nature Center,  8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, 6-8:30 p.m., $35 members, $40 general admission. This performance utilizes the backdrop of the Deer Lodge at Severson Dells to create a unique storyline and develop an atmosphere of mystery in the woods. Actors will be performing at the event and it is the audience’s job to figure out who done it. Information: 815-335-2915.

First Fridays – Art, Music, Food and Shopping in Downtown Rockford, presented By The Element, at various art galleries, shops and music venues.  Information: of 779-537-5319.

SEPT. 8-9

Greek Fest 2018, Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth St.,
Rockford, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, free admission.The fest celebrates the  the 100th anniversary of Sts. Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Church and includes authentic Green food, gifts, clothing and a variety of activities. Information: 815-963-8625.


–Winnebago County Calendar of Events Sept. 5 – Sept. 9–