Rockford Day is on Monday, August 15, 2022 and the City of Rockford is inviting local businesses and more organizations to get involved. (Photo by Kevin Haas/Rock River Current)
    By Mary Sisk
    Rock River Current
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    ROCKFORD — With Aug. 15 approaching, the city is inviting local businesses, nonprofits and more to get involved with Rockford Day festivities.

    Rockford Day, also known as 815 Day, was established in 2016. It takes the date Aug. 15, or 8/15, which mirrors the city’s primary area code, and makes it a local holiday.

    “Rockford Day is one of my favorite days of the year,” Mayor Tom McNamara said in a news release. “It really highlights the many great places, activities and people throughout our city through fun and interactive experiences.”

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    Last year celebrations included a selfie station at Rockford City Market with a balloon installation by BW Event & Decor, a half-off plant sale at Village Green Home and Garden, new 815 T-shirt designs by Kegel’s Bicycle Store and more.

    To get involved and get more information on Rockford Day, visit the event’s Facebook page here.

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