By Mary Sisk
Rock River Current
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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.”
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.