We’re kickin’ things into high gear on the Riverfront in Rockford for our 2nd Anniversary! The cities we’re located in have all embraced their rivers and made them the focus of their communities. Rockford has done a spectacular job in re-energizing their riverfront and we want to celebrate it! On The Waterfront, Illinois’ largest music festival, is lighting up the Rock River this weekend in Rockford and we’re going check it out. Join us!
Gear Up. Head Out. Photo Contest
We want to see what adventures you’ve been having this summer. You could win $100 Paddle and Trail gift card for your photo. Submit or Vote here. The Photo Contest winner will be announced at our Anniversary Celebration at the Millennium Center on Sunday, August 2. Learn more about it below.
Celebration at Regional Activity Center – Sat, Sept 1
Free Kayak & SUP demos, free fishing, family fun, great deals! Have a blast on the YMCA Climbing Wall, meet the guys from Kayak Crazy and take part in their product reviews. Learn about the work the Illinois Paddling Council is doing. Come have fun on Windsor Lake with us!
Celebrate Our Community Day - Sun, Sept 2, Rockford
We’re going to discover all kinds of great stuff to do in Rockford. “On The Waterfront” Festival is rockin’ Rockford’s beautiful riverfront with live music and lots of fun. Start the day with a quiet morning paddle, and wrap up the day dancing on the Riverfront with us!
Breakfast Paddle to the Burpee Museum, 8:30am, $40 - We’ll pick you up and take you upriver, where we’ll enjoy a quiet morning paddle on the Rock River. We’ll land at the beautiful new Riverwalk at the Burpee Museum and enjoy the view while we eat a continental breakfast. Learn more about the Burpee Museum. Please click here to register for this trip.
“Rick’s Picks” Exhibit, Burpee Museum, Rockford, 11am, $10 - Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick is a Rockford native son and Rock and Roll legend. Check out this cool exhibit celebrating his musical career. Learn more about Rick’s Picks Exhibit. Please click here to purchase your discounted exhibit tickets here.
Gear Up. Head Out. Anniversary Celebration, 3pm, Free Event!
The Gear Up. Head Out. Photo Contest Winner will be revealed, Refreshments, Door Prizes, Sneak Peak at Upcoming Trips and Events.
Guest speaker Frank Schier, Rock River Trail Initiative. Held at Millennium Center, 220 S. Madison St., Rockford. Please RSVP by registering here.
On The Waterfront Music Festival, 5pm, Rockford – $13
We’ll be heading down the street after our Anniversary Celebration to take in 4 stages of great music at On the Waterfront, Illinois’ largest music festival, on the Rock River in downtown Rockford. Stages for Country, Rock & Blues – Join us. Check out the line up. Please click here to purchase your discounted OTW tickets here.