Rockford’s 4th of July event schedule released

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford’s 4th of July event schedule has been released.

Main roads in and around downtown will begin to shut down at 3:30 p.m. for the parade. Several hundred motorcycles will lead off the parade route at 4:40 p.m. with the main parade beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The parade route will form on 7th Street and 6th, 5th, and 4th Avenues. The route will proceed north on 7th Street to State Street and West on State Street, crossing bridge and continuing down State until Church Street.

At 4:00 p.m., The Davis Park Box Office opens for families

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Gallery Walk Bloomington to present 4th walk of the year April 2

Gallery Walk Bloomington’s fourth gallery walk of the year will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 2, and will feature two new art galleries. The event is free and open to the public.

The gallery walk events are scheduled for every first Friday of the month and involve patrons walking a mile-long trail, stopping along the way at featured art galleries and exhibits. The locations house special exhibits and some offer refreshments, according to the Gallery Walk Bloomington website, where a map of the trail can also be found. 

April’s walk will feature the Cook Center inside IU’s Maxwell

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