Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination

Column: Live It Up
by Karissa Kienast

This weekend Rockford will take you back to your childhood as Friday Night Flix Shows “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

To start your Friday off right, head to the Rockford City Market located on Water Street in downtown. The city market runs from 3-7 p.m. and features local vendors, activities, and live music. This week the Jodi Beach Trio will fill the market with jazz music, and Capri Restaurant will sponsor cooking demonstrations at 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Learn Great Foods booth. To view the weekly specials for this week (The Sweetery will have Chocolate Strawberry & Red Velvet Cake Pops for $1.00 each…YUM!!) , visit

Once the sun starts setting, head over to Davis Park for Friday Night Flix.  Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Movies begin at sundown, and the admission and popcorn are free! Food and drinks are available for purchase from on site vendors at the park.

As I mentioned, this week the movie is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” And in true Willy Wonka fashion, 1,000 Wonka bars will be given away with numbered golden tickets inside. Winners will be drawn at random with prizes ranging from Volcano Falls gift certificates to four-packs of IceHogs tickets.

The forecast for Friday is partly cloudy and 81 degrees, which means it will be a perfect day to enjoy the city market and the movie. So head downtown and check out two great events that are making downtown the place to be Friday night.


~ by Karissa on June 16, 2011.

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