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Rockford River Days
August 9th - 11th, 2024

Rockford River Days is a weekend of food, fun, family, and friends down at Riverside Park! Please click through the different pages on this website to look at events that will be happening all weekend, find forms for registering for events, and locate contact information if you have further questions. We can't wait to see you down at the park August 9th-11th!

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2023 Grand Marshal


Morrie Melchert

If you went through Rockford Schools or have attended any Rockford sporting events in the last ~50 years, you probably recognize Mr. Morrie Melchert. Morrie has been a staple of Rockford and Rocket Athletics since 1970, when he started coaching. Through his many years, Morrie has coached Track & Field, Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Softball, and has volunteered for or cheered on numerous other sports and events in Rockford. He was also an Industrial Arts teacher for 30 years, and was a substitute teacher for years as well until recently fully retiring from teaching. Morrie spent 4.5 years in the United States Air Force proudly serving his country. Rockford is very lucky to present Morrie Melchert as the 2023 Rockford River Days Grand Marshal!


Contact Us

Have questions? Look for specific emails below, or send us a Message on Facebook!

Park Event Info and Publicity:

Renee Hafften

Food Vendors:

Jennifer Penney


Kids Events/Treasurer:

Jessica Fitch



Ambassador Program

Heather Tody



Mandy Vergin

Donations & Event Sponsors

Hailie McLearen

Parade Info

Renee Hafften


Rumble on the River/Outdoor Wrestling Open –

Texas Hold ‘em

Lyle Georges

Volleyball Tournament

Jennifer Penney



Kevin Koehler


Bean Bag Toss

Elizabeth Graunke


Heather Tody



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