ROCKFORD — Several parking options are available for those attending Saturday’s Stroll on State in downtown Rockford.
The event is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m.
The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will offer two free remote parking options with free shuttle bus rides available throughout the night. Shuttle parking lot No. 1 will be at the YMCA, 200 Y Blvd., and has more than 500 parking spots available. Shuttle parking lot No. 2 will be at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road, with about 1,500 parking spots available. Shuttles for both locations will have volunteer helpers and will operate from 4 to 10 p.m. Both shuttle routes will drop off riders on Market Street, one block from the festival grounds.
In addition, the city of Rockford will have the downtown public parking lots and decks available throughout the night. A parking fee of $5 will be charged at the parking decks. A map of the parking lots and decks available throughout the downtown is online at strollonstate.com. On street parking will be available throughout the downtown and on side streets as posted.
The “Stroll” launches from City Hall at 5:45 p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at the PNC Bank Plaza at 6 p.m. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open throughout the event, food vendors and beer gardens are available throughout downtown, and other family-friendly events like ice skating, horse and wagon rides, pictures with Santa, and much more will be available. There is no admission charge.