Rockford City Market opens its seventh season in downtown Rockford on Friday.
In addition to returning market vendors, visitors will experience new tastes and goods from 17 new vendors. Some of the new vendors are established businesses with locations outside the downtown Rockford area.
The market features over 70 total vendors this season.
In its sixth season last year, more than 100,000 visitors came to the market during the 20-week period. Officials say they expect a bigger crowd this year. Due to the addition of the new market pavilion last year, visitors and vendors can remain at the market even in rain.
Rockford City Market takes place every Friday from May 20th to October 30th. For more information, click here.