The River District Association, in a joint venture with the Element Rockford and the City of Rockford-Community and Economic Development, will be holding another Shop the Blocks to bring people downtown on Aug. 7 and Sept. 4.
Shop the Blocks will take place on E. State Street from the river to 1st Street. Once again, retailers and restaurants will bring their businesses outside to offer sidewalk sales and dining.
Additionally, the open-air 'parklets' will return, offering visitors space to relax, talk and play games. Lucette will be offering 'festival hair' to visitors, and Rockford Art Deli will be providing bike parking and a seating area.
Shop the Blocks will be from 3 to 9 p.m. on both Aug. 7 and Sept. 4.