As concerns about the coronavirus grow, local events are being canceled in the Rockford area. Stateline Kids will do our best to keep you updated on the COVID-19 closures and cancelations in the area. 

If you plan on attending family-friendly events in the upcoming weeks, please call before you go to make sure the event is still happening.

Events and Activities Cancellations

Officials in Boone, DeKalb, Ogle and Winnebago Counties are recommending businesses, institutions, and organizations suspend all public gatherings and events of 10 people or more until further notice as a proactive method to limit the spread of the disease. (Source)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Paddyfest are canceled.

Lowe’s Grow and Build workshops are canceled for the foreseeable future. You can pick up the March 14th tabletop basketball craft to do at home while supplies last.

Home Depot Kids workshops are canceled until further notice. 

Stateline Church’s Movie night on March 13th is canceled. (Source)

Harlem Community Center (HCC) is canceling basketball games on March 14. (Source)

Rockford IceHogs games are suspended effective immediately until further notice. (Source)

79th Young Artist Show: High School Show Opening Reception is canceled. (originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 1–3 pm). (Source)

The Studio Rockford’s production of Music Man has been postponed until further notice. (Source)

Midway Village’s World War I: The Great War event on April 4 and 5 is canceled.

Coronado Performing Arts Center cancels or postpones the following shows: (Source)

  • March 13 – Dancing With The Stars LIVE (postponed; date TBD)
  • March 14 – Colin & Brad (postponed; date TBD)
  • March 15 – Darci Lynne & Friends (postponed; date TBD)
  • March 16 – Waitress (postponed; date TBD)
  • March 27 – One Night of Queen (postponed; date TBD)
  • April 2 – Bert Kreischer (postponed; date TBD)
  • April 3 – Sam Lewis (postponed; TBD)
  • April 4 – Rockford Laugh-A-Thon (TBD)
  • April 10 – Chicago (postponed; date TBD)
  • April 24 – The Fab Four (postponed; date TBD)
  • April 26 – Home Free (postponed; date TBD)
  • April 30 – Cody Jinks (postponed; date TBD)

Easter Bunny Photos and events at CherryVale Mall are canceled. (Source)

Storytime with Rockford Public Library at Rockford Art Museum on March 21st has been canceled. (Source)

Leprechauns, Rainbows, & Gold, Oh my at Welty Environmental Center on March 15 has been canceled. (Source)

YMCA of Rock River Valley has canceled all YMCA events through April 30th and are limiting group exercise classes to 25 or less. (Source)

Meltfest 2020 and all events including the 5K have been canceled. (Source)

Rockford Youth Expo scheduled for April 4 has been postponed.

Business Closures

Rockford Park District closed the following facilities until further notice. (Source)

  • Washington Park Community Center
  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
  • Aldeen Golf Club and Practice Centre
  • Elliot Golf Course
  • Ingersoll Golf Course
  • Sandy Hollow Golf Course
  • Sinnissippi Golf Course
  • Mercyhealth Sportscore Two and Skybox 
  • Mercyhealth Sportscore One
  • UW Health Sports Factory
  • Carlson Ice Arena
  • Riverview Ice House
  • Sapora Playworld

Chick-Fil-A’s indoor play place is closed until further notice, but the business is open. (Source)

Discovery Center Museum is closed until May 1st. (Source).

Burpee Museum is closed until further notice. (Source)

Rock River Valley YMCA is closed under further notice. (Source)

Stateline YMCA is closed until further notice.

Rockford Art Museum is closed until further notice. (Source)

Beloit Public Library is closed from March 16 until further notice. (Source)

Tinker Swiss Cottage is closed until further notice. (Source)

Peak Sports Club and Peak Fitness are closed until further notice. (Source)

North Suburban Library Loves Park and Roscoe are closed until further notice. (Source)

Cherry Valley Public Library is closed until further notice. (Source)

Belvidere Public Library is closed until further notice. (Source)

Rockford Public Libary is closed until further notice.

Coral Cove Family Fun Center is closed until further notice. (Source)

Rockford Gymnastic Academy is closed until further notice. (Source)

Dolphin Swim Club is closed until further notice. (Source)

School Cancellations and Closures

All K-12 Illinois schools are closed until at least May 1st. (Source)

What You Can Do

Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with warm water. Sing Happy Birthday twice while washing or Baby Shark up until the Grandma Shark part!

Practice social distancing and avoid crowds and traveling. 

Other Activities and Options for Your Family

If you’d like to get outside, there are lots of awesome nature preserves and parks in our area. Use caution when going to a playground as the coronavirus can live on surfaces from 3 – 9 days. (Source)

Check out free educational online services for your kids.

Watch our weekday Virtual Playdates on Facebook.

For nature preserves, check out 815 Outside.

If you know if any other cancellations or closures, please email

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