Events

Rockford’s Irish Marching Society hosts events throughout the year to pay for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and PaddyFest events, and to maintain an endowment for youth interested in Irish traditional dance, music, and song.

This page will feature details and information on the most recent upcoming IMS events.

Entertainment will kick off at 6:00pm provided by Trinadora’s Celtic Frolic providing a rollicking set of Irish and Celtic songs with some crowd pleasing favorites of their own. Celebrity bartending will be provided by Mayor Tom McNamara, Rockford Chief of Police Dan O’Shea, Alderman Bill Rose and Channel 23 News anchor Shannon Kelly!! A door prize will be given to anyone showing up in a kilt, participating in the contest or not. Two tickets for PaddyFest ($20 value) given for each entry. At 7:15 Registration ends and The Kilt Contest will begin. Judges are provided by the Rockford Rage Roller Derby team. Contestants: Are competingRead More →

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Coming to Rockford on May 23, The Fitzgeralds are a family group of fiddling and step dancing siblings from just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottowa Valley. Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald were raised in a musical household and grew up touring with their family band “Everything Fitz“. These performers combine their background in Canadian Old Time Fiddling with modern styles of fiddle and dance for a unique experience you’ll never forget. The Fitzgeralds’ act features 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance champions on one stage for a high-calibre, action packed show with all-ages appeal. High-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing combine inRead More →