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.


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 →