Rockford Start of Summer celebration is an annual event put on by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce the second weekend of June each summer.
Beginning in 1968, Start of Summer (SOS) has been a Rockford tradition for more than 50 years. Rockford SOS Celebration draws well over 10,000 visitors and consists of summer fun including parades, fireworks, carnival rides, food vendors, children’s activities, and our very own Rockford Brewing beer tent!
RBC beer tent is something we look forward to every summer. We bring the live music, dancing, and of course- beer! Each summer we release fresh seasonal beers that are only available during SOS. We book lively bands for dancing while having a pint with your friends, and offer a special beer tent food menu.
This tradition celebrates everything we love about our city, the community, craft, and sprit. Year after year we look forward to the smiling faces of festival-goers we have the honor of pouring a pint for.