2021 UPDATE: With the uncertainty that remains in when and how things will move closer to normal — we are sad to announce that there will be no official MeltFest 2021. We appreciate the support over the last seven years and look forward to putting together more fun, family-friendly events when we can safely do so. In the meantime, please continue to stay safe and we look forward to seeing you around the community.

~ MeltFest Planning Committee

What is MeltFest? 

A free family-friendly festival with a little bit of something for everyone. Live music, ice skating, vendors, crafts, shows, entertainers, and more.  Activities range from those that are athletic in nature (5K run, kids run), to kid activities (crafts and games), to adult activities (beverage tasting, band, etc.), to shopping (vendors on display, Melt the Blocks, etc.).  2020 will be the seventh year for this family-friendly event held in downtown Rockford, IL on the first Saturday in Spring (March 21st, 2020) Event ends at 7:30pm.


Are you ready for the 7th Annual Rockford MeltFest?!

 Plans are in the works to make Saturday – March 21st, 2020 the best MeltFest yet. 
Check here for details on all of the activities this year! 

View the Activities Page for a list of past

MeltFest happenings.

Planning in progress to add even more fun for 2020!

Proceeds from MeltFest 2020 will benefit



MeltFest is an event designed to celebrate the melting away of winter as well as the melting together of the community. But we’re not without our serious side. MeltFest believes in philanthropy and giving a portion of our proceeds to valued organizations.

 NAMI Northern Illinois is a local charity organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of our community members suffering from mental illness.  Please click their logo and visit their website to learn more about this incredible organization.