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Downtown Rockford, Illinois' Largest Automotive Happening
Downtown Rockford, Illinois' Second Largest Recurring Outdoor Happening

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Cars and Coffee Rockford

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Cars and Coffee Rockford is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) and all proceeds benefit Katie's Cup. So much more than a car show... each event brings cars (trucks & motorcycles too), displays, games, contests, prizes, 50/50 raffles and so much more!
Always free to participate... free to spectate.


First Saturday of the month

May thru October

9:00AM to Noon

Watch our Fb page for bad weather cancellations.

There are no rain dates.


Located in the Rockford Public Schools Admin Building parking lots.

More than 500 parking spots available!

Directly across the street from Katie's Cup coffee bar at:

502 7th Street  Rockford, IL 61104

Enter the event using the 7th St and 4th Ave intersection

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In Our Community

All proceeds generated by Cars and Coffee Rockford go directly to Katie's Cup coffee bar... Katie’s Cup is a 501(c)(3) organization located in the heart of the Midtown District on the ground floor of the historic Lantow Building, one of the greenest buildings in the Rockford area. They are deeply committed to supporting the revitalization efforts of the Midtown District through education, engagement, and the assembly of community members from all walks of life to assist in bridging the issues that divide us. For over 12 years, they have provided multiple low- and no-cost programs (i.e. Midtown Free Library, Book Club, Katie’s Cup Conversations series, etc.), fostered various partnerships between local businesses and organizations, sponsored a variety of public events (i.e. Cars and Coffee Rockford, Rockford Midtown Market), supported local art (i.e. Rockford Art Guild, Rockford Area Arts Council), artisans, musicians, and much, much more. They have always provided a safe and welcoming space for all and hate has no home there.  

Katie's Cup was opened in January of 2009 by ZION Development in partnership with Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries. In the spring of 2012, the Seventh Street Coffee, Inc. not-for-profit was formed for the purpose of purchasing Katie’s Cup from ZION Development. The transaction was completed on July 2, 2012 and now operates with both volunteers and paid staff.

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