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Friday Night Flix on August 4 with Minions: The Rise of Gru at Davis Park

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Friday Night Flix on August 4 with Minions: The Rise of Gru at Davis Park

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Co-presented by the Rockford IceHogs and Hard Rock Casino Rockford
Supporting Sponsors include 97ZOK, 23WIFR, Pepsi in the 815, and Woodward

ROCKFORD, IL (July 28, 2023) – ASM Global Rockford and Davis Park at Founders Landing invites the Rockford community to the LAST Friday Night Flix movie night of the season on Friday, August 4, 2023, co-presented by the Rockford IceHogs and Hard Rock Casino Rockford. Bring your friends and family out to the SOUTH LAWN of Davis Park for a fun family night! FREE ADMISSION!

The movie Minions: The Rise of Gru will start around dusk and there will be plenty of fun kids activities starting at 6:30PM, including street hockey on the grass, face painting and balloon twisting by Characters 2 Life, Hammy appearance, interactive photobooths by Expressions 360 and Juju Rey’s Art Playhouse, merch giveaways, Coronado PAC and BMO Center ticket giveaways, and so much more! Food trucks will also have food available for purchase including Ka-Bao!, The Nena’s, Olivo Tacos, TNT Funnel Cakes, Ping’s PANIK, Kona-Ice Rock River, and Embassy’s Tower Kitchen and Bar. Some activities will be free and others may vary or may include separate fees to participate. Guests are encouraged to bring both cash and card for food purchases and activities. Movie-goers are also welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks.

All are welcome to attend this community event and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to reserve their spot. Bring your family and friends downtown to enjoy great company, scenic views, delicious food, and activities by the river. More details about pre-movie programming, presenting and supporting sponsors, food trucks, and parking information can be found at

“All of our Friday Night Flix events this year have surpassed last year’s attendance numbers and we are grateful to those who come out to support the event! It’s great to see the community come together to provide fun activities for all to enjoy. There is something for everyone and we hope you will join us for the last Davis Park movie screening of the summer,” said ASM Global Rockford General Manager, Gretchen Gilmore.

ASM Global Rockford and Davis Park extends a special thank you to supporting sponsors 97ZOK, 23 WIFR, and Pepsi in the 815 and Woodward. In addition, ASM Global and Davis Park thanks the Rockford Ice Hogs and Hard Rock Casino Rockford for co-sponsoring the August 4 date.


In the event of inclement weather during Friday Night Flix, the decision to re-schedule or cancel the event for the evening will be made no later than 2PM on the day of the event. This notification will be posted on the Friday Night Flix and Davis Park Facebook pages.

Learn more about Davis Park’s policies for Friday Night Flix at




Bordered by the Rock River and two major streets in downtown Rockford, IL, Davis Park at Founders Landing marks the site where Rockford’s cultural and industrial heritage began. With seven acres of grass and paved walks plus ample parking lots, Davis Park is host to many outdoor festivals, fairs, and concerts, along with Friday Night Flix movies in the summer. Davis Park is owned by the City of Rockford, overseen by the Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority, and managed by ASM Global and the Rockford Park District. For more information, visit and


Parking fees are determined by the city of Rockford in conjunction with ABM Parking & Transportation Services. There are nearby parking garages, surface lots within walking distance, and limited free street parking on a first-come first-serve basis. Parking will be competitive as City Market runs from 4:00PM – 8:00PM. Although garage pre-pay parking does not guarantee a reserved spot, patrons have a three-hour window before a show to arrive early and claim their spot. Learn more about downtown parking at


ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, please visit


Other ASM Global managed venues in Rockford, IL include the BMO Center and Coronado Performing Arts Center.


August 4
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Davis Park
(815) 968-5600
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Davis Park
320 S Wyman St
Rockford, IL 61101 United States
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