If you are planning on attending one of our concerts, great! Please note: it is highly recommended to make a reservation. Our typical table time for concerts is 90 minutes, and there will be a music surcharge on each person's bill to cover the cost of the band. The amount will be specified when you book with us through OpenTable. Thank you, and enjoy the show!


Previous events

The Norwegian's Bourbon Dinner

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL

If you love bourbon and would love to taste how it pairs with everything from burrata cheese to peaches, from red snapper to bison short ribs, this menu is for you! Our kitchen team led by James St. Clair is excited to provide a one-of-a-kind night here in Rockford's North End.

These special Wednesday Night dinners are our crew's way to flex their creativity, and we love the opportunity to cook them for you. Please join us for a special night of food, cocktails, and stories.


French Wine Night

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

If you love French wine, crêpes, cheese, crème brûlée and all things French, join us for this Wednesday Wine Night: The French Edition. Our chef James St. Clair will be pulling out all the stops on this incredible 6-course meal. We'll be telling stories about wineries as we sample multiple wines and learn how to pair them with food. Grab a friend (or make one here) and enjoy an unforgettable night in Rockford's North End.

$75 (includes all food and wine)


Bonfire Brunch & Adult Easter Egg Hunt

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Severson Dells Nature Preserve, 8786 Montague Rd, Rockford, IL 61102

Finally: a fun outdoor event for adults. Join our team as we help you cook a full brunch over the fire in one of the area's most beautiful forest preserves. Hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy spiked cocoa or coffee in a savannah or on a forest trail. What a nice way to spend a Saturday while supporting a wonderful organization.



Spanish Wine Night

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL

Wednesday Wine Night is back! This event will feature 7 carefully curated wines paired with small tapas-style dishes to compliment them. Greg Callahan will be pouring wine and telling stories, while our kitchen team--led by Dominic Romano--marries each wine with Spanish cuisine.

$75 (includes all food and wine)

Modern Scandinavian Dinner

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The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

For the first time since we've opened, we're hosting a true, modern Scandinavian dinner. We're using traditional Nordic foods and putting a fresh spin on them. Chef Dominic Romano will be pairing each course with an ice-cold house-made akvavit, a wine, or a cocktail, made by mixologist extraordinaire--Greg Callahan.

This menu will push some culinary boundaries. For those of you bold eaters, we hope you'll join us for this amazing menu, complete with stories from our staff.

Drinks and food are included in the price of the ticket. Thank you for supporting our special events here in the North End of Rockford.


Snømarket 2021

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The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

We are once again transforming our back alley into a Nordic Fishing Village! We'll be open December 17th, 18th, & 19th from 3 pm to 9 pm.

What are we offering? We'll be selling food (wild boar sandwiches, mushroom phillies, pretzels & Carlsberg cheese, etc), glögg, hot cocoa, æbleskiver mixes, mimosa flight kits, restaurant swag, toys for kids, & more. Joining us this year for vendors will be talented local potters, print makers, macrame weavers, guitar string jewelry makers, knitters, & other eclectic artists. Also participating will be our neighbors at Rooted & Wonderland Sweets.

What will be happening? The event schedule on Friday & Saturday is as follows:

3-4 pm: Rubber Herring Toss 4 -5 pm: Viking Dice Games, Ornament Decorating, & Kids Coloring 5 -8 pm: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Through Churchill's Grove 7 - 9 pm: Carole-oke (Belt Out Your Holiday Favorites)

And for Sunday: 3 - 5 pm Meet & Greet Nordic Fairytale Characters ('Snow Sisters') For Kids 4 - 5 pm Skittle Scatter Nordic Bowling, & Kids Coloring 3 - 6 pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Through Churchill's Grove 7 - 9 pm: Carole-oke (Belt Out Your Holiday Favorites)

Our indoor bar will be open as a warming hut. Beverages will be served inside as well as outside. All food will be available outside. Food is available by purchasing tickets on-site at our ticket booth.

Why are we doing this? To bring our community together in the great outdoors this holiday season.

What to expect? A very happy crew of restaurant people excited to serve you (in masks).

What not to expect? A giant winter market. If you'd like a bigger selection of gifts, we suggest a trip to Chicago for their wonderful Christkindlmarket. We are a Mom & Pop restaurant creating a small hometown experience for our neighborhood.

Where to park? On the neighborhood streets surrounding 1402 N Main St in Rockford, Illinois. Parking is plentiful. What to bring? Your families, friends, and WARM winter gear. We like the embracing the cold, & we invite you to join us.


Lincoln Flowers & Goat Getter

The Norwegian , 1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

This is a split bill show with our very own Lincoln Flowers (playing solo), and Jack Barnett (playing with his band, Goat Getter). Both of these artists are not only incredible writers and musicians, but they're incredible people as well. We're so happy to welcome these phenomenal people to our stage. Dinner and drinks available for the concert.


Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 2 pm Wednesday-Sunday 
5 pm to 9 pm Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays

For questions, please email us at info@thenorwegian.com or call 815-329-6191 during business hours
1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103