Events

Join us for these upcoming IWBC events!

For women’s and girls’ baseball events worldwide, visit the Women in Baseball Week calendar.


SPoRT Makeup: MeshWorks Market
Wednesdays, May – Labor Day, 2024
Rockford, IL

Every Wednesday this summer you can find SPoRT at this exciting new market! Rain in the forecast may determine our appearance at the market. Look for our vendor tents on the west side of the building between the Collins Aerospace parking lot and our building at 4949 Harrison Ave. Can’t make the market, visit iwearsport.com.


SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles: Rockford City Market
Fridays, May 31 – July 19, 2024
Rockford, IL

This FREE rain or shine Market is located in the heart of downtown Rockford, IL. Find us every Friday night in the summer underneath the Rockford City Market pavilion and on the surround streets — 100 N. Water St., Rockford IL.. Can’t make the market, visit SPoRT on Etsy.


Rockford Public Library: Grand Opening for the Replacement Main Library
June 22, 2024
Rockford, IL
Home - Rockford Public Library
Meet us at the new Rockford Public Main Library on Saturday, June 22nd as we help them celebrate their Grand Opening! The International Women’s Baseball Center will be on hand with summer event information. The library will have activities for your family to enjoy all day long beginning with a Ribbon Cutting at 9AM. Join us!

Beloit Sky Carp: Rockford Peaches Celebration
June 23, 2024
Beloit, WI
The International Women’s Baseball Center will be on hand for Rockford Peaches Day at ABC Supply Stadium, sharing information about this year’s projects and programs. We will be joined by Clara Hellemann, a 1952 Rockford Peaches bat girl and SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles, who will be stocked with new gear for all Rockford Peaches fans. Join us!

Rockford Rivets: Rockford Peaches Night
June 29, 2024
Rockford, IL
Enjoy a night at Rivets Stadium as the Rivets rebrand to the Rockford Peaches, honoring the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team and Rockford sports history. Join members of Lil Peaches Baseball in Sections 105 and 107,  designated for group members and their families. Find tickets here. The IWBC and SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles will also be there. Join us!

Women in Baseball Conference: Call for Proposals
Deadline: July 1, 2024

The IWBC / SABR Women in Baseball Conference will be held virtually September 20-22, 2024. The call for papers is now open, with this year’s theme: Traveling Baseball.

Topics can focus on ideas such as: traveling teams, barnstorming, tournaments, international baseball, umpires, journalists and writers, college baseball and more. All topics and time periods related to women’s baseball are welcome. Submit abstracts to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at [email protected] – 200 words, plus contact information and short bio. Abstracts accepted for posters and/or oral presentations.


SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles: Rockford Rivets
Sunday, July 7, 2024
Rockford, IL

Find SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles just inside the Rivets Stadium main gate with all your favorite Rockford Peaches apparel and collectibles! First pitch is scheduled for 1:35pm Central. Can’t make the game, visit iwearsport.com.


RKFD Lightning: vs. W. Mich Elite Stars
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Rockford, IL

The IWBC is a proud sponsor of Rockford’s elite women’s basketball program, the RKFD Lightning. Join us at 5:00pm Central at Rockford University’s Seaver Center as the Lightning take on the W. Mich Elite Stars. More information at RKFD Lightning.


SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles: Rockford Rivets
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Rockford, IL

Find SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles just inside the Rivets Stadium main gate with all your favorite Rockford Peaches apparel and collectibles! First pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm Central. Can’t make the game, visit iwearsport.com.


Women in Baseball Week
July 21 – 27, 2024
WIBW

The eighth annual Women in Baseball Week is headed your way, July 21st – 27th. Women in Baseball Week is an annual, worldwide event recognizing the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball. Women play a vital role in all aspects of the sport north, south, east and west–-help us celebrate each one! Tournaments, teams, libraries, museums, and individuals will join the International Women’s Baseball Center to recognize women’s contributions to baseball around the globe. Add your events and stay tuned for details at Women in Baseball Week.


Rockford Rivets: Rockford Peaches Night
August 3, 2024
Rockford, IL
Enjoy a night at Rivets Stadium as the Rivets rebrand to the Rockford Peaches, honoring the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team and Rockford sports history. Find tickets here. The IWBC and SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles will also be there. Join us!

SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles: Rockford Rivets
Thursday, August 8, 2024
Rockford, IL

Find SPoRT Apparel & Collectibles just inside the Rivets Stadium main gate with all your favorite Rockford Peaches apparel and collectibles! First pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm Central. Can’t make the game, visit iwearsport.com.


Chasing A Dream – The Story of Girls and Women in Baseball: Grand Opening
Sunday, September 8, 2024
Rockford, IL

This exhibition showcases the contributions that women have made to baseball, both on and off the playing field from the late 1850s through today, using reproduced images as well as rare archival and three-dimensional artifacts to tell the story. Chasing A Dream runs from mid-July through December, 2024 at Rockford University’s Howard Colman Library. A Grand Opening event will be held Sunday, September 8th, 2024 from 4:00-6:00pm Central at the library.


Women in Baseball Conference
September 20 – 22, 2024
Rockford, IL and Online

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Women in Baseball Conference sponsored by IWBC and SABR and hosted by Rockford University. Stayed tuned for the Call for Papers and plan to join us September 20-22, 2024.