WATCH: Fred VanVleet's homecoming celebration ceremony

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WFIR) -- Thousands have packed City Market Pavilion for Fred VanVleet's homecoming ceremony.

VanVleet won his first NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors on June 13.

Rockford leaders celebrated by giving VanVleet a key to the city. Mayor Tom McNamara said he would unofficially rename Rockford to "Fred-ford" for the day.

You can watch the festivities here: