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Posted on: August 29, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - August 28, 2017


Mayor Mike Thoms gives an update at the August 28 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.

Surplus Vehicles – City of Rock Island surplus vehicles will be available for purchase for Rock Island non-profit groups on a first come-first serve basis beginning Tuesday, August 29 and runs through Thursday, August 31, 2017. A vehicle list, purchase instructions and the ability to view the vehicles will start on August 29 at the Fleet Services Division located at 1309 Mill Street in Rock Island from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you have any questions please call Fleet Services at (309) 732-2251.

Thursday Night Groove Concert Series -The free "Thursday Night Groove" concert series continues this season at Schwiebert Riverfront Park on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Get ready for The Stone Flowers, covering all areas of rock, funk and soul music. Event is open from 6:00 pm with the concert starting at 7:00 pm and goes until 9:00 pm. Rock Island Happy Joes will have pizza for sale and Bent River beer will be available for purchase.

Labor Day Parade – The 33rd annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, September 4, 2017. The first Labor Day Parade was held in 1985 as part of Rock Island’s 150th birthday celebration. This year the parade will celebrate Sing Rock Island, which will shine a spotlight on all the music makers in the community.  The parade will start on 33rd Street and goes west along 18th Avenue and takes a left turn on 24th Street and disbands at the Rock Island High School parking lot. Come out and celebrate!

Rock Island Grand Prix - Professional kart racing, food, beverages and family activities will take place during Rock Island Grand Prix on Friday, September 1, 2017 through Sunday, September 3, 2017 in The District of downtown Rock Island. Weekend activities run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with practice runs highlighting Friday night starting at 5:00 pm. Admission is free to all the races. For more information, go to

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