Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Mike Thoms focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.
Thursday Night Groove Concert Series -The "Thursday Night Groove" concert series continues at Schwiebert Riverfront Park on Thursday, August 30, 2018 with local band, Corporate Rock. Event is open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Rock Island Happy Joes will have pizza for sale and Bent River beer will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information please call (309) 732-7275.
Rock Island Grand Prix - Professional kart racing, food, beverages and family activities will take place during the Rock Island Grand Prix on Friday, August 31, 2018 through Sunday, September 2, 2018 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 www.rockislandgrandprix.com.
Labor Day Parade – The 34th annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, September 3, 2018 at 9:30 am. The first Labor Day Parade was held in 1985 as part of Rock Island’s 150th birthday celebration. This year the parade will celebrate ‘Love Where You Live’, a look at what we truly love about the area and 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!