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Dog Day at the Park! - Come celebrate National Dog Day with the Rock Island Public Library on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Join us at 8:00 am at Eleanor Wallace Dog Park located in Hasselroth Park at 28th Street and 78th Avenue West, Rock Island. There will be a story, dog craft and a dog meet up. Bring your own dog and join us for a puppy party!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The St. Patrick Society presents a special edition Grand Parade XXXV.2 on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The Nation’s only bi-state St. Patrick’s Grand Parade will start promptly at 11:30 am at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rth Street in Rock Island, Illinois. The parade will travel through downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi River via the Talbot/Centennial Bridge to West Third Street and proceed east through downtown Davenport, Iowa along a route ending at East Third and Perry Streets.
Monarch March Sunday Funday - The Quad City Botanical Center will host a Monarch March on Sunday, September 5, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Join gardener Dave as he leads the “Flutter of Monarchs” around the gardens and mimics their flight path. Participants will get to create their own set of wings before the flight that takes place at 2:00 pm. This event is free for members or with paid admission.
Labor Day Parade - The 37th Annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 9:30 am. The parade will start at Washington Jr High School and end at Rock Island High School. The 2021 parade theme is Joy and Peace to the World and asks participants to develop their entries based on what has brought them joy and peace during the COVID-19 shutdown. At the Labor Day Parade Advisory Board meeting the board members voted unanimously to continue planning for the parade in leu of cancelation. They encourage participants to practice social distancing and mask wearing during the holiday event.
Holiday Refuse Schedule – Refuse and recycling yard waste collection will be one day late all week during the week of Labor Day. City of Rock Island offices will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.