Mayor Dennis Pauley gives an update at the March 6 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 am starting at 23rd Street and 4th Avenue in Rock Island. Parade floats, bands, vehicles, and walkers will head through downtown Rock Island, across Centennial Bridge, and continue its course through downtown Davenport. Visit www.ridistrict.com for updates.
Post Parade Parties - After the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade has concluded, stay in Rock Island and enjoy the post parade festivities. Some of the various outdoor festivities include Steve’s Old Time Tap at 17th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, at 1228 30th Street from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Gunchies post party will be at 2107 4th Avenue from 8:00 am to midnight and the Daiquiri Factory’s Shamrock Shakedown will be on 2nd Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets from 9:00 am until 12:30 am Sunday morning.
Community Crime Prevention Partnership Meeting – These educational meetings are intended to strengthen existing partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island so that we can continue to look at ways to prevent crime and improve services to the community. The topic for this meeting will be: Criminal Investigations. On Wednesday, March 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Rock Island Police Department Community Room located at 1212 5th Avenue in Rock Island. Contact (309) 732-2677 for more information.
Rock Island Parks and Recreation Offers Cubs/ Cardinals Trip - Whether you are a Chicago fan or a St. Louis fan you are sure to have a good time at this Cubs/Cardinals baseball game on Wednesday, April 5th at Busch Stadium. The Rock Island Parks and Recreation trip will leave at 6:00 am for a 12:45 pm game. Bus will leave 1 ½ hours after the game is over. Cost is $115.00 and trip includes a seat on a deluxe motor coach and third base line ticket to the game. Register online at www.rigov.org and click on “ePark”, call (309) 732-7275, or stop by the RIFAC Park office at 4303 24th Street, Rock Island.
QCCA Expo Center Flower and Garden Show - The 2017 Flower & Garden Show is coming to the Quad City Expo Center March 24th through March 26th. Hours are Friday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Great fun and value for the whole family. Adult tickets are $8.00, children 6-15 are $1.00 and children under 6 are free. Senior Day is Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for $6.00.