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.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade - The 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:30 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 Davenport. The Grand Parade is the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the U.S. Visit www.downtownrockisland.org for updates and after parties.
Underwater Egg Hunt – The City of Rock Island’s Parks & Recreation Department will hold an underwater egg hunt on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at RIFAC. There will be age groups with children 4 and under accompanied by an adult starting at 1:15 pm, 5–7 year olds at 1:45 pm, 8-10 year olds at 2:15 pm and the deep-end dive at 2:45 pm. In addition to the hunt, there will be other games, coloring contests and a photo booth. The fee is $5.00 per child for the event. For more information please call (309) 732-7275.
Police Applicant Workshop - The City of Rock Island Police Department will have its second of two Police Officer applicant informational workshops on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The workshop will include an overview of the department as well as information related to the police applicant testing process. The Police Department is located at 1212 5th Avenue. If you have questions, please call (309) 732-2677.