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 more information.
Post Parade Parties – After the 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 starting at 9:00 am. Daiquiri Factory will hold their annual Shamrock Shakedown on the downtown plaza from 9:00 am to 12:30 am and Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap annual Paddy O’Party at 1228 30th Street will be from 12:00 pm to midnight. Be safe and enjoy the festivities.
March 20, 2018 General Primary Election – The General Primary election will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018. On Election Day the polls are open from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. Voters who are not able to vote in person may qualify to vote absentee. Early voting will be conducted now until March 19, 2018. For further information regarding absentee voting or any other aspects of the election process, contact the Voter Registration/Elections department of the County Clerk's Office at (309) 558-3571. To find a listing of locations and times go to www.votericounty.org.
QCCA Expo Center Flower and Garden Show - The 2018 Flower & Garden Show is coming to the Quad City Expo Center Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25, 2018. This event is great fun for the whole family. Visit www. www.qccaexpocenter.com for more information on hours and admission.