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Posted on: June 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - June 24, 2019

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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.

Quad City Navy Week: Navy Band Wind Ensemble at Schwiebert Park - Quad Cities is honored to host Quad Cities Navy Week, a celebration of the United States Navy, from June 24 - 28! Join us for a concert at Schwiebert Park on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as Navy Week brings its fun to Rock Island! Enjoy a rousing concert by the talented Navy musicians from Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble. Event is free and open to the public. The gates will open and concessions will be served from Bent River Brewing Company and Rock Island Parks and Recreation starting at 6:00 pm. The Big River Brass Band from the Quad Cities will play from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  The Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble will play from 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm.  

Red, White & Boom - Red, White and Boom annual celebration at Schwiebert Riverfront Park will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Activities begin at 5:00 pm with inflatables for the kids, food vendors and a beer garden. A special military tribute takes place at 5:00 pm and fireworks will be launched from two barges on the Mississippi River at 9:30 pm. DJ Jeff James will kick off the stage activities at 5:15 pm with live music with the Country Couch Potatoes. At 6:30 pm a performance by Metropolitan Youth Program Drill Team of Rock Island will perform. We will then welcome to the stage Past Curfew, an 80’s tribute band at 7:00 pm. Custom choreographed music will be played on 96.9 FM (97X) during the show. Admission is free and free parking will be available downtown in the parking ramp and on the streets.  A handicap shuttle will provide rides from the parking garage to the park entrance to those requiring assistance. For more information please call Rock Island Parks and Recreation at (309) 732-7275.  Everyone have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Tell on your Neighbor Awards - Each year, residents of Rock Island are encouraged to “Tell On Your Neighbor” by nominating the yards in their neighborhood that they find to be the most appealing or the most improved.  The City of Rock Island’s Beautification Commission will review all entries and awards will be presented at the August 26th, 2019 City Council meeting.  Nominations can be made through August 9th, 2019.  Digital photos of the nominated yards are required. Please do not go on private property. Send the photo and address of the nominated property to the Community & Economic Development Department via e-mail at  For questions please call (309) 732-2905. 

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