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Posted on: August 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - August 26, 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.

Thursday Night Groove Concert – Get your groove on with ‘Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls’ at Schwiebert Park sponsored by UnityPoint Health on August 29, 2019.  Thursday Night Groove starts at 6:00 pm with concessions; including grilled items, Happy Joes Pizza, & Bent River Brewing Company. Then at 6:30 pm, dance lessons begin, and all of which is followed by the concert from 7:00-9:00 pmAdmission is free, so come on out and enjoy the fun!

Rock Island Grand Prix - Professional kart racing, food, beverages and family activities will take place during the Rock Island Grand Prix on Friday, August 30, 2019 through Sunday, September 1, 2019 in The District of downtown Rock Island. Weekend activities run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with practice runs highlighting Friday night starting at 5:00 pm. Admission is free to all the races. For more information, go to

Labor Day Parade – The 35th annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, September 2, 2019 at 9:30 am. This year we celebrate ‘The Parade of Champions’, a look at past and present champions of our community.  The parade will start on 33rd Street and goes west along 18th Avenue and takes a left turn on 24th Street and disbands at the Rock Island High School parking lot. Come out and celebrate and have a safe and Happy Labor Day!

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