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Posted on: August 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - August 14, 2023

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.

Enjoy free music at Schwiebert Park Thursday night from Lissie

Thursday Night Groove kicks off this week with Rock Island native and recording artist Lissie, who will perform as part of arts and music festival Alternating Currents. Concessions begin at 6 p.m. from Bent River Brewery and Happy Joe’s Pizza. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. right on Rock Island’s riverfront. 

Join the fun and festivities of MLK Family Fun Day this weekend 

The annual MLK Family Fun Day festival begins Friday at 5 p.m. with the Polyrhythms Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival. The parade and Family Fun Day continues on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MLK Park on the corner of 9th Street and 7th Avenue. Enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, bounce houses, a dunk tank, and other games. 

Help set a world record!

Floatzilla, the largest paddle event on the Mississippi, is this Saturday. Launch your kayak or canoe from one of six different sites and meet up on Lake Potter in Sunset Marina in the afternoon for a group photo in an attempt to break the world record. Enjoy free music and food trucks in Sunset Park. Register at 

You can be part of the Labor Day Parade

The 39th Annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade is seeking entries. This year’s theme is “Planting Pride – Growing Together.” Whether you are a musician, clown, play an instrument, march with a group, drive a cool car or just want to walk, everyone is welcome. Those not in the parade are encouraged to watch it the morning of Sept. 4. For more information on being in the parade, contact Mary Chappell at 309-269-7944. The entry deadline is Monday, August 21.

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