July 3, 2019, All Day @ Downtown
Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.
July 3, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ City Hall
July 3, 2019, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park
Family Fun Zone including face painting, bounce houses ($5 wrist band), glow merchandise for purchase, food vendors, beer garden, Metro Youth performance, live music by Country Couch Potatoes & Past Curfew (80's tribute band), and FIREWORKS!!
Schwiebert Riverfront Park entertainment and activities are presented by Rock Island Parks and Recreation, with additional support from the City of Rock Island including the Police & Fire Departments as well as Rock Island Happy Joe’s Pizza, Unity Point-Trinity, Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, IA/IL Center for Independent Living, Midwest Complete Construction, Quad City Botanical Center, Virdi Eye Clinic, Rock Island Optometric Center, Tri-city Building Trades, Friendship Manor, and the Associated General Contractors of the Quad Cities.