May 6, 2016
Gallery Hop! showcases hundreds of local and regional artists in locations including galleries, restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment venues all in downtown Rock Island. We present Gallery Hop in the spring, and again in the winter.
A free summer concert series located on The Great River Plaza stage on each Wednesday from June-August during the lunch hour.
July 16, 2016
Rivers Edge Homebrew Festiv-ALE is Rock Island's first Hombrew Fest featuring over a dozen Homebrew clubs with over 50 different brews to sample.
August 19-20, 2016
Ya Maka My Weekend – It’s Reggae in The District!
Labor Day Weekend
The Rock Island Grand Prix is an independent kart racing event which draws hundreds of entries from throughout the United States and Canada, competing for a minimum purse of $25,000. This event is held on Labor Day weekend. In addition to being recognized as the world's largest street race, the Grand Prix is a unique social event. With thousands of spectators lining the streets, fans and drivers alike can mingle in The District for all the racing action and evening entertainment.
October 27, 2016
Fright Night is the annual Halloween party just for kids and happens the Thursday before Halloween. Fright Night features a children’s costume contest, trick-or-treat, treasure hunt, story telling, activities, and more!