Labor Day weekend is coming up, which means it time for those souped-up go-carts to race around the streets of downtown Rock Island. Fun, fun, fun.
If you like St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll love the festivities in the Quad Ciites as the nation’s only interstate St. Patrick’s Day Grand Parade marches on this Saturday (March 17, 2012). The parade starts at 11:30am at 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island, works its way through downtown, then crosses the Mississippi River […]
NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History In 1833, the Illinois legislature created Rock Island County with the county seat to be located at a city called Stephenson (read about the early county seat battle here). In 1841, the name was changed to Rock […]
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