The District in downtown Rock Island is hoppin’ with activity this weekend!

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, the Gallery Hop offers free fun at a variety of venues until 10 p.m. See live musical performances, live comedy, live art being created, book readings, book signings, pottery, jewelry and more!

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by your site for fun, free, local entertainment,!

It’s no secret in the Quad Cities that Downtown Rock Island is a happening place filled with interesting and historical buildings. But have you ever wondered what was going on inside of those buildings and been too timid or busy to go inside? Well Saturday offers your opportunity to stop in and feel the magic of Downtown Rock Island!

This Saturday May 6 from 12-4, Downtown Rock Island will be opening their doors to welcome the community to explore and learn all about the exciting things going on in the downtown area! Brought to you by Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, the #whatsupdowntownri Open House will include over forty businesses and organizations offering special sales, door prizes, refreshments and more!

You can view a full list of participating businesses on the Facebook page

So grab your walking shoes, wallets and curiosity and come check out what the downtown area has to offer!


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.