Are you looking for a full day of fun for the entire family this weekend? Then look no further than the 2018 East Moline Freedom Fest!

The 2018 East Moline Freedom Fest is happening this Saturday Aug 18 from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. along 15th Avenue in East Moline. This FREE family-friendly event will provide entertainment for everyone!

Enjoy a street festival with crafters and vendors, a kids’ zone, food, drinks, a car show, pin-up contest and even a special appearance from UFC Champion Randy Couture!

From 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. registration for ‘Ride for Our Troops’ with Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation will take place. The cost is $20 per bike and $10 per rider in car. The ‘Ride for Our Troops’ event will begin at Runners Park (742 15th Avenue East Moline) at 11 a.m.

Stroll down 15th Avenue and check out the Street Fest from 2-8 p.m. There will be vendors, craft, food and fun! Entertainment will be provided all day long at Runners Park Band Shell.

From 4 – 5:30 p.m. you will have a chance to meet and greet with Randy Couture. There will also be an auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be sold by the Pin-up girls during the day. The winner could win up to $1250. Raffle tickets cost $5 and the drawing is at 8 p.m.

The 11th Annual East Moline Main Drag Car & Bike Show and the Ms. Freedom Fest Pin-up Contest will be happening from 5-9 p.m. The cost is $10 in advance to enter the car show only and $15 on day of event. To enter car show and receive a shirt is $20 in advance and $25 day of event. The Pin-Up Contest entry fee is only $15 (unless sponsored by a business that you wish to have named while on stage, then the cost is $25). To register for the car show, please visit http://www.emmainstreet.com/assets/new-car-show-registration.pdf. To register for the Pin-Up Contest, visit http://www.emmainstreet.com/assets/pinup-registration.pdf.

Finish off the evening with live music from Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls from 8-11 p.m.!

For more information on the 2018 East Moline Freedom Fest, please visit http://www.emmainstreet.com. Or visit the event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/418182308589569/.

Don’t miss this action-packed day in East Moline!

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Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. 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.