The 16th Annual Moonlight Festival in Silvis is officially upon us! The theme this year is ‘America At Play’ so come on out and play!

On Saturday Aug 26, downtown Silvis will be transformed into a block party like none other. There will be crafts, a cruise-in, free activities for kids, live music, the only lighted parade in the Quad Cities and more!

The festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with the Silvis 5K Run and the ½ mile Kiddie Run. To register for the run, that begins at Schadt Park in Silvis, go to

The Craft and Vendor Show will begin at 1 p.m. The Silvis Cruise-In will run from 2-6 p.m. behind Frank’s Pizzeria. The free Kids Zone with a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, balloon art and much more will be open from 3-7 p.m. Live music will be playing on two stages from 3-7 p.m.

The magnificent Moonlight Parade will begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) with the theme of ‘America At Play’. You do not want to miss this amazing display of lighted floats.

New for this year, there will be Mainstreet Business specials throughout the day! A bus service will be transporting patrons from both Wal-Mart and Jewel in Silvis to the festivities downtown between 5-10 p.m.

For a day full of wholesome family fun and lifelong memories, head down to Silvis for this year’s Moonlight Festival, this Saturday!


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.