The Rock Island Arsenal invites the greater Quad Cities to be a part of our 160th Anniversary and Armed Forces Day Celebration on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Rock Island Arsenal welcomes the Quad Cities to come together and thank those who serve in America’s Armed Forces. This year’s celebration includes military equipment displays, watercraft, armed forces recruiters, history of the Arsenal displays, a large Kid’s Zone with a petting zoo, six food trucks, a festival pavilion with local favorite beverages, a spring bazaar, music from “Cody Road Live,” and much more.

 The event will kick off with the America Kid’s Run, mascot races, and the Run the Rock 5K & 10K race.

Rock Island Arsenal Holding Armed Forces Day Celebration

Those participating in any of the run/walk events can get registered today at Register early for the best price: March adults – $35, kids – $15; April adults – $38, kids – $18; May adults – $40, kids – $20.

 The food trucks that will be available to satisfy everyone’s hunger will include Cindy’s Tropical Shaved Ice, Stevie’s Eatz (BBQ), Bragg BBQ, Simba’s Dog Palace (hot dogs), Chicken Trap (fried chicken), Capriottis Sandwiches, Nellie B’s (burgers and ribeyes).

Rock Island Arsenal Holding Armed Forces Day Celebration
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