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Mercado Returns To Moline TONIGHT With Fun, Food, Music And More

August 12th, 2022
Mercado Returns To Moline TONIGHT With Fun, Food, Music And More

Moline’s Mercado On Fifth is back! Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More TONIGHT and every Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. at 432 12th Street in Moline, everyone can get the weekend started right with Mercado! There will be a variety of children’s activities, delicious Mexican cuisine, and unique retail stands selling everything from jewelry to hand-sewn blouses and imported ceramics. Mercado on Fifth is not just a market; it serves as a resource and catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs. The weekly events bring Quad Citizens together to celebrate culture and community in an inclusive way.... Read More

Moline’s Mercado On Fifth Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Friday

May 24th, 2022
Moline's Mercado On Fifth Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Friday

Moline’s Mercado On Fifth is back! Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Friday, May 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. at 432 12th Street in Moline, everyone can get the weekend started right with Mercado! There will be a variety of children’s activities, delicious Mexican cuisine, and unique retail stands selling everything from jewelry to hand-sewn blouses and imported ceramics.   Mercado on Fifth is not just a market; it serves as a resource and catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs. The weekly events bring Quad Citizens together to celebrate culture and community in an inclusive way.... Read More

Red, White and Boom Fireworks Display Set to Return July 3

April 21st, 2021
Red, White and Boom Fireworks Display Set to Return July 3

A year after being canceled because of Covid-19, the annual bi-state Red, White and Boom fireworks display in downtown Davenport and Rock Island will return this year and is scheduled for July 3, 2021. Red, White and Boom is the largest fireworks display in the Quad-Cities, shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. “We are thrilled to welcome people back to the riverfront for our regional celebration of America’s Independence Day,” said Mike Matson, Mayor of Davenport. “Our new Quinlan Court will be open, and activities in Modern Woodmen Park and LeClaire Park are being... Read More

Moline’s Mercado on Fifth Hires New Director, Opens New Season June 4

March 29th, 2021
Moline’s Mercado on Fifth Hires New Director, Opens New Season June 4

After having to shelve its 2020 season due to Covid, downtown Moline’s Mercado on 5th is gearing up to reopen in June with a new sense of mission and a new leader. Anamaria Rocha, 36, who grew up in Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood, was hired earlier this month as Mercado’s new director. She joins the nonprofit organization, led by co-founder and president Maria Ontiveros, as it prepares for what will be the fifth season of the popular Friday night outdoor markets on 5th Avenue in downtown Moline. “We could not have found a better person for the Mercado at this stage,” Ontiveros... Read More

Mercado Gets Almost $500K For New Building Project in Moline

June 10th, 2020
Mercado Gets Almost $500K For New Building Project in Moline

Mercado on Fifth in Moline has won a big financial boost from the state of Illinois. The five-year-old nonprofit in Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood was approved by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for nearly $500,000 as part of $11 million in state funding for 32 minority-owned businesses and business incubators, from the Minority-Owned Business Capital and Infrastructure Program. These grants will equip minority-owned firms with resources to create jobs, build capacity, increase revenues, and revitalize properties in underserved communities. Mercado’s... Read More

Mercado on Fifth, Back in Town and Ready for Some Friday Night Fun!

May 28th, 2019
Mercado on Fifth, Back in Town and Ready for Some Friday Night Fun!

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for some Friday night fun in Downtown Moline? That’s right, Mercado on Fifth is kicking off their 2019 season this Friday night! Mercado on Fifth is the Quad Cities only outdoor night market, and it happens every Friday night! From 5-10 p.m. on 5th Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Moline you can come enjoy food trucks, live music and entertainment while shopping from local small businesses. This open-air market is family friendly and provides many activities for kids, including face painting and bounce houses. Whether you are looking for fresh produce, handmade... Read More