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Dawn and On Music Festival Announces Lineup, Move to Schwiebert Park

March 20th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup, at the same time confirming a venue change to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park for the July 6 event. The day-long festival, now heading into its fifth year, had previously been held at Moline’s North Shore Inn in each of its first 4 years. Dawn and On has grown in attendance each year, exceeding 1500 attendees in 2018. In light of the move to Schwiebert Park, the event format will stay the same, with live music running from noon-midnight, along with a full slate of local craft vendors, food vendors, full... Read More

Another UFO Over The Quad-Cities?

August 22nd, 2018

Is ET shopping at HyVee? A third UFO sighting in as many weeks flew onto local radar over the weekend, this time over central Rock Island. Previous sightings have occurred in east Davenport near Bettendorf and in downtown Rock Island and Davenport, during a sighting of possibly two UFOs floating high over the Mississippi River from the Iowa side into the Illinois side and into central Rock Island. That sighting was likewise reported and demonstrated on video here on QuadCities.com. The latest sighting took place late Sunday night and involved an object of flashing green lights and static red lights... Read More

Do You Believe? UFO Sighted Over Midwestern Park

July 19th, 2018

I’m not sayin’ it was aliens, but… It was certainly unidentified, definitely flying and presumably an object, therefore it, by definition was a UFO, and I, and my son and his friend, saw it slowly gliding over the Mississippi River and Schwiebert Park going into Rock Island, Illinois. Giorgio Tsaukalos, take notes… It was a warm Monday night, July 9, just after sunset, and we were enjoying the weather and the atmosphere at the park on the river. Schwiebert is just east of the centennial bridge connecting Rock Island to Davenport, Iowa, just to the west of the Rock Island Arsenal military... Read More

Celebrate The Holiday With Red, White And Boom!

July 1st, 2017

The 4th of July is right around the corner. This means cook-outs, parades, concerts and FIREWORKS! The Quad Cities’ largest 4th of July celebration, Red White and Boom, will be held on Monday July 3 from 5-11 p.m. This bi-state event will have activities and entertainment on both sides of the river! Whether you choose to celebrate in Rock Island or Davenport, there will be no shortage of fun and enjoyment. The Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport will have free bounce houses for the kids, a scavenger hunt, face painting, crafts, live music and more! LeClaire Park in Davenport will have musical entertainment,... Read More

Red Cross Picnic On The River Brightens Up Schwiebert

June 22nd, 2017

Whenever there is an unfortunate disaster or crisis, one organization of helpful and compassionate volunteers is always there for support. The American Red Cross. Now you have an opportunity to give back and help support them. The 22nd Annual American Red Cross Picnic on the River will be held on Friday June 23 at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island form 5:30-9:30 p.m. Picnic on the River will include an array of hors d’oeuvres from area chefs, adult beverages and an acoustic performance by Quad City native Tim Stop. Guests will also have an opportunity to bid on one of the area’s... Read More

Superheroes United! Time For A Ride!

May 11th, 2017

Superheroes unite! Now grab your bicycles! It’s time for a Superhero Ride! Back by popular demand, the River Benders Cycling Group is hosting their Superhero Ride on Saturday May 13. Check in will begin on the day of the ride at 10:30 a.m. at Schweibert Park in Rock Island. All superheroes will depart at 11 a.m. and head to River House in Moline for a Parade of Heroes and games. The next stop will be at Hall of Fame Pizza in Bettendorf, for a late lunch. The last stop will be at Davenport Freight House’s Taproom. Registration is $10 and includes treats and fun! All are encouraged to join the... Read More

Red White and Boom Explodes Across The River This Weekend

June 30th, 2016

The Quad-Cities explodes across the Mississippi River with one heck of a party planned for America’s birthday – Red, White and Boom. The free annual festival spans the Iowa and Illinois riverfronts with events at Davenport’s LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park and Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on Sunday, July 3. More than 45,000 pounds of explosives will be sent shrieking into the air to explode in fiery glory over the Mississippi River by a pair of battling barges, the Major League Baseball association will debut the Baseball Hall of Fame Tour in Davenport at 10 a.m. July 3 and military-themed... Read More