Welcome To Downtown Rock Island

Where over 175 years of history meets new traditions. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty along the Mississippi River at Schwiebert Park, take a bike ride on the Great River Trail and explore the Quad City Botanical Center. Enjoy an eclectic mix of restaurants, sip craft cocktails and pick up some farm fresh produce. Experience a rich local art scene, take in a yoga class or laugh the night away. Please make yourself at home. We do.


See what’s happening in downtown.


Find what you’re looking for in one spot.


Start or locate your business here.



Catch up on what you missed by reading our latest posts here.

  • WORDS & PICTURESQuad City Botanical CenterPhotography by Trent Foltz The Quad City Botanical Center invites you to come and explore Winter Nights Winter Lights – a winter garden in bloom, in lights! This extra...

  • WORDS & PICTURES Erik Reader Much to the delight of their patrons, not a month goes by without another noteworthy beer hitting the Wake Brewing menu board. The Brothers Parris are constantly busy at work brewi...

  • Words & Pictures: Erik Hansen In October 2018, Tim Johnson, owner of Mellow Blue Planet Comics and Collectibles, will celebrate his 18th year in business and 15th year located in downtown Rock Island. “We were...


There is a wide variety of events happening in downtown through out the year. Thousands of visitors enjoy art, music, comedy, and events that provide fun for the whole family.

Business assistance

Our dedicated staff is here to help you start, develop and grow as a business person.

Available spaces

We can help you find a downtown space not matter if you are a startup, established small business, restaurant or retailer.

Downtown loft units

Rock Island was the first city of the Quad Cities to create loft housing 16 years ago.


Don’t just take our word that downtown is a great place to live. Thousands of people call it home.

Local businesses

There’s an opportunity to shop local and experience our culture on every block.

Jobs located downtown

Not only is it a great place to live, but Rock Island is a great place to work or start a business.

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Contact us

We’d love to show you around town! Please feel free to stop by our office in downtown Rock Island. You can also reach us by phone and connect with us on social media.

100 19th Street, Suite 109, Rock Island, IL 61201

(309) 788-6311

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