The District, Inc. is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization part of the Downtown Rock Island Partnership dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community through creating innovative event experiences. Most of our events are offered at a greatly reduced price in order to make art more accessible to a greater variety of people. This would not be possible without the generous support of many businesses, organizations and individuals.
Through our events, we are able to providegreat opportunities for local businesses to
show their support of the community, meet potential customers at events and gain brand recognition through our promotion of the events sponsors via various media channels. We also help improve the quality of life for your families, employees and potential clients. We want to create community partnerships with businesses that benefit downtown and the sponsoring businesses.
Downtown Rock Island is searching for sponsor support to continue to provide high quality events throughout the year.We have sponsorship levels for every business and encourage finding the right fit for each individual business. We want to work with you to create the best event experience with the best exposure for your business.
PLAZA PICNIC: MAY 26
The Great River Plaza block on Second Avenue is transformed into a backyard picnic with live music, food vendors and fun outdoor games.
GUMBO YA YA: JUNE 9
Illinois’ longest running Mardi Gras themed event. 26 years of bringing a street party of Creole, Zydeco, jazz and blues music to the Great River Plaza stage!
QC LOCAL FEST: JUNE 30
Featuring regional artisans, crafts, food vendors and area musicians, this event is brand new and looks to make a name for the QC.
RIVER’S EDGE HOMEBREW FESTIVALE: JULY 14
This one-of-a-kind event has been proudly featuring over 12 home-brewing clubs and more than 50 beers to sample.
YA MAKA MY WEEKEND: AUGUST 11
Downtown Rock Island’s longest running event is celebrating 27 years in 2018! The Caribbean themed festival brings the sand,sun and fun with reggae and Afro-Caribbean vibes.
SEPTEMBER STAYCATION: SEPTEMBER 22
An all new family-friendly event to encourage Rock Islanders to get out and enjoy their local hometown favorites with fall festive activities.
If you are interested in an opportunity to partner with Downtown Rock Island through a sponsorship, please contact Erik Reader, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-948-2008.