SEPTEMBER STAYCATION

What is a staycation? Well, you know… when you didn’t quite get that sandy beach or European vacation in this summer, you make the most of it by staying and playing in your own backyard. This can mean going out to eat at your favorite restaurant, doing some shopping at a great local business, or enjoying a fun event.

 

Discover all that downtown Rock Island has to offer during 10 days of fun! The September Staycation features special promotions, events and prizes from small businesses between Friday, September 21st through Sunday, September 30th.

 

Sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities

GIVEAWAYS

Stay.Play.Win. Discover downtown Rock Island by winning tickets, gift cards, and gift baskets to many small businesses. There will be a giveaway each day during the September Staycation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to catch all of the action.

 

Upcoming Giveaways

9/21 – QC Coffee & Pancake House

9/22 – Wake Brewing

9/23 – Skeleton Key Art & Antiques

9/24 – Shock House Haunted House + All Senses Festival

9/25 – Huckleberry’s Great Pizza & Calzones + MELTS

9/26 – Tastebuds + Colman Florist

9/27 – Lavish Salon & Spa + Splash + Barefoot Place

9/28 – The Speakeasy

9/29 – Quad City Botanical Center

9/30 – Holiday Inn

 

How To Win

Entering the drawing to win one of many giveaways is simple. Each day at 9:00a.m. be on the lookout for posts from Downtown Rock Island. Follow the steps below once you see the social media post for the giveaway you are looking to enter.

  1. Like the post.
  2. Take a picture inside or outside of business.
  3. Tag the business.
  4. Share to your followers.

Winners will be announced at 3:00p.m. each day.

EVENTS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

DOWNTOWN TODDLER TALES

September 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Rock Island Public Library

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COMEDYSPORTZ

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Establishment

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DREDGE / HEXUUS / HOME BURIAL / REZINATOR / ARCHERESS

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Rock Island Supper Club

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MANSCAPE

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The Speakeasy

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ANNALIBERA / SQUIRREL FLOWER / CURT OREN

September 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Rozz-Tox

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SHINER

September 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Rock Island Brewing Co.

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IN A MINUTE

September 21, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

The Establishment

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND

COMEDYSPORTZ

September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Establishment

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OPEN SOURCE COMEDY

September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The Speakeasy

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NORTHERN PARALLELS: 024

September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Rozz-Tox

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THE KRANK DADDIES

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Rock Island Brewing Co.

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BANDWAGON

September 22, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

The Establishment

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP MONTH

September 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Rock Island Public Library

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

HOW FAKE NEWS MIGHT SAVE JOURNALISM

September 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Rock Island Public Library

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

MODELING OPEN CALL

September 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

SK Model Management

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BANNED BOOKS READING

September 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Rock Island Public Library

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THE SMOKING DOG PRESENTS: THE ROCK BLOCK BAGS BANGER

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

The Smoking Dog

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MAMA WON’T FLY

September 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

HARVEST MOON BANQUET

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Quad City Botanical Center

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THURSDAY NIGHT GROOVE: 1ST IMPRESSION

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Schwiebert Park

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MYSPACE NIGHT!

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Rock Island Supper Club

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ROCKET INTO READING-SPORTS

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Rock Island Public Library

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH

DOWNTOWN PETITE PICASSOS

September 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Rock Island Public Library

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ALL SENSES FEST – DAY 2

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Rozz-Tox

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COMEDYSPORTZ

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Establishment

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TERROR AT SKELLINGTON MANOR

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Skellington Manor

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SHOCK HOUSE OPENING NIGHT!

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

QCCA Expo Center

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FACS / EMMA RUTH RUNDLE / SINNER FRENZ – ALL SENSES FEST

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Rock Island Brewing Co.

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WINDY CITY DUELING PIANOS

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The Speakeasy

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CRITICAL HIT: HARRY POTTER

September 28, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

The Establishment

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH

LEDERHOSEN 5K

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am

Schwiebert Park

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1ST ANNUAL CAR SHOW

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Stecker Graphics

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COMEDYSPORTZ

September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Establishment

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TERROR AT SKELLINGTON MANOR

September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Skellington Manor

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SHOCK HOUSE HAUNTED HOUSE

September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

QCCA Expo Center

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ALL SENSES FEST – DAY 3

September 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Rozz-Tox

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BONGRIPPER / NEST EGG / TELEKINETIC YETI – ALL SENSES FEST

September 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Rock Island Brewing Co.

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SPEAKEASY’S LAUGH HARD CHALLENGE: A STAND-UP COMEDY COMPETITION

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The Speakeasy

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SLUMBER PARTY: HARRY POTTER

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

The Establishment

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH

3RD ANNUAL LOWLAND BLOCK PARTY

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Rozz-Tox & Laborspace

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PUMPKIN EXTRAVAGANZA

September 30, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Quad City Botanical Center

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TERROR AT SKELLINGTON MANOR

September 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Skellington Manor

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