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The District, Inc. is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization part of the Downtown Rock Island Partnership that is dedicated to creating community through events. We organize many of the premier events in the Quad Cities designed for not only the people of Rock Island but also the surrounding communities. These events receive very high exposure to the public and are well-attended.
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!
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. This opportunity is reserved for self-contained food trucks only.
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.