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There are several events held annually in Rock Island, Illinois. Among them is the Annual Quad Cities Criterium bike race of over 650 cyclists, and the Gumbo Ya Ya Festival celebrating Mardi Gras with live music, street performers, food, games, and more. Ya Maka My Weekend is an annual Reggae & Caribbean Festival held each August. The biggest go kart race in the world occurs in Rock Island too, called the Rock Island Grand Prix, which happens every Labor Day Weekend.
Rock Island is home to the Rock Island Arsenal, a National Historic Landmark, with an Army Museum and outdoor weapon exhibits, and it is currently the only active US Army foundry. The Black Hawk State Historic Site is home to the John Hauberg Museum of Native American Life, and the Singing Bird Nature Center. Rock Island also has a big casino called Jumer’s, with slots, drinks, poker and more. The Longview Park Conservatory and Garden is free, and a great spot to hang out to play tennis, walk, picnic, or enjoy the flower gardens. The only other thing to do in town besides eat or go to a college house party, is head to Circa 21 for dinner and a show.