MLK Center seeks parade participants, more for Family Fun Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Rock Island will host its 35th annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27. The center is now accepting applications for food and merchant vendors, informational booths and parade participants for that event.

Family Fun Day is a community event celebrating all cultures and strength in neighborhoods and families. This year’s event will feature a parade, food and merchant vendors, informational booths, children’s activities, live entertainment and more.

The parade will begin at Frances Willard Elementary School, 2503 9th St., Rock Island, at 10 a.m. and will head north on Ninth Street until it reaches the MLK Center, 630 Ninth St., Rock Island. Family Fun Day festivities at the MLK Center and MLK Jr Park begin following the parade, and will finish at 5 p.m.

Potential food vendors for the celebration are required to comply with the City of Rock Island Temporary Food Standards, complete a Temporary Food and Beverage Permit Application. Food and merchant vendor fees will be waived for applications received by July 29. Parade entries and informational booths participate at no charge.

The Family Fun Day Vendor Packet is available here or at the MLK Center. The deadline to submit parade entry or vendor registrations is Friday, Aug. 12. For more information, contact the MLK Center at (309) 732-2999.

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