The traveling USO of Illinois Carnival is a one-day event that will create a fun-filled, family friendly atmosphere where families will have the opportunity to relax and re-connect while being surrounded by a plethora of activities for all ages. Complete with live music, games, contests, food, circus performances, and much more!
View photos from the USO Carnival celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal Presented by PepsiCo! . Included in the festivities was Cirque-tacular Entertainment, a unique act of high caliber circus, specialty, and novelty performers. The USO of Illinois’ own music program, Spirit of the USO Band, comprised of Chicago-based, professional musicians and entertainers performed on the main stage. Especially for military kids, the USO Discovery Kids Arts & Crafts Tent provided kids the opportunity to make crafts and special handmade projects. The Blackhawks Puck Shot Challenge, challenged festivalgoers to test their puck skills with the Stanley Cup Champs. The Military Family Resources Tent featured booths dedicated to best-in-class military community resources including representatives in such areas as Career, Education, Financial and Legal Resources.