10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!
QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again focusing this week’s edition of Fun10QC on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing,’ as Iowa and Illinois begin to hold in-person events.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Christmas in July at Bent River Brewing Company
It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!
Jingle Java makes its summer return to Bent River Brewing Company (1413 5th Avenue Moline) this Wednesday Jul 22 for a little Christmas in July enjoyment!
This winter favorite release will mark the unofficial kick-off to the return of the Uncommon Tour on Wednesday Jul 29. Starting this Wednesday, growlers and growler fills of Jingle Java will be available at both the Moline and Rock Island locations.
Want to take the Christmas in July vibe to another level? A Christmas Dinner Special will be featured on Friday and Saturday at the Moline Bent River location. Reconnect with that Christmas magic, without the cold weather!
For more information on exciting upcoming events at Bent River, visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bentriverbrewing/.
Cruise Into the Freight House Farmers’ Market
Looking for a fun way to break up the work week?
Join the Quad Cities Cruisers at the Freight House Farmers’ Market (421 W River Drive Davenport) this and every Wednesday for a Farmers’ Market Cruise-In and live music.
The Freight House Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. until the end of October. Stop out for some fresh local vendor purchases and stick around for an impressive collection of classics and hot rods, along with live music provided by River Music Experience.
For more information on the Freight House Farmers’ market, including a list of local vendors available, visit https://freighthousefarmersmarket.com/.
For updates on the Quad Cities Cruisers’ Car Display, including weather-related cancellations, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/271812480775427/.
East Moline BMX League Open House
Do you have an adventurous child or grandchild with a passion for 2-wheel adventures? Do you catch yourself witnessing their impressive jumps or being asked to pull out the ol’ stopwatch? Then maybe it’s time to check out the fastest growing family sport in America.
East Moline BMX League is hosting an open house for new families at the East Moline BMX Speedway (1930 Avenue of the Cities East Moline) this Wednesday Jul 22 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
This free experience will give your family a hands-on, up-close-and-personal look at BMX Racing. This open house is designed to be an “appetizer” portion of the fun, fitness and friendly competition your rider will experience in the five-week League.
BMX League enrollment for the summer 2020 season will begin on Jul 29. Tuition includes League jersey, personalized number plate, loaner bike and helmet, season-end award and pizza party.
Visit http://eastmolinebmx.com/ for more information.
July Beat in the Street
Enjoy a free, fun-filled, family night out this Wednesday!
Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce will be hosting July’s Beat in the Street this Wednesday Jul 22 from 6 – 9 p.m. along South 4th Avenue in Eldridge.
Come out for a great night of music, food vendors, free bounce house and the Quad Cities Cruisers Car Show! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live 50’s and 60’s rock music from The Tailfins.
Health-safety measures will be in place for Beat in the Street. Here is a statement from the organizers:
“After much deliberation, the North Scott Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors has voted to continue planning our Beat in the Street Summer Concert scheduled for July 22.
As many of you are aware, the North Scott Chamber had to cancel several events that were to take place during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move forward, please know that we are monitoring Scott County case numbers daily, and will be following state and city guidelines for public gatherings.
We feel that the event location on S. 4th Avenue will offer ample space for social distancing and safe behaviors. We will post signs and ask all in attendance to behave in a manner that we know slows the spread of the virus. Please remain six feet apart from non-family members, stay in your own small groups, children must be in the presence of an adult at all times, and we will request our vendors to wear masks and have hand sanitizer at their booths.
Please support us as we try to navigate in this new world. If we can safely hold these great events we will continue to do so.”
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/738576053621956.
Thursday Night Live
Entertainment and variety like only Circa ’21 can do!
Every Thursday night, beginning this Thursday Jul 23, area performers, Bootleggers and Circa ’21 favorites will be performing for you live on the Speakeasy stage (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island)!
Show changes weekly, so come often & enjoy a great night of entertainment! Show is open to fans of all ages. Doors open at 6 and the show begins at 7.
Because of COVID seating capacity is limited to 50 people per show, so reserve early! Since The Circa 21 Speakeasy is not able to mix smaller parties, they can only accept parties of 4 or 6. Reservations may ONLY be made online at https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com/. Phone reservations will not be accepted. The Speakeasy does offer pizza, nachos and other snack items and also offers a full bar.
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
It is strongly encouraged for everyone to wear masks and everyone’s temperature will be taken upon arrival.
Come spend Thursday nights with The Circa 21 Speakeasy and be entertained by some of the most talented performers in the Quad Cities!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/773878503355916/.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show is FINALLY back on this Friday Jul 24!
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8p.m. Tickets are only $3.00 for this show! Seating will be limited due to social distancing so reserve early! Because parties cannot be mixed at tables, only reservations for 4 or 6 people can be made. Sorry for the inconvenience.
It’s time to get out of the house and have some adult beverages and laugh. We need laughter now more than ever!
This is a great standup comedy show featuring many hilarious comedians from across the area! Reserve your tickets in advance to make sure you get in for the July show! Your show emcee will be Speakeasy favorite, Todd Willhite!
This is a fun, inexpensive night out with friends! They will have selected food items available and a full bar!
No charge for comedians who are participating in the show. Those attending must be 18 or older.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/271115500814225/.
Pullin For You Tractor Pull
Pulling For You Promotions and East Central Iowa Pullers Association (ECIPA) will be pulling at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport) on Saturday Jul25 starting at 5:30 p.m.
This is a 2-track show with 2 sleds!
ECIPA Classes pulling are listed below:
9,300lb Super Farm Tractors
9,500lb Hot Farm Tractors
8,500lb 466 Limited Pro Stocks
6,450/6,700lb Light Limited Super Stocks
8,000lb 3.0 Limited Pro Stock Diesel Trucks
11K/12K 16mph 2 Hot 2 Farm Tractors
6,200lb Super Stock 4×4 Trucks
8,000lb 2.6 Pro Street Diesel Trucks
6,200lb Super Stock 2wd Trucks
7,700lb 360 Hot Stock Tractors
17,500lb Hot Street Semis
13,000lb 10mph Farm Stock Tractors
6,500lb Improved Stock Trucks
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/262275738339982/.
Drive-In to Blake Shelton Concert
Encore Drive-In Nights presents Blake Shelton, with very special guests Gwen Stefani and Trae Adkins, this Saturday Jul 25 from 9 – 11:30 p.m. at the Blue Grass Drive-In (774 W Mayne Street Blue Grass).
Encore Drive-In Nights showcases the world’s most iconic music stars with performances filmed exclusively for drive-in theaters across North America. From the safety of your vehicle, you get a night out to enjoy a cinematic concert experience under the summer sky. Drive-in. Rock out.
Tickets are $114.99 per car or truck. (All guests must have a seatbelt. No more than six people per vehicle. RVs and limousines not permitted.) The exclusive, family-friendly concert will adhere to guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as all state and local public health mandates. Encore Live has partnered with leading health experts to establish procedures for staff and fans.
To purchase your tickets today, please visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/encore-blakeshelton.
2020 Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7
The 46th Annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been changed to a virtual only event this year.
Since 1975, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been a Midwest summer tradition, bringing thousands of runners from across the globe to Run With the Best. Even though we can’t run together this Saturday July 25, the tradition has been kept alive by virtual running in the historical Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix or Arconic Jr. Bix.
Participants have been completing their race distances since Jul 1, at all locations: sidewalks, treadmills, trails, living rooms and tracks.
To commemorate what would have been an event-filled weekend, you can check out the participants’ journeys on social media through pictures, videos and tik-toks – using the tags #qctbix7virtual #findyourhappypace #qctbix7 #runwiththebest #allinthistogether.
Check out the Quad-City Times Bix 7 on Facebook for the latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/QCTBix7/.
Credit Island Bait Shop Fishing Tournament
Get the kids out for a day of fun and fishing this weekend!
Credit Island Bait Shop is hosting a Fishing Tournament this Sunday Jul 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Credit Island Boat Ramp. This free-entry tournament will be broken up into two age groups, 12 and under and 13 and over.
Prizes will be given for the biggest Bluegill, Carp, Perch and Catfish caught. No boats allowed – this will be bank fishing only. Fish can be weighed any time by staff and then released. Everyone is welcome to stop by and have free hot dogs and brats!
If you have questions, you can call Credit Island Bait Shop at (563) 326-3370 or message them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kinseycreditislandbaitshop/.
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