10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 28th: Independence, Magic, Music 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 states begin the process of opening back up (with restrictions, of course).
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Summer Music in Motion at Family Museum
Looking for a little summer fun for your little ones?
Summer Music in Motion kicks off at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) this Wednesday Jul 1 at 9:15 a.m. and will continue every Wednesday morning throughout the month of July.
Bring your little one and enjoy lots of music and plenty of action! Summer Music in Motion includes fun with clapping, hopping, tiptoeing, running and scooting through a variety of movements!
This class is included with Family Museum general admission. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk when you arrive.
For more information, please visit https://familymuseum.org/.
Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live
Just because school is out, that doesn’t mean the fun and learning has to end!
Throughout the month of July, the Davenport Public Library will be hosting Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live. The fun kicks off this Thursday Jul 2 from 2 – 2:30 p.m. and will continue every Thursday afternoon throughout the month of July.
Every week, the DPL will read a different fairytale and then help your child(ren) complete a related STEM project on Facebook live. Supplies will be provided and can be picked up at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Ave. Davenport).
This program is best suited for children in K-3rd grade. Registration is required, and you can do so at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/6778761.
Davenport’s Star Spangled Extravaganza
Davenport’s Star Spangled Extravaganza will be Friday July 3 with viewing areas in Centennial Park, LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park for the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show. Riverfront construction will limit parking south of the railroad tracks, so visitors are encouraged to utilize downtown parking ramps for free.
Food trucks will be located in the parking lot just west of the Skybridge.
Parking will be permitted only in parking lots north and west of Modern Woodmen Park and the lot directly west of the ballpark, as well as lots at The River’s Edge and Freight House. Parking in Centennial Park is prohibited since it has been designated as a viewing area. Access to the Marquette Street boat ramp via Gaines Street will be permitted.
Due to ongoing construction, parking at The River’s Edge and the lot to the west of Modern Woodmen Park is only accessible via Gaines Street. The Freight House lot and the lot on the north side of Modern Woodmen Park are accessible only via Western Avenue.
“I look forward to a great night of fireworks and a celebration of America, but I also strongly encourage everyone who joins us along the riverfront to properly social distance for everyone’s health and safety,” Mayor Mike Matson said.
As Davenport invests in its downtown, several active construction zones are located along the riverfront. These areas will be secured, and the public is reminded not to go into construction zones.
Following Davenport’s Star Spangled Extravaganza, traffic exiting from Gaines Street will only be permitted to go west on River Drive to Division Street before being allowed north. Traffic exiting the Modern Woodmen Park lot at Western Avenue will only be permitted to go east, then either up Brady Street or continue east on River Drive.
To view the Event Map, visit https://bit.ly/3eDdih8.
Magic Night at GypsyHighway
Looking to add a little magic to your Friday night plans?
Make your way to GypsyHighway (2606 W Locust St. Davenport) this Friday Jul 3 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for their mind-blowing Magic Night.
T.J. Regul, The Quad City Magician’ will be demonstrating his award-winning close-up magic right at your table, for a truly unique experience that you won’t soon forget.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/281202816365379/.
July 4th Backyard Party at Finns Grill
If you’re looking for some 4th of July plans this weekend, then look no further than Finns Grill! They may not be able to have fireworks, but they sure can throw a backyard party with a bang!
Finns Grill (580 1st Street W Milan) will be hosting a July 4th Backyard Party this Saturday Jul 4 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. with live music all day long.
There is no cover charge for this party. Come enjoy lots of drink specials, lots of food special and they may just fire up the Backyard Grill if a full hour shows up.
Live music line-up:
Molly Durnin 11:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Chuck Murphy 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Michael Moncada Duo 6 – 9 p.m.
House Music 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. (based on attendees still there)
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/591154338232488/.
Live Music at Big Swing Brewing Company
Make plans to head to the District of Rock Island this 4th of July!
Celebrate Independence Day with Big Swing Brewing Company (113 18th Street Rock Island) this Saturday Jul 4 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Live music will be provided by Quad City Prospects. Come enjoy great music, excellent food and drinks – with a fun atmosphere!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/929404127433447/.
Case Creek Obstacles’ Kids Ninja Adventure
Do you have a little ninja at home who loves to show their grit?
Case Creek Obstacles (7625 120th Ave Coal Valley) presents Kids Ninja Adventure Run/Walk this Sunday Jul 5 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This course is a 1.5 Mile Adventure run/ walk filled with 25+ obstacles, ideal for kids ages 5-14 (some obstacles will be marked with a red skull and are not for ages 5-9). Participants will run / walk up and down hills, thru pastures and woods.
Participants ages 5 – 9 must be accompanied by a parent. All parents can run / walk with the children by paying the $5 visitors admission fee, all parents are encouraged to join their children ages 9 – 14 on the course as well to make the event a lifetime family memory. Spectators and ALL parents participating must pay a $5 visitor’s admission. Parking is free.
For more information, please visit https://casecreekobstacles.com/.
Sunday Funday at Night
Join the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Sunday Jul 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. for a special nighttime version of the popular Sunday Funday family program.
Learn about fireflies and why the populations are falling. If you have fireflies at home, catch them and bring them for a nighttime release at the gardens!
This event is free for members or included in paid admission. No RSVP is required.
For more information, please visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.
Buffalo Days 2020
The fun kicks off at Buffalo Days this Friday Jul 3! Continue the party on Saturday Jul 4 and wrap things up with the parade on Sunday Jul 5.
Schedule of Events:
Friday July 3
5 – 11 p.m. Rides, games, food vendors and craft vendors (Vendor Form)
6 p.m. Beer Mile
6 – 8 p.m. Ride-in Bike Show (prizes to the winners)
7 p.m. Live Music – Nuclear Plowboys
Saturday Jul 4
8 – 10 a.m. Car Show Sign Up
8 – 10 a.m. Free Kids Fishing Tourney
10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Rides, games, food vendors and craft vendors
1 – 2 p.m. Car Show Judging with Awards shortly after
3 – 7 p.m. Live Music – Double H
7 p.m. Live Music – Nuclear Plowboys
Dusk BVFD Fireworks Show
Sunday Jul 5
11 a.m. Parade Line up at Buffalo Community Center
12 p.m. Buffalo Days Parade
From Buffalo Days’ website:
“We would love to celebrate with you but PLEASE, stay home if you are SICK!
Please remember social distancing in our park. Masks are welcome!
Please use the Hand Sanitizer and Hand washing stations around the park!
Stay HEALTHY and CELEBRATE SAFELY!”
For more information, please visit http://www.buffaloiowadays.com/.
Tomfoolery on Tremont Tomfoolery on Tremont
Get ready for some laughs this Sunday night, at Tomfoolery on Tremont!
Tomfoolery on Tremont (901 Tremont Avenue Davenport) will feature Chris Higgins this Sunday Jul 5 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Chris Higgins is a native to Boulder, CO and a Chicago-based stand up comic. Since moving to Chicago, he has become a staple at clubs and shows around town such as The Comedy Bar, Lincoln Lodge, Zanies, Parlor Car, and The Laugh Factory. He’s opened for Rosebud Baker, Melissa Villasenor, Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel, Mateo Lane, and others. Chris was selected to perform at the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has performed all over the country. Follow him on all social media platforms @mybudchris and come get a high five after the show!
7pm TABLE OF 4: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomfoolery-on-tremont-table-for-4-chris-higgins-tickets-109553294854
7pm TABLE OF 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomfoolery-on-tremont-table-for-2-chris-higgins-tickets-109553513508
9:30pm TABLE OF 4: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomfoolery-on-tremont-table-for-4-chris-higgins-tickets-109553856534
9:30pm TABLE OF 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomfoolery-on-tremont-table-for-2-chris-higgins-tickets-109554145398
From the Facebook event page:
“To maintain social distancing, we are only selling tables for both shows. There are only 7 tables that seat 4 people at $50 and 2 tables that seat 2 people at $30. There will be no door sales. This is a test run at getting the show back up and going. We have a new set up, we will be disinfecting between shows, and employees will be practicing more thorough hygiene practices to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.”
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