10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 25th: Dogtoberfest, Dracula, Dancing and MORE!
Are you feeling the swirls of spookiness in the air? If you’re a lover of all things fall and freaky – there is no shortage of exciting and fun things to do in the Quad Cities, this week!
Every Sunday, we 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.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Not-so-Normal Spooktacular Trick or Treat
Put on your best costume and join the Moline Parks and Recreation Department for a Not-so-Normal Spooktacular trick or treat this Thursday Oct 29 from 3 – 7:30 p.m. at Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline).
This fun trick or treat walk is open to Moline residents, ages 3-12. You will visit a number of various stations to collect candy, trinkets, coloring pages, photo opportunities and more.
Space is limited per time slot and pre-registration is required – you must register all children wanting to participate. You must come during your registered time (select time at registration).
Social distancing will be required and masks will be mandatory for all participants and parents.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/365391941154419.
Spooky Spotlight Spectacular: A Halloween Cabaret
Make plans to experience the Spooky Spotlight Spectacular: A Halloween Cabaret, this Thursday Oct 29 and Friday Oct 30 at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fun begins at 7 p.m.
Featuring performances by local singers, this fun filled night of Spooky Songs will be the perfect night to get you into the mood of Halloween! Come in costume to be entered to win various prizes!
Cost: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Bar and concession stand will be open!
Seating is limited to 50 people and masks must be worn upon enter.
Visit https://www.thespotlighttheatreqc.com/ for more information.
Dancing for Dracula and You!
Join Ballet Quad Cites for a delicious three course sit-down dinner and a lively, playful Halloween fundraiser performance!
Enjoy Dancing for Dracula and You! in the beautiful ballroom at The Outing Club (2109 Brady Street Davenport) this Friday Oct 30 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to Ballet Quad Cities to keep the organization a viable part of the community until they can return to performing in area theaters.
The atmosphere in the ballroom at The Outing Club is a wonderful setting for Ballet Quad Cities’ first indoor performance. Tables will be spaced generously apart with plenty of fresh air and extra safety measures in place.
Slip on your best costume or finery–or a decorated mask if you wish–and attend the best event of the season. This is one safe event that you won’t want to miss!
LIMITED TICKETS $75/EACH. TABLES FOR 2, 4, 6 OR 8 GUESTS WILL BE AVAILABLE – EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY MUST PURCHASE TICKETS TOGETHER.
The spooktackular menu choices:
-Dracula’s Pretzel Encrusted Chicken Breast, Boetje’s Mustard Cream , seasonal vegetables, and Boursin Mashed Potatoes
-Frankenstein’s Black Pepper Roast Pork Loin with Champagne-Apricot Compote, seasonal Vegetables, and Boursin Mashed Potatoes
-The Mummy’s Roasted Pepper Parmesan Risotto, Mixed Mushroom Sauté, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Baby Carrot
-The Skeleton’s Children’s Menu: Macaroni & Cheese with fresh fruit
All dinner choices include House Salad, Dinner Rolls, and Halloween Graveyard Mousse
CASH BAR WILL BE AVAILABLE – CASH ONLY NO CREDIT CARDS
Purchase tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dancing-for-dracula-and-you-tickets-124329100687.
Empower House Spooktacular Virtual 5k Run/Walk
Hello Empower House friends! Are you ready to support the only brain injury clubhouse in the State of Iowa while getting your Halloween on this year??? Then get ready to partake in the Empower House Spooktacular Virtual 5K Run/Walk this weekend! Bring your family and friends out, dress up in fun Halloween costumes and run/walk for a purpose.
Have a spooktacular great time this Halloween by dressing up and running or walking a 5K. Can’t make it the whole 5K – no problem! Go as far as you want as long as you have fun doing it! Don’t have a costume? Don’t worry, just wear the race shirt provided in your pre-race packet! Let’s bring our community together through these unprecedented times!
For more information, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Davenport/EmpowerHouse5K.
Calling all goblins, witches, canines too, grab your best costume for a fun boo!
Experience Dogtoberfest this Saturday Oct 31 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Iron + Grain Coffee House (585 12th Avenue East Moline).
Dogtoberfest will feature dog-related vendors, doggy trick or treating, puppacinos and a new drink release! You can also enjoy Scratch Cupcakes from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Here is a list of vendors:
Loving Paws Bakery
Humane Society of Scott County
Wags for Wellness
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/366897221104493 for more information.
Trunk or Treat – Hocus Pocus & Monsters, Inc.
It’s Halloween at the Blue Grass Drive-in (774 W Mayne St. Blue Grass)! Come out early this Saturday Oct 31 for Trunk or Treat. Then stick around for some DISCOUNTED movies. This screen will have Hocus Pocus followed by Monsters, Inc.
Candy? Bring it.
Distanced Parking? Done.
Costumes? Wear em!
Gate and ticket booth open at 4:30 p.m. Costumes and candy take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The movies start at 7:30 p.m.
$7 for Adults and $3 for kids 12-4!
Nothing crazy. Nothing over the top. We don’t need anyone to lose an eye because of a home-built candy cannon.
Have an easy, safe, and fun Halloween evening in Blue Grass!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1480294785694433 for more information.
Outdoor Halloween Event at Your Local Hy-Vee
Celebrate Halloween with the friendly faces of Hy-Vee!
Local Hy-Vees will be providing Outdoor Halloween Events this Saturday Oct 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join Hy-Vee outside for a socially distanced, kid friendly event with activities, treat, and free giveaways.
Moline (John Deere Rd and Avenue of the Cities), Silvis, Rock Island, Milan, Bettendorf and Davenport (W Locust, E 53rd, W Kimberly, Rockingham Rd) locations will all be providing freaky fun for the entire family!
Visit your local Hy-Vee’s Facebook page for more information!
Nightmare on 5th Ave
Brought to you by your friends at Twisted Mics & The University Club – October 31st 2020 will mark the second annual ‘Nightmare on 5th Ave’ celebration.
Set in the heart of downtown Moline in a 100+ year old historical Quad Cities landmark – The Reliance Building (University Club 1518 5th Avenue Moline). So old it probably has ghosts. If you enjoy drinking games, loud dance music, fun costumes, good food, and making Halloween memories – this is the event for you. There will be partying from 6 p.m. to midnight and you will have the opportunity to join in multiple different festivities throughout the night.
Let’s get dressed up in our best costumes and party! Live music ranging from your favorite throwbacks to today’s hits. Interactive dance lighting covering a 2000+ square foot dance floor. Photo Booth to take embarrassing photos that you will probably regret in the morning.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/3229216903866468.
Halloween Health & Vendor Fair
Join Howard Health Quarters for a ghoulishly fun Health & Vendor Fair!
This Halloween Health & Vendor Fair will take place Saturday Oct 31 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Volleyball Factory (2060 W River Drive Davenport).
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume for fun and/or to enter into the “Best Costume” contest to win a PRIZE!! Vendors will be doing trick-or-treating for children and families! All attendees can enter into vendor giveaway drawings to win prizes from vendors. Bring trick-or-treat bags, yoga mat, water bottle, and money if you wish to purchase items from vendors or donate.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/354207789092273 for more information.
YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln Drive In Movie Night
October is the best time to enjoy the outdoors! So why not join YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln for movie night at camp?
Drive In Movie Night will take place this Sunday Nov 1 at Camp Abe Lincoln (1624 W Front St. Blue Grass). Camp will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will begin around 6 p.m.
Start off with some fun on the new Kangaroo Jumper and roast marshmallows by the fire while waiting for the show to start.
Don’t forget to bring your comfy chair or blanket and favorite non-alcoholic beverages along with some bug spray as we enjoy a night out together with families and friends.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/745414642982660 for more information.
Stay tuned to QuadCities.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday!