Join the City of Bettendorf in a celebration of art, music and community in the heart of downtown this Saturday Jun 8 from 12 – 10 p.m. and Sunday Jun 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.!  Supported by downtown area businesses, this FREE, family-friendly event will feature live outdoor music, food & drink vendors, a chalk art festival, children’s activities, and so much more!

Be Downtown – a Celebration of Art, Music and Community, is held in downtown Bettendorf, on State Street between 17th and 20th Street (2021 State Street Bettendorf). Parking can be found all day Saturday and Sunday at Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State St.), all day Saturday and after 12 on Sunday at the corner of 18th and Mississippi St., all day Saturday and Sunday at 2117 State St. (east of the Alter building) and Saturday afternoon and all day on Sunday at 1710 Grant St. (old Ascentra) and in the back lot at 17th and Brown St.

Check out this amazing event schedule:

Saturday, Jun 8

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.              CHALK ART FEST

12– 7 p.m.                        K&K Family Fun Zone with bounce houses, dunk tank, food trucks & more! K&K True Value Hardware

12 – 6 p.m.                       FREE Live Outdoor Concerts @ River’s Edge Stage

12 – 5 p.m.                       Craft Beer Tastings @ River’s Edge Complex, featuring many local distilleries!


Sunday, Jun 9

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.               CHALK ART FEST

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.                 CHALK ART FEST Awards Ceremony

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.                K&K Family Fun Zone with bounce houses, dunk tank, food trucks & more! K&K True Value Hardware

Live music line-up and more TBA!


For more information on the CHALK ART FEST and/or to register as an artist, visit:

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.