Are you a lover of all things chocolate? Then make plans to head to the QC Botanical Center, this weekend!

Come indulge at the Chocolate Experience this Saturday Feb 3 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Slip out of the cold and into the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolate shops, bakeries, beauty vendors and coffee houses will be celebrating all things chocolate! Browse their selections and sample their products just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Make sure to stop in the sun garden to learn about the history of chocolate and view the Botanical Center’s very own Cacao tree!

Adult tickets are $15 and youth tickets are $4. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

New this year, you can purchase a $5 raffle ticket to enter in a chance to win 1 of 2 $500 gift cards to Necker Jewelers.

Come fulfill your chocolate craving this weekend while enjoying a day of relaxation with friends and family!


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. 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.