Are you ready for the greatest Beer Festival in the Quad Cities?  Bierstube hosts two weekends of Oktoberfest on September 30/October 1 and October 7/8.  Dig out those lederhosen and head down to the Stube for traditional German beer, food, games, prizes and live music direct from Austria.

Don’t forget to stop by Moline’s new open air market, Mercado on Fifth, on September 30 and October 8.  Shop for healthy produce and unique items, learn about the culture of the area and even watch a movie on their outdoor patio.  The Mercado will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Friday through October.

Pub 1848 will be celebrating their favorite holiday, Halloween, every weekend in October!  We’re giving you a head’s up for the different themes such as “famous wrestlers”, “disco fever”, “party animals” and more so you can get your creative on in advance.  Look for some fantastic specials and loads of fun!

sunset-salsaSunset Salsa Quad Cities will be hosting their FREE Latin dance lessons on the River House Bar & Grill plaza October 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Come early and enjoy one of the many delicious River House meals, then stay and learn how to move to that spicy groove.

Mark your calendar for September 29 as the Quad Cities Chamber presents their largest after-hours social of the year, the Hob Nosh!

Come listen to the dueling pianos of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds, sample tasty treats from Barrel House, Bent River Brewing Company, Lagomarcino’sLemonGrass Cafe and more. And be sure to take part in the Pick for a Prize, where one lucky winner will take home a $500 cash prize.

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