The Eldridge Summer Festival, themed Light Up the Night, is officially here!

Saturday Jul 14 the city of Eldridge will transform into a magical celebration of fun! Between the Moonlight Chase, live music, parade and more there will be plenty for the entire family to enjoy!


Here is a full schedule for Friday Jul 14:

7-10 a.m.                          Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.           10 Year Celebration at Grand Haven- Live Bands, Car Show and more!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                Vintage + Makers Market at Eldridge Summer Festival (Franklin and 3rd Street)

9:30 a.m.                          Kid’s Cookie Baking Contest Drop Off at The Eastern Iowa Baking Co.

9:30 a.m.                          Parade Line-up

10:30 a.m.                        Parade

11 – 11:30 a.m.               Water Fights Registration

11 – 4 p.m.                       Kid’s Touch a Truck Event at River Valley Cooperative

12 p.m.                             Fire Dept Water Fights

12 – 2 p.m.                       Open House at Backwards Yoga

12-3 p.m.                          Antique Tractor Show on 2nd Street

12 – 6:30 p.m.                 Live Music from Angela Meyer, Been There Done That & North of 40

12 – 9 p.m.                       Kid Zone Bounce Houses and Games

12 – 11 p.m.                     Food Vendors

2:30 p.m.                          Pie Contest Drop Off at Fire Station

4:30 p.m.                          Live Pie Auction at Fire Station

4:30 p.m.                          Kid’s Pedal Pull

7:30 p.m.                          ¼ Mile Kid’s Moonlight Chase

8 p.m.                                 1 Mile Kid’s Moonlight Chase (presented by Scott County Animal Hospital)

9 p.m.                                4 Mile Moonlight Chase (presented Central Scott Telephone and First Central State Bank)


For more information about the Eldridge Summer Festival, visit the Facebook page at


If you are interested in signing up for one of the races, please visit


Head to Eldridge this weekend for a good time!


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.