10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 18th: Fright Nights, Freaky Fridays, Fair Food 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 …
Halloween Drive Thru
Calling all ghouls and goblins… it’s time once again for the annual iHeartMedia Quad Cities Halloween Walk.
Wait! Due to the pandemic, things have been changed up a bit this year. Now you can experience an iHeartMedia Quad Cities Halloween DRIVE THRU this Tuesday Oct 20 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 Locust St. Davenport).
Let kids dress up, load ’em up in the car/van, and head to the iHeartMedia Quad Cities Halloween Drive Thru! Please remain in your car as you proceed through the line. All participating vendors and iHeartMedia staff will be masked and gloved for patron safety.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/431411734510032.
10 Days of Halloween at Big Swing Brewing Company
We have been wearing masks for a few months, so let’s bring out our best masks for a Mask-erade Party!
Big Swing Brewing Company (113 18th Street Rock Island) proudly presents 10 Days of Halloween, which kicks off this Tuesday Oct 20 and continues through Saturday Oct 31.
Events will take place every day, like ‘Fright Nite Flicks with Hot Chocolate & Smores,’ ‘Halloweenie Pet Costume Parade,’ and even a ‘Spooky Dinner Party with Ghoulish Grub.’
The fun wraps up on Saturday Oct 31 with the ultimate Mask-erade Halloween Party. Enjoy great food, live music and even prizes for the best masks! Celebrate the spookiness with $5 Everything on the Bar. Upper Level opens at 7 p.m. and masks must be worn to enter (21+).
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/5095452650480238.
Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown
For decades, the battle has raged: Beatles or Stones? Through their heyday, fans accused London’s Rolling Stones of stealing ideas — even entire albums – from their Liverpool counterparts. At the same time, the Beatles secretly envied the Stones’ “bad boy” image and attitude, often copying their style. Both bands are unmistakably great, scoring an array of hits that changed musical history, but only one can be the best. The most infamous rivalry in rock and roll never played out in a public arena until now as Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown.
The two greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time face off as the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) hosts tributes to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones this Tuesday Oct 20 from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show engage in a musical showdown of the hits.
Tickets ($35, $45, $55) are on sale now online here at TICKETMASTER.COM and in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office. Adler Theatre Box Office is now open with limited hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student, senior, active military and group discounts are available by calling the Adler Theatre Box Office at 563-326-8522. This show is appropriate for all ages.
The Adler Theatre has COVID-19 protocols and socially distanced seating in place.
Drive Through Fright Night
Fright Night is moving to Sunset Park!
This year the Rock Island Parks and Recreation department will be having a Drive-Through Fright Night on Thursday Oct 22 from 5 – 7 p.m.!
Enter Sunset Park (Sunset Road – 18th & 31st Avenues) on 18th Avenue and stay in your car as you travel through the park to have your children trick-or-treat and see all the ghost and goblins from local organizations! This is a family friendly event!
Local organizations interested in being involved are encouraged to reach out to Daniel Gleason at Gleason.Daniel@rigov.org.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2053691228100083.
Last Chance Fall Food Bash
One last chance to get all your Fair Favorites this weekend!
Don’t miss the Last Chance Fall Food Bash this Friday Oct 23 and Saturday Oct 24 from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 Locust St. Davenport). No tricks at this free admission event, just your fair food favorites!
Stick around on Saturday for the Halloween Havoc, beginning at 4 p.m. This Clean-Up Derby for cars close to Viola Boyz Rules and other Demos will provide entertainment for the entire family. The Grandstands will open at 3 p.m. and admission is $15 for Adults and $10 for ages 12 and under.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/625149768126263.
Freaky Friday at Crawford Brew Works
Get freaky this Friday at Crawford Brew Works’ (3659 Devils Glen Road Bettendorf) Halloween Celebration!
Freaky Friday will take place from 4 – 9 p.m. and will feature the Lopiez Pizza Truck! Mo Carter will also be providing jams from 6 – 9 p.m. for all to enjoy. And don’t miss out on the Halloween Costume Contest!
Grab your best duds and buds and head to Crawford Brew Works this Friday Night! Things are gonna get FREAKY!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1138567499873927.
J.A.M. Session – Winterland
Joy Avenue Media and the River Music Experience present J.A.M. SESSIONS – local bands, live in real time from the JAM studio.
J.A.M. Session, featuring Winterland, will take place this Saturday Oct 24 at 7 p.m. on the Joy Avenue Media Facebook Page.
River Music Experience is partnering with Joy Avenue Media to present high-quality, free livestreams of the best QC bands, providing safe live music to our community. Tips and donations to the band help cover production costs.
Tune in on the Joy Avenue Media Facebook page:
To view past streams, like and subscribe to the Joy Avenue Media YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-kcjWGxTQV8m2LZJOuOCUw
Specializing in the Grateful Dead’s catalog and sound from 1969 through the late 1970s, Winterland pulls you back in time to a place where the Dead’s rhythm and blues, folk and country roots were still deeply embedded in their music even as they explored the wild and experimental outer reaches of psychedelic rock. More importantly, though, Winterland channels the music of the Grateful Dead with uncanny authenticity, a sublime fidelity to the Dead’s musicianship, tonality and, in particular, emotional relationship with the audience. Walk into any given Winterland show and witness firsthand: every face is radiant, reflecting the elation of sharing — with the band and with each other — the pure, innovative, beautifully complex music of the Dead. This interconnectedness, which breaks down the barriers between people and music and allows everyone to become collaborators in an elusive web of fleeting, living art, represents an essential unity of musical experience. In other words, what Winterland has attained has proven to be a microcosm of the feat that the Grateful Dead of the late ‘60s to the late ‘70s achieved and escalated to a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. It is a thing of subtle and wily magic, not to be missed.
Join the Davenport Parks and Recreation department for a Not-so-Haunted Fejervary experience this Saturday Oct 24 from 12 – 5 p.m. at Fejervary Park (1800 W 12th Street Davenport).
Not-so-haunted Fejervary is an immersive and contact-free drive-thru Halloween experience. With all of the holiday hi-jinx, while still maintaining safe social distancing. Not-so-haunted Fejervary allows guests to drive their cars past family-friendly scenes throughout Fejervary Park during the daytime. In this not-so-haunted adventure, families will journey through an enchanted forest where they‘ll meet their favorite fairy-tale creatures and enjoy music and dancing (contact-free). Props, lights, music and live performers will bring the whole experience to life!
Local organizations interested in being involved are encouraged to reach out to Amanda.Randerson@davenportiowa.com
Join Naturalist Mike Granger for an educational adventure to learn about mysterious and misunderstood animals.
Halloween Hike will take place this Saturday Oct 24 at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center (31555 52nd Avenue Dixon).
Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be an open fire for grilling. It is asked you bring your own food items, as the fire and roasting sticks will be provided! The hike will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a spooky scavenger hunt afterwards. Please bring a flashlight! Family fun for everyone.
Registration is LIMITED and REQUIRED. Please call (563) 328-3286 to register for this FREE event.
Haunted History: Davenport’s Darker Side
Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum online on Sunday Oct 25 at 2 p.m. for “Haunted History: Davenport’s Darker Side,” presented by GAHC staff live on Zoom.
This presentation will include local ghost stories, mysteries, murders, and more!
RSVP and receive a link by reserving a ticket on Eventbrite.com or calling (563) 322-8844. This event is free. Donations are always appreciated.
Stay tuned to QuadCities.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday!