Find Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa With Your FUN10!
Fall is falling in as summer is stepping aside, and there’s plenty of fun to be had in Illinois and Iowa throughout the Quad-Cities during pumpkin spice season!
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.
Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…
Renaissance Faire Riding In
A celebration of European history and world culture through edutainment. QCRF is for all age interests and offers a unique way to experience the past. Food, drink, living history encampments, shopping, artisans, music, mayhem, & mischief!
Bacon And Brew Fest Coming To Clinton!
*Great Revivalist Brew Lab
*Wide River Winery
*Five Cities Brewing
*Big Grove Brewery
*Exile Brewing Company
*Single Speed Brewing Company
*Back Pocket Brewing
*B&T Smokin BBQ
*Mikes Fun Foods
*Deanna’s Java Cafe
*Jewels Home Made Ice Cream
Screening Of ‘Riding The Rails To Hero Street’ This Week
Join the Davenport Civil Rights Commission and the Davenport Public Library for a screening of the film “Riding the Rails to Hero Street” on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30pm at the Davenport Public Library Branch on Fairmount Street. The film details the lives of Mexican American families that lived in Cook’s Point, Holy City, and on Hero Street.
Let’s gather to make sure history is not forgotten and to honor the lives and legacies of the people who lived in these settlements. Hispanic contributions to the Quad Cities will be highlighted with a discussion after the movie.
Learn more here: FILM SCREENING
Belgian Fest Going Down TODAY!
The area’s biggest and best celebration of Belgian heritage is back in the Quad Cities! Take a trip to the heart of Moline Illinois, for some Olde Towne Flemish fun this weekend at the Fall Belgian Fest!
The 9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) TODAY, Sunday Sep 18 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all!
The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many of the Belgian Community came to Moline, after World War II to begin a new life. They came here with nothing but a dream. They didn’t ask for much. They only asked for an opportunity to work hard, raise a family, and thank the good Lord in Church. This is our heritage. We owe it to them to preserve it.”
This year’s Fall Belgian Fest is filled to brim with fun and exciting cultural activities, music, food, drinks and more!
•It wouldn’t be a Belgian celebration without a Rolle Bolle Tournament now, would it? Rolle Bolle, a favored past time in the Belgian community consists of a beveled bolle rolled between stakes (30 feet apart). As the bolle slows down, it turns into the stake and comes to rest. The bolle(s) that are closest to the stake scores!
The Fall Belgian Fest Rolle Bolle Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. As many players as possible are welcome! If you are interested in participating, simply show up prior to 11 a.m. with your bolle, and teams will be drawn. If you’re curious about the game but not feeling competitive, the first two courts of Rolle Bolle will be open and available to anyone who would like to pick up a bolle and try it out.
•The Happy Belgians will kick off the festivities at 12 p.m. Immediately following their performance, The Gray Wolf Band will take the stage for your listening and dancing pleasure.
•Connect with your inner Belgian with a famous Center for Belgium Culture Waffle (with all the fixins), a Belgian Brat from DeBord Catering, or a hot steamy VandeRueben from Belgian Village Inn – and wash it down with a Stella Artois, Belgian Wheat or Bud Light!
•The real MVP’s of the Fall Belgian Fest, the Belgian Draft Horses, will also be in attendance. These majestic creatures, provided by Doug and Dianne Smith of Fairfield Iowa, steal the show and also provide carriage rides! Riders are $2 per person or $5 per family.
•Belgian Lace Makers will also be available, showing off their amazing talent.
•Don’t forget to purchase your annual Fall Belgian Fest t-shirt, with a new design and look for $20 each or $25 for sizes 2XL or bigger.
The Center for Belgian Culture, established to preserve and share the proud Belgian heritage, began this Fall Belgian Fest to keep the Belgian culture alive in future generations. “Many people involved with the Center for Belgian Culture are getting older. We need younger people that have Belgian ancestry to step up to the plate and get involved with preserving their heritage,” President Cornelis states. The organization has been greatly increasing their footprint in the community – through not only this festival, but the monthly Belgian Waffle Breakfast, scholarships to local students and more. They plan to add more events throughout the year as well. If community members are interested in joining the CBC’s mission, it only cost $35 a year to be a member. For more information, visit www.belgianmuseumquadcities.org/.
For more information on the festival, including upcoming events, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FallFlemishFest/.
The Flemish fun will be flowing today at Stephens Park in Moline. Don’t miss out on this experience!
Celebrate Banned Books Week This Week
Barnes and Noble will be taking a stand against censorship as we take part in the online event, Banned Book Week, September 18-24, 2022.
We will be hosting nighty book reading events throughout the week and more details will be announced soon! Follow this Facebook page for more details: https://facebook.com/events/s/banned-books-week/625802382486574/
Learn more: https://bannedbooksweek.org/
How many have you loved and may have changed your life? Here is a list compiled by Barnes and Nobles:
Corn Crib Fall Events Fall In This Week
Fall at Corn Crib Nursery kicks off Friday, September 16th and ends October 30th!
General Admission includes:
-Human Hamster Wheel
-Giant Bounce Pad
-Tug o’ War
-Grain Bin Basketball
-And much, much more!!!
Ages 0-3 Free
Ages 4-61 $13
Ages 62+ $6
*Pay-to-Play activities are not included in general admission*
Pay-to-Play includes: Paintball, Hayrack Paintball, Pumpkin Slingshot, Pumpkin Cannon, and Tennis Ball Cannon!
We have food & drinks at our concessions!
Our pumpkin shopping area is located just outside of CribFest admissions, so if you are looking for pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and straw bales, you don’t need to pay an entry fee!
Learn more: CRIBFEST
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent
Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?
How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?
The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.
Check Out The Quad-Cities Latest Outdoor Music Venue
Free music from local artists will rock Davenport’s newest riverfront venue, Quinlan Court every Thursday!
Front Street Brewery and local food trucks will be onsite for food and beverage purchases.
Food trucks and beverages at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m.
Learn more here: davenportiowa.com/riverfront
Featured artists upcoming include:
September 22 | FlatTop
September 29 | TBD
River Music Experience’s Live At 5 Rolls Out All Summer
It’s that time of year, the 2022 season of Live@Five is taking place in Davenport’s RME Courtyard Fridays at 5pm for FREE live music.
9/23 – Jordan Danielsen Band
sponsored by The Planning Center
9/30 – Orangadang
sponsored by Zeke’s Island Cafe
Get The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s
And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.
So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!