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!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every 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.

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So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…

Renaissance Faire Riding In

The 2022 Greater Quad-Cities Renaissance Faire transports the area back to olden times 10 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Credit Island in Davenport!

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!

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Bacon And Brew Fest Coming To Clinton!

It’s the 3rd Annual Riverview Bacon & Brew Fest!
Saturday, September 24, 4:00-7:00pm, join us at the Riverview Park Bandshell! Your $20 ticket gains entrance to the party with free beer samples, $2 bacon-inspired bites from multiple food trucks, and live music by The Mamiltons.
Beer for sale provided by Clinton Jay-cees, and free samples provided by fantastic breweries. Get your favorite or try something new!
BREWERIES REPRESENTED
*Pecatonica
*Great Revivalist Brew Lab
*Press Seltzers
*Toppling Goliath
*Wide River Winery
*Five Cities Brewing
*Lua Brewing
*Big Grove Brewery
*Exile Brewing Company
*Single Speed Brewing Company
*Back Pocket Brewing
FOOD TRUCKS PRESENT
*B&T Smokin BBQ
*Mikes Fun Foods
*Hollys Dogs
*Deanna’s Java Cafe
*Jewels Home Made Ice Cream
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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

“Riding the Rails to Hero Street” Screening September 21!

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!9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

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.

9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

 

•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.

9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

Fall Belgian Fest t-shirt, with a new design and look for $20 each or $25 for sizes 2XL or bigger.

•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.

Banned Book Week Slated for September 18-24

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:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/banned-books/_/N-rtm

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:
-Ziplines
-Tire Mountain
-Barrel Train
-Human Hamster Wheel
-Pedal Cars
-Straw Maze
-Giant Bounce Pad
-Playground
-Tug o’ War
-Grain Bin Basketball
-Farm Animals
-Tire Swings
-And much, much more!!!

General Admission
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

Corn Crib Nursery Fall Events Kick Off September 16

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:

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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.

 

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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

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

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!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

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