In the true “spirit” of Christmas in July, Quad City Arts announces that the trees will be returning for the holidays this year!  Following a year off from its traditional presentation, the 36th Annual Kwik Star Festival of Trees, will be held at the RiverCenter, November 20-28, including all ticketed special events and the free, televised holiday parade scheduled for Saturday, November 20th in downtown Davenport.

Quad City Arts to Bring Back In-Person Festival of Trees in November

The theme for the 2021 Festival of Trees will be “Oh What Fun!”

Showcasing over 150 designer displays, fun-filled attractions, live performances, five special events and the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest, Festival of Trees is the Quad-Cities’ premier holiday event and fundraiser for Quad City Arts. All proceeds help support arts education and programs that enrich the quality of life in the Q-C region through the arts.

“Last year, many families were apart and didn’t have the chance to celebrate the traditions that make the holiday season so special, so our goal for this year is to bring back the event bigger and better than ever before,” said Festival of Trees Administrator, Kaleigh Trammell.

The next event promises to showcase all the familiar attractions and events that many have

Quad City Arts to Bring Back In-Person Festival of Trees in November

The 36th-annual Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 20-28, 2021 at the RiverCenter, Davenport.

come to know and love with some new twists! Be on the lookout for designer selfie stations throughout the event and a NEW Mad-Hatter style Sunday brunch! Other special events include the Premiere Party, Teddy Bear Tea, SugarPlum Ball and Celebrity Lunch. Special event tickets will go on sale October 8th.

With a theme this year of “Oh What Fun!”, the steering committee is excited to bring everyone back for the fun and excitement of the in-person Festival experience.  To build on the excitement for the coming year, Quad City Arts is running a Christmas in July promotion, where anyone who signs up to be a designer before Aug. 1 will be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card.

For more information or to register as a designer, visit www.qcfestivaloftrees.com. If you are interested in supporting the event through sponsorship, please contact Karie Gilson at 309-793-1213 x104 or kgilson@quadcityarts.com.

Quad City Arts to Bring Back In-Person Festival of Trees in November
Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.
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Quad City Arts to Bring Back In-Person Festival of Trees in November

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