The Illinois And Iowa FUN10 Is Your Place To Find Fun 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…
Pride Fest Rocks Rock Island Next Weekend!
Join a community celebration to empower and bring awareness to the lives of the LGBTQ+ and its Allies!
Enjoy a weekend of Live music, Drag Shows, Pyro, Burlesque and much more while visiting local merchants vendors and also check out some great organizations in the QC that will be present.
Festivities will be held in Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Downtown Rock Island, IL.
Admission is $7 PER DAY
$12 WEEKEND PASS
Get all the details here: https://quadcitiespridefestivals.com/
Mike And The Moonpies Are Back
Are you ready for some Moonpies???
MIKE AND THE MOONPIES will play Davenport’s Raccoon Motel at Monday, June 6th at 8pm.
Tickets are on sale now!
River Music Experience’s Live At 5 Rolls Out All Summer
It’s that time of year, the 2022 season of Live@Five is right around the corner. Join us in the RME Courtyard Fridays at 5pm for FREE live music.
6/3 – Rude Punch
sponsored by Northwest Bank & Trust
6/10 – Joe Marcinek Band
sponsored by Ruhl Homes
6/17 – Tony Hoeppner
sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
6/24 – The Last Glimpse
sponsored by Grace Technologies
7/8 – Piso’s Cure
sponsored by Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham LLC
7/15 – Soul Storm
sponsored by MidAmerican Energy
7/22 – Jumbies
sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
7/29 – The Dawn
sponsored by Dahl Ford
8/5 – Matt Fuller Band
sponsored by QC Foot & Ankle Associates
8/12 – Funk Sauce Brass Band
sponsored by Downtown Davenport Partnership
8/19 – Diplomats of Solid Sound
sponsored by The Echo
8/26 – Beaker Brothers
sponsored by Nelson Brothers Agency & West Bend Mutual
9/2 – Crooked Cactus
sponsored by Pierce’s Promise
9/9 – Blues Rock-It
sponsored by Lobo’s Salsa
9/16 – Flash In A Pan
sponsored by Wind Dancer Boutique
9/23 – Jordan Danielsen Band
sponsored by The Planning Center
9/30 – Orangadang
sponsored by Zeke’s Island Cafe
Check Out The Summer Outdoor Concerts At Bass St Landing
With summer comes the sound of live outdoor music in our downtowns!
Enjoy this free summer concert series every Thursday night through August 11th in Downtown Moline!
Moline Centre’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Plaza at Bass Street Landing.
All you need to bring is a lawn chair!
There will be food and beverages are available for purchase but no outside food or beverages allowed.
Learn more here: FACEBOOK
Make Mercado A Regular Friday Stop All Summer
Moline’s Mercado On Fifth is back!
Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Fridays through Sept. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. at 432 12th Street in Moline, everyone can get the weekend started right with Mercado! There will be a variety of children’s activities, delicious Mexican cuisine, and unique retail stands selling everything from jewelry to hand-sewn blouses and imported ceramics.
Mercado on Fifth is not just a market; it serves as a resource and catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs. The weekly events bring Quad Citizens together to celebrate culture and community in an inclusive way. Educational programming at Mercado provides enrichment hours for children, and free nonprofit booth space gets helpful information to adults.
By addressing the specific needs of small businesses in the area, Mercado on Fifth and its partners have helped create and/or provide a platform for 30 new minority-owned businesses in the Quad Cities region. Most vendors have taken advantage of our free small business workshops (in Spanish and English) in partnership with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University (SBDC). Through the management of the SBDC, we also started a micro-grant program for minority entrepreneurs to purchase equipment for their businesses. Over the past two years, Mercado founder Bob Ontiveros has given away over $62,000 to over 40 minority-owned businesses to purchase anything from food warmers to an industrial sewing machine.
Black Hawk College, another valued partner, also began offering the Food Sanitation Management class in Spanish at the request of Mercado leadership. Previously, Spanish speakers interested in becoming a kitchen manager or starting a food business had to drive to Chicago to take the class. Finally, Mercado on Fifth supported the creation of a commercial kitchen located within St. John’s Lutheran Church just blocks away from the Moline event space, thus completing the entrepreneurial eco-system. Mercado vendors and other small businesses now rent the kitchen for a small hourly fee.
Go ahead and block out your Fridays because Mercado On Fifth is where you are going to want to be this summer.
Fun at Any Speed Hits Davenport Library
The Davenport Public Library will host a program presented by the Cornbelt Running Club on June 2nd |Fairmount at 6:30pm.
Fast or slow, you already have all the tools you need to enjoy walking/running in the QC. Even 20-minute milers enjoy personal reflection, new scenery, and fresh perspectives inaccessible by car. Cornbelt Running Club will be on hand to tell you more about the cool benefits, routes, and resources locally. If you want to go from couch to 5K or even your first Bix, they’ll show you the possibilities.
Learn more, by visiting:https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/9095687.
Summer Reading Program Kicks Off This Week At QC Botanical Center
Drop in June 1 anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm for our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Kickoff at the Quad City Botanical Center! Here’s a sample of the ALL AGES fun we have planned:
- Sign up for our free Summer Reading Challenge, and get your official Summer Reading Registration Patch
- Pick up a free kids summer badge book, with ideas to help your school age kids keep reading all summer long
- Get a Summer Reader yard sign, and tell the world you’re in Camp iRead!
- Browse activities and crafts for all ages from RIPL, Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island Parks, Metro, Nahant Marsh, the Army Corps of Engineers, University of Illinois Extension, RI County Soil & Water Conservation District, and Spring Forward
- Roam the Botanical Center grounds during event hours for free! Look for tadpoles, find the ABC garden, and splash in the Children’s Garden.
Admission and all activities are FREE. Storm date is June 2. The Quad City Botanical Center is located at 2525 4th Avenue.
‘Pants’ Put On At Mockingbird Through The Weekend
There’s one “Pants” that’s going to be put on at Davenport’s Mockingbird on Main through Sunday night.
Doors open at 7 TONIGHT!
When he loses his tuxedo pants before a friends’ wedding Fungus and Johnny are thrust into an adventure of mythic proportions, as they dare to venture into the pants labyrinth. There they must face off against a rascally puppet , an oracle with an unreasonable copay, a Minotaur with a flair for pants and disco dancing, and as close to beejees music we can get without paying royalties. Showdates May 27th-29th and June 4th-6th
‘Beauty And The Beast’ Hits Stage At Circa
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Every Thursday
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.