Tuesday - July 17, 2018
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

149th Annual Rock Island County Fair Is Here!

July 16th, 2018

Can you believe it? It’s already time for the Rock Island County Fair! The 149th Annual Rock Island County Fair will be from Tuesday Jul 17 through Saturday Jul 21! Head to the Rock Island County Fairgrounds (located at 4200 Archer Drive East Moline) this week for some action-packed family fun! The fun kicks off on Tuesday Jul 17 with Family Fun Day! There will be free admission all day long. Here is a run down of the activities planned: 8 a.m.                                Open Sheep Show 10 a.m.                              4-H Dairy... Read More

Have an ABBA-solutely Great Time at Mamma Mia!

July 15th, 2018

The newest production to hit the Circa ’21 stage is guaranteed to be ABBA-solutely fabulous! Mamma Mia! will be playing at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Ave Rock Island), beginning with two preview performances on Wednesday Jul 18 and Thursday Jul 19 at 5:45. The show will continue it’s run from Friday Jul 20 through Saturday Sep 15. Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Writer,... Read More

Partake in Some Pork Belly Elegance

July 14th, 2018

How would you like to help crown this year’s Chef Par Excellence at the Quad Cities Taste of Elegance? The best part? You get to enjoy some deliciously prepared pork! Quad Cities Taste of Elegance is happening this Monday Jul 16 in the ballroom at the Isle Casino Hotel (1777 Isle Pkwy Bettendorf) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. You will get to taste the area’s most innovative pork entrees, meet the competing chefs, and sample their winning dishes using this year’s competition cut, Pork Belly! Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased by calling (563) 441-4246, (563) 349-6205 or at the door.... Read More

Light Up the Night at Eldridge Summer Festival

July 13th, 2018

The Eldridge Summer Festival, themed Light Up the Night, is officially here! Saturday Jul 14 the city of Eldridge will transform into a magical celebration of fun! Between the Moonlight Chase, live music, parade and more there will be plenty for the entire family to enjoy!   Here is a full schedule for Friday Jul 14: 7-10 a.m.                          Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.           10 Year Celebration at Grand Haven- Live Bands, Car Show and more! 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                Vintage + Makers Market at Eldridge... Read More

Here is Your Chance to Take Part in the MillionTrees Project

July 12th, 2018

Can you dig it? Come have some fun in the sun while helping the environment! Living Lands & Waters needs your help with their MillionTrees Project this Saturday Jul 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Living Lands & Waters Tree Nursery (6000 Eastern Ave Davenport). Able-bodied volunteers that can handle bending over for substantial periods of time are needed to help maintain the nursery by pulling weeds that are trying to compete with the little oak trees! These events will take place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather and in clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toed... Read More

Spend An Evening in the Age of Wonderful Nonsense

July 11th, 2018

How would you like to spend an evening going back in time to the roaring 20’s? Friends of Hauberg Civic Center (1300 24th Street Rock Island) are hosting their annual fundraising event, Age of Wonderful Nonsense Gala Fundraiser, on Saturday Jul 14 from 6-11 p.m. Cocktail hour will start at 6 p.m. and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. A silent auction featuring local art will begin at 8:30pm. Throughout the evening, guests will also enjoy live music by pianist/vocalist, Freddy Allen, performing popular tunes from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Advanced tickets for this evening $75 and... Read More

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Driving Into Iowa 80

July 10th, 2018

Get those semi-honking arm pumps prepared! It’s time for the Walcott Truckers Jamboree! The 39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is happening this Thursday Jul 12 through Saturday Jul 14 at Iowa 80- The World’s Largest Truckstop (755 W Iowa 80 Rd. Walcott). This free family-friendly 3-day event will include an antique truck display, Super Trucks Beauty Contest, Over 175 exhibits, Iowa Pork Chop Cookout, Carnival Games, Live Country Music, Trucker Olympics, Fireworks and so much more! Since its inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s Truckers. This event is... Read More

QC Arts Chalking Up New Creative Project

July 10th, 2018

Quad City Arts will present its 2nd annual Chalk Art FEST in downtown Davenport, Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26.  Artists will take to the streets transforming the plain cement pavement into magnificent works of art.  Part of downtown Davenport’s Alternating Currents Festival, https://www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com/, this event will feature live music, food vendors, film screenings, comedians, as well as the opportunity to shop for some unique vintage and hand-made goods at the OMG BeckyFest, taking place across the street in the RiverCenter park.   The Chalk Art FEST is a... Read More

Get John Deere Classic Week Started Right!

July 9th, 2018

The John Deere Classic is right around the corner, so get the party started with an awesome concert! Kick off John Deere Classic week on Wednesday Jul 11 with the Lee Brice Charity Concert at Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State St. Bettendorf). This exclusive high-energy charity concert will feature ACM and CMA winner and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Lee Brice! Brice has had a number of hit songs, including “I Don’t Dance.” “Hard 2 Love,” “Love Like Crazy,” “Drinking Class,” “Parking Lot Party” and many more! Doors open at... Read More

Celebrate All That is Summer at YouthFest 2018

July 8th, 2018

Enjoy the Quad Cities’ biggest youth extravaganza of the summer! Hosted by Davenport’s Parks and Recreation department, YouthFest 2018 is happening this Wednesday Jul 11 at Fejervary Park (1800 W 12th Street Davenport) from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. And it’s FREE! YouthFest is a yearly celebration sponsored by Davenport Parks & Recreation and Davenport Community Schools to encourage youth involvement in constructive summer activities. Participants will enjoy hands-on games, activities, and interactive displays at Fejervary Park Come explore the natural play features and enjoy music, food,... Read More