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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Have A Great Weekend At Colona Memorial Day Fest

May 22nd, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and no other town in the Quad Cities Area celebrates quite like this one. That’s right, it is time for the Colona Memorial Day Festival! The Colona Memorial Day celebration started as a small-town parade forty-eight years ago and has now exploded into a four-day festival of fun! People come from all over to enjoy the carnival rides and games, food vendors, beer garden concerts, horseshoe tournament and parade.   Here is this year’s schedule of events: Thursday, May 24 Carnival Hours: 5-9pm ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 5-9pm) Friday, May 25 Carnival... Read More

Ride On In For Bikes, Blues and BBQ

May 22nd, 2018

Are you ready to kick off the summer with some Bikes, Blues & BBQ? Wieblers Harley-Davidson (5320 Corporate Park Dr Davenport) hosts their 7th Annual Kick-Off the Summer with Bikes, Blues & BBQ this Saturday May 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Big G George Schulz will be your host for this exciting event. Come celebrate with live music from Blues Rock-It! Enjoy raffles, great food from Smokin’ Butt BBQ and ice cold beer! Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win a Wieblers $500 Shopping Spree Give-Away. You can also enter the Bike Show and Pin-Up Girl Contest, brought to you by True Pinups... Read More

Hops Into Shops With Hops

May 17th, 2018

There’s a new event coming to historic downtown LeClaire this weekend Shops with Hops is happening Saturday May 19 from 3-6 p.m. in downtown LeClaire. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shops-with-hops-tickets-44572445384. Must be 21 and over to attend this event. Come stroll through LeClaire’s downtown boutiques and sample craft beers from some of the best breweries around. You will receive your own unique 5 oz. taster glass to sample each craft beer and to take home as a souvenir. Enjoy delicious craft beers from Backpocket Brewing, Galena Brewing... Read More

Have A Heart! Take The Heart Walk

May 16th, 2018

Get healthy for good at the Quad Cities Heart Walk this weekend! Help build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes this Saturday May 19 at the 2018 Quad Cities Heart Walk at Modern Woodmen Park (209 S Gaines St Davenport). The festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. The walk (1 or 3 miles) goes from 9:30 – 11 a.m. To join in on the fun, you can start a team, join a team or participate as an individual. Go to http://www2.heart.org/site/PageServer?pagename=heartwalk_register&fr_id=3160 to register, today! For more information, including... Read More

Five Finger Death Punch Knocking Out Quad Cities

May 16th, 2018

Are you ready for a glorious mixture of heavy metal and modern rock at the TaxSlayer Center? Friday May 18 at 6 p.m. the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline) will be hosting four of the greatest heavy metal and modern rock bands around! Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are reuniting for the first time since co-headlining their massive North American arena tour in Fall 2016! Five Finger and Shinedown are bringing along a very impressive support package: modern rock powerhouse Starset who will showcase songs from their latest release, Vessels. Newcomers Bad Wolves, who are currently dominating... Read More

Ping Pong Into League

May 15th, 2018

Do you think you have what it takes to become a Ping Pong champion? Well it’s time to find out! Armored Gardens (315 Pershing Avenue Davenport), known for beer and BBQ, is now adding a Ping Pong League! The league will be separated between social and competitive players, so all skills levels are welcome. Balls will be flying Thursday nights May 17 through July 19, from 6-9 p.m. when the league will get together for the ultimate competitions. The cost to enter the league is only $25. However, there are only 25 spots available in each league, so sign up today at www.armoredgardens.com. Armored... Read More

Book It: Little Free Library Having Grand Opening

May 14th, 2018

A new literary addition is heading to the banks of the Mississippi. Thanks to the student of Western Illinois University- Quad Cities, local children will now be able to enjoy a Little Free Library! Come celebrate the Grand Opening of WIU- Quad Cities’ Little Free Library near the playground at Ben Butterworth Park (5201 Old River Drive Moline) this Wednesday May 16 from 3-5 p.m. Western Illinois University-Quad Cities started its first Little Free Library in the spring of 2018 with a mission to promote literacy and an excitement for learning in our community. The Little Free Library was built... Read More

Pay Tribute To Tom Petty With Rooftop Gig

May 11th, 2018

Last year’s Rooftop Concert at the Putnam Museum was such a hit, it’s back for another round! Enjoy live music from Tom Petty Tribute on the roof of the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) this Saturday May 12 from 12-3 p.m. It’s FREE! While concert admission is free, feel free to find a Putnam volunteer and make a small donation to make a big difference to the Putnam’s education programming serving 35,000 school kids each year. Adult beverages and food will be for sale but bring your own chair to watch RME’s talented musicians belting out Petty classics from up above. Concertgoers... Read More

Time For A Royal Wedding Shower

May 10th, 2018

Have you fallen victim to the Royal Wedding fever? Then come celebrate with a Royal Wedding Shower! This Saturday May 12 your presence is requested for a bridal shower for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! This amazing event will take place at the Davenport Public Library (6000 Eastern Avenue Davenport) from 2-3 p.m. While you sample tea and eat cake, enjoy trivia and wedding shower games. Make your own fascinator to wear while you watch the wedding! For more information and to show interest, please visit http://events.davenportlibrary.com/event/royal_wedding_shower#.WvIp94gvw2w. This is one wedding... Read More

It’s A Deadhead’s Dream At The RME

May 10th, 2018

Come enjoy the Grateful Dead experience at the River Music Experience this weekend! This Saturday May 12 the River Music Experience (129 Main St Davenport) will be taking a step back in time with live music from Winterland, a Grateful Dead tribute band. Also enjoy opening guests, Pine Travelers. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. For this very special show, Winterland will be paying tribute to the Grateful Dead’s May 12th, 1977 show in Chicago. Specializing in the Grateful Dead’s catalog and sound from 1969 through the late 1970s, Winterland pulls you back in time to a... Read More