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Have a Fun-Filled Weekend at Colona Memorial Day Festival

May 21st, 2019

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-nine 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 23 Carnival Hours: 5 – 9 p.m. ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 5-9 p.m.)   Friday,... Read More

The Throw Down Continues at This Year’s Food Truck Fight!

May 12th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ largest gathering of food trucks returns to the banks of the Mississippi in historic LeClaire, for the third year in a row! Experience Food Truck Fight™ along the levee in LeClaire (N Front St. LeClaire) on Saturday Jun 22 from 12 – 8 p.m. This all-day event features your favorite food trucks, live music, beverage tent bounce houses, face painting, a magician and more activities for the whole family! Sample items from each truck and vote for your favorite! Admission is $5 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. You can also avoid the long lines with a VIP ticket for $20. To... Read More

And The Winners Of Our Quad Cities Mexican Restaurant Challenge Are…

May 3rd, 2019

We had over 300 nominations, almost 40 restaurants nominated, 15 finalists, and now… We Have a Winner! That’s right, the voting was hotter than jalapenos, the competition thicker than queso, stronger than salsa, as Quad-Cities Mexican restaurants competed in our first annual Cinco De Mayo Mexican Restaurant Battle. The contest was simple — we had 15 finalists taken from those top vote-getters in the nomination process, and for the past week, you, our illustrious and hungry readers, have been voting, no more than once a day, for your top three picks. Today, we grabbed that big... Read More

Vote for Your Favorite Quad Cities Mexican Restaurants!

April 30th, 2019

¡Hola Quad Cities! Last week, in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, we asked you to send us your nominations for the BEST Mexican restaurant in the Quad-Cities! We got over 300 votes on our Facebook page, and over 30 restaurants were nominated. In the interest of narrowing the field for the final vote, we’ve come up with the top 15 votegetters, in no particular order. Below are those 15. Now it’s your chance to rank them and pick your favorites! Vote for your TOP THREE restaurants below, and we’ll release the results of the voting, with the percentages in order, on May 4th, just... Read More

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Ganzo’s!

April 29th, 2019

Are you ready for the largest Cinco de Mayo fiesta in the Quad Cities? That’s right, it’s time for Ganzo’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Experience a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta like none other at Ganzo’s Mexican Restaurant (3923 N Marquette Street Davenport) this Saturday May 4. Festivities include a 5K and Sombrero Shuffle, live Mexican music, traditional Mexican dances, Jalapeño eating contest much more! The fun starts at 8:30 a.m. with the Sombrero Shuffle Kid’s Run. The 7th Annual Cinco de Mayo 5K begins at 9 a.m. Face painting will commence at 11 a.m. and the Ballet Folklorico Traditional Dance... Read More

Get Some Belgian Waffles This Saturday!

April 5th, 2019

Start this Saturday morning out right with a delicious Belgian Waffle Breakfast! On the first Saturday of every month, The Center for Belgian Culture hosts a magnificent Belgian Waffle Breakfast at the Friend Circle Club (701 18th Avenue Moline). This month’s breakfast takes place this Saturday Apr 6 from 7:30 – 11 a.m. (or until the batter runs out). For only $7 you will receive one large malty Belgian Waffle (Catherine Van Hecke’s secret recipe), two massive juicy sausages and your choice of orange juice or coffee. Take advantage of the amazing toppings, as well. Whether you’re feeling... Read More

Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

April 5th, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

March 22nd, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

Big Swing Goes Big To Rock Downtown Rock Island TODAY!

March 15th, 2019

The Big Swing is stepping to the tee in downtown Rock Island, opening its doors at noon today at the location of the old Blue Cat Brew Pub, 113 18th St., with a limited menu for Friday and Saturday before closing Sunday and Monday and re-opening with its full menu Tuesday, March 19. QuadCities.com was invited for a sneak preview of the venue to check out the menu and decor prior to the opening, and while it was still a work in progress when we saw it, its look was very much in line with the Blue Cat, albeit with a different color scheme and some refurbished seats, tables and hardware. The walls... Read More

Exclusive Look at the Big Swing Menu!

March 14th, 2019

We at QuadCities.com are as excited as you are for the big grand opening of the Big Swing. The new restaurant and brew pub, located in the old Blue Cat Brew Pub in downtown Rock Island, opens Friday at noon. However, QuadCities.com was given an exclusive sneak preview of the hot spot. We were stoked to see the new menu and we’re here to share it with you. Check out your site for fun, free, local entertainment later tonight for more pictures of the interior and more news on the Big Swing grand opening. And don’t forget to like and check out our Facebook page for an exclusive video preview of... Read More

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