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

Help With the Beautification of Bettendorf!

March 21st, 2019

Spring is here! Which means it’s time to clean up the remnants of a harsh winter. Volunteers are needed for Bettendorf in Bloom, which takes place on Saturday Apr 6. Bettendorf in Bloom will focus on the clean-up and beautification of downtown streets and the I-74 corridor to Middle Road, in Bettendorf. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the Quad Cities-Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street Bettendorf). A quick announcement of key places to clean safety rules and more will take place at that time. At 8:15, volunteers will head out to begin the clean-up! Grabbers, bags, vests and gloves... Read More

Dawn and On Music Festival Announces Lineup, Move to Schwiebert Park

March 20th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup, at the same time confirming a venue change to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park for the July 6 event. The day-long festival, now heading into its fifth year, had previously been held at Moline’s North Shore Inn in each of its first 4 years. Dawn and On has grown in attendance each year, exceeding 1500 attendees in 2018. In light of the move to Schwiebert Park, the event format will stay the same, with live music running from noon-midnight, along with a full slate of local craft vendors, food vendors, full... Read More

Attend the Only Bi-State St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Country Right Here in the Quad Cities!

March 14th, 2019

It’s time for the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country! And it’s right here in the Quad Cities! The Grand Parade takes place this Saturday Mar 16. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. It will then wind its way west through downtown Rock Island following 4th Avenue to 20th Street, then to 3rd Avenue to 17th Street and finally to 2nd Avenue to the Centennial Bridge. The parade then crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines Street in Davenport. From there, it will go north to 3rd Street and then east on 3rd to the River Center.... Read More

Quad Cities Red Dress Run 2019 Back and Better Than Ever

February 14th, 2019

Grab those red dresses and prepare to have some fun with friends while raising money for a great cause, this weekend! The Quad Cities Hash House Harriers 2019 Red Dress Run takes place this Saturday Feb 16. The fun will begin at the Stardust (218 Iowa Street Davenport) with doors opening at 12:30 p.m., Circle Up at 1:45p.m. and Hares Away at 2 p.m. This year’s charity selected for the Red Dress Run is Friendly House. Friendly House, in Davenport, lives the mission to respond to the needs of children, families and seniors through quality, affordable services that will enrich lives and strengthen... Read More

Ice Skating in Silvis Has Officially Returned!

January 31st, 2019

Looking for a fun-filled way to take advantage of these freezing temperatures? How about some good ol’ fashioned Ice Skating! Ice Skating has officially returned to the City of Silvis! That’s right, you can once again find some FREE family-friendly fun on the ice at Schadt Park (1101 4th Avenue Silvis). In December of 1917, Silvis opened their original skating rink. The skating rink was completed at the expense of the village, under the supervision of Mayor Fred Hartline (reportedly it was not until after 1919, under Mayor George Sleeth, that the term “mayor” was officially used). The rink... Read More

Icestravaganza Returns to Downtown Davenport!

January 16th, 2019

If you are looking for a free family-friendly event this weekend, then make plans to head to Downtown Davenport! Icestravaganza returns for the seventh year this Saturday Jan 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmer’s Market! A team of professional ice sculptors will work to make the Davenport Freight house come alive with iconic American symbols from ice. Watch as 24,000 pounds of ice blocks are transformed into incredible works of art. This year’s theme is the Great American Road-trip! This event is free for all ages from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be interactive ice... Read More

Bald Eagle Days Will Soon Be Landing!

January 7th, 2019

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for a fun-filled family friendly weekend? Make plans to check out this year’s annual Bald Eagle Days! Bald Eagle Days 2019 takes place this Friday Jan 11 from 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday Jan 12 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday Jan 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave. Rock Island). Admission for adults is $6, kids 6-15 are $1 and kids under 6 are free. On Friday, all kids under 16 receive free admission. This family favorite will include amazing shows from Big Run Wolf Ranch and the Exotic Animal Sanctuary. Bubba the 10-ft alligator is back,... Read More

Have an Xtream NYE with Snowstar’s Galaxy Tubing!

December 26th, 2018

Are you ready to go Xtream this New Year’s Eve?! Head to Snowstar Winter Park (9500 126th St. W Andalusia) this Monday Dec 31 for some out of this world Galaxy Tubing! Pick your time slot, from 6:15 – 9 p.m. or 9:15 p.m. – Midnight for a fun-filled evening of Xtream tubing! Join the cosmic fun as Snowstar bumps up the jams and adds an awesome LED light show to your Xtream tubing experience! Tickets are just $20 and are good for Galaxy Tubing only. You must purchase your tickets online in advance. No walk-ins are accepted for these events. To purchase your tickets today, visit http://skisnowstar.com/galaxy-tubing. Don’t... Read More

Snowstar Kicks Off The 2018-2019 Season This Sunday!

December 7th, 2018

Are you ready to hit the slopes this winter? Snowstar is! Snowstar Winter Sports Park (9500 126th St. W Andalusia), located in Coal Creek Valley above the Mississippi River, officially kicks off the 2018-2019 season this Sunday Dec 9 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. with LIMITED runs, the teaching hill, and two lanes of tubing! LIFT Pass or TUBING Pass is only $20 for the entire day! Rental is $25. There will also be a Toys For Tots special going on this Sunday. If you bring a new, unwrapped toy (valued at $10 or more) you will receive $10 off your lift/tubing pass! Ski/board or tube for only $10 when you... Read More

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Making Stop in Quad Cities!

December 1st, 2018

Beginning in Montreal, two trains will make a festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 164 communities along the Canadian Pacific network. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make a stop at the corner of Western Avenue and West River Drive in Davenport (near Modern Woodmen Park) on Tuesday Dec 4! According to the US Holiday Train Schedule on Canadian Pacific’s website, the train is scheduled to arrive in Davenport at 1:45 p.m. From 2 – 2:30 p.m. the train will remain stopped and will provide a magically holiday-filled performance for all in... Read More

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