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German American Heritage Center Presenting Darker Side Of Davenport Tour

October 7th, 2019

Once again, the German American Heritage Center will present its third annual DARKER SIDE OF DAVENPORT WALKING TOUR! The tour is about 1.3 miles long and should take an hour and a half. Grab your walking shoes and a water bottle and join us on select dates and times in October as they explore downtown Davenport and share the many haunts, murders, and mysteries that Davenport holds! Tours are $8/person Tickets will be available on Eventbrite.com and the tour will have limited spots dependent on the number of guides available. Be sure to purchase a ticket to secure your spot as walk-ins are... Read More

2nd Annual 0.5k Beer & Donut Run Ensures Everyone is a Winner!

October 6th, 2019

The Rock Island Parks & Recreation Department along with Bent River Brewing Company, presents the 2nd Annual 80’s Themed: 0.5k Beer & Donut Run benefiting Youth Recreation in Rock Island! The 0.5k Beer & Donut Run will take place on Saturday Oct 12 in Schwiebert Riverfront Park (1st Avenue Downtown Rock Island) from 3 – 5:30 p.m.   What is a 0.5 Beer Run? Some of you may have heard of a 5k, 10k, or even the marathons, but what about the 0.5k? Training for this race is easier than the rest of them. This is for those who enjoy their Saturday’s with a little more laid... Read More

Darker Side of Davenport Comes to Light at GAHC

October 2nd, 2019

Everything always seems a little spookier around Halloween time, and the German American Heritage Center and Museum is no exception! The German American Heritage Center and Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) is once again hosting ‘The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour’ throughout the month of October. This thrilling walk through historic Davenport will keep you on your toes.   The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour will take place at the following times: Friday Oct 4                      5 p.m. Saturday Oct 5                 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and... Read More

‘Hocus Pocus’ Flies into Coal Valley for Movie Night in the Park!

October 1st, 2019

Join the Village of Coal Valley this Friday Oct 4 for their 3rd Movie Night in the Park! Bring the entire family out for Movie Night in the Park, which takes place in the 1st Street Coal Valley Municipal Park (rescheduled from Sep 27, due to weather). The evening begins at 6 p.m. with live music from the Tony Hamilton Orchestra, under the main pavilion. TC’s Kettle Corn will be onsite, selling various food items. Pop/Water/Candy will be provided by Blackhawk State Bank. In addition, he Fire Organization, Auxiliary and the Lions Club will be giving away fun stuff to the kiddos! Get snuggled up... Read More

Echoes From Riverside Celebrate Unsung City Leaders

September 27th, 2019

A cemetery with over 160 years of history is bound to be filled with interesting stories and important life lessons.  One local cemetery has created a way to keep those stories and lessons alive to this day. Moline Parks and Recreation is hosting their annual ‘Echoes from Riverside’ on Saturday Sep 28 at Riverside Cemetery (2900 6th Avenue Moline). This one of a kind walk down memory lane brings some the area’s earliest citizens and their stories to life for all to hear. You will find a common theme in the stories you are presented- Unsung City Leaders. Tickets for this event will be available... Read More

Get Spooked With Ghost Tales

September 26th, 2019

Halloween is creeping up and will be here before you know it. So why not start getting into the spirit now? Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation will be celebrating all that is spooky, with “Ghost Tales” this Saturday Sep 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., with scary stories told by local storytellers on the grounds of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island (Davenport Avenue Rock Island). Admission for this event is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children 12 and younger and active military. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with guided tours through the Colonel Davenport House.... Read More

Experience Native American Culture at 2019 Tipi Gathering

September 24th, 2019

How would you like to step back in time and see how life was for the Great Plains Native Americans? Well here is your opportunity! Join Illiniwek Forest Preserve (1201 State Avenue Hampton) this Friday Sep 27 – Sunday Sep 29 for the 2019 Tipi Gathering! This FREE event will feature elements of the Great Plains Native American culture. Tour fifteen different tipis while enjoying music, drum circles and dancing. Here is a full schedule of events for this weekend: Friday Sep 27 School group day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will view tipis, learn history, and experience the drum circle and dancing.... Read More

Up, Up, And Away With Balloon Festival This Weekend!

September 23rd, 2019

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a hot air balloon! It must be time for the Quad Cities Balloon Festival! That’s right, the Quad Cities Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds (4200 Archer Drive East Moline) on Friday Sep 27 and Saturday Sep 28. Gates open at 4 p.m. on both days. There are no admission costs for the Balloon Festival. However, it would be appreciate a donation item or cash for Quad City Animal Welfare Shelter. For a list of items needed at this time, please visit https://qcawc.org/how-to-help/wish-list. The Balloon Launch will take place... Read More

Celebrate Grandparents’ Day All Weekend at Country Corner!

September 20th, 2019

Fall is just around the corner! Which means corn mazes, hayrack rides and… PUMPKINS! Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch (5333 US Highway 150 Alpha) continues their fall-filled fun with Grandparents’ Day Weekend, this Saturday Sep 21 and Sunday Sep 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (both days). All grandparents will be admitted for FREE with a paying grandchild. Come out and enjoy these awesome activities: Hayrack Rides, U-Pick Pumpkins, Indian Corn Seasonal U-pick Fruits and Pumpkins Pony Rides Timber Nature Trail Learning Center Barnyard Zoo Duck Racers Straw Fort New! – Pumpkin... Read More

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Jesting and Jousting Come to the Quad Cities!

September 18th, 2019

Jousting? Medieval games? Vikings? Sounds like a great time! The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire returns this weekend, Saturday Sep 21 and Sunday Sep 22, at Credit Island Park (2200 W River Dr. Davenport). From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. you are invited to enjoy some family fun and entertainment. Admission for adults is $12 (or a 2-day pass for $18), kids 5-15 are $6 and under 5 are free! There will also be a $2 discount to Military Personnel with I.D. Buy your tickets in advance online. Live stage entertainment, activities and demonstrations will provide the utmost enjoyment for the entire family.... Read More

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