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2020 Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7 Hits The Virtual Pavement This Weekend

July 24th, 2020

The 46th Annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been changed to a virtual only event this year. Since 1975, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been a Midwest summer tradition, bringing thousands of runners from across the globe to Run With the Best. Even though we can’t run together this Saturday July 25, the tradition has been kept alive by virtual running in the historical Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix or Arconic Jr. Bix. Participants have been completing their race distances since Jul 1, at all locations: sidewalks, treadmills, trails, living rooms and tracks. To commemorate... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!

July 19th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Bix 7 Celebrates 45 Years!

July 21st, 2019

Since 1975, runners have traveled from all over the world to the Quad Cities for a one of a kind race event. The Bix 7 brings the most elite talent to downtown Davenport for one weekend, every July. That weekend is officially upon us, once again. It’s time for some Bix 7 fun! The Running Wild Sports and Fitness Expo will be in full-swing on Thursday July 25 from 5-9 p.m. and Friday July 29 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The expo is a two-day event featuring vendors from the health, wellness and fitness industry including running apparel and gear, nutritional products and injury prevention. There is no... Read More

Bix 7 Runners Looking Good!

July 28th, 2018

In 1975, there were only 84 participants. Only 3 were women. The Bix 7 has come a long way since its inception. After participating in the 1974 Boston Marathon, John Hudetz (Bettendorf) and a few of his friends decided to bring a bit of the ‘running craze’ home to the Quad Cities. They created the Cornbelt Running Club. This group of friends saw a future in the sport of running and started the plans to bring a race worthy of Boston Marathon standards to the Quad Cities. The decision to make this run a 7-mile race was an extremely unique idea. The first Bix 7 was not an easy-going accomplishment.... Read More

“Run with the Best” at Bix 7!

July 25th, 2018

Since 1975, runners have traveled from all over the world to the Quad Cities for a one of a kind race event. The Bix 7 brings the most elite talent to downtown Davenport for one weekend, every July. That weekend is officially upon us, once again. It’s time for some Bix 7 fun! The Running Wild Sports and Fitness Expo will be in full-swing on Thursday July 26 from 5-9 p.m. and Friday July 29 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The expo is a two-day event featuring vendors from the health, wellness and fitness industry including running apparel and gear, nutritional products and injury prevention. There is no... Read More

47th Annual Street Fest is Taking Over Downtown Davenport!

July 23rd, 2018

Are you ready for the Quad Cities’ Biggest Homecoming Party? It’s time for a Street Fest! The 47th Annual Street Fest is happening Downtown Davenport, on 2nd Street between Brady and Ripley, this Friday Jul 27 and Saturday Jul 28! This all-ages event is FREE to enter! Enjoy tons of festival food and drinks, great live music, dozens of arts and crafts vendor and so much more!   Here is a full run-down of the live entertainment:  Friday Jul 27 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.    RME Blues All Stars/ Rock Academy 1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                    Lojo Russo 4:00... Read More

Bix Ready To Race Into Q-C

July 27th, 2017

Since 1975, runners have traveled from all over the world to the Quad Cities for a one of a kind race event. The Bix 7 brings the most elite talent to downtown Davenport for one weekend, every July. That weekend is officially upon us, once again. It’s time for some Bix 7 fun! The Running Wild Sports and Fitness Expo will be in full-swing on Thursday July 28 from 5-9 p.m. and Friday July 29 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The expo is a two-day event featuring vendors from the health, wellness and fitness industry including running apparel and gear, nutritional products and injury prevention. There is no... Read More

The Bix Is Back In Town!

August 3rd, 2016

The Bix is back. That’s right, everyone’s favorite annual ode to the Quad-Cities’ favorite jazz musician son is once more filling Davenport with the sounds of Dixieland jazz. The Bix Beiderbecke 2016 Jazz Festival will be held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center and the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Call now to reserve your room for the event! The Isle is just a few minutes away from the historic LeClaire Park Bandshell and other Bix related sites in Davenport. Join us for a fantastic week of celebrating Bix and the 45th Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival on August... Read More

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