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

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

Icestravaganza 2020 Goes Extraterrestrial

January 15th, 2020

If you are looking for a free family-friendly event or a night out with friends this weekend, then make plans to head to Downtown Davenport! Icestravaganza returns for the 8th year this Saturday Jan 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmer’s Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport)! 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 Aliens and Area 51! This event is free for all ages from 11 a.m. –... Read More

Bald Eagle Days Landing in the Quad Cities

January 9th, 2020

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for a fun-filled and educational family friendly weekend? Make plans to check out this year’s annual Bald Eagle Days! Bald Eagle Days 2020 takes place this Friday Jan 10 from 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday Jan 11 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday Jan 12 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. Tickets can be purchased online. This family favorite will include amazing shows from Big Run Wolf Ranch and Jim Nesci’s... Read More

Kids Night Out Happening at Two Rivers YMCA!

December 20th, 2019

Think you might need an adult-only night out over this winter break? What a better way to do so, than leaving your precious bundles of joy in the hands of trained and certified YMCA staff members? The best part? They’ll have a blast! Two Rivers YMCA (2040 53rd Street Moline) is hosting Kids Night Out on Saturday Dec 28 from 4:45 – 10 p.m. (must drop off before 5 p.m. when the doors lock). Kids Night Out is a fun night for the kids and some peace of mind for the parents! Drop your kids, ages 3 – 12 years old (must be potty trained), off for an after-hours adventure throughout the YMCA. Trained... Read More

Hop On Downtown Moline for the 3rd Annual Holiday Hop!

November 6th, 2019

Kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Moline during the 3rd Annual Holiday Hop presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union! The festivities begin on Friday, November 8, highlighting many of our unique stores, restaurants, and much, much more. The Holiday Hop will feature in-store specials, live music, refreshments, kid’s crafts, Christmas movies, games, free trolley transportation and more. Plan your night hopping around by checking out the list of participating businesses below.   Academy for the Performing Arts | 1506 6th Ave Come see the storefront window holiday performances.   AF... Read More

Have some Bazaar! Fun at Playcrafters Barn Theatre

August 24th, 2019

It is that time of year again for the Playcrafters Barn Theatre Bazaar! This year’s Annual Bazaar! Kid’s Carnival will take place this Sunday Aug 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue Moline). Bring the entire family out for craft vendors, carnival games, raffles, bake sale, lemonade stand, a bounce house and a DUNK TANK! New this year is a Pie Eating Contest, as well! Signs ups will take place prior to the contest. Tickets will be sold at the event for the all attractions and games and there will be a small entry fee for the pie eating contest. For more... Read More

Red, White & BOOM Will Explode Throughout the Quad Cities!

June 29th, 2019

The 4th of July is right around the corner. This means cook-outs, parades, concerts and FIREWORKS! The Quad Cities’ largest 4th of July celebration, Red White and Boom, is happening on Wednesday Jul 3 from 5-10 p.m. This bi-state event will have activities and entertainment on both sides of the river! Whether you choose to celebrate in Iowa or Illinois, there will be no shortage of fun and enjoyment.   Modern Woodmen Park (209 S Gaines St. Davenport) offers a flurry of activities inside the ball park! Including: bounce houses (1st Baseline Party Plaza), kids activities, live music, an Oath... Read More

QCScene Cooling Off at Water Gun Fun Run!

June 29th, 2019

Is there any better way to have fun, while cooling off, on a hot Saturday morning than a Water Gun Fun Run?! No, there isn’t! QCScene joined the fun at the brand-new event from the Moline Parks and Recreation Department, Water Gun Fun Run, Saturday Jun 29 at Riverside Park (3300 5th Avenue Moline). Kids from the community, ages 2-12, participated in some water fun this morning! The Toddler Dash (ages 2-4) included an obstacle course, along with the BIG sprinkler! The Water Gun Fun Run ½-mile and 1-mile looped around the Riverside Aquatic Center and included a downhill slip ‘n slide, water... Read More

Dollar Days Are Back at Riverside!

June 22nd, 2019

Looking for an inexpensive way to keep the kids active and entertained this summer? Riverside Aquatic Center (3300 5th Avenue Moline) is offering Dollar Days on select Mondays throughout this summer! That’s right, from 5-8 p.m. admission to the family-friendly aquatic center is only $1! Dollar Days are happening on Monday Jun 24, Monday Jun 25, Monday Jul 1 and Monday Jul 8, Monday Jul 15, Monday Jul 22 and Monday Jul 29. To get your passes, visit http://www.familycu.com/fun/. The Riverside Aquatic Center was built in 2004 and offers a zero-depth entry, a lap pool and an interactive water playground.... Read More

Opening Day at Whitewater Junction is Almost Here!

May 22nd, 2019

Catch yourself daydreaming about warm sunny days spent at the local swimming pool? Well now you can turn those daydreams into a reality! Whitewater Junction’s Opening Day is upon us! On Saturday May 25, the Whitewater Junction season will be kicking off with a splash! They will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages three and older. Ages two and under are free with a paid adult. Whitewater Junction, located at 17th Street and 18th Avenue Rock Island, offers a zero-depth to nine-foot pool featuring four water slides, a tot slide, spray features and fun for the whole family! Don’t... Read More

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