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Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State Opening At Davenport’s GAHC Museum

September 17th, 2020
Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State Opening At Davenport's GAHC Museum

Make plans to check out the latest exhibit at the German American Heritage Center and Museum (712 W 2nd Street Davenport), Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State, this week! WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story. This exhibit is supported by... Read More

Quad-Cities Artists Win Several Iowa Film Awards

August 16th, 2020
Quad-Cities Artists Win Several Iowa Film Awards

Several Quad-Cities artists were honored this past weekend with awards at the 29th-annual Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) award ceremony. Due to Covid-19, the Aug. 8 event was held online this year.   The IMPA recognized outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry, in all its forms. “Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” a docudrama produced by Moline-based Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, received seven awards, out of eight IMPA nominations. It won five top Awards of Excellence:   Best Live Action Entertainment —... Read More

Family Museum in Bettendorf Aims to Save $300K, Closes 2 Weeks in August

July 31st, 2020
Family Museum in Bettendorf Aims to Save $300K, Closes 2 Weeks in August

The Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, will save about $300,000 by closing two weeks in August, furloughing its staff, and leaving nine open jobs unfilled, among other budget cuts. The city-owned museum – which reopened May 22 after closing nine weeks due to Covid-19 — will be closed Aug. 9-23, due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening. The decision by director Kim Kidwell was made with guidance from the city of Bettendorf administration and city finance department, to help ensure the future of museum programs and activities. “Just looking at our... Read More

Buffalo Days 2020

July 3rd, 2020
Buffalo Days 2020

The fun kicks off at Buffalo Days today! Continue the party on Saturday Jul 4 and wrap things up with the parade on Sunday Jul 5.   Schedule of Events: Friday July 3 ​5 – 11 p.m.                      Rides, games, food vendors and craft vendors (Vendor Form) ​6 p.m.                               Beer Mile 6 – 8 p.m.                         Ride-in Bike Show (prizes to the winners) 7 p.m.                               Live Music – Nuclear Plowboys Saturday Jul 4 8 – 10 a.m.                      ... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 28th: Independence, Magic, Music and MORE!

June 28th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 28th: Independence, Magic, Music and MORE!

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

Iowa Named One Of The Safest States In America

June 2nd, 2020
Iowa Named One Of The Safest States In America

June is National Safety Month, and the Iowa Quad-Cities can certainly feel secure, according to a study by the website WalletHub. Today, the personal finance site released its report on 2020’s Safest States in America, as well as accompanying videos, and it listed Iowa as among one of the safest states in the U.S. In order to determine the most secure states, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 53 key metrics. The data set ranges from the state’s coronavirus support to assaults per capita and the unemployment rate. Safety in Iowa (1=Safest; 25=Avg.) 26th – WalletHub “States Offering... Read More

Busy Week For Quad-Cities As Businesses Begin To Open Up

May 28th, 2020
Busy Week For Quad-Cities As Businesses Begin To Open Up

There’s plenty of activity coming up over the next week in regard to spots opening up on both sides of the river in the Quad-Cities. According to the Chamber of Commerce: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced the state will allow more businesses to reopen and mass gatherings over the next week, limiting capacity to 50%, maintaining six feet of separation between individuals and groups and adhering to hygiene and other public health measures in place. The following businesses may reopen Thursday, May 28: Bars Wineries Breweries Distilleries Social and fraternal clubs Guidelines for... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 8th: Foreigner, Dancing, Chocolate and More!

March 8th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 8th: Foreigner, Dancing, Chocolate and More!

QuadCities.com proudly presents the second installment of our new feature, 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. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking for some entertainment in your own backyard, the Quad-Cities... Read More

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

June 17th, 2019
The Throw Down Continues at This Year’s Food Truck Fight!

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

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

May 12th, 2019
The Throw Down Continues at This Year’s Food Truck Fight!

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