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There’s Going To Be A Huge Brew Ha Ha At LeClaire Park This Weekend!

September 16th, 2016

Look out for a huge Brew Ha Ha at Davenport’s LeClaire Park this weekend. Brew Ha Ha is a beer sampling even that offers just about every type of beer, porter, ale, lager and more from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at LeClaire Park in Davenport. And just like before the proceeds from this event continue to go to support local charities and programs in the Quad-Cities – like Jaycee Santa or our Impact Projects (the most recent of which was the new library at Camp Abe Lincoln.) Back this year is the HaHa Hoppy Hour. Come check-in early from 12-1 p.m. and hang out in the HaHa Hoppy Hour garden.... Read More

QC Festival Of Praise Lifts Fans Up In LeClaire Park

September 6th, 2016

With beautiful weather and a beautiful spirit uniting the crowd, the 20th annual QC Festival of Praise was a huge success. Sunday evening’s concert in Davenport’s LeClaire Park, featuring Brandon Shupp, the Heritage Worship Team, and headliner Rend Collective, drew thousands to the park for a night of music and worship. “We were really happy with it!” said Babette Howard, promotions and marketing director for the event. “I went around the crowd and people seemed to really be enjoying themselves. The night included events for children, bounce houses, food and a salute to all Quad-Cities... Read More

Q-C Festival of Praise Blooming At LeClaire Park Sunday

September 1st, 2016

The Q-C Festival of Praise has survived and thrived for 20 years over a succession of names and changes and this weekend it will bloom in Davenport’s LeClaire Park with a huge concert featuring the hugely popular Christian pop act Rend Collective. The show, which begins at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.), also features Brandon Shupp and the Heritage Worship Team. Tickets are available before the show for $20 at all Chick Fil A shops in the Quad-Cities and are on sale for $25 at the door. “We’re excited!” said Babette Howard, promotions and marketing manager for the festival. “We actually... Read More

River Roots / Ribfest Rocking LeClaire Park This Weekend

August 25th, 2016

The succulent scent of barbeque and the scintillating sound of roots rock has proven a potent lure to LeClaire Park for the past nine years as the two-headed beast of River Roots Live and Ribfest rocks the riverfront, and this weekend it’s once more expected to draw thousands in for stick-to-your-ribs eats and stick-to-your-ears tunes. The dual festival, which has showcased a wide menu of barbecued treats and other delicious delicacies served up hot with a diverse array of rock and Americana acts since 2007, rolls from 4 to midnight Friday and continues Saturday from noon to midnight. Proceeds... Read More

Pokemon Pub Crawl Pops Into Q-C Saturday

July 21st, 2016

Gotta catch ‘em all, gotta drink . . . some of ‘em, or you’re going to be chucking up your Pikachu. Pokemon Go has brought out people by the thousands trying to catch wild Pokemon, to the point where some people (who shall remain unnamed) have turned it into a drinking game, and now, some other people (who are about to be named) are going to turn it into a pub crawl. The first annual Q-C Pokemon Go pub crawl, sponsored by Scum City Clothing Co., is taking place from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday beginning at LeClaire Park in Davenport and rolling through the local taverns downtown. According... Read More

Blues Fest Is Back And Better Than Ever For Its 31st Year

June 30th, 2016

Drenched by rain and pushed around by the rising river, organizers of the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest have had ample reason to sing down-on-their-luck dirges over the past few years, even having to cancel last year’s event, but festival organizers are singing a happy tune going into the 31st annual fest this weekend. (For more info, see their site at http://mvbs.org/fest/.) “We feel good and optimistic about this year’s Festival,” said Stan Furlong, a member of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and an organizer of the event. “The river is about six feet below the sidewalk in LeClaire... Read More

Red White and Boom Explodes Across The River This Weekend

June 30th, 2016

The Quad-Cities explodes across the Mississippi River with one heck of a party planned for America’s birthday – Red, White and Boom. The free annual festival spans the Iowa and Illinois riverfronts with events at Davenport’s LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park and Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on Sunday, July 3. More than 45,000 pounds of explosives will be sent shrieking into the air to explode in fiery glory over the Mississippi River by a pair of battling barges, the Major League Baseball association will debut the Baseball Hall of Fame Tour in Davenport at 10 a.m. July 3 and military-themed... Read More

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