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LeClaire Community Library Undergoing Renovations In February

February 7th, 2024
LeClaire Community Library Undergoing Renovations In February

The LeClaire Community Library will be recarpeted and painted in February 2024, with preparations underway now. This project will result in a unified color palette throughout the building, and better flow and flexibility in the library space. It was financed by the City of LeClaire, with assistance from the Friends of LeClaire Community Library. This project is also the recipient of a Hubbell-Waterman Foundation grant in the amount of $5000, to purchase new furniture for the Children’s Area. This major update to the library’s appearance will officially begin February 5 and is scheduled to be... Read More

Light Up LeClaire December 2

December 1st, 2023
Light Up LeClaire December 2

Light Up LeClaire is back and you don’t want to miss it! This year’s event will be held December 2nd at 5:30pm! Learn more: LIGHT UP LECLAIRE  Read More

River Circus Floats into LeClaire August 23!

August 23rd, 2023
River Circus Floats into LeClaire August 23!

Come see FLOTSAM! River Circus in Le Claire, IA on August 23rd! FLOTSAM! is a troupe of musicians, circus artists, and puppeteers traveling on a handmade raft, giving free performances in riverfront towns along the way. Performance starts at 6 pm and should be done by 7:30. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, come early for a good spot! The performance is FREE, but donations are much appreciated. You can Venmo donations to: rivercircus The location is along the river, just south of the riverboat Twilight. Le Claire is just one stop on our Mississippi River Tour. We will be traveling 650 river... Read More

Tug Fest Back and Better Than Ever In LeClaire And Port Byron This Weekend!

August 11th, 2023
Tug Fest Back and Better Than Ever In LeClaire And Port Byron This Weekend!

Two states. One river. The only sporting event that closes the Mighty Mississippi down. It’s time for Tug Fest! The 33rd Annual Tug Fest is happening in Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa this weekend! Today through Saturday each of the two cities will have a plethora of family-friendly activities planned. On Saturday, the nationally famous bi-state Tug-of-War will take place! It began in 1987, with ten 20-member tug teams pulling with all of their strength on a 2,700-foot, 680 lb. rope that spans the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Each year the teams... Read More

Take the Lego Zipline Challenge June 24!

June 17th, 2023
Take the Lego Zipline Challenge June 24!

Check out the children’s area on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Saturdays for a new, fun experiment or challenge at the LeClaire Community Library! On Saturday, June 24 join the LEGO club as they set up a zipline and it’s your goal to try and get your Lego guy across safely with whatever you build. Are you up for the challenge? Learn more here: ZIPLINE CHALLENGE  Read More

Laugh in LeClaire December 9

December 4th, 2022
Laugh in LeClaire December 9

Laugh In LeClaire is back December 9! Live your best life and head to LeClaire for a night of laughs and cocktails at the new MRDC Celebration Center! Cocktail hour opens at 6:00pm. Comedy will begin promptly at 8:00pm – we ask that you be seated at your table by this time! We will have food available for purchase during cocktail hour. Please plan to join us early! NOTE: We are offering 3 different seating options… -Stage seating is general seating within the first few rows. There are no tables. -4 seat bar tables -8 seat round tables Headliner Sarah Perry Sarah Perry is a Chicago-based... Read More

Have Fall Fun in LeClaire October 9

October 8th, 2022
Have Fall Fun in LeClaire October 9

Yummy food trucks, popular local vendors, games/activities for kids, scrumptious desserts and more can be at LeClaire Fall Fest on October 9 from 11am-4pm! Free admission and fun for all ages. Join in the fun all the while supporting the River Valley Optimist Club. Learn More: LECLAIRE FALL FEST    Read More

Chad Pregracke and Bison Bridge Forum Begin Push for Public Support, Private Funding

March 19th, 2021
Chad Pregracke and Bison Bridge Forum Begin Push for Public Support, Private Funding

The morning after he gave a visionary talk on repurposing the I-80 bridge across the Mississippi River, Chad Pregracke was back at the Rust Belt Friday to push the process of gathering public support for the planned Bison Bridge. Jake Ford, director of government affairs with the Quad Cities Chamber, led a morning legislative forum on the project with Pregracke, president/founder of Living Lands & Waters; Matthew Hughes, consultant with MRH Solutions, Kevin Marchek, retired engineer from the Illinois Department of Transportation, and Illinois state Sen. Neil Anderson. Before the meeting, Quad... Read More

BREAKING: Chad Pregracke Expounds On Plans To Repurpose I-80 Bridge for New National Park

March 18th, 2021
BREAKING: Chad Pregracke Expounds On Plans To Repurpose I-80 Bridge for New National Park

BREAKING NEWS/EXPANDED INFORMATION: As reported first earlier on QuadCities.com, Mississippi River cleanup champion Chad Pregracke and a newly formed foundation unveiled conceptual plans tonight (March 18) for repurposing the I-80 bridge over the Mississippi River into a wildlife crossing and pedestrian parkway called Bison Bridge. Pregracke, president/founder of Living Lands & Waters, joined fellow members of the new Bison Bridge Foundation at East Moline’s Rust Belt to announce the grassroots effort and professional concept for the existing Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge. “I truly believe... Read More

Cody Road Artoberfest Popping Up!

October 9th, 2020
Cody Road Artoberfest Popping Up!

Make your way to the beautiful LeClaire for Cody Road Artoberfest, this Saturday Oct 10 and Sunday Oct 11 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This 2-day arts and craft event will be held at the LeClaire Civic Center, located at 127 S Cody Rd. LeClaire. Local artists and crafters will be displaying their talent and selling items. Perfect opportunity to get your fall craft items and presents for Christmas. There will also be fine gifts for purchase. Join local artists and crafters for a socially distanced shopping spree! Travel a one-way journey through booths of local artisans and small businesses selling their... Read More