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Get Saucy With BBQ At D’s In LeClaire

January 18th, 2018

From food trailer and catering service to restaurant and taproom, there’s a new addition to downtown LeClaire! D’s Smokin BBQ & Taphouse, located at 106 S Cody Rd LeClaire, is throwing a Grand Opening Celebration this Friday Jan 19, and you’re invited! Having officially opened on Dec 11, D’s Smokin BBQ & Taphouse is celebrating this weekend with food and drink specials along with giveaway door prizes. D’s offers some of the best BBQ around, along with a unique self-pour 20 tap craft beer system! They also offer catering to businesses, events and weddings. They also travel to local... Read More

Take A Bite Out Of Apple Fest

October 5th, 2017

Are you looking for a family-friendly fall event this weekend? Then head to LeClaire for Apple Fest on the River! This Sunday, Oct 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. the LeClaire Levee will be celebrating all things pertaining to fall, with their Apple Fest on the River. Apples, apple cider and a variety of homemade food items will be featured at this event. The LeClaire Lions Club will also be selling chili, hot dogs, chili dogs and pork chop sandwiches. And don’t forget about the kettle corn! It wouldn’t be a true fall celebration without a truckload of pumpkins and gourds! A wide variety of unique... Read More

Tally Ho! British Heartland Auto Fest Drives Into LeClaire

August 3rd, 2017

A car show like none other is hitting the Quad Cities Area this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it! The Quad Cities British Auto Club is hosting their annual Heartland British Autofest! On Saturday Aug in LeClaire. The show starts at 9 a.m. and the judging will begin at 12 p.m. Awards will be handed out for the best cars in numerous categories at 3 p.m. There is no admission cost for the viewing public. This car show will display some of the area’s greatest British cars from makers such as Jaguar, MG, Mini, Triumph and many more. Many activities will be available for the entire family.... Read More

It’s Time For A Culinary Throwdown!

June 8th, 2017

Food fight! Wait, Food Truck Fight! That’s right, the Quad Cities’ first ever Food Truck Fight is coming to LeClaire! On Saturday June 10, the LeClaire Levee/Pavilion will transform into the biggest collection of competing food trucks the Quad Cities have ever seen. Admission to this awesome event is only $5 (kids 12 and under are free). Upon entering, each individual will be given a voting chip. Starting at noon, the food trucks will all be offering small samples for voting purposes, in addition to their regular menu items for purchase. Voting will end at 6 p.m. and the winner will be announced... Read More

Alert Huff And Doback! It’s Time For The LeClaire Wine Hop!

April 28th, 2017

It is officially time for the 2017 LeClaire Wine Hop! This year’s Wine Hop is the largest one, yet! On Saturday, April 29 there will be fourteen participating locations that will be serving wine samples and food. From 4-7pm you can taste all the local fare while shopping at your favorite LeClaire shops and boutiques. Tickets for the event are $20, and must be purchased at 129 (129 N Cody Road LeClaire). Cash only. Make sure to check out the LeClaire Wine Hop Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/leclairewinehop/ for more information and announcements. Time to get your wine on!  Read More

No Lotion Needed To Celebrate This Buffalo Bill

February 24th, 2017

Come help celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greatest legends, William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, in his hometown of LeClaire! The Buffalo Bill Museum, located at 199 N Front St LeClaire (1 block east of Cody Road/Hwy 67), will be celebrating the infamous Civil War hero’s birthday on Sunday, Feb 26 from 12pm-4pm. Admission is free to this event. More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137290956397611/ William F. Cody was born on Feb 26, 1846 in LeClaire. Cody left home at the young age of 11 to herd cattle and work and a driver on a wagon train. He went on to... Read More

Tugfest Bringing Back The ‘80s In Its 30th Year

August 10th, 2016

For the thirtieth year, Iowa and Illinois will be locked in a mighty battle across the Mississippi. Nope, this doesn’t involve the zipper merge. It’s time for Tugfest again. Tugfest will take place Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 11-13, along the LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois riverfronts. This year’s theme is “Bringing Back the ‘80s,” and features an ‘80s tribute act, The Brat Pack, performing Saturday, and Blackstone on Friday night. Tug Fest is a family week-end event filled with live entertainment, a huge parade, scenic 5K run/walk for adults and children, Carnival Rides... Read More

Firebirds Filling Q-C For ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Event

June 2nd, 2016

The car chases. The witty banter between Burt Reynolds and Sally Field. The redneck hijinks of Jackie Gleason and his bumbling array of cops hot in pursuit. If you smiled at the mention of any of those things, you’re probably a fan of the 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit,” and if you are, you’ll want to check out the BanditRun, coming to town Thursday to LeClaire, Iowa, and Friday and Saturday, to Davenport. Around 100 replica Trans Ams, semis and the police cars from the movie have been traveling across the country since May 27, rolling through Sandusky and Dayton, Ohio, Nashville, Indiana... Read More