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Kwik Star Criterium Rolling into Village of East Davenport

May 26th, 2019
Kwik Star Criterium Rolling into Village of East Davenport

The Kwik Star Criterium, contested each year on Memorial Day, provides a challenging and exciting course in the Village of East Davenport. Presented by The Quad Cities Bicycle Club, the 54th running of the Kwik Star Criterium takes place this Monday May 27 in the Village of East Davenport (2302 East 11th Street Davenport). This setting gives cyclists and fans alike a great day of racing and fun. Cyclists from across the U.S., Canada and Europe will come together to for a full day of racing featuring competitive men and women riders from novice to professional. 12 Criterium bicycle races will take... Read More

Kick of the Summer Season with the Backwater Gamblers this Weekend!

May 24th, 2019
Kick of the Summer Season with the Backwater Gamblers this Weekend!

Spend your Memorial Day weekend with the Backwater Gamblers, while they kick off their 2019 season! Celebrate our freedom as the Backwater Gamblers honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice this Sunday May 26 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.! The show will take place at Ben Williamson Park, located at 5000 44th Street (44th Street and the Rock River) Rock Island. Show your patriotism by wearing red, white and blue this weekend! CC&B Catering and Mobile Food Truck will also join this celebration with delicious barbecue, including brisket, pulled pork, ribs and sides for purchase. The Backwater Gamblers... Read More

Have a Fun-Filled Weekend at Colona Memorial Day Festival

May 21st, 2019
Have a Fun-Filled Weekend at Colona Memorial Day Festival

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and no other town in the Quad Cities Area celebrates quite like this one. That’s right, it is time for the Colona Memorial Day Festival! The Colona Memorial Day celebration started as a small-town parade forty-nine years ago and has now exploded into a four-day festival of fun! People come from all over to enjoy the carnival rides and games, food vendors, beer garden concerts, horseshoe tournament and parade.   Here is this year’s schedule of events: Thursday, May 23 Carnival Hours: 5 – 9 p.m. ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 5-9 p.m.)   Friday,... Read More

Celebrate Memorial Day In Colona!

May 25th, 2017
Celebrate Memorial Day In Colona!

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and no other town in the Quad Cities Area celebrates quite like this one. That’s right, it is time for the Colona Memorial Day Festival! The Colona Memorial Day celebration started as a small-town parade forty-seven years ago and has now exploded into a four-day festival of fun! People come from all over to enjoy the carnival rides and games, food vendors, beer garden concerts, horseshoe tournament and parade. Here is this year’s schedule of events: Thursday, May 25 Carnival Hours: 5-9pm ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 5-9pm)   Friday, May 26 Carnival... Read More

Quad Cities’ Lynn Allen honored by Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

January 30th, 2016
Quad Cities' Lynn Allen honored by Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It’s midnight somewhere on a Wednesday night in a near-empty downtown Rock Island bar and Billy Peiffer is celebrating the induction of Lynn Allen into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having a beer and attempting to talk Spanish to the bartender. “Was that right, was that even close?” he says, as she shrugs and nods. He laughs heartily. “Don’t worry, I’ll keep tryin’, I’ll get it right eventually!” That attitude of dogged perseverance and good humor has been the engine that’s driven the Quad-Cities band since its inception in 1982. The group – then consisting of Peiffer... Read More