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Abernathy’s Celebrates 6th Anniversary After Overcoming Davenport Flooding

November 8th, 2019

The Flood of 2019 may have attempted to take this unconventional and eclectic business down. Thankfully, a little Mississippi River madness is no match for Downtown Davenport’s ultimate spot for vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, antiques and oddities. Abernathy’s (which has now relocated to 432 W. 3rd Street Davenport) will be celebrating their 6th Anniversary this Saturday Nov 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Abernathy’s 666 Year Anniversary Celebration will be an all-day party at the shop with snacks, drinks, tons of deals on Abernathy’s brand merch and much more! To celebrate 6 years... Read More

Floatzilla 2019 Returns with a Splash!

August 13th, 2019

Have you ever wanted to participate in an attempt to break a world record? Well here is your opportunity! Floatzilla 2019 will return in its ‘world-record breaking’ glory, this Saturday Aug 17! Take part in the largest paddlesport festival on the the nation’s greatest river, the Mississippi! Help set a new world record for the Largest Raft of Canoes/Kayaks. Experience the Mississippi River free of commercial barge traffic. All paddle crafts are welcome to participate, but only non-inflatable kayaks and canoes may participate in the World Record attempt. Join Floatzilla and choose from... Read More

Catfish Guy’s Mr. Glass? Naked River Dude Busted

August 12th, 2019

Has Catfish Guy met his Mr. Glass? A buck-naked Bettendorf man, Tobias Hartsfield, 43, was busted by cops Sunday night after he was spotted engaging in dastardly activity — untying ropes on a barge near the new Interstate 74 bridge construction on the Mississippi River, according to police and media reports. According to reports on KWQC-TV6 and in the Quad City Times, eyewitnesses saw the man, naked as the day he was born, presuming that he wasn’t born in a tuxedo or leisure suit, sauntering along the barge around 7:50 p.m. as he was untying ropes and gesturing wildly in a strange, ritualistic... Read More

Tug Fest Back and Better Than Ever!

August 5th, 2019

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! Thursday Aug 8 through Saturday Aug 10 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... Read More

Vintage Trailer Rally Rolls into Illiniwek

July 10th, 2019

Remember the days of loading up the family camper and setting out for a memory-making getaway? Take a step back in time this weekend, to a sun-filled summer day with some vintage trailers. The 5th Annual Great River Road Vintage Trailer Rally is taking place at Illiniwek Forest Preserve (1201 State Avenue Hampton) this week. More than 40 vintage trailer owners will be gathering together for a 4-day rally along the beautiful Mississippi. The rally will begin tomorrow, Thursday Jul 11, and will continue through this Sunday Jul 14. The Great River Road Vintage Trailer Rally is part of the Tin Can... Read More

Red, White & BOOM Will Explode Throughout the Quad Cities!

June 29th, 2019

The 4th of July is right around the corner. This means cook-outs, parades, concerts and FIREWORKS! The Quad Cities’ largest 4th of July celebration, Red White and Boom, is happening on Wednesday Jul 3 from 5-10 p.m. This bi-state event will have activities and entertainment on both sides of the river! Whether you choose to celebrate in Iowa or Illinois, there will be no shortage of fun and enjoyment.   Modern Woodmen Park (209 S Gaines St. Davenport) offers a flurry of activities inside the ball park! Including: bounce houses (1st Baseline Party Plaza), kids activities, live music, an Oath... Read More

Join Xstream Cleanup for Flood Cleanup 2019 this Weekend!

June 27th, 2019

Have you been wondering how you can do your part to help with the recent devastating floods in the Quad Cities? Xstream Cleanup, in response to historic flooding, is calling for volunteers for a one day, region wide flood cleanup. Flood Cleanup 2019 will take place on Saturday Jun 29 from 8 – 11 a.m. Multiple areas throughout Iowa and Illinois will be focused on, with a full list found at https://www.xstreamcleanup.org/upcoming-events. Xstream Cleanup is a Quad-Cities initiative to clean up our waterways with the goal of maintaining clean water for drinking, recreation, wildlife and commerce. Those... Read More

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

June 17th, 2019

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

Get A Great View Of The New I-74 Bridge At Rock Island Public Library

June 16th, 2019

Gain a whole new view of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project, thanks to virtual reality technology available at the Rock Island Public Library. The I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality experience will be available for viewing at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, from now through September 27. The virtual reality program allows participants to explore the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way, thanks to 360-degree animation from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and technology partners from the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation and Virtual Reality... Read More

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

May 12th, 2019

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

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