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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

Floodapalooza Fun for a Good Cause!

May 9th, 2019

There’s no place like ROAM… and sadly, right now there is NO place for the ROAM team to work. ROAM, located at 210 E River Drive Davenport, which proudly identifies as “A revival of bespoke spaces of times gone by, where people come together to share a love for the Zen of motorcycle repair, the open road, and a good drink,” encountered disaster on Tuesday Apr 30. Within less than six minutes after the tragic failing of the HESCO barrier, ROAM was under water. The businesses at London Place in Davenport (Bella Salon, Catherine’s + Paul’s for Men, Bettendorf Chiropractic Wellness... Read More

Let’s Stop Fishing For Reasons To Hate On Catfish Guy

April 10th, 2019

“How can you be making a celebrity out of a criminal!” “He broke the law! How can he be a hero?” “You should be ashamed of yourselves for giving fame to a law-breaker!” These are some of the messages I’ve gotten this week from, well, all of three people. And no, they’re not about Batman. Those have finally died down, especially after he helped stop the Joker from blowing up the Rock Island County Courthouse. Or at least got a temporary injunction. Rather, the flood of Batman emails has subsided in lieu of those complaints about Catfish Guy. Yes, QC Catfish Guy. A.k.a. Pete Robinson. A.k.a.... Read More

Floatzilla 2018 Making a Splash this Weekend!

August 13th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to participate in an attempt to break a world record? Well here is your opportunity! Floatzilla 2018 will once again attempt to break the world record for Largest Flotilla of Man-Powered Crafts, this weekend! There are a few different ways one can register. You can go online and register at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=128704. You can also stop by the River Action office at 822 E River Drive, Davenport (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Registration can also take place during the Packet Pickup on Friday Aug 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the... Read More

32nd Annual Tug Fest Providing Fun for the Whole Family!

August 6th, 2018

Two states. One river. The only sporting event that closes the Mighty Mississippi down. It’s time for Tug Fest! The 32nd Annual Tug Fest is happening in Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa this weekend! Thursday Aug 9 through Saturday Aug 11 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

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