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Mississippi Valley Fair Will Go On, But Downsized, With No Big Name Grandstand Acts

June 29th, 2020

The Mississippi Valley Fair will go on, albeit in a stripped back fashion minus all of their big-name Grandstand Acts, Aug. 4-9 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust, Davenport, event representative Shawn Loter announced in a live press conference broadcast on Facebook Monday night. The move to downsize is a different one from those taken by most other area events. The majority of local performance venues and events have decided to go virtual, including the Walcott Truckers Jamboree being held online July 9-11 and the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival, being held online July 31 and... Read More

Drive-In for Some Music Bingo

June 4th, 2020

Join Think & Drink Entertainment for some Drive-In Music Bingo at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust Street Davenport) this Saturday Jun 6. Gates open at 6 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7 p.m. This is an all-ages event and is FREE to play!   Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month! Think you know your music? If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! “And she’s watching him with those eyes, And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it, Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 31st: Raging, Wining, Laughing and MORE!

May 31st, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Bring Your Appetite to Hand in Hand’s 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off!

January 22nd, 2020

Nothing warms you up faster on a cold winter day than a steaming bowl of chili. Except for over 20 chili recipes to choose from! The 11th Annual Hand in Hand Chili Cook-Off is happening this Saturday Jan 25 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the New Fair Center (Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds 2815 W Locust St. Davenport)! Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids (6-12 years) and free for 5 years and under. You can purchase your tickets in advance at https://www.classy.org/event/hand-in-hands-chili-cook-off/e252296 or at the door. Over 20 chili recipes will be available to taste, along with celebrity judges,... Read More

2019 Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier Rolls into Davenport

November 5th, 2019

More than 600 vintage tractors, 2,000 signs and farm relics and 100 vintage trucks are set to cross the auction block at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center (2815 W Locust St. Davenport), Nov 6-9 at Mecum Auctions’ 2019 Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier. Headlining the Gone Farmin’ department’s first dedicated vintage-truck auction segment is an exceedingly rare 1926 Fordson Prototype (Lot K7) dubbed the first heavy-duty truck ever built by Ford. The Fordson exists as Ford’s first purpose-built and designed heavy-duty truck chassis, making it a significant and impressive piece of Ford history.... Read More

Celebrate the Finer Things at Davenport Americana

September 10th, 2019

Three shows. One event. Experience the Davenport Americana Show, the Past Gas Car Show & Cruise AND Davenport Americana Auction this Thursday Sep 12, Friday Sep 13 and Saturday Sep 14 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport). PAST GAS CAR SHOW & CRUISE– Vintage car show & cruise with rockin live music. DAVENPORT AMERICANA– Gas & Antique Show with vendors of neon, petroliana, gas pumps and curiosities from all over the world. DAVENPORT AMERICANA AUCTION– Premiere petroliana, automobilia and vintage advertising auction.   Admission... Read More

Mississippi Valley Fair Week is Here!

July 29th, 2019

Are you ready for “The American Way to Play?” Come on down to The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, this week! Hundreds of thousands gather every summer for the Mississippi Valley Fair, one of the largest celebrations in the Quad Cities. Come celebrate their 100th anniversary! The 2019 Mississippi Valley Fair takes place from Tuesday Jul 30 through Sunday Aug 4, at the fairgrounds (located at 2815 West Locust Street Davenport). Horse shows, talent shows, kids karaoke contests, carnival rides, petting zoos and concerts only begin the list of the many activities you will find this year. Do you... Read More

Jazzy Ash Leaping Into Quad-Cities

June 14th, 2019

The Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series will present its first ever summer residency June 15-19 with New Orleans jazz band Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards! The group will be putting on free performances around the QC region, including a Father’s day concert during the Freight House Farmer’s Market in Davenport (11:00 am June 16), at the Moline Public Library on June 17 at 6:30 pm, the LeClaire Community library outdoor plaza on June 18 at 6:00 pm (rain location: next door at the firehall, 201 N 15th St.), a free concert for Rock Island summer camps and the public at MLK Jr. Park... Read More

Ranch Riders 31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Back With a BOOM!

April 19th, 2019

When the cannon sounds, the hunt begins! Join the Ranch Riders Motorcycle Brotherhood for their 31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday Apr 20 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport). This amazing fun-filled event will feature food, drinks, games, raffles, bounce houses, face painting and of course- an EASTER EGG HUNT! Gates will open at 11 a.m. and a $3 donation per child is requested. All proceeds raised from this event stay local and will benefit the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. Egg hunts will begin when the cannon fires at 1 p.m. sharp. Five age-appropriate... Read More

Ranch Riders 31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Back With a BOOM!

April 3rd, 2019

When the cannon sounds, the hunt begins! Join the Ranch Riders Motorcycle Brotherhood for their 31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday Apr 20 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport). This amazing fun-filled event will feature food, drinks, games, raffles, bounce houses, face painting and of course- an EASTER EGG HUNT! Gates will open at 11 a.m. and a $3 donation per child is requested. All proceeds raised from this event stay local and will benefit the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. Egg hunts will begin when the cannon fires at 1 p.m. sharp. Five age-appropriate... Read More

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