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Zombie Crawl Your Way Along Route 84

October 25th, 2018

Calling all zombies! It’s time to unite for some drinking and crawling! Don’t miss Zombie Crawl 2018 in downtown Port Byron, this Saturday Oct 27 from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Pick up your Zombie Crawl card for only $2 at any of the participating venues in Port Byron; Duey’s Corner Tap (102 N Main Street), Rams Riverhouse (102 S Main Street), Jimmie Lee’s (108 S Main Street), Peacocks Tavern (114 N Main Street) or Tuggers (201 N Main Street). An extended crawl has able been added, up and down Route 84, with stops at Riley’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill (21000 157th Ave N Cordova), The Edge (1802... 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

Port Byron Serving Up Baby Blues and BBQ

June 29th, 2018

Looking for some outdoor live music and delicious food to enjoy this weekend? Then look no further than the Baby Blues and BBQ Fest! The Village of Port Byron will be holding their 4th Annual Baby Blues Fest on Saturday Jun 30 at the new gazebo in Port Byron. From 5-11 p.m. you are invited to enjoy live blues music along with the best BBQ east of Texas and premium beer specials. There is no admission charge for this event. Port Byron’s Village Board Member Wes Wells, the organizer of this amazing event, shares the events for the evening, “After recognizing Veterans of the Vietnam Era and the... Read More

BBQ Masters Line Up For Port Byron Street Fest

July 13th, 2017

Do you consider yourself a BBQ master? Or maybe you are a connoisseur of all things delicious. Either way, you won’t want to miss this BBQ cook-off! The Port Byron Street Fest will be happening this Saturday July 15 from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. downtown Port Byron. QC Tailgate Cookoffs will be hosting a BBQ Cook-off. Whether you are interested in competing or judging, there will be plenty of yummy food available for all! They are even awarding a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships for the best bacon dish provided! If you are interested in becoming a participant or vendor, please check out... Read More

Hey Babies, Baby Blues and BBQ Fest Coming Your Way

June 30th, 2017

Looking for some outdoor live music and delicious food to enjoy this weekend? Then look no further than the Baby Blues and BBQ Fest! The Village of Port Byron will be holding their 3rd Annual Baby Blues and BBQ Fest on Saturday July 1. From 5-11 p.m. you are invited to enjoy live blues music along with the best BBQ east of Texas and premium craft beer specials. There is no admission charge for this event. Music will be performed by Brooklyn Ed and Spider, Carefree Highwaymen, Mr. Kells Band, The Smokers and Sugardaddys. Bring out your lawn chairs and head down to the picturesque banks of the Mississippi... Read More

Who You Gonna Call This Weekend?

February 23rd, 2017

If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? The Iowa Ghostbusters! Or, you can stop by the River Valley District Library at 214 S Main St Port Byron on Friday, Feb 24 from 6pm-7:30pm. Our very own Iowa Ghostbusters will be making an appearance, in full uniform! Whether you have an ectoplasmic issue or just want to shake their hands and get a picture, this is not an event to pass up. Further questions and inquiries can be made through Cathy Burt at (309) 523-3440. The Iowa Ghostbusters are a costuming fan group created in 2011, dedicated to entertaining the public and... 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

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