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Crafty Cat Quad-Cities Slinking Back Into Davenport’s RiverCenter This Weekend Starting TODAY

December 10th, 2021
Crafty Cat Quad-Cities Slinking Back Into Davenport's RiverCenter This Weekend Starting TODAY

Crafted QC will be hosting its indie arts festival, Crafty Cat (formerly known as OMG Beckyfest), Friday, December 10, 5-8 PM and Saturday, December 11, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of the RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport, IA. This shopping event features over 100 vendors from the QC and all over the Midwest selling unique handcrafted items and vintage finds. Sixteen kid makers will have their own booths with handmade items ranging from sewn cat toys, to green cleaning products, to original paintings. Entrance is a suggested $2 donation to the River Music Experience. Concessions, including alcoholic... Read More

Crafty Cat Returning To Davenport’ RiverCenter In December

November 25th, 2021
Crafty Cat Returning To Davenport' RiverCenter In December

Even though the Crafted QC store is closed we’re still talking about handmade (and shopping for handmade). So save the date because Crafty Cat is back! Friday, December 10, 5-8 PM Saturday, December 11, 10 AM-4 PM RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport Here’s what you can expect: 1) Over 100 artists, makers and vintage curators 2) Crafty Kids: wait until you see what these kiddos have for sale! 3) Live music courtesy of the River Music Experience 4) Special Holiday cocktails to sip while browsing 5) SANTA! The jolly guy will be making an appearance Saturday 11-1 $2 suggested donation goes... Read More

Festival Of Trees Is BACK In The Quad-Cities This Weekend!

November 19th, 2021
Festival Of Trees Is BACK In The Quad-Cities This Weekend!

Oh, What Fun! The Kwik Star Festival of Trees is BACK in person this year! Returning to the River Center, November 20 – November 28, this year’s Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life in our NEWLY designed Festival Village, complete with the Tree of Lights as the focal point of the main town square.  In its’ 36th year as the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, over 30,000 people experience the 10-day Festival of Trees each year and an additional 45,000 watch the Holiday Parade, making this event one of the largest attractions in the Quad Cities. Festival of Trees features... Read More

Crafty Cat Is Back In Downtown Davenport!

November 14th, 2021
Crafty Cat Is Back In Downtown Davenport!

Even though the Crafted QC store is closed we’re still talking about handmade (and shopping for handmade). So save the date because Crafty Cat is back! Friday, December 10, 5-8 PM Saturday, December 11, 10 AM-4 PM RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport Here’s what you can expect: 1) Over 100 artists, makers and vintage curators 2) Crafty Kids: wait until you see what these kiddos have for sale! 3) Live music courtesy of the River Music Experience 4) Special Holiday cocktails to sip while browsing 5) SANTA! The jolly guy will be making an appearance Saturday 11-1 $2 suggested donation goes... Read More

Festival Of Trees Is BACK in Davenport! See The Full Schedule Here

November 4th, 2021
Festival Of Trees Is BACK in Davenport! See The Full Schedule Here

Oh, What Fun! The Kwik Star Festival of Trees is BACK in person this year! Returning to the River Center, November 20 – November 28, this year’s Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life in our NEWLY designed Festival Village, complete with the Tree of Lights as the focal point of the main town square.  In its’ 36th year as the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, over 30,000 people experience the 10-day Festival of Trees each year and an additional 45,000 watch the Holiday Parade, making this event one of the largest attractions in the Quad Cities. Festival of Trees features... Read More

NerdFest Rolls Into Davenport’s RiverCenter This Weekend!

August 25th, 2021
NerdFest Rolls Into Davenport's RiverCenter This Weekend!

With your ticket to NerdFest 2021, you’ll have access to hundreds of activities happening at this new festival on August 27-29 in the Quad Cities.  Celebrating and supporting all the different nerd, geek, and fandom cultures, NerdFest 2021 takes place in the Quad Cities (IL/IA) bi-state regional destination at the RiverCenter and other close venues in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Come ready to play at the hundreds of trading card games and tabletop games, featuring Audio Dungeon.  There will be tournaments and casual play for Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Digimon, and Dragon Ball Super. ... Read More

Hey Nerds And Geeks! NerdFest 2021 Is Coming To The Quad-Cities!

July 17th, 2021
Hey Nerds And Geeks! NerdFest 2021 Is Coming To The Quad-Cities!

With your ticket to NerdFest 2021, you’ll have access to hundreds of activities happening at this new festival on August 27-29 in the Quad Cities.  Celebrating and supporting all the different nerd, geek, and fandom cultures, NerdFest 2021 takes place in the Quad Cities (IL/IA) bi-state regional destination at the RiverCenter and other close venues in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Come ready to play at the hundreds of trading card games and tabletop games, featuring Audio Dungeon.  There will be tournaments and casual play for Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Digimon, and Dragon Ball Super. ... Read More

Quad City Arts to Bring Back In-Person Festival of Trees in November

July 13th, 2021
Quad City Arts to Bring Back In-Person Festival of Trees in November

In the true “spirit” of Christmas in July, Quad City Arts announces that the trees will be returning for the holidays this year!  Following a year off from its traditional presentation, the 36th Annual Kwik Star Festival of Trees, will be held at the RiverCenter, November 20-28, including all ticketed special events and the free, televised holiday parade scheduled for Saturday, November 20th in downtown Davenport. Showcasing over 150 designer displays, fun-filled attractions, live performances, five special events and the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest, Festival of Trees is... Read More

Rockford-based Nielsen Trust Ready to Rock Again at Davenport’s Adler Theatre

June 2nd, 2021
Rockford-based Nielsen Trust Ready to Rock Again at Davenport's Adler Theatre

Fifteen months after their first and last live shows, one of rock music’s royal families is more than ready to rock again at Davenport’s Adler Theatre Thursday, June 3. The Nielsen Trust – made up of Cheap Trick guitarist and main songwriter Rick Nielsen, sons Miles (guitar) and Daxx (drums), and Miles’ wife Kelly Steward (vocals) – will perform at 7 p.m. on a bill with Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, and opening act All Sweat Productions (of the Quad-Cities). As live music has kicked back into gear in a big way locally and globally, Miles Nielsen, 45, is thrilled to be back... Read More

New Downtown Davenport Ambassadors Offer Help to Businesses, Visitors

May 25th, 2021
New Downtown Davenport Ambassadors Offer Help to Businesses, Visitors

Two energetic, friendly Quad Citizens are now scanning the streets of downtown Davenport to help inform, connect and problem-solve for those who live, work and play here. Emily Dibley, 32, and Omar Gutierrez, 33, are the first Hospitality Ambassadors hired by the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber. “We’re the eyes and ears of downtown and the face of the Downtown Davenport Partnership,” Dibley said recently. “We’re out there for whoever needs helping. We’re the friendly faces, basically like a walking visitor center. “A lot of people see us... Read More