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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

YakAttack Your Way Down the Rock River!

August 7th, 2019

Whether you are a seasoned kayaker or a newbie looking for a good time, you will not want to miss this event! The 3rd Annual Quad Cities Kayakers Group Rock River YakAttack happens this Saturday Aug 10. Kayaks will be attacking the Rock River, full force! This year, there will be two starting locations! For those who would like a longer and more scenic paddle, a departure will take place from the Cleveland Boat Launch at 7 a.m. The Cleveland start will take you through the twists and turns of scenic woodlands that run in between the islands of the Rock River before you wind around back to the main... Read More

Kick of the Summer Season with the Backwater Gamblers this Weekend!

May 24th, 2019

Spend your Memorial Day weekend with the Backwater Gamblers, while they kick off their 2019 season! Celebrate our freedom as the Backwater Gamblers honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice this Sunday May 26 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.! The show will take place at Ben Williamson Park, located at 5000 44th Street (44th Street and the Rock River) Rock Island. Show your patriotism by wearing red, white and blue this weekend! CC&B Catering and Mobile Food Truck will also join this celebration with delicious barbecue, including brisket, pulled pork, ribs and sides for purchase. The Backwater Gamblers... Read More

Splash In For The First Water Ski Show

May 24th, 2018

The Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Team are officially kicking of the 2018 season this weekend! Sunday May 27 at 6:30 marks the First Water Ski Show of 2018! The show will take place at Ben Williamson Park, located at 5000 44th Street (44th Street and the Rock River) Rock Island. The Backwater Gamblers perform free water ski shows every Wednesday and Sunday at 6:30 pm on the Rock River in Rock Island. The shows begin this weekend and continue through the summer until Labor Day weekend. The shows last approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute intermission in which donations are accepted. The... Read More

Want To Break A World Record With The Big Pull?

September 15th, 2017

How would you like to witness an attempt at a 72-person human pyramid? What if that human pyramid was on water? Well, here is your chance! Big Pull 2017 is happening on Saturday Sep 16 at Backwater Gamblers (5000 44th Street Rock Island). Six Big Pull teams will be gathering to attempt a record-breaking 72-person pyramid! The six teams will include the Aqua Ducks, Aqua Skiers, Badgerland, Backwater Gamblers, Mutskis and Water Bugs. The current Guinness World Record for largest human water skiing pyramid formation is 60 people, and was set in 2013 at the Backwater Gamblers site. This attempt will... Read More