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Will Quad-Cities Covid-19 Cases Be Spiking In Two Weeks?

March 15th, 2021

I’m not great at predicting the stock market. I can’t say I’ve been especially adept at picking lottery numbers. But I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Iowa Quad-Cities covid numbers, and probably statewide numbers as well, are going to see a rise in 10-14 days. Over the weekend, my social media feed was flooded with pictures of people at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, downtown Davenport, the Village of East Davenport, and really all over, enjoying the good weather and the premature St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. What did all of those pictures have in... Read More

Quad-Cities’ St. Patrick’s Day Grand Parade Postponed to Aug. 28, Other March St. Pat’s Events Are On

March 2nd, 2021

The St. Patrick Society of the Quad Cities has decided to postpone the planned 35th-annual Grand Parade from March 13 to Saturday, Aug. 28, after working with the state of Illinois and the cities of Rock Island and Davenport. They’re calling the rescheduled bi-state event Grand Parade XXXV.2. “Disappointing as it was to postpone the march on our traditional Saturday in March, we had to consider many factors in reaching our decision. It was not made lightly,” the Society posted on its website, www.stpatsqc.com. “The uncertainty at the time regarding the status of the pandemic, and with concern... Read More

St. Patrick’s Society Hosts Grand Bi-State Parade in Quad Cities

March 11th, 2020

It’s time for the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country! And it’s right here in the Quad Cities! The Grand Parade XXXV takes place Saturday Mar 14. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. It will then wind its way west through downtown Rock Island following 4th Avenue to 20th Street, then to 3rd Avenue to 17th Street and finally to 2nd Avenue to the Centennial Bridge. The parade then crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines Street in Davenport. From there, it will go north to 3rd Street and then east on 3rd to the River Center.... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 8th: Foreigner, Dancing, Chocolate and More!

March 8th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents the second installment of our new feature, 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. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking for some entertainment in your own backyard, the Quad-Cities... Read More

All You Need to Know This St. Patrick’s Day

March 15th, 2019

When we think about St. Patrick’s Day, we imagine parades, corned beef and cabbage, clovers and of course- GREEN BEER! But what is the real story behind this fun-filled holiday? First fun fact? St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He was born in Roman Britain sometime in the 5th century (the actual date has been greatly disputed). His given name at birth was Maewyn Succat. At age 16, Irish pirates invaded his family’s home. Maewyn was kidnapped, taken to Ireland and enslaved. Those green beers are already sounding more refreshing, right? The young man that is now known as St. Patrick eventually... Read More

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Fairgrounds!

March 15th, 2019

Celebrate this weekend with the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day BASH at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport)! This 2-day fun-filled event takes place on Friday Mar 15 (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) and Saturday Mar 16 (doors open at 10 a.m.). Enjoy live music Friday night with Span Halen, Project X and TOMB (The Old Man Band). Saturday’s musical entertainment will be provided by Doug Brundies, Blackhawk Pipe and Drum, Moonshine Run, North of 40, Electric Shock, Casey Muessigmann and more! Don’t miss on the traditional St. Patrick’s dish of corned beef and cabbage, which... Read More

Attend the Only Bi-State St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Country Right Here in the Quad Cities!

March 14th, 2019

It’s time for the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country! And it’s right here in the Quad Cities! The Grand Parade takes place this Saturday Mar 16. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. It will then wind its way west through downtown Rock Island following 4th Avenue to 20th Street, then to 3rd Avenue to 17th Street and finally to 2nd Avenue to the Centennial Bridge. The parade then crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines Street in Davenport. From there, it will go north to 3rd Street and then east on 3rd to the River Center.... Read More

Grand Parade Rings In St. Patrick’s In Both States Saturday

March 17th, 2017

Time to get your Irish on! The Grand Parade is the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the USA and is viewed by tens of thousands of people along the route from Rock Island, Illinois across the Mississippi River through Davenport, Iowa. The parade begins at 11:30 AM Saturday at the corner of 4th Ave and 23rd St in Rock Island and winds its way west thru downtown Rock Island following 4th Ave to 20th St to 3rd Ave to 17th St. to 2nd Ave. to the Centennial Bridge, where it crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines St. in Davenport and then north to 3rd St. and east on 3rd to the River Center. Along... Read More

Kelly’s Ready To Rock St. Patrick’s Day

March 16th, 2017

With a name like Kelly’s, you know this place is going to pull out the stops on St. Patrick’s Day. Take it from a guy with the last name of Leary. If green beer, green gear and green cabbage to go with your corned beef is what you want shaking your shamrock, along with plenty of loud, raucous music, you’ll want to head out to Kelly’s Irish , 2222 E. 53rd, which will once again, be hosting the largest St. Patrick’s party in the Quad Cities! Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th. As always, no cover, all ages and thousands of your closest friends. Here is the schedule of events: FRIDAY,... Read More

Plenty Of Fun In The Q-C Over St. Patrick’s Day!

March 16th, 2017

There’s plenty of fun to be had this weekend in the Q-C for St. Patrick’s Day! It all starts with the2017 Quad Cities St Patrick’s Day Parade March 18. Two Miles. Two States. Thousands of hearts. The USA’s only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade is upon us, yet again. The Grand Parade XXXII will be taking place on Saturday, March 18. The parade begins at 11:30 at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. It will then wind its way thru downtown Rock Island following 4th Avenue to 20th Street, then to 3rd Avenue to 17th Street and finally to 2nd Avenue to the Centennial Bridge.... Read More