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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

The QC Ranks WHERE On Best St. Pat’s Day Parties???

March 15th, 2017

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re hoping you’re getting your Irish on today and throughout this weekend as festivities o’ the green have been rolling last weekend through this coming weekend. However, that’s no surprise, and that pot of gold of events at the Quad-Cities end of the rainbow has been noticed on a national level. This week, SafeCo Insurance and HomeInsurance.com analytics released a list of the the top 15 U.S. cities with the highest percentages of Irish descendants to join in their St. Patrick’s Day parades – and the Quad-Cities comes in at number 14. Number one? Butte-Silver... Read More

Moline Centre Bursting With Activity As Spring Blooms

March 18th, 2016

Moline Centre is always hopping with activity, and this month is no different. The downtown Moline area is jumping with events for St. Patrick’s Day, the spring awakening, benefits for great causes and more. Here are some of the things to keep your eye on: Looking for a great way to help kids in need?  The Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities is in the midst of their Donate a Dollar campaign.  Stop in to Bierstube, BRIX, Barrel House, Lagomarcino’s and Las Regias during the month of March, shell out a dollar and you will have helped pay for therapy services that local families... Read More

QC 14th in Nation for Highest Percent of Irish Descendants Participating in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th, 2016

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re hoping you’re getting your Irish on today and throughout this week as festivities o’ the green have been rolling last weekend through this coming weekend. However, that’s no surprise, and that pot of gold of events at the Quad-Cities end of the rainbow has been noticed on a national level. This week, SafeCo Insurance and HomeInsurance.com analytics released a list of the the top 15 U.S. cities with the highest percentages of Irish descendants to join in their St. Patrick’s Day parades – and the Quad-Cities comes in at number 14. Number one? Butte-Silver... Read More

Reptilia

March 17th, 2016

Given that it’s St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish are known as imaginative and entertaining storytellers, we thought you would enjoy this short story about the holiday… REPTILIA By: Sean Leary Into the midst of the candlelit enclave, a battle room wide and fortressed in marble, the sliver of a man dropped, clad in a white so brilliant it seemed to glow against the indefinite light with armor of moss green leather and gold strapped about him. He held in his hand a wooden scabbard, carved with various sigils of silver and gold, and with a quick move it leapt to his hand and erupted into a blade... Read More

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