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It’s Good News, Bad News For Tugfest

June 25th, 2020

It’s great news for the Iowa Tugfest, not so good for the Illinois side, as due to covid-19 restrictions, Illinois has had to cancel all of their Tugfest activities for 2020. However, it’s all systems go for Iowa as of now, according to the group’s Facebook page. They announced late Wednesday night that, “After much discussion, Team Iowa has decided to move forward with Tug Fest 2020! This was a decision that we did not take lightly but in the end, we felt that our Community needed and deserved to have at least a little part of our summer be somewhat “normal”.... Read More

Rock Island County Fair Kicks Off Today With Free Family Day!

July 16th, 2019

Forget lazy summer days — imagine a day full of action and excitement! Mutton Bustin’ competitions. Kiddie tractor pulls. Old West comedy shows. Best-in-class livestock. All capped off with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening. Did we mention it’s all FREE? The 2019 Rock Island County Fair is kicking off its 150th celebration on Tuesday, July 16, with Free Family Day! All fairgoers will receive free gate admission on opening day, and the first 1,000 kids will get a free Frisbee. And QuadCities.com is a proud sponsor of the Fair! Activities throughout the day are geared toward kids... Read More

Tons Of Fun Going On At German American Center

August 5th, 2017

There’s always a ton going on at Davenport’s German American Heritage Center. Want the lowdown on the cool stuff? Here ya go!   Summer Walking Tour Saturdays @ 10:30am until Aug. 12 $5/Person   It’s Summer Walking Tour season again! We’ve got a new route planned for 2017! Join us any Saturday until August 12 for this new and exciting tour of Davenport’s history!   Walking Tours on Paula Sands Live!   Camp Dodge: Home Away from Home Sunday, August 6 @ 2pm   Utilizing period documents and photographs, “Camp Dodge: Home Away from Home” illustrates... Read More

Reptile Day Slithers In To Niabi Zoo

August 4th, 2017

Snakes, turtles and lizards? Oh my! It must be Reptile Day at the Niabi Zoo! This Saturday Aug 5 the Niabi Zoo (13010 Niabi Zoo Rd Coal Valley) is hosting their very own Reptile Day! To start the day off there is an opportunity to enjoy a nice Breakfast with the Reptiles. From 8:30 – 9:30 a warm breakfast buffet will be served. Breakfast will end before the zoo opens, so those in attendance will have a chance to explore the newest additions before the crowds arrive for Reptile Day! The cost for non-members for this event is $22 and for members the cost is $18. If interested, registration and... Read More

Bix Fest Returns To Swing Into Rhythm City

August 3rd, 2017

One of the most iconic festivals in the Quad Cities Area is once again upon us. It’s time for some jazz! Bix Beiderbecke was a musical genius from our very own city of Davenport. He was a famous jazz cornetist pianist and composer. The annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival is not only a celebration of his accomplishments but a way to keep the genre alive. This year’s Bix Festival has a new location! The festival will be held at the brand new Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport (7077 Elmore Ave) in the Event Center. Here is a full list of the musicians and bands playing throughout... Read More

Build a Better Summer at the Rock Island Library Summer Kickoff Carnival

June 8th, 2017

Design yourself a great summer at the Rock Island Library’s Build a Better Summer kickoff carnival on Saturday, June 10. The library’s annual Summer Reading kickoff takes place in the parking lot of the Rock Island Library downtown, 401 19th Street, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Scheduled events at the free kickoff include a drill team performance by Metro Youth at 11 am, a homemade rocket launch for kids at 11:45 am, and a Mentos™ cola fountain blast at 12:30 pm. Free hot dogs and water will served. The wide variety of activities for all ages also include opportunities to: Register... Read More

Splash Up Some Fun At Whitewater Junction

May 26th, 2017

Catch yourself daydreaming about warm sunny days spent at the local swimming pool? Well now you can turn those daydreams into a reality! Whitewater Junction’s Opening Day is upon us! On Saturday May 27, the Whitewater Junction season will be kicking off with a splash! They will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for ages three and older. Ages two and under are free with a paid adult. Whitewater Junction, located at 17th Street and 18th Avenue Rock Island, offers a zero-depth to nine-foot pool featuring four water slides, a tot slide, spray features and fun for the whole family! Don’t... Read More