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Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

March 14th, 2024
Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

Visit Quad Cities is pleased to announce the 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholarship recipients. Named in honor of Patty Viverito, former senior associate commissioner at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and MVC football commissioner, the program recognizes female student-athletes who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership characteristics and community engagement. Applicants were tasked with submitting a 500-word essay detailing their leadership experience, volunteerism and sports participation. With an award of $1,000 per student, the program provides support and empowerment... Read More

Quad Cities to Host 50th Anniversary of RAGBRAI Today

July 29th, 2023
Quad Cities to Host 50th Anniversary of RAGBRAI Today

This year marks the golden anniversary of RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), and once again it returns to Davenport on Saturday, July 29, just like 50 years ago.  Visit Quad Cities President and CEO, Dave Herrell, along with staff members; City of Davenport Mayor Mike Matson; and Kyle Carter, Executive Director, Downtown Davenport Partnership; attended the official route announcement event tonight in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center. RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world.  This rolling celebration of Iowa attracts... Read More

Beyond Van Gogh Quad Cities Coming To A Starry, Starry Night In Illinois And Iowa

July 1st, 2023
Beyond Van Gogh Quad Cities Coming To A Starry, Starry Night In Illinois And Iowa

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before with Van Gogh Quad-Cities! The iconic works come to life all around you, appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces, and heightening the senses with their immense detail,  this weekend at the RiverCenter/Adler Theatre in Davenport! Expanding Vincent’s universe to a sharable and lively 360° experience requires a different way of thinking. Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team worked to make Van Gogh’s works larger than life – while certain paintings are presented in all their simplicity,... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Books City-Wide Convention

May 22nd, 2023
Visit Quad Cities Books City-Wide Convention

Meetings are a key driver of the economy and workforce, playing a critical role in fueling other industries and stimulating the region’s economy.  Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), works with regional and national meeting planners to host their events in the Quad Cities. Visit Quad Cities announced today the Central States Shrine Association has chosen the Quad Cities as the site for their 2026 convention.  They will host a business meeting in the QC in March 2026, and the annual convention takes place August 19-24, 2026. ... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Welcomes Spring with a Newly-Updated Quad Cities Family Pass

May 16th, 2023
Visitors are encouraged to take selfies outside the Figge, in honor of the "Pop Power" traveling exhibit, which will be on display all summer, through Sept. 19, 2021.

In June 2021, Visit Quad Cities announced a new collaboration with local attractions through the QC Family Pass. The free, mobile-friendly pass provides a fun way for visitors and Quad Citizens to spend time with family and friends while enjoying special discounts. On May 1, 2023, Visit Quad Cities updated the QC Family Pass with new participating attractions and updated offers from current attractions that supported the pass during its initial launch. The QC Family Pass uses mobile-based check-in codes to redeem discounts and special offers. Anyone can sign up for the pass for free at www.qcfamilypass.com. ... Read More

Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Local Restaurant Community

January 25th, 2023
Quad-Cities Restaurant Week Celebrates the Local Restaurant Community

Celebrating and supporting the local hospitality industry, Visit Quad Cities announces that QC Restaurant Week returns on March 20-26, 2023.  QC Restaurant Week offers visitors and Quad Citizens a meaningful opportunity to experience some of the region’s many restaurants. Small businesses are a key part of the Quad Cities’ local economy, and our QC identity includes our local restaurants to help set us apart from other destinations.  QC Restaurant Week is your chance to expand your taste buds by trying new things from participating businesses and to continue to eat locally to support our... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Accepting Applicants for New Scholarship in Honor of MVC Commissioner

December 21st, 2022

In March 2022, Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), announced The Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholarship in honor of Patty Viverito, past senior associate commissioner at the Missouri Valley Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference commissioner. This scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding female student-athletes in the Quad Cities region who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership characteristics, and community engagement. Applicants must be juniors or seniors in High School and have plans to pursue an... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Annual Destination QC! Event Highlights Tourism Impact

November 30th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Annual Destination QC! Event Highlights Tourism Impact

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), held its Annual Destination QC! Event on Thursday, November 17, 2022.  It brought together members of our regional community to amplify tourism’s significance, the industry’s state, and the future of Quad Cities’ tourism. Link to FY22 Annual Destination Impact Report “Tourism continues to sustain and grow our regional economy,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities.  “Today’s event amplifies our priority to identify opportunities to further advance the organization’s... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Opens Reimagined Destination Center

November 23rd, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Opens Reimagined Destination Center

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), celebrates the opening of the reimagined Union Station Destination Center, located at 102 S. Harrison St. in Davenport, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. The public is invited to stop by from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and enjoy refreshments, shop for QC swag, and listen to Quad Cities resident DJ K Yung of SiriusXM FLY Channel 47.  City of Davenport Mayor Mike Matson and Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities, will give remarks at 3:30 p.m. “Visitor experience is a pillar for Visit Quad... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Hosts Panel on Future of Gaming Industry

October 12th, 2022
Visit Quad Cities Hosts Panel on Future of Gaming Industry

Visit Quad Cities Hosts Panel on Future of Gaming Industry Wednesday, October 19th – 3:30 p.m. at Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Panelists are: Nancy Ballenger – Senior Vice President & General Manager, Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf / Caesars Entertainment Travis Hankins – Vice President & General Manager, Bally’s Quad Cities Mo Hyder – Regional Vice President for Elite Casino Resorts & General Manager at Rhythm City Casino Resort The gaming industry has made a significant impact on the Quad Cities regional destination.  Visit Quad Cities, the region’s... Read More