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Davenport,  IA  52806  US
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Spice Up Your Next Davenport Getaway with These Events

The next time you're in the Quad Cities, be sure to check out these local events:


  • Bald Eagle Days: Watch the annual migration of bald eagles that call the Quad Cities home every winter.
  • Ice Stravaganza: Celebrate all things ice in downtown Davenport with ice carvers, children's activities and live music.


  • Daytrotter Downs: Listen to the music of tomorrow's stars at this festival for new bands.


  • Quad Cities Restaurant Week: You can spend a delicious day sampling dishes from around the world from dozens of area restaurants.
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade Weekend: Join the sea of green as you watch the parade that starts in Rock Island, IL and ends in Davenport, IA.
  • Gathering of the Green: Show your love for John Deere tractors at this bi-annual meet-up.


  • Quad Cities Live Month: Throughout the month, enjoy live performances from the area's best comedians, musicians and acting troupes.


  • Village in Bloom: Inspired by the art of John and Isabel Bloom, this festival features a variety of art exhibits and activities for kids.
  • Beaux Arts Fair: Add a unique piece of art to your collection at the spring Beaux Arts Fair in downtown Davenport.
  • Quad Cities Craft Beer Week: Share a pint with local beer lovers at area bars and pubs, which create specialty brews for the occasion.
  • Quad Cities Criterium: Cheer on hundreds of cyclists from across the globe as they compete on Memorial Day Weekend in the Village.


  • Rhubarb Festival: Make your way across the Mississippi River to Aledo, IL for rhubarb pie, rhubarb wine and hundreds of other uses for this tasty plant.
  • Gumbo Ya Ya: You can dance in the streets as you catch beads at Rock Island's unique take on Mardi Gras.
  • Greek Cultural Fest: Immerse yourself in the music, art and food of Greece during this weekend-long festival.
  • Quad Cities Museum Week: Enjoy special admission prices and events at the area's museums, galleries and historic sites.
  • Ride the River: Bike across the river and explore riverfront towns with your family during this annual Father's Day bike ride.
  • Quad City Air Show: Take in the power and precision of military aircraft as they perform in the skies over Eldridge, IA.


  • Mississippi Valley Blues Festival: Enjoy the sights and sounds of live music on the riverfront in downtown Davenport's LeClaire Park.
  • Red, White & Boom!: Celebrate America's birthday with fun activities and fireworks over the Centennial Bridge.
  • Firecracker Run & Parade: Dress up in your most patriotic costume for this fun run, which begins with a pancake breakfast.
  • Bettendorf Old-Fashioned 4th of July: The event kicks off with a parade, and then you can enjoy carnival rides, a petting zoo, live music, food and fireworks.
  • Mercer County Fair: Wander through 4-H exhibits, eat a candy apple and watch a pageant at this National Historic Site in Aledo, IL.
  • Walcott Truckers Jamboree: Watch the Trucker Olympics, tour the collection of antique trucks and play carnival games at the world's largest truck stop.
  • Rock Island County Fair: Don't miss the crowning of the Rock Island County Fair Queen before heading to the rides and livestock shows.
  • Downtown Davenport Street Fest: Mix and mingle with local arts and crafts vendors as you sample festive foods and cool drinks.
  • Bix 7 Run/Walk: Test yourself with the seven-mile grueling race through Davenport that draws the best runners in the world.


  • Mississippi Valley Fair: As one of the largest fairs in Iowa, the Mississippi Valley Fair draws more than 300,000 people during its week of events.
  • Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Celebrate the life and music of Bix Beiderbecke, a world-renowned jazz musician born in Davenport.
  • John Deere Classic PGA Tour: See your favorite PGA golfers at the beautiful TPC Deere Run golf course in Silvis, IL.
  • Tug Fest: Enjoy this popular spectacle of two teams in a tug-of-war across the mighty Mississippi as well as a parade, live bands and carnival rides.
  • Ya Maka My Weekend: Dance to live reggae music and sample Caribbean cuisine as downtown Rock Island transforms into a tropical paradise.
  • Floatzilla: Join hundreds of paddlers in the annual attempt to break the world record for the most boats in a flotilla on Rock Island's Lake Potter.
  • River Roots Live: Enjoy an evening of live bands and lip-licking ribs at this unique event that combines two festivals into one.
  • Vettes on the River: Show off your Corvette with hundreds of others at this popular riverside event, which raises money for Vietnam veterans.


  • Rock Island Grand Prix: Experience the premier kart race in the nation, featuring drivers from around the world along with a festival atmosphere.
  • QCA Heritage Tractor Parade & Show: Head to Moline, IL to see the parade of antique John Deere tractors later displayed at the John Deere Pavilion.
  • Beaux Arts Fair: Add a unique piece of art to your collection at the fall Beaux Arts Fair in downtown Davenport.
  • Row the Miss Regatta: Find your spot along the banks of the Mississippi to watch one of the best rowing competitions in the Midwest.
  • Celtic Festival & Highland Games: From kilts to caber tosses, the Celtic Festival & Highland Games is a fun celebration of Scots, Irish and Welsh heritage.
  • Taming of the Slough: Find out if you've got what it takes to paddle, mountain bike and run your way through Moline during this challenging triathlon.
  • Brew Ha Ha: Join the party at Brew Ha Ha and sample local and national craft beers as you listen to your favorite rock songs performed live.
  • Riverssance Festival of Fine Art: Head to the Village for wine tasting, gourmet food and artwork from throughout North America.
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival: Take in a skyful of colorful hot air balloons during the day and their warmly glowing lights at night.
  • Quad Cities Marathon: Run through all four of the Quad Cities along this scenic marathon route, which begins and ends beside the river in Moline, IL.


  • Apple Fest: Get your fix of apple cider and apple pie as you peruse the vendors selling jewelry, pumpkins and other local items.
  • Davenport Halloween Parade: Dress up your little ghouls and goblins for the annual parade through downtown Davenport.


  • Quad City Arts Festival of Trees: See the RiverCenter turned into a winter wonderland as you walk among 100 decorated trees and other holiday displays.
  • Festival of Trees Parade: Welcome the holidays with the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest.


  • Village Christmas Walk: Listen to carolers and visit with Santa as you stroll the decked-out streets of the Village of East Davenport.
  • 19th Century Christmas: Tour the two Deere family mansions in Moline, decorated for the holidays as they would have been in the 1800s.