6 local family events for fall

If you are itching to enjoy fall in all its pumpkin-spice-apple-cider-warm-mittens glory, then the Quad Cities has you covered. Throughout autumn, there are so many awesome events appealing to families.


Mark your calendar for a few of our favorites:

Our Big Fat Greek Festival

Sept. 18-19, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island

Greek food, drinks and dance.

Fall Music Festival

Sat., September 19, 12 to 9 p.m., Hilltop Plaza Park, Davenport

Live music, food and shopping.

Family Fall Festival

October 3 and 4, 10 to 5 p.m., Wallace’s Garden Center, Bettendorf

Face painting, bounce house, kids maze, train rides and more.

LeClaire Apple Fest

October 11, LeClaire Levee

Shopping, music, food and kids area with face painting, beanbag toss, cookie decorating and jump house.

Scarecrow Shenanigans

Sun., October 25, 12 to 5 p.m., Family Museum, Bettendorf

Art activities, games science projects, pumpkin decorating, performances candy and more.

 Boo at the Zoo

October 24-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley, General Admission

Games, trick-or-treating, spooky activities and animals.

And check out more events on the events calendar.


About the author

Kim Woodward Kim Woodward is a wife, mom, and freelance writer living with her husband and son in a barn in rural Geneseo, Illinois. A notorious dabbler and DIYer, she shares her projects and adventures at NewlyWoodwards.com, and contributes to QuadCityMomsBlog.com. A native of the Quad Cities, she loves setting out on local adventures and discovering hidden gems in the area. She’s always on the lookout for the best live music, family-friendly activities, and cup of coffee.

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