It’s the holiday shopping season again. If you are like me, you are looking for a different shopping experience. Join in the fun of the 4th annual That Dam Shopping Trip. Named for Lock and Dam 15 , this “shop hop” experience is a 2-day event held on Black Friday, November 23 and on Small Business Saturday, November 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The brain child of local marketing guru, Brandy VandeWalle, this bi-state shopping event joins the downtown areas of Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa.
Shop On Both Sides Of The River
From my past experience, start on either side of the river and take the Government Bridge or the Centennial Bridge (The Master Sergeant Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge) to your destinations. This year’s shopping includes 12 businesses that have given $100.00 each in gift cards. Shoppers who go to all 12 stores and get their play card stamped and turned in will be in a drawing for $1,200 in gift certificates. Only one lucky person will win, and the odds are much better than the lottery!
I look for special things for my friends and family. These shops meet the requirement for a variety of one-of-kind art, bath products, antique and vintage items, hand-crafted items, food gifts, fair trade gifts, clothing, and chocolates. Bring your shopping wish lists and enjoy the quaintness and originality of small shops.
Other Rock Island, Illinois, Shops
Davenport, Iowa, Shops
Shoppers can pick up their stamp sheet at any participating location. Completed stamp sheets can be turned in at their last stop.
It’s the start of the holiday shopping season so bring your friends on a new adventure.
That Dam Shopping Trip is a winner!