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Enjoy Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day in the Quad Cities

Valentine’s Day is for celebrating love. You don’t have to limit that to you and your sweetheart. Instead, celebrate love however it finds you: as a couple, with friends, with family or even by yourself. Grab your favorite people or some alone time and enjoy one or more of these fantastic Quad Cities Galentine or Valentine or Family time adventures.

Adult Prom
The University Club, Moline, IL
February 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight
It’s like Prom but for adults!!
$20 & $30 (includes keg beer)
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Valentine Cookies & Cocktails
Mississippi River Distilling Co., LeClaire
February 14 at 6:30 pm
Enjoy a great night of cocktails and decorating cookies with Tiphanie Cannon from “Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie”.
Tiphanie knows a few things about decorating cookies… You night have seen her on the Food Network Christmas Cookie Challenge!
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Valentine’s Dinner at the Ballpark
Bring your sweetheart in for a special romantic evening at Modern Woodmen Park. Enjoy a dinner for two in a private, candle lit suite or a candle lit dinner in our Champion’s Club. Reservations are required.
February 14
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Analog Arcade Bar(s)
Moline, IL and Davenport, IA
Open 7 days a week
“Casual, nostalgic entertainment on both sides of the river. You’ll rediscover your competitiveness with games of bubble hockey and pop-a-shot!” explains Mike Pettis from Davenport.
Davenport ages 21+; Moline all ages until 9 p.m.
Most games are 25 cents – $1
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Always tons of fun at Analog Arcade Bar

Champagne Wishes Valentine’s Dinner
Maxwell’s at The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, IA
February 14 and 15 from 5 p.m – 10 p.m.
A lovely dinner celebration that promises to delight you.
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Dad Daughter Date Night
Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center
February 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Local Dad Terry Hanson  and his daughter love this event: “This is something that we look forward to every year. The combination of dancing, laughing and building memories with my daughter is something I wouldn’t trade for anything.”
$10/person; $15/person at the door
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Dad daughter in a photo with star back drop and fun hat props
Terry and Avery Hanson of Rock Island enjoy a fun Dad Daughter Date Night at the Rock Island and Moline Parks and Rec event.

Factory of Fear Valentine Haunted House
Moline, IL
February 7 and 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Valentine haunted house with new rooms, new characters, and a unique photo booth.
For anyone brave enough to come.
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Graphic for Haunted House

Fishing, Hunting and Outdoor Adventure Show
QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, IL
February 14-17: Thursday 4-8 p.m., Friday noon-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
It’s a dream come true for outdoor lovers: boats, motors, decoys and more!
Fun for all ages 
$8; $1 ages 6-15; free ages 5 & under; $6 age 66 & up on Friday noon – 6 p.m.
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Open Mic Coffeehouse: February 2020
First Lutheran Church Parish House, Rock Island, Illinois
February 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate love with song and word. Bring songs or poems to share, or just bring your sing-a-long self.
Free, although donations are gratefully accepted and benefit the Saint Joseph’s Evening Meal, which provides meals for the hungry Monday through Friday at the Rock Island Township Hall.
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Savory and Sweet Valentines Tasting
Wide River Tasting Room in LeClaire, IA or Wide River Wine Bar in the Village of East Davenport, IA
February 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sample five wines and savor delicious bites & desserts while enjoying delightful service.
$15 each; day of – $20 each
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Smooth Jazz Valentines Concert
The Redstone Room, Davenport, IA
February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saxophone player, vocalist, and songwriter Paula Atherton and keyboardist Nicholas Cole in Concert.
$38 & $48
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The Wedding Singer Musical
The Spotlight Theatre & Event Center, Moline, IL
February 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. & February 16, 23 at 2 p.m.
This fun romantic comedy based on the hit Adam Sandler movie is perfect for a Valentine’s date night.
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Valentine Indoor Music and Moonlight Walk
Watch Tower Lodge at Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island, IL
February, 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Luminary-lit trail walk, snacks, and contra-dancing.
Singles, couples, family friendly
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Four photos of Event at Black Hawk Lodge: luminaries, 2 of dancing, statue
Enjoy a lovely evening at Black Hawk Park.

Valentine’s Wine Dinner
Friends of Hauberg Civic Center, Rock Island, IL
February 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a gourmet dinner and sample six wines from Dimitri Wine & Spirits at the Hauberg Estate.
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An Intimate Night with Celeste
The Renwick Mansion, Davenport, IA
Acoustic/unplugged performances by Celeste Nelson and friends.
February 14; Doors open at 6:30 pm.
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Hug a Hockey Player
Quad City Storm offers hugs for charity for $10 at the game
TaxSlayer Center
February 14
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80’s Music Bingo for Galentine’s Day
Barrel House on Utica Ridge in Davenport, IA
February 13. Trivia starts at 8 p.m.
Bring your best girls and join us for Music Bingo and 1/2 price bottles of wine & martinis.
Free entry
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Galentine’s Night Out at Isabel Bloom
For the first time ever, you can bring your besties and your favorite beverage to a night of fun and creativity at Isabel Bloom! We’ll be painting our own custom over-sized scrabble tiles.
Call 563-324-5135 by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 to reserve your spot!
February 13
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Also enjoy some Valentine’s/Galentine’s shopping events:

Galentines Day @ De Luna Boutique in Milan, IL on February 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A Valentine’s Open House at Rescued in Moline, IL on February 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Market Customer Appreciation and Pop-Up Day in Moline, IL on February 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Galentine’s Day Shopping Pop-up Market in East Moline, IL on February 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Galentine’s Day at Brick and Motor Boutique at Shoppes on 2nd in Rock Island, IL on February 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.






About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions and then marketing at Augustana College for 18 years. She now works as a consultant for admissions marketing and social media. She also does copy editing and writes for the Quad City Moms Blog. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A. and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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