Anticipation is in the air already as people are gearing up for the first holiday 3-day weekend of the summer. So…. What you doing? We’ve put together a list of things to keep you busy when you’re not grilling out.
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Quad Cities Beer Week (QCBW) Returns for its 5th Year Anniversary! QCBW is a celebration of the local craft and the small independent business owners that make and sell great beer. There is a special beer event held every evening, at a different location, highlighting a different aspect of the world of brewed beer.
Visitors and residents alike will tell you that the Quad Cities puts on one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Midwest, and hosts Iowa’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party.
There is no greater sight than the joy of a child as he or she is opened to a world of learning and endless possibilities. When I was a child, much of my learning came from PBS Kids, and I have seen so many of my preschool students do the same. What better way to celebrate the imagination, creativity and learning of childhood than host a whole day filled with where much of that imagination all began?
The Quad Cities doesn’t let a holiday go by without some special events, and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are not exceptions. The close of the old year and the beginning of the New Year brings exciting and affordable events and hotel packages.
Festival of Trees is right around the corner – which is really the kickoff to the holiday season in the Quad Cities.
You probably already know about the trees, the shows, the parade and the special events. Maybe you think you know everything there is to know about Festival of Trees. (Read about some of my favorite parts of the annual event from last year.)
Santa must love the Quad Cities. If you are like my son, you may like to hedge your bets and see Santa more than once. (Because then he won’t forget what’s on your Christmas list this year.) Or maybe we just have lots of good girls and boys here. Now that holiday season is upon us, there are plenty of opportunities to see the jolly man in the flesh.
This is a magical time leading up to the holidays. In the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, many of the historic downtown districts decorate for the season and celebrate with events, parades, shopping, fireworks, living windows, and Christmas walks. Thousands of people come to ring in the holiday season at these events.
The hardest part about Halloween and having young kids in your family, is that you have children who love the scary and children who get scared easily. How do you find a family-fun balance, where all your kids can have a good time on the late October holiday?
It’s going to be a spooky, scary Halloween season this October 2016 in the Quad Cities area! There are plenty of places and events to put you in the Halloween spirit.