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Come to the great Mississippi Valley Fair

The warm summer breeze, sand in your feet, a drink of choice in your hand, and your voice is hoarse after singing every known lyric as the sound of music devours the arena. But that concert wasn’t the start of all the fun, it was the second part of an evening first spent eating the best of fair foods, previewing livestock and adorable animals, and spinning round and round on rides where your legs shook for several minutes after it ended.

This scenario could be anywhere, but nothing quite fits it like the annual Mississippi Valley Fair. It’s one of the times that almost everyone in the Quad Cities finds themselves in the same place. With 6 concerts and admission to the fair itself, the $55-$60 Fun Card proves to be a smart and money-savvy opportunity to have a week’s worth of fun and entertainment.
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Holler, if you’re ready for those summer nights (2017 Version)

Fair Week in the Quad Cities is nothing short of legendary. It’s filled with country music, rock and the cool breeze (or in some cases, the heat wave) a summer night brings.

Add in the delicacy of fair food, lemonades and some beers, a couple spinny rides that you scream your head off, and livestock with baby animals…it’s a great time. Pile on the people that bring you the most joy in your life, and it can be the best event of the summer.

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2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa

If you are ever in need of a way to spend the afternoon, perhaps you have relatives in town or have a night kid-free, one can easily spend a whole day on 2nd Street in Davenport. Whether you come across the Mississippi River on the Centennial Bridge or the Arsenal, there are so many interesting places to visit between the two bridges.

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U.S. Navy Lands in the Quad Cities this Week

16753814233_27121d7a47_z Your U.S. Navy is in the Quad Cities this week for Navy Week.  This visit coincides with the 29th Quad City Air Show this weekend.  (Yes, the Air Show is really early this year–the earliest ever!)

Quad Cities Navy Week (May 4-10) is designed to provide area residents an opportunity to learn about the U.S. Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. Included in the schedule in the Quad Cities for the public are Navy Band performances, Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot demonstrations, Sailors from the USS Constitution (the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat), Sailors from USS The Sullivans, and Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “Blue Angels” at the Quad City Air Show.

Here are some great ways you can see concerts and kids can meet sailors as part of STEM exhibits at the Putnam Museum and Family Museum.

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