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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.

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Icetravaganza 2020 in Davenport, IA: Clearly Creative

For years downtown Davenport has hosted Icestravaganza at the Freight House. The winter event promises unique chilly-weather art, creative brilliance and tons of fun!

“This was a great way to get outside in the middle of the winter. The kids enjoyed deciding which one was their favorite and we enjoyed the artistry. It was fun for all of us!” shares Amy Jones from Maquoketa, Iowa.

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Three Fabulous Preschool Kids Activities

The Quad Cities hosts three must-do fantastic preschool activities open to visitors and Quad Citizens: Tykes on the Turf at The River’s Edge in Davenport, Teaching Kitchen at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, and KinderNature at the Botanical Center in Rock Island. What I love most about these is that visiting kids can easily register for one session, while Quad Citizens can participant multiple times. If you have someone visiting or live in the area with preschool children – these are especially great for the winter months.

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Quad Cities Balloon Festival

The Quad Cities Balloon Festival is a fabulous sight filled with color, adventure and wonder. Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family!

Jen Ritz from Rock Island loves bringing her boys to the Quad Cities Balloon Festival. She says, “It’s a great QC event that we as a family will follow for many years to come. The night glow is always our favorite. It is amazingly beautiful!”

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Doggy Days at Bent River in Rock Island

“It was great to sit with a bunch of people with whom we knew we had something in common. We all loved dogs. We all loved beer.” It was a perfect place to meet some new friends,” says Rock Island resident Robb McCoy.

He and his wife, Sarah, took their Instafamous dog, Baxter (@baxtermac_kindof_a_big_deal) to Doggy Days in August and he loved meeting some of his fans and fellow four-legged friends.

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