“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.
Continue reading Doggy Days at Bent River in Rock Island
Those summer nights amidst Iowa’s soft breeze and humidity have been around for decades. The smell of fried food and the screams of delight from amusement rides and concert-goers have become a staple in late July and early August in the Quad Cities. It’s tradition–a one hundred year tradition–that we previewed the history of with coordinator, Vicky Speth. Through my preview, I learned that the fair has taken the spot of Iowa’s second largest fair (after the Iowa State Fair) — an incredible honor for one of our favorite Quad Cities events. Among the historical displays, the fair will return with fan-favorite and fanatic new features for the 2019 season.
Continue reading Iowa’s second largest fair kicks it up a notch for 100th Anniversary
The Quad Cities doesn’t let a holiday go by without some special events, and New Year’s Eve is not an exception. The close of the old year and the beginning of the New Year brings exciting and affordable events and hotel packages.
Continue reading Celebrate the 2019 New Year
Exploration and curiosity of learning are two of the most important parts of education. From the moment a child enters this world, their lives are often filled with crawling, walking, look, learning — the list is endless. It’s a natural inhibition to want to learn in a hands-on environment. Even reluctant learners can find something to pique their interest when they are immersed in a safe and relevant learning environment. It begs the question, how can we immerse our children in these programs outside of the classroom walls? To further their need to explore?
Continue reading Young learners can explore STEAM education through Bereskin Gallery’s latest program addition
The Adler Theatre was full of Harry Potter fans and symphony aficionados on Saturday for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra‘s live performance accompanying the entire film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
It was fabulous and amazing and delightful. As 10-year-old Anora put it: “I don’t know if I can ever watch the movie without thinking about this experience!” Her 8-year-old brother was even more impressed, “This was a life changer!”
Continue reading Harry Potter and Quad City Symphony make music together
During the holiday season, the Quad Cities has many performances to get you into the holiday spirit. From theatre productions, The Nutcracker, and concerts, you won’t want to miss the festive presentations.
Continue reading Holiday Performances 2017
Last summer when my 38-year-old my husband told me he was looking into playing football again, I was a bit concerned. When he clarified it was a flag football game in Rock Island’s Douglas Park commemorating the first NFL game, I was intrigued.
Continue reading Vintage Football in Rock Island – Where it all began!
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s traveling piano has made its way around the Quad Cities landing at Augustana College’s Gerber Center for Student Life.
Continue reading Piano on the loose in the Quad Cities: Play where you can
There’s something especially magical about watching children on stage. We’ve found the Quad Cities to be a fantastic place to introduce our boys to the theatre – from acting to singing to dancing to film – the opportunities available for them to perform are diverse and inspiring.
Continue reading Quad Cities Children’s Theatre