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2014 Festival & Special Events Calendar JANUARY •    5, Chocolate Festival – Indulge yourself at the Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island from 11 am-4 pm with treats, cooking demos, s...
2015 Major Festivals & Special Events Calendar JANUARY 9-11, Bald Eagle Days – Celebrate the annual southern migration of the Bald Eagle to the open waters on the Mississippi River.  These magnificent birds o...
Festival of Trees Ushers in Holiday Season in the Quad Cities, Nov. 21-30 Quad Cities – The Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, November 21-30, 2014, is the kickoff to the holiday season in the Quad Cities.  Held in downtown Davenport, Iowa, at the RiverCe...
Best-Selling Outlander Author Diana Gabaldon Visits the Quad Cities, Dec. 5-6 Davenport, Iowa – New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon is the featured guest at a convention about Scottish heritage held in Davenport, Iowa, on December 5 and 6, 2014.
Historic Downtown Celebrations Lead Up to Holidays, Nov. 7-Dec. 14 Quad Cities – The Quad Cities is well known for its lively festival schedule during the summer months, and many visitors return for a fun-filled holiday season.  During November and Dece...
Christmas Shines at Historic Deere Mansions, Dec. 7 Quad Cities – Christmas at the historic Deere-Wiman House and Butterworth Center in Moline, Illinois, has become a holiday tradition.  Guests step back in time to experience the sights a...
Holiday Performances Are a Treat, Nov. 26-Dec. 28 Quad Cities – The Quad Cities has an active performing arts calendar throughout the year.  During the holiday season, you’ll find a theatre production, ballet, or concert to enjoy ...
Groundbreaking Touring Exhibition Makes First Stop in Davenport Quad Cities – A groundbreaking exhibition originated by the American Folk Art Museum in New York City will be making its first stop outside of New York on a national tour at the Figge Art Mus...
Playing It Cool on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities Quad Cities – According to Forbes, “cool” communities are ranked on entertainment and recreational amenities, “foodie” culture, diversity, and population.  Locate...
Ferris Wheel Wins America's Best Ballpark Improvement Quad Cities - The Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park was a revolutionary success in its first season of operation, and Ballpark Digest named the Ferris wheel the Best Ballpark Improvement in all o...
You Won't Find History Boring in the Quad Cities Quad Cities – Thousands of years ago the landscape of the Quad Cities looked quite different.  Even the mighty Mississippi River was only a few feet deep, compared to the 30 to 40 feet c...
Davenport Wins Vote for Top Riverfront Media Contacts:  Mayor Bill Gluba – City of Davenport, 563-340-5164                 ...
Paddle, Bike, and Tour the Quad Cities Quad Cities - Whether your preferred activity is joining a paddleboarding class or biking down the paths of Credit Island in Davenport, Iowa, it is a guarantee you can find an activity in the Quad ...
MVC Move Womens Basketball Tournament to the Q-C in 2016-18 MOLINE, Ill. – The Missouri Valley Conference announced Thursday it has entered an agreement with the QuadCities Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring the MVC Women’s Basketba...
Putnam Museum Celebrates Opening of New 10,000 sp. ft. Science Center New Science Center features more than 45 hands-on STEM learning stationsQuad Cities - Flanked by contributors, students, dignitaries and board of trustees, Putnam Presi...
Quad Cities CVB Launches Online Gift Shop Quad Cities – The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) announced the launch of their new online gift shop at www.quadcitiesgifts.com
Quad Cities Offers New Water Trails Map for Paddlers Quad Cities – Experience the Mississippi River as it was first discovered—while paddling!  The Quad Cities area is rich with water.  Paddling conditions on the Mississippi and...
People Get Lost and Wayfinding System Fixes That After years of talking about and working toward a wayfinding system in the Quad Cities area by the public and private sector, it’s finally becoming a reality....
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