Since I was a teenager, I have been surrounded by the influence of the Center for Belgian Culture on 7th Street in Moline, IL. The area called Olde Towne was the result of immigrants moving from the old country for a better life in the United States. John Deere and the lumber industry attracted the immigrants who brought their talents in the trades.
Monthly Archives: June 2016
It’s time for annual Fourth of July race that graces the streets of downtown East Moline early in the morning every Independence Day.
It’s going to be a Red, White, and Blue weekend in the Quad Cities. There is a plethora of activities to put you in the patriotic mood. Here is a list of fireworks!
If you see one stage show in the Quad Cities this summer, I believe you should make it Sister Act at Circa 21.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think you should limit yourself to only one show (there are so many great performances in the area to enjoy).
But this show is pure gold and I wish everyone could see it before its run ends on July 2. (Grab your tickets here.) My mom and I enjoyed a Sunday showing and have been reminiscing ever since. The entire evening was magical.
Do you like cool places?
The Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House are located in the Overlook District of Moline, Illinois, at 1105-8th Street, Moline. Both historic homes once belonged to John Deere’s descendants but are now operated by the William Butterworth Foundation.
You can check out the tunnel tour at the Deere-Wiman House on Sunday, June 26 from 12-5 pm.
If you love music and you love spending time outdoors, the Quad Cities has tons of can’t-miss concerts for the entire family.
My husband and I have enjoyed outdoor concerts for years in parks across Illinois and Iowa. It was one of our favorite parts of summertime in the QC. When my son came along, we couldn’t wait to bring him along.
Over the past three years, comic books have become the rising stars of the entertainment industry. With superheroes like the Flash, Arrow Supergirl, Batman and Spiderman coming to life in hit television series or movies to even non-superhero Archie coming to television with the twisted take on Riverdale, comic book roots have stolen our hearts. Now, the Quad Cities is jumping on the bandwagon to provide their own Comic Con event this summer.
With over 100 artists, special guests and exhibitions, the event is sure to be a hit. It will take place Saturday, June 4th from 10-6 and Sunday, June 5th from 10-5. Tickets are $10 for those above age 12. Save an extra $5 by grabbing a weekend pass that allows you to attend the whole weekend for 15! Head on over to the Mississippi Valley Fair Grounds in Davenport this Saturday and Sunday to get the comic book experience. Find out more on their website, here.