QC Times- The Quad-Cities’ own river rat, Chad Pregracke — who has devoted his life to cleaning up America’s waterways — has been named the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year. His selection, which was announced Tuesday night, was based on … Continued
With Halloween now behind us, it’s time to start preparing for the wonderful events in Downtown Davenport leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas! This year’s Quad City Arts Festival of Trees runs from November 23rd until December 1st. As always, … Continued
QC Times- Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park, the home of the Quad-City River Bandits, has been voted as the Best Minor League Ballpark in the country. Modern Woodmen Park edged Slugger Field in Louisville by around 2,000 votes in the 10 … Continued
QC Times- Construction began this week on parts of River Heritage Park, with work on a gazebo project and railing installation getting under way. The park is in the 700 block of East River Drive in Davenport, upstream from Lock and Dam 15. … Continued
QC Times- About 150 people gathered under a warm Monday afternoon sun to celebrate one of downtown Davenport’s significant redevelopment stories and a community icon who helped make it happen. Quad-City Times columnist Bill Wundram was honored by members of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, … Continued
QC River Bandits- Modern Woodmen Park is frequently recognized nation-wide as a unique destination for Minor League Baseball and family entertainment. Today, the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits was announced by USA TODAY as a nominee for “Best … Continued
QC Times- Judging from the crowd at Wednesday night’s Red, White and Boom celebration, you would never have guessed that it was only July 3. Thousands of festival-goers flocked to downtown Davenport and Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island to listen … Continued
QC Times- About 800 “spokes-people” had a lot to talk about Sunday during and after the 29th annual Ride the River bicycle event defined by perfect weather and folks celebrating Father’s Day with a ride along the Mississippi River. “We had … Continued
We’re pumped to announce that The Wallflowers will headline River Roots Live with Shooter Jennings, BoDeans, and Vintage Trouble! Of course, we have a ton of other awesome bands and Ribfest BBQ, too! Check out the website which is officially up and running to see what else … Continued
Quad-Cities Online Dispatch Argus- Baseball fans at Modern Woodmen Park can take to the air on a new 300-foot long zip line that debuted Tuesday. The dual zip line is located next to the party plaza at the River Bandits stadium … Continued
We owe a big THANK YOU to the many volunteers helping out this afternoon for Downtown Cleanup Day! Pictured here are the folks from Cintas – keep up the good work!
2013 Discover Davenport Kid Passes are ON SALE NOW! Back again by popular demand, the Kid’s Summer Pass provides free admission to top Davenport attractions and free Citibus rides to get there for kids ages 15 and under. For a … Continued
Spring is upon us! The robins are back and the grass is showing signs of life! With that comes spring cleaning and we need your help. Each year Davenport and Bettendorf organize a spring cleaning for our downtowns. This year’s … Continued
QC Online — Though Katy Perry wasn’t playing at the booming outdoor speaker on 2nd Street Sunday afternoon, Matthew Meadows applied just the right combination of hot and cold to a dazzlingly detailed ice sculpture of a dragon. Using a … Continued
Due to expected inclement weather, Icestravaganza has been postponed. Please check back with our page soon for an announcement regarding its rescheduled date. Icestravaganza is a family event in downtown Davenport featuring an outdoor skating rink (weather permitting), ice sculptures and exhibition, … Continued
Quad City Times- Karen Krick of Clinton called it an ideal day for a parade. One would be hard-pressed to find many who would disagree after thousands of Quad-Citians enjoyed temperatures in the 50s, lots of sunshine and very little … Continued
Quad City Times – The Levee Improvement Commission accepted the proposal by a Davenport developer to build a three-story restaurant and office project at the site of the former Dock eatery on the Davenport riverfront…read more.
Quad City Times – For the second time, the adult comedy improv troupe The Blacklist is giving audiences a taste of what they serve up weekly at the Circa ‘21 Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island. Blacklist, nearing its second anniversary … Continued
Quad City Times – The guitar-less rock band Minus Six returns to the WQPT Brew Ha Ha on Saturday after performances at the event in 2008 and ‘09. But after a yearlong break, the band has found an evolved sound … Continued
As one-fourth of the 400,000-strong Quad Cities metro area, which straddles the Mississippi River on the Illinois state line, Davenport (pop. 100,800) defies the region’s rep for cornfields and grain silos. There’s culture…read more.
Quad City Times – Mamma mia! The glam disco of Abba and the group’s fans packed Davenport’s LeClaire Park on Saturday. A year after a Beatlesesque magical mystery tour touched down in the riverfront park, Abba: The Concert put the … Continued
Quad City Times – If you see 20-pound, hexagonal-shaped concrete pieces with stained glass on top at this weekend’s Beaux Arts Fair, they probably were made by Rick Esbaum. With his 65-pound black Afghan hound Eli supervising, Esbaum creates three … Continued
Quad City Times – Heidi Sallows sits perched on the top of a ladder, with Florence & the Machine blasting from her iPod and her latest work only a few inches in front of her. The Davenport artist is more … Continued
River Roots Live featuring headliners Better Than Ezra, Tonic, and Keller Williams with the Travelin’ McCourys is set for this weekend in LeClaire Park. Visit RiverRootsLive.com for more information.