Parade of Homes Summer 2021

See the latest trends in new home construction at the Spring/Summer 2021 Quad Cities Parade of Homes. Admission is free! The Parade of Homes schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 19 & Sunday June 20 from 1pm-5pm
Wednesday, June 23 from 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27 from 1pm-5pm

Check out this Parade of Home

6158 Hess Court, Bettendorf, Iowa
  • Main Floor Living Area that is Open to Living Room/Dining/Kitchen
  • Custom Dovetail Cabinetry
  • Granite Countertops & Large Island
  • Huge 12 x 4 Walk-In Hidden Pantry
  • Master Bedroom includes a Walk-In Tiled Shower and Large Whirlpool Tub
  • Massive 25×9 Master Walk-In Closet

To see all the homes in the parade and learn more about the Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association, visit their website.

Parade of Homes Spring 2020

See the latest trends in new home construction at the Spring  2020 Quad Cities Parade of Homes. Admission is free! QCBR recommends practicing social distancing and encourages wearing a mask.  The Parade of Homes schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 13 & Sunday June 14 from 1pm-5pm
Wednesday, June 17 from 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21 from 1pm-5pm

4820 Lakeside Drive, Bettendorf, IA
4 BR, 3 BA
Open Great Room
Large Walk-In Pantry
Community Pool & Stocked Lake

5656 Contour Way, Bettendorf, IA
4 BR, 3.5 BA
3 Full Upper Level Baths
9 Ft. Ceilings on Main Floor
Top Quality Cabinets

5615 Contour Way, Bettendorf, IA
5 BR, 4.5 BA
Wood Floors Main Level
Walk-In Pantry
Main Level Master Bedroom

19430 251st Avenue, Bettendorf, IA
5 BR, 3.5 BA
Nearly One Acre Lot
Stunning Pond
Paved Golf Cart Path to DCC

5529 Pigeon Creek Road, Bett., IA
5 BR, 6.5 BA
6,755 Sq. Ft. Finished Living Space
Granite, Granite & More Granite
15×30 Theatre Room in Basement

1613 Rhinelander Court, Dav., IA
4 BR, 3 BA
Open Ranch Floor Plan
Cathedral Ceiling in Great Room

6201 Lillie Avenue, Davenport, IA
3 BR, 2.5 BA
High End Finishes
9′ Main Floor Ceilings
Deep Lot at 210 Feet

1071 Muirfield Circle, Eldridge, IA
3 BR, 2.5 BA
Large Corner Lot
Open Floor Plan
Open Balcony Loft

Trick or Treat Times

Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have your costume yet? Some popular themes for boys in 2019 will be ninjas, zombies, Fortnite or Stranger Things. Girl-themed top picks are Frozen, Ghostbusters, Moana, Trolls or Hocus Pocus. Remember to stay with your group while gathering your goodies and have a safe Halloween!

Illinois Trick-or-Treat Times:

Aledo: Oct. 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Andalusia: Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Atkinson: Oct. 31, 5 – 7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Coal Valley: Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Colona: Oct. 31, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Dixon: Oct. 31, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
East Moline: 5 – 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Galesburg: Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Geneseo: Oct. 31, 4 – 7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Hampton: Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Milan: Oct. 24, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat at Milan Comm. Center
Moline: Oct. 31, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Moline @ SouthPark: Oct. 27, 4 – 6 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Moline @ Green Valley Park: Oct. 26, 4 – 6 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat
Rock Falls: Oct. 25, 4:00 – 6 p.m. Uptown Trick-or-Treat
Rock Island: Oct. 31, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Rock Island: Fright Night: Oct. 24, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Schwiebert Park
Savanna: Oct. 27, parade at 3 p.m., then 4-6 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Sterling: Oct. 31, 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Iowa Trick-or-Treat Times:

Bettendorf: Oct. 26, Halloween Parade 7 – 8 p.m.
Bettendorf: Oct. 31, 9:30 – 11 a.m. @ City Hall Trick-or-Treat
Bettendorf: Oct. 31, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Blue “Boo” Grass: Oct. 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Burlington: Oct. 25, 4 – 6 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Camp Liberty: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family Halloweekend
Columbus Junction: Oct. 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Davenport: Oct. 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Davenport: Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. NorthPark Mall Trick-or-Treat
Davenport: Oct. 26, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Halloween Parade
DeWitt: Oct. 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Durant: Oct. 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Fruitland: Oct. 31 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Grand Mound: Oct. 31 5:30 – 7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Grand Mound: Oct. 31 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Boo Bash @ Community Center
Maquoketa: Oct. 31, 5 -7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat
Tipton: Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat
Walcott: Oct. 31, 6 – 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treat

October Orchards & Patches

It’s finally Fall and that means pumpkin patches and apple orchards are ready for visitors.

Buffalo Pumpkin Patch

The Kautz family farm has been home to the Buffalo Pumpkin Farm since 1999, which was once a beautiful homestead full of apple orchards, draft horses and dairy cows.

Now the patch offers many activities like hayrack rides, a sorghum maze, straw castle, kids train, pony rides and face painting to enjoy for a fall excursion.

A full concession stand provides plenty of snacks and refreshments – some favorites include Sno Cones, pumpkin spice cappuccino, all beef hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and walking tacos.

1500 West Front Street, Buffalo, IA 52728, (563) 370-4026 

Corn Crib Nursery

Established in 1972, Corn Crib Nursery has become one of the oldest and largest landscape and nursery companies in the Quad City area with more than 20 acres of locally grown trees, shrubs and perennials. Many of the Corn Crib’s annual flowers, vegetables and perennials are grown from seed within their propagation houses. It’s a great place to choose pumpkins and gather as a family.

Cribfest  – Thru October 27

Come have fun and make some memories at our annual Fall Festival. Find your pumpkins for carving, cooking and decorating! Expanded Fun Zone is bigger and better than ever! Activities include Zip Line, Human Hamster Wheel, Tug of War, Bounce Pad, Pedal Cars, Barrel Train, Sand Box, Tether Ball, Play Area, Tire Mountain, Straw Mountain Maze, Knocker Ball, Pumpkin Slingshots and Paintball Target Range!!!

6924 US-150, Coal Valley, IL 61240, (309) 799-3745

Country Corner Farm Market

Take the family to enjoy a variety of activities at this popular farm! Choose from hayrack rides, U-Pick pumpkins, pony rides, duck races, straw fort, giant jump pad, cow train rides, corn maze and corn cannons. Try out the new pumpkin blaster or zombie paintball wagon for extra excitement.

Consider the theme for the upcoming weekends when planning your outing:

Great Pumpkin/U-Pick Festival Weekend – October 12-14
Halloween Weekend – October 26-27

5333 US-150, Alpha, IL 61413, (309) 629-2359

Gravert’s Apple Basket Orchard

Nestled in the hills overlooking the Mississippi River, Gravert’s Orchard is a great afternoon excursion. Discover some of the most beautiful fall scenery in Eastern Iowa.

Now open daily 9-6pm, they offer Honey Crisp, Golden Supreme, Gala, Wealthy, Gravenstein, Red Free, Gold Splendor, Ginger Gold, Zestar, and William’s Pride.
Caramel apples and apple pies are fresh and available.

Honey Crisp, MacIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Golden Supreme and Wealthy are available for the U-pick.

54757 US-52, Sabula, IA 52070, (563) 687-2298

Pride of the Wapsi

Pride of the Wapsi is a popular eastern Iowa Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze destination. You’re sure to be lost, laughin’ and lovin’ it in our exciting corn maze. With more than 30+ fall fest attractions, Pride of the Wapsi is proud to once again offer plenty of farmtastic fun for the whole family!

Support the Student Hunger Drive this fall to help eliminate hunger and food insecurity in our community! This year’s corn maze partner is the Riverbend Foodbank and for every person that attends the pumpkin patch this fall we will be making a donation to the Student Hunger Drive at your school of choice! Our goal is to help raise 10,000 meals for the Student Hunger Drive and look forward to providing a fall fun event in 2019 that also helps make a positive impact in our community!

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze: Thru – October 27th
Weekend Hours: Saturday & Sunday from 11am-6:30pm
Weekday Hours: Friday from 4:00-6:30pm

14600 305th Street, Long Grove, IA 52756, (563) 285-8180

Shady Knoll Farm

Shady Knoll Farm is family-owned and has operated for over 100 years. The establishment strives to ensure healthy, clean and organic produce for the Quad City area. Pumpkin patch, animals, bunnies, corn maze and gourds are among the list of things to see here.

3115 Dennhardt Road, East Moline, IL 61244, (309) 496-9636 

Stone’s Apple Barn 

Stone’s Apple Barn is a family-owned, fourth generation apple orchard supplying the best variety of apples and fruit. You can pick your own apples, starting the second weekend of September, until the apples are gone. They carry honey, peaches, pears, cashew crunch, Indian corn, gourds, caramel apples, fresh cider, cooking books, and also have pet animals like deer, llamas, goats, donkeys, and chickens. Hayrack rides on weekends.

16115 Hubbard Road, East Moline, Illinois, (309) 496-2318

Wallace’s Garden Center

Wallace’s Garden Center is a family-focused, service-oriented business known for quality, homegrown plants, expert staff and inspiring displays. Wallace’s Garden Center has been growing great plants and serving the Quad City area since 1981. Visit the Bettendorf or Davenport locations.

Fall Family Festival October 12-13, is a family tradition for everyone! (Bettendorf Location Only) Celebrate the season with fun for the whole family at Wallace’s in Bettendorf. Free Admission for activities like bounce houses, face painting, wiggle cars, corn box and games. $2.00 per ticket to ride the train. Hot dog meals, apples and more available for purchase. Don’t forget your camera/phone for festive photo ops throughout the festival. Parking can be limited during peak times so please plan accordingly. 

2605 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722, (563) 332-4711
6227 Northwest Boulevard, Davenport, IA 52806, (563) 445-2458

Parade of Homes Fall 2019

2019 Parade of HomesSee the latest trends in new home construction at the Fall 2019 Quad Cities Parade of Homes. Admission is free! The Parade of Homes schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday September 22
from 1pm – 5pm

Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
from 1pm – 5pm

Exterior townhouses
4470 Slate Creek Dr., Bettendorf, IA
3 BR; 2.5 BA
Units Available Now
Quartz Countertops & Wood Floors
9′ Ceilings
Walk-Outs Available


Quad Cities Parade of Homes 2019
4737 Woodland Dr., Bettendorf, IA
5 BR; 4.5 BA
Over 4,700 Square Feet Finished
Distressed Wood Floors
Lower Level Features a Kitchenette
Neighborhood pool, stocked pond, walking trails


Parade of Homes located at 1012 W. Pinehurst, Eldridge, IA
1012 W. Pinehurst Dr., Eldridge, IA
5 BR; 3 BA
Single Story Ranch
3 Car Garage
Large Covered Deck
Finished Lower Level


August Events for Everyone.

Check out these August events.

Cops and Cones at Vander Veer Park

August 13th
Meet & Greet the Davenport Police Department by the large fountain for a free ice cream cone.

Back 2 School Bash and Clinton Night Out

August 15
Come meet the first responders and get ready for the upcoming school year!


August 17
The largest paddling event on the Mississippi River!

Galesburg Heritage Days at Lake Storey Park

August 17
One of the Midwest’s largest living history events!

Party in the Park at Slattery Park in Davenport

August 22
Food, entertainment and fun for the kids!  Come chat with city staff and council about issues and opportunities across Davenport.

World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova International Raceway

August 23-25
The 66th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing is bigger and better than ever!

Doggy Splash at Splash Landing in Bettendorf

August 25
The last event before the pool closes for the season!  It’s an end of the year favorite.

Hog Days in Kewanee

August 30 – September 2
Food, entertainment, events, a parade, pageants, music, carnival, mud volleyball and more!

July Events Around QCA

Looking for some running, blues music, spectacular golf, or a good ole fashion fair? Check out these local events happening in July.

37th Annual Genesis Firecracker Run in Downtown East Moline

July 4 at 7:30am

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival at The Bend in East Moline

July 5-6 at NEW location

John Deere Classic

July 8-14 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree

July 11-13 at I-80 Truckstop in Walcott

Click for details.

Brady Street Sprints in Downtown Davenport

July 25 at 7pm

Arconic’s Jr. Bix in Downtown Davenport

July 26 at 6pm

Downtown Street Fest at 2nd Street in Downtown Davenport

July 26-28

Quad City Times Bix 7 in Downtown Davenport

July 27 at 8am

Mississippi Valley Fair at the Fairgrounds in Davenport

July 30-August 4

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Holiday Happenings for Fireworks & Parades

Kick of the holiday celebration of July 4th with fireworks, parades, food and music at these city events.

Bettendorf, IA

July 4
10am – Parade on Grant St. & State St.
12pm-10pm – City Festival at Cumberland Square
9:30pm (Dusk) – Fireworks at Veterans Memorial Park

Buffalo, IA

July 6 at 9:30pm (Dusk) – Fireworks at City Park
July 7 at 12pm – Parade

Davenport, IA

July 3 at 9:30pm (Dusk) – Red, White and Boom Fireworks from Rock Island Arsenal

DeWitt, IA

July 4 at 10am – Parade

East Moline, IL

July 3 at 9pm – Fireworks from The Quarter, 7th St and the Mississippi Riverfront
July 4 at 1pm – Annual AMVETS Parade

Galesburg, IL

July 4 at 9:30pm (Dusk) – Big Bang Boom Fireworks at Lake Storey Park

Geneseo, IL

July 3 at 9:30pm (Dusk) – Thrill on the Hill Fireworks at Richmond Hill Park

Grand Mound, IA

July 4 at Dusk – Grand Mound Ballpark

Kewanee, IL

July 4 at 9pm – Fireworks at Northeast Park

Milan, IL

July 3 at 9pm – Fireworks at Camden Park

Rock Island, IL

July 3 at 9:30pm (Dusk) – Red, White and Boom Fireworks from Rock Island Arsenal



June Events Around Town

June Events Quad CitiesGather family or friends and enjoy fun June events around town.

Yoga in the Park at Vanderveer Park in Davenport
Saturday, June 1; 9am

Iowa Free Fishing Weekend
June 7-9

Gumbo Ya-Ya in Downtown Rock Island
Saturday, June 8; 4pm

Quad Cities Pridefest in Davenport
Saturday, June 28; 4pm

Miss Iowa Competition at the Adler Theatre in Davenport
Thursday, June 13; 7pm

Illinois Free Fishing Weekend
June 14-17

Geneseo Music Festival
June 14-16; 5pm

Galesburg Railroad Days Train & Toy Show
June 22; 9am

Quad City Airshow at the Davenport Municipal Airport
Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30

Riverview Bacon & Brew Fest in Clinton
Saturday, June 29; 2pm


Farmers’ Markets in the Area

For fresh fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, beverages, crafts and much more, visit one of our local farmer’s markets.

Davenport Farmers’ Market at Northpark Mall

Wednesdays & Saturdays May through October
8 am to Noon

Bettendorf Farmers’ Market at 2117 State St next to Alter Building

Thursdays May through October – 2 pm to 6 pm

Freight House Farmers’ Market downtown Davenport

Saturdays May through October (outdoor season) 8 am to 1 pm
Sundays 10 am to 2 pm
Wednesday 4 pm to 8 pm

The Growers Market at Southpark Mall

Saturdays  – 8 am to 2 pm

The Growers Market at Skate City parking lot in East Moline

Wednesdays & Saturdays – 8 am to Noon

Geneseo Farmers’ Market at City Park on Pearl Street in Geneseo

Saturdays June through October  – 8 am to Noon

Galesburg Farmers’ Market on E Simmons St in Galesburg

Saturdays June through October – 8 am to Noon

Dubuque Farmers’ Market at 1300 Iowa St in Dubuque (Iowa’s Oldest)

Saturdays May through October – 7 am to Noon

Galena Marketplace at 123 Commerce St in Galena

Saturdays May through October – 9 am to Noon

Lyons Farmers’ Market at Lyons Four Square Park in Clinton

Wednesdays – 4 pm to 7 pm & Saturdays – 8 am to 12 pm May through October

Kewanee Farmers’ Market at the corner of Third & Tremont in Kewanee

Wednesdays & Saturdays May through October – 7:30 am to 11 am


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