Village Events - 2014/15

April 4: Easter Egg Scramble 5K Run

Easter Egg Scramble 5K

Saturday, April 4, 2015:

Come celebrate Easter with the 1ST EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE 5K RUN on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The start/finish will be in The Historic Village of East Davenport, Iowa, where you will run through Scenic Parks that overlook the The Mighty Mississippi River.

• Early registration Dec 26 to March 31 ($35)
• Standard registration April 1 to April 19 ($40)
• NEW!! BUNNY HOP ($10)
Kids 1/2 mile race for all kids up to age 12!! Free admittance into Easter Egg Hunt! Every child will receive a finishers medal.
• Race day or packet pick up registration April 18-19 (cost $45)

• EVENT WEBSITE - click here
• REGISTER ONLINE - click here

brought to you by:
Village in Bloom Festival Organizers
Village of East Davenport Business Association

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May 02: Village in Bloom: Festival of the Arts

Village in Bloom: Festival of the Arts

Sunday, May 02, 2015:

Celebrate the creative lives of John & Isabel Bloom with the Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts.

The Festival will feature the fine art and performance art of area school children.

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A call for entries is available for art teachers and directors for the following fine art and performance art categories:

• Art classes are invited to exhibit nature sculptures that reflect the regionalist movement that Isabel and John represented.

Students will be asked to sculpt backyard animals primarily using locally available recycled materials.

• Performance groups are invited to showcase their talents as singers, instrumentalists, puppeteers, dancers and actors.

Performance venues will include an outdoor stage, indoor theater, corner park, and the historic East Village Fire Station.
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In addition to the students' performance and fine arts exhibits, the festival will feature exhibits of Isabel and John Bloom's art, children's art-making classes and many other activities.

Contact the festival organizer through the event website or call: 563.333.2040 ext 215 for more information.

• EVENT WEBSITE - click here

brought to you by:
Village in Bloom Festival Organizers
Village of East Davenport Business Association

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May 26: The 49th Annual Quad Cities Criterium

The 49th Annual Quad Cities Criterium

Monday, May 26, 2014:

The Quad Cities Criterium, contested each year on Memorial Day will be moving to a challenging and exciting new course in the Village of East Davenport. The new setting will re-energize the event and give cyclists and fans alike a great day of racing and fun. 2014 marks the 49th running of the QCC and the new venue should be a great location for years to come.

The course start/finish line will be located in the heart of the Village business district on 11th Street ascending into the hills of McClellan Heights before plunging back down 12th Street to the finish for a total distance of ¾'s of a mile. Criterium race director Tom Schuler stressed that "cyclists are always looking for hilly, challenging courses that test their strength and endurance and this will be a very tough and exciting venue as we approach the 50th anniversary of the event".

Who: Over 650 cyclists from across the U.S., Canada, and Europe
What: 12 Criterium bicycle races, Kids Race presented by Koehler Electric, Kids play area
When: Monday May 26, 2014
Where: The Village of East Davenport

• 49th running of the Quad Cities Criterium
• Fourth race in the Memorial Day Weekend series
Friday Burlington Road Races Burlington, IA
Saturday Snake Alley Criterium Burlington, IA
Sunday Melon City Criterium Muscatine, IA
Monday Quad Cities Criterium Davenport, IA

• Full day of racing featuring competitive men and women riders from novice to professional New, hilly course provides exciting chases and thrilling speeds
• The Village bars and restaurants are opening up shop to all spectators and racers for food and refreshments
• Many are providing outdoor viewing areas and beer gardens!
• Kids Play area with bouncy house will be available sponsored by the Village Business Association
• Kids races right before the Pro Men's Race presented by Koehler Electric

The Quad Cities Criterium is proud to announce its partnership with the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness and support for the NPCF mission of serving patients with pancreatic cancer and their families. All profits from this year's race will be donated to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

• EVENT WEBSITE - click here
• Course Map - click here
• Press Release - click here

brought to you by:
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Village of East Davenport Business Association

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August 16: Village of East Davenport Wine Walk

Raising Dollars and a Glass to Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities!

This event is a fundraiser for Gilda's Club of the QCA.
Admission is a donation to Gilda's Club.
Wrist bands are required.

• Saturday, August 16, 2014: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Gilda's Club volunteers will be manning two tents on 11th Street. Start there to receive a wrist band and a map of participating businesses with a $10/person donation to Gilda's Club. All participating businesses will offer a 1 oz sample of their featured wine. Please "Go Green" and bring your own wine glass. You will still get just a sample but we will eliminate a huge amount of plastic tasting cup trash. Sip, shop, and enjoy. Sip, sip, hurray for Gilda's Club

  • • Download a pdf of the 2014 Village Wine Walk Map - coming soon

    Many of the Village of East Davenport Shops will be participating, and over 25 types of wines to sample including a non-alcoholic option, from local wineries and wineries around the world. Live music!

    brought to you by:
    Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities, Village of East Davenport Business Association and these Village of East Davenport Businesses:

    Participating Businesses:
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    August 23 & 24: Village's Antique Tractor Show

    Free Admission & Fun for the entire family.

    • Saturday, August 23, 2014: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 24, 2014: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Petting Zoo, Rope Making, Gator Raffle, Pedal Tractors, Tractor Ride Around, Wagon Rides, Entertainment, Dynamometer, Magician/Balloon Animals, Fun for all ages!

    brought to you by:
    Davenport Tractor, Deere Harvester Credit Union, Kunau Implement, Sears Manufacturing, Iowa American Water Co., Scott County Riverboat Development Authority and the Village of East Davenport Business Association

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    August 30: Pontiac Fiero Car Show

    Saturday, August 30, 2014:

    brought to you by:
    Village of East Davenport Business Association

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September 20 & 21: Riverssance Art Fair

Easter Egg Scramble 5K

• Saturday, September 20, 2014: 10 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sunday, September 21, 2014: 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mid­Coast Fine Arts',  Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is celebrating its 26th year as the premier fine arts festival of the Quad Cities, showcasing roughly 100 of the top artists from throughout North America.

Riverssance is known through­out the Mid­west for its high qual­ity fine art, beautiful outdoor setting and its unique blend of delight­ful enter­tain­ment and deli­cious food & wine.  The Riverssance Festival is MidCoast Fine Arts primary fundraiser and is the means by which we work on keep­ing the arts in the Quad Cities. 

We are proud to be the anchor event for the East-West River Fest, a unique 10-day arts and cultural celebration in the Quad Cities.  Come enjoy music from River Music Experience, Tabor Wine tent, Children's tent, and the area's best food while shopping for your next treasure. 

Riverssance Festival is on September TBD, Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm at Lindsay Park in the East Village of Davenport.  For more information visit www.midcoast.org.

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October 4: Village Beer Walk - this event has been cancelled

• Saturday, October 4, 2014: time TBD

Shop & Sample Local Brews at Each of the 20 Locations. Admission is a donation to a local animal charity.

• Download the 2014 Village Beer Walk - cancelled

brought to you by:
Village of East Davenport Business Association and these Village of East Davenport Shops:

Participating Businesses:
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October 18: Quad-Cities Tweed Ride

• Saturday, October 18, 2014: Depart from the Freight House at Noon

Calling all dapper ladies and gents to join us for a leisurely ride along the scenic riverfront.

• Download the Quad-Cities Tweed Ride flyer

For more information visit www.qctweedride.com/the-ride.html

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October 25: Lagomarcino Cocoa Beano 5K

Saturday, October 25, 2014:

At the Lagomarcino store - 2132 E. 11th Avenue, Davenport IA.
Registration includes a "White Chocolate" fleece jacket

• 5K at 9:00 AM
» $39.00 early bird registration (through 10/17 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
» $45.00 registration (10/17 at 11:59 PM through 10/24 at 5:00 PM)

• Kids Fun Run 10:00 AM
» $5.00 registration (through 10/24 at 05:00 PM US/Central)

• Group/Corporate Team
You may register up to (10) participants within a single transaction.
» $39.00 early bird registration (through 10/17 at 11:59 PM)
» $45.00 registration (10/17 at 11:59 PM through 10/24 at 5:00 PM)

• EVENT WEBSITE - click here
• COURSE MAP - click here
• REGISTER ONLINE - click here

brought to you by:
Lagomarcino's
A Special Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club of America for their partnership in this race.
Village of East Davenport Business Association

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November 29: Small Business Saturday

• Saturday, November 29, 2014

A great day to support your local Village of East Davenport merchants. Specials throughout the Village.

Free wine tasting at Camp McClellan Cellars.

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December 5 & 6: Christmas in the Village

• Friday, December 5, 2014: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, December 6, 2014: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. "Winter Sparkle" Fireworks at 9 p.m

For over 31 years people have celebrated this FREE Village of East Davenport event!

For more information go to our Village Christmas Walk page >>>
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