Village Events - 2017/18

April 15, 2018: Easter Egg Scramble 5K Run

Easter Egg Scramble 5K

Saturday, April 15, 2018:

Come celebrate Easter with the 4th Annual EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE 5K RUN on Saturday, April 15, 2018. The start/finish will be in The Historic Village of East Davenport, Iowa, where you will run through Scenic Parks that overlook The Mighty Mississippi River.

• Early registration Dec 26 to March 18 ($35)
• Standard registration March 18 to March 24 ($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.

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

brought to you by:
Village of East Davenport Business Association

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May 05, 2018: Village in Bloom: Festival of the Arts

Village in Bloom: Festival of the Arts

Saturday, May 05, 2018:

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.

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.

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 28, 2018: The 53rd Annual Quad Cities Criterium

The 53rd Annual Quad Cities Criterium

Monday, May 28, 2018:

The Quad Cities Criterium, contested each year on Memorial Day will be held for the 4th year on a challenging and exciting course in the Village of East Davenport. This setting gives cyclists and fans alike a great day of racing and fun.

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 51st 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 29, 2018
Where: The Village of East Davenport

• 53rd 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 18, 2018: 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.
Start at one of the Gilda's Club tents to make your $20 Cash donation
Wrist bands are required.

• Saturday, August 18, 2018: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Start at one of the Gilda's Club tents to make your donation, receive a commemorative wine glass, and get a wristband. Visit participating businesses throughout the Village to enjoy a 1 oz. sample of wine. Local, domestic and imported wines will be offered as well as samples from the local Homebrew community. Multiple bands will be located throughout the area and the Quad-City Trolley will be running to help you get from place to place. This is a fun and relaxing wine tasting experience. Bring your friends and join us!

• Free trolley rides during the Wine Walk to trolley people around the Village and to Isabel Bloom.

• From 6 to 7 pm the trolley will take passengers from the Village to LeClaire Park to the Riverfront Pops concert. $5 charge per person. You will need to arrange your own ride home.

  • • Download a pdf of the 2018 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 25-26, 2018: Farm Days In The Village: A Family Event

    Free Admission & Fun for the entire family.

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 26, 2018: 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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    September 01, 2018: Pontiac Fiero Car Show

    Saturday, September 01, 2018: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    brought to you by:
    Village of East Davenport Business Association

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    September 03, 2017: East Fest
    Quad Cities Premier Craft Music, Beer And Food Festival

    Sunday, September 03, 2017: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    East Fest is a little different this year but don't let that stop you!

    Cozy up inside BAKED with a cold, brewed in house beer, some chicken & waffles & maybe a cupcake (or two?! Who knows?!). We will be rocking out with WILSEN, Condor & Jaybird, The Velies, Trevor McSpadden & more amazing bands from our hometown as well as across the US.

    Where else can you enjoy some great music, get down at a brewery & enjoy baked goods?

    • EVENT WEBSITE - click here

    Brought to you by: Baked Beer & Bread Company
    1113 Mound Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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September 16 & 17, 2017: Riverssance Art Fair

Easter Egg Scramble 5K

• Saturday, September 16, 2017: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sunday, September 17, 2017: 10 a.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 16 & 17, Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm at Lindsay Park in the East Village of Davenport.  For more information visit

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October 01, 2017: Fire Muster & Lights And Siren Parade - 4th Annual

• Sunday, October 01, 2017: starts at Modern Woodmen Park at 11:30

Fire truck and emergency vehicle lights and sirens parade starts at Modern Woodmen Park at 11:30 and should be circling the Village of East Davenport about noon.

Great entertainment for the kids. Learn about fire safety, see Sparky the fire dog and enjoy all of the antique fire trucks. Free event, although donations to the Fire Museum are accepted.

$5 charge for unlimited use of the bounce house. This family event runs from 12- 4.

For more information contact: 563-391-6431 - 8-10 pm.

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October 07, 2017: Village Sidewalk Stroll

• Saturday, October 07, 2017: 10:30 AM - Village of East Davenport - Lindsay Park

Show your support and fight kidney disease by attending the Village Sidewalk Stroll.

This event, which benefits the National Kidney Foundation, will begin with family-friendly activities at 9:00AM in Lindsay Park, followed by a short, non-competitive walk along the sidewalks of East Village at 10:30AM.

Sign up today here
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October 14, 2017: Quad-Cities Tweed Ride

• Saturday, October 14, 2017: Starting and ending at the Village Theatre. There will be a Pre-Tweed Social.

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

• Download the Quad-Cities Tweed Ride flyer - here.

For more information visit

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October 28, 2017: Lagomarcino Cocoa Beano 5K

• Saturday, October 28, 2017:

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

• 5K at 9:00 AM
» $39.99 registration (through 10/27 at 11:59 PM US/Central)

• Kids Fun Run 10:00 AM
» $5.00 registration (through 10/27 at 11:59 PM US/Central)

• Group/Corporate Team
You may register up to (10) participants within a single transaction.
» $39.99 early bird registration (through 10/27 at 11:59 PM US/Central)

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

brought to you by:
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 25, 2017: Small Business Saturday

• Saturday, November 25, 2017

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

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December 01 & 02, 2017: Christmas in the Village

• Friday, December 01, 2017: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, December 02, 2017: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. "Winter Sparkle" Fireworks at 9 p.m

For over 41 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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