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Top 10 Things To Do In The QCA This Weekend – 9/8-9/10

Just because summer is unofficially over doesn’t mean there aren’t still fun things to do in the Quad Cities. Here are our Top 10 Things to Do in the Quad Cities this weekend – 9/8-9/10



St. George Greek Orthodox Church’s “Our Big Fat Greek Festival” will be held on the church grounds Friday, September 8 from 3-11pm and Saturday, September 9 from 11-11pm. For more information click here.




Live Entertainment from Die Musimeisters, Silent Auction & Cocktail Hours. All proceeds benefit educational programs & exhibits for the German American Heritage Center.

Friday, September 8. Details and tickets available here.



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Classic car show, IA Interstate Engine on display, airplanes & flyovers, model airplanes & trains, food, music, shopping.

Downtown Geneseo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 7-9.

Details here.


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Cheer on the Hawkeyes and Cyclones, enjoy tailgate BBQ, and help Churches United of the Quad City Area raise funds to feed the hungry.

Saturday, September 9th from 10:30am – 3:00pm.

Get tickets by calling Churches United at 563-332-5002.


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The Heritage Tractor Parade will begin at 10 am on Staurday, September 9 in front of the John Deere Pavilion on River Drive and will proceed to 19th Street, then on to 5th Avenue, and down 12th Street. The tractors will return to the Pavilion along River Drive where they will be on display until 4 p.m.





Enjoy a relaxing day of wine tasting, appetizers, music, and optional hike through the vineyard at Creekside Vineyard in Coal Valley on Saturday, September 9. All funds raised go to benefit Quad City PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving).

Details here.



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In addition to a carnival, including rides and food vendors, there will be local non-food vendors, a Strongman competition, Beer Garden, 5k run/walk, steer show, livestock auction, demolition derby, figure 8 race, and so much more.

A full schedule of events is here.


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The streets in front of the Figge Art Museum in Downtown Davenport will be filled with excitement, tents and people. Artists’ talents range across the spectrum with paintings of all mediums, limited edition prints, pottery, stained glass, weaving, jewelry, wood carvings and handmade wooden furniture. Food vendors join the artists in the downtown and musical entertainment provides an excellent backdrop for the fun on Saturday and Sunday.

Get more information here.




A drama by Aaron Randolph III developed in collaboration with Braking Traffik, a local organization devoted to eradicating human trafficking in Iowa and Illinois. Due to the play’s adult themes, language and violence, parental guidance is recommended. Half of the proceeds from the show will go directly to Braking Traffik’s educational and outreach programs.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.

Tickets and details here.


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Participants can run or walk the trails of Wildcat Den. Begins at the upper picnic area.

More information is here.


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