|This weekend in LeClaire! First Friday, Vettes on the River, and Farmer’s Market.|
|News Releases - Local Events|
|Written by Cindy Bruhn|
|Tuesday, 02 September 2014 10:06|
LeClaire, Iowa. Friday, September 5th is First Friday from 5:30-8pm in downtown LeClaire. This Friday our celebration includes Mississippi River Distilling Company with food and spirit tastings and a new art exhibit, live music at Wide River Winery from 5-8pm by The Old 57s, Opening Reception from 6-9pm at Renee Grae Gallery with new art exhibit by Lee Kimball, many shops open late and offering special treats or discounts, and much more! The Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits will also have the Matriarchs performing at 7:30pm and there is Karaoke at Sneaky Pete’s Woodfire Grille starting at 9pm.
On Saturday, September 6th, from 9:30am to 4pm, please join us for Vettes on the River (VOTR). This year’s “Corvettes Only Car Show” will be held on the Levee, in LeClaire, Iowa. There will be more to do, more to eat, more to see, and best of all… more Corvettes. We are anticipating over 250 Corvettes. If you own a Corvette, this is a great event to show fellow Corvette enthusiasts your “pride & joy”. New this year is parking on a first come first served basis and they will not be parking by “C” generation so you can park together with your club and friends.
The VOTR committee has planned lots of activities and there will be a Mayor’s choice award and trophies for each “C” generation. They will also have a walking poker event, 50/50 drawings for charity, and a Driving Simulator to challenge your driving skills (competition trophies awarded). There are many restaurants, shops, and attractions close by for you to enjoy.
Vettes Supporting Vets… This year they are asking the Corvette attendees for an entry donation of $15 on the day of the event, if they are not already pre-registered. 100% of the charity proceeds from this event will go to the Vietnam Veterans of America Gateway Chapter 776 of the Quad Cities.
Also on Saturday, the LeClaire Riverfront Farmer’s Market is 3-6pm in the Civic Center parking lot at 127 S. Cody Road. Special activities include free recycled art activity for the kids by Reusable Usables. Many great vendors will be in attendance with fresh, organic produce, sweet corn, baked goods, kettle corn, wood fire pizza, and much more!
Find a complete list of LeClaire’s events at: http://www.visitleclaire.com/events.html .
Situated at the intersection of I-80 and Hwy. 67 just north of the Quad Cities, LeClaire offers a complete shopping and dining experience. Relax along the scenic streets of this historic river town that exudes turn-of-the-century charm. LeClaire has great events including First Friday, weekly Farmer’s Market, car shows, and the Tug Fest in August. Attractions include the Buffalo Bill Museum, Antique Archaeology - “Home of the American Pickers”, Wide River Winery and The Mississippi River Distilling Co. Nature lovers enjoy the scenery at Lock and Dam #14 - bald eagles in the winter and pelicans during the spring and fall. For more information: www.visitleclaire.com
LeClaire, Iowa - Contact Information
Mailing Address: 325 Wisconsin St., LeClaire, IA 52753
LeClaire Information Center Address: 122 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, IA
563-289-4242 x1135 * www.visitleclaire.com
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