BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 3, 2024) — Red, White, and Boom! has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 7, 2024. The event and fireworks display will be held in downtown Davenport and Rock Island with fireworks at dusk. That evening, there will be family-friendly activities in LeClaire Park in Davenport and Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. The Quad Cities River Bandits game will be held that night at Modern Woodmen Park.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 17, 2024) — The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is currently seeking three artists to create a mural during the 2024 Alternating Currents festival August 15-17, 2024.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 14, 2024) — Sip on ice cold lemonade and shop exclusive deals on Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10AM–5PM, at the Lemonade Sip N’ Shop event presented by the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP). Stroll through charming shops, enjoy refreshing lemonade, and take advantage of special deals at more than twenty participating businesses in downtown Davenport.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 11, 2024) — Common Chord launched twenty years ago as a bold project, a museum and performance space that would inject life into downtown Davenport through the power of music, specifically music that had its roots along the vastness of the Mississippi River.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 10, 2024) — Don’t miss the region’s largest live comedy event of the year. Alternating Currents, happening August 15-18, 2024, will host dozens of comedians producing laughs through a wide range of comic styles — whether you’re a fan of stand-up, sketch or improv.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 4, 2024) The annual bi-state Red, White, and Boom! will be held on July 3, 2024. Family-friendly activities will take place that evening in downtown Davenport and Rock Island. At 9:30PM, fireworks will be shot, in sync to music broadcast on 97X, from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 3, 2024) — Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is pleased to announce a record $165,600 of property improvement grants were awarded to fifteen buildings in 2023-2024, leveraging over $1.6 million in private investment. Grant funds assist in the construction of downtown structural and core property improvements including tuckpointing, masonry, electrical, plumbing, demolition, architectural design, and more.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 30, 2024) The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) announces Be Downtown, a free outdoor event, 11AM-10PM, Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the 15th St Landing (15th St and State St) — presented by Ascentra Credit Union and the Bettendorf Business Network. This family-friendly event will feature live music, pro-wrestling, food trucks, multiple bags tournaments with cash prizes, children’s activities, and more.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 30, 2024) — The walls in Arts Alley are getting primed this week for one of the largest public art projects in Rock Island’s history. The Rock Island Downtown Alliance, City of Rock Island, and Quad City Arts are excited to announce artists Atlanta Dawn of the Quad Cities and Nicole Salgar of Miami were selected for this project. They will produce two large-scale murals on the upper-story walls of the public pedestrian space at 1719 2nd Avenue.