In a special evening featuring the First African-American Steinway International Recording Artist from the state of Iowa, the Davenport Public Library program My Journey: Ivory Towers, A True Story": A Conversation with B. K. Davis will be held at the Eastern Avenue branch on October 2, with the author/musician sharing tales from his new autobiography, his experiences within the music business, and his path toward sharing his unique story.

An eagerly awaited autumnal tradition will get the blood pumping on September 23 and 24, as the weekend brings with it the Vibrant Arena at the MARK's Active Endeavors Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday followed by the 26th Quad Cities Marathon, presented by TBK Bank, on Sunday, the latter a Boston Marathon qualifier and the only such event in the country to incorporate five races, four cities, three bridges, two states, and one island.

Lauded by Rolling Stone as "one of the top 10 comics you need to know," and currently traveling the country in support of the fall release of his book Death by Boomers: How the Worst Generation Destroyed a Planet, but First a Child, famed standup comedian and podcast host Tim Dillon brings his "American Royalty" tour to Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on September 23, his first full-length streaming special Tim Dillon: A Real Hero having debuted on Netflix last summer.

Following the success of last year's inaugural event, the Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat in Wheatland, Iowa invites enjoy an afternoon of music and family fun in the second-annual PrairieFest, the September 24 happening that boasts a quartet of live-music acts within the bucolic splendor of these grounds located a mere 40 miles from Davenport.

Outdoor adventurers are again invited to paddle, mountain bike, and run their way to the top in the eagerly anticipated, 17th-annual Taming of the Slough Mississippi River Adventure Triathlon, the River Action-sponsored test of endurance set to take place on Saturday, September 16.

A runner-up on the eighth season of America's Got Talent and a semi-finalist on the seventh season of Last Comic Standing, comedian Taylor Williamson brings his national tour to Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room on September 15, the professional funnyman recently named one of the show's five favorite acts of all time in the America's Got Talent 10-Year Anniversary Special.

Formerly known as the QC Cancer Awareness Ride, the annual Gilda's Club Quad Cities fundraiser Red Door Ride will enjoy its 16th revival on September 16, this beautiful, 3.5-hour, 150-mile beautiful ride along the north Iowa side and south Illinois side of the Mississippi River culminating in a special Rust Belt concert featuring the exhilarating '80s-rock talents of the Spazmatics.

A fascinating look into what was, for much of the 20th century, the leading bank of the Quad Cities metropolitan area and the surrounding region of eastern Iowa and western Illinois, the in-person and virtual program German Savings Bank will be presented by Davenport's German American Heritage Center on September 17, offering insightful exploration into the bank’s institutional history, the factors that created the conditions for such success, and its effects on the culture of Davenport and the greater Quad Cities region.

Kicking off the third season of virtual Illinois Libraries Present (ILP) programs boasting fascinating guests of national and international fame, the Rock Island Public Library will host The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead on September 6, the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author's 2023 novel Crook Manifesto lauded by Kirkus Reviews as "not just crime fiction at its craftiest, but shrewdly rendered social history."

On September 9, Davenport's Putnam Museum & Science Center will host a night of vibrant, cultural fun featuring music, food, and dancing in the LULAC Fiesta Night, with the League of United Latin American Citizens' celebration preceded in the day by the venue's magical butterfly extravaganza Monarchs & Mariachi.