• Memorial Day Celebration
    Holidays,  Quad Cities

    Memorial Day Celebrations Around the Quad Cities

    Memorial Day is approaching fast. That means it’s time to start planning your celebrations. This year’s celebration occurs on May 27, to honor those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Check out these Memorial Day Celebrations around the Quad Cities. Backwater Gamblers Waterskiing The first Backwater Gamblers waterski show takes place on Sunday, May 26. Another show takes place the following day on Memorial Day. If you miss these first two shows, you can also catch these free waterski shows every Sunday and Wednesday through Labor Day. Country Performances If you’re looking to get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend, Chief’s Eric Church Tribute…

  • Ice Fishing
    Fishing,  Quad Cities,  Sports,  Winter

    Ice Fishing Near the Quad Cities

    If you like exploring rugged places in your pickup, then ice fishing is the perfect winter activity for you. Here are some great places for ice fishing around the Quad Cities area. Mississippi River While Tom Sawyer floated on the Mississippi in warmer weather, you can take advantage of the cold backwaters of the Mississippi. In Illinois, Pools 12, 13, and 14 provide great ice fishing because they are typically quick to freeze and take longer to thaw at the end of the season. Lake George While Lake George relies on colder temperatures to freeze, it’s great for fishing when the temperatures are cold enough. Channel catfish, bluegill, and walleye…

  • New Year's Eve
    Holidays,  Quad Cities

    New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the Quad Cities

    Was 2018 as fun for you as it was for us? If you are ready to celebrate this year and look forward to 2019, you need a good party. Here are some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Quad Cities. Final Say: Free New Year’s Eve Concert Come here a fantastic live band based out of Chicago. They will be performing at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, Iowa starting at9:30 p.m. NYE Party at DIGS DIGS Bar & Grill in Bettendorf, Iowa can help you ring in the New Year with a fun castaway-themed party. There will be an island-inspired buffet that includes two complimentary…

  • Winter Activities
    Quad Cities,  Sports

    Winter Activities In The Quad Cities

    Winter is nigh, and as the cold weather comes into Illinois and Iowa, residents will be spending more time in the cozy indoors. But even in the snowy, icy, frozen winter months, there are plenty of activities in the QuadCities. Take a look at some of the ways you can stay active this winter! Birdwatching You might think that warmer seasons are the best time to spot exciting birds. However, during the winter bald eagles migrate to places like the Quad Cities from Canada. Spend an afternoon along the Mississippi River spotting bald eagles between December and February. Snow Sports at Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park Bundle up and spend…