Bacon & Beer Festival

Shake off the Winter Cold

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Guided nature hikes

Walk and Discover Nature

On going throughout the year

Flower and Garden Show

Discover New Flowers

Join us this March 23-25, 2018

Art in Roman Life

Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art

View Roman antiquities on display.

Traditional Fall Fun

It’s easy to think that the Quad Cities only have a handful of backyard Halloween parties and a couple of haunted houses but you’d be mistaken. In this article we showcase some our absolutely fav parties, shows, events and odd things to add to your October calendar for a month jammed packed with ghosts and gouls.

ELLA CATRINAS & COCKTAILS[+]
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM CST
Event Description:
Join the Empowering Latina Leadership Alliance for a “Day of the Dead” themed networking event. Enjoy an evening of fun and networking while:
-Honoring past Latina Leaders with an Day of Dead Altar
-Grand Prize for Best Dressed Catrina
-Networking & More!

 

Day of the Dead Family Fiesta 
Date: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017, 12 – 5PM
Experience performances by Ballet Folklorico and the Glenview Mariachi Band, authentic foods like pan de muerto and tamales, larger-than-life catrinas in the galleries, painted faces and many hands-on art activities; for information, call 563-326-7804
Location:  Figge Art Museum

Dwyer and Michaels 2017 Halloween Costume Ball
Date: October 28, 2017
Where: Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
2815 W Locust St, Davenport, IA 52804 United States
Cost: $20
The annual Dwyer & Michaels Halloween Costume Ball is Saturday, October 28th, thanks to Halloween Express! Join us at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds for live music from T.O.M.B. and Soul Storm. Happy Joe’s will be serving up some FREE food and Bent River Brewing Company is brewing a special brew called ‘Scared Schlitz-Less’ that will only be served at our costume ball.

QC Haunted Forest 
Location: Adventure Quest – 3501 207th St. N. Port Byron, IL

Photo by Annie Spratt

Cost: $15 Admission
Hours: 7pm – 11pm each Friday and Saturday in October
Starting October 7th
Website: www.qchauntedforest.com

Factory Of Fear 
Location: 5027 4th Ave. Moline, IL
Cost: $15 General Admission and $20 VIP
Hours: Fridays & Saturdays from 7pm – midnight
Sundays 7pm – 10pm
Starting September 30th
Website: www.qcfactoryoffear.com
Comprihensive list of local haunted houses : Ghoulish Guide – Haunted Houses in the Quad Cities | 97X | http://97x.com/ghoulish-guide/?trackback=tsmclip

Pride of the Wapsi Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Start: September 30 @ 11:00 am
End: October 1 @ 6:30 pm
Event Category: Family Fun
http://www.prideofthewapsi.com/
Location : 14600 305th St, Long Grove, IA + Google Map

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Nightlife in the Quad Cities

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Travel Itinerary Plan: Albuquerque New Mexico

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Simple Delicious Spiced Cherry Pie

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Travel Itinerary Plan: New Orleans Louisiana

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A Guide to Ease the Pain of Loneliness

As we get older and all school is left far behind it becomes harder and harder to not just keep friends but make friends. Its obvious that most of us are lonely yet none of us seem to have the courage to be friends with one another. We'd rather look down at our phones...

Go Green with Chocolate Christmas Ornaments

Bacon & Beer Festival Shake off the Winter Cold Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 Guided nature hikes Walk and Discover Nature On going throughout the year Flower and Garden Show Discover New Flowers Join us this March 23-25, 2018 Art in Roman Life Cedar Rapids Museum of...