19th Century Christmas - Deere Family Mansions

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Location:Moline IL
Begins: Dec-01-2018
Ends: Dec-02-2018

Description: Welcome to Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, located in the Overlook District of Moline, Illinois. Both historic homes once belonged to John Deere's descendants. The mansions serve as year-round sites for quality educational and cultural events, and tours for local, national, and international visitors. 19th Century Christmas - Looking for a genuine, non-commercial holiday experience for you and your family? Immerse yourselves in the traditional joys of the holidays at our 19th Century Christmas celebration! Simple, heartfelt expressions of the season come to life through live music, festive holiday trimmings and homespun arts and crafts all designed to help keep the season sweet, sane and simple. Join us for a jolly time at Deere-Wiman House and Butterworth Center, where you'll find:
  • Beautiful decorations throughout both homes
  • Exclusive appearance by Santa Claus (bring your camera!)
  • Free book for each of Santa's first 400 visitors
  • Performance by the Moline Boys Choir at Butterworth Center
  • Face painting for children and caricature artist
  • Art show and Childrens make-and-take crafts (sponsored by Left Bank Art League) in the Deere-Wiman Carriage House
  • Childrens make-and-take crafts in the Education Center

  • Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

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    Contact: DAN GLEASON

    Email: dgleason@visitquadcities.com

    Phone: 309-277-0937

    Toll Free: 800-747-7800

    Contact 2: LYNN HUNT

    Email: lhunt@visitquadcities.com

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    Month: NOVEMBER


    Begins: Nov-15-2018
    Ends: Nov-25-2018

    Description: More than a premier holiday event, Festival of Trees is the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, a local not-for-profit arts agency. It takes more than 3,500 volunteers, 650 designers, 3,500 CenterStage entertainers, and 150 Sponsors to make Festival of Trees a time-honored and beloved Quad Cities' tradition. Festival of Trees is recognized as one of the top events of its kind in North America! More than 100,000 people experience Festival annually, making it one of the largest festivals in the Quad Cities. In 1986, Festival of Trees was created to bring the community together and provide artistic expression. Over the past 27 years, Festival has evolved from a weekend-long event in one room, into an 11-day event utilizing the entire 70,000 square foot RiverCenter complex in Downtown Davenport. The event features over 100 designer trees, gingerbread village, holiday room designs, a North Pole for the kids, 14 special events, and the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest. The parade takes place the 2nd day of the festival throughout the streets of downtown Davenport and features helium balloons towering 3 stories high, clowns, marching bands, and an appearance by Santa.

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    Month: JULY


    Begins: Aug-01-2019
    Ends: Aug-03-2019

    Description: The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society is excited to bring its Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival to music lovers across the globe! Each year this festival brings people from across the U.S. and abroad to enjoy great music at venues throughout downtown Davenport and to remember the famous, native Davenport musician, Bix Beiderbecke.

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    Month: SEPTEMBER


    Begins: Sep-08-2018
    Ends: Sep-09-2018

    Description: The Beaux Arts Fair is one of Downtown Davenports premier art festivals! Fine art of all kinds will be available at the art fair, which is located around and in front of the Figge Art Museum Plaza on 2nd Street in downtown Davenport. Don't miss your opportunity to find something truly unique for your collection!
    What To Expect
  • Free Admission to the Art Fair
  • Juried Fine Art and Fine Crafts
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Childrens Art Project Area
  • Food Court

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    Month: JULY


    Begins: Jun-30-2017
    Ends: Jul-02-2017

    Description: For over thirty years, volunteers of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society have been organizing and presenting the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. The three-day festival is held each year in picturesque LeClaire Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. Through the care and attention paid in selecting performers to represent a variety of blues styles and the down-home non-commercial atmosphere of the fest, over the years the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival has become recognized as one of the finest blues fests in the country. We hope you\'ll join us for a great weekend of blues music!

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    Month: AUGUST

    City: LECLAIRE

    Begins: Aug-08-2019
    Ends: Aug-10-2019

    Description: The annual Great River Tug Fest! This is the only tug-of-war across the mighty Mississippi River. On Saturday at 12:30 pm, barge traffic, pleasure boats and paddleboats yield the right of way to a 2,400 foot, 680 pound rope that stretches between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Eleven teams from each side are formed and the side with the most winning teams takes the Alabaster Eagle trophy for that year. A family weekend event filled with carnival rides, live entertainment, a huge parade, scenic 5k run/walk, food, arts and craft vendors and one of the largest fireworks displays (Fri. night) in the two state area.

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    Event: RED, WHITE & BOOM

    Month: JULY


    Begins: Jul-03-2019
    Ends: Jul-03-2019

    Description: Don't miss the best fireworks display in the Quad-Cities shot over the Mighty Mississippi featuring live performances, fun activities, food, drinks, and more! This family friendly event celebrating America's Birthday offers plenty of entertainment on both sides of the Mighty Mississippi. The event is held at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, Illinois and Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa. Live entertainment provided by the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. If the fireworks are cancelled due to weather, they will be shot off instead on the 4th of July at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting) however, on the 4th, there will be no programming in Modern Woodmen Park or Schwiebert Riverfront Park, and LeClaire Park in Davenport will be a ticketed area for the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.