Join us for the celebration!
Enjoy two weeks of music, theatre, art, dance, tours, history, and fun-filled festivals! Fill your days and evenings with a variety of events and activities during East West Riverfest.
East West Riverfest is not about the creation of a new festival. It is a two-week celebration of the arts, culture and heritage of the Quad Cities. The fest emphasizes existing festivals, events and activities, along with new ones that are being held specifically because of the celebration.
- Guided & self-guided tours
- River excursions
- Cultural events
- Special performances
- Historic sites
- Culinary experiences
- Art shows
- Comedy & improv
An Evening with the Vikings
Enjoy an evening with the Vikings on Saturday, September 14 with Lapkaus (stew), sagas (skit), psalmodikon music, costumes, culture, and traditional desserts. Read more »Rachmaninov Sonata for Cello, Piano & More
Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra alumna returns for Rachmaninoff's passionate Sonata for Piano and Cello, a world premiere of Greenfire Variations by local composer William Campbell, and more... Read more »Creation Studio: Adinkra Cloth
Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson teaches a workshop on Adinkra cloth. Come and learn this traditional block printing textile technique from Ghana. Read more »Great River Writers Retreat Reading
Great Rivers Writers Retreat winners read from their work and discuss their experience in the Quad Cities. Read more »Preschool Story Time
Preschoolers can come to the Main Street library and hear stories and songs, play, and develop reading skills at the library. Read more » See all events »
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