No matter when you're visiting, the Quad Cities has fantastic seasonal activities that will appeal to any interest and age range.

Whether you're looking for a spring bike ride along the river, an outdoor farmer's market in the summer, a gorgeous fall foliage river cruise or winter bald eagle watching, enjoying the seasonal events is a fantastic way to experience the marvelous Quad Cities. Check out some of our recommendations below, or dive into our interactive events calendar for a comprehensive look at all there is to see and do.
Quad Cities in bloom Spring is a great time for beautiful botanical centers and blooming gardens along the Mississippi River. Get out and enjoy the color of the season!
Explore more Visit Vander Veer Botanical Park, Quad City Botanical Center, or a local park
Read our biking & hiking guide and explore the beautiful riverfront trails
Visit a local microbrewery or distillery for a uniquely local experience
Great festival fun The Quad Cities is well-known for its great summer festivals. From music, cultural, art, and holiday celebrations, to food, wine, beer, races, and parades, our festival schedule is hard to beat.
Explore more View the full list of summer festivals
Take a river cruise or rent a bike
Check out our affordable golf courses
Marvel at the fall foliage The Mississippi River may be called the Father of Waters, but Mother Nature wields the paintbrush in the fall as the leaves turn to brilliant orange, golden yellow, and tawny red. Find the best places in the Quad Cities to see the changing colors.
Explore more Check out some great ways to see the fall foilage on the Mississippi River
Shop at an outdoor market for local goods and produce
Explore a local winery
Enjoy a winter wonderland Discover our winter wonderland filled with marvelous outdoor activities. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and a fun-filled tubing hill can all be found at Ski Snowstar. Quiet cross country skiing and hiking opportunities await you at our forest preserve and parks. The Quad Cities has you covered with outstanding winter adventures!
Explore more Go bald eagle watching
Enjoy winter hiking and cross-country skiing at Black Hawk State Historic Site, Loud Thunder Forest Preserve or Scott County Park
Get your downhill skiing thrills at Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park
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