The Quad Cities is known for incredible summer festivals and great riverfront activities.

Go to an internationally-recognized blues fest, watch some fireworks shot over the Mississippi River, take a river cruise and soak in the sun, or grab your clubs and check out one of our marvelous golf courses. We've listed some of our recommendations below, or dive into our interactive events calendar for a comprehensive look at all there is to see and do during this great season.
Marvelous festival fun The Quad Cities is well-known for its hundreds of festivals that take place throughout the year. From music, cultural, art, and holiday celebrations, to food, wine, beer, races, and parades, our festival schedule is hard to beat. So, get ready to have some festive fun and check out the link below for a complete line-up of this year's major events.
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Get out on the mighty Mississippi From a casual jaunt on the Channel Cat Water Taxi to a formal dinner cruise on the Celebration Belle or even an overnight adventure on the Twilight, the Quad Cities has river excursions to suit every taste and style.
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Rent a bike and ride the riverfront bike path in Illinois or Iowa (or both!)
Tee off in the Quad Cities From golfing beginners to those who seek the demands of championship-level layouts, the Quad Cities area can fill your golfing expectations. The Quad Cities is consistently highly rated by Golf Digest and Golf Magazines. And the greens fees average $35 with cart! There are 25 courses within close proximity, and 50 courses in an hour's drive.
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Staying overnight? Be sure to book a hotel and golf package
The Quad Cities' premier golf event is the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run
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