It's All There...In LeClaire!

Celebrate spring in LeClaire! Join us for First Friday, Cinco de Mayo, May Market Days, Mother's Day brunch, Cars & Coffee, live music, wine tastings, trivia, sightseeing cruises, fun events at the Library, and much more! Enjoy shopping, touring, wining, and dining, too! Be sure and browse the "news" and "save the date" sections at the end of this e-news and start making plans to #VisitLeClaire all year! More information about LeClaire, Iowa, can be found on our website at: www.visitleclaire.com 

May
Now - May 12: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has a special deal - buy a $25 gift card for Mom and receive a free $5 gift card for yourself. 

Now - May 12: Letty's Designs and Home Décor has several Unique Mother's Day bouquets to choose from to make that special woman in your life smile! Call to order 563-289-2359 or order online at www.lettysdesigns.com  . Don't delay placing your order - Mother's Day is May 13!

Now - May 13: Celebrate all of the women in your life with a beautiful Mother's Day gift from Isabel Bloom and save $5 off your order of $25 or more! They have just what mom wants for her home and garden - Penelope Planter, Spotted Mushrooms, Snail, and a Heart Bowl filled with Lillie & Pine Bath Soaps and Lotions. Let them put together a gift for you! Not valid with any other offers.

Friday, May 4, 4-8pm: Two Gems Boutique Ladies Night during First Friday. Stop by for special ladies' night discounts, giveaways, wine and treats. Feel free to bring a friend. 430 N. Cody Road, 563-726-5638.

Friday, May 4, 5-11pm: First Friday
* Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
* Bela is open late serving food & drink samples.
* Blue Iguana is celebrating Cinco de Mayo early with entertainment by Sonora Sazon De Antano 7-10pm and drink specials.
* D's Smokin' BBQ & Taphouse has food and drink specials.
* Daffodil Row is open late.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm by Michael Moncada.
* Green Tree Brewery has two sets ofRock Star Bingo starting at 5:30pm and 8pm.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Company is open late.
* Mississippi River Distilling Company - Strawberry Vodka is back and that's always a reason to celebrate. Chef Steph has free samples of strawberry vodka BBQ pork along with strawberry buckle for dessert from 5-8pm. Free samples of the new Cody Road Mint Julep and Pride of the Wapsi Strawberry Vodka in a special Strawberry Shortcake cocktail will be served. Bobby Ray Bunch will be playing from 7-10pm. Weather permitting, live music will be outside on the patio!
* Razzleberries is open late.
* The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 7pm.
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room has samples of honey walnut bars paired with their Not Guilty wine.

Saturday, May 5: Blue Iguana is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with entertainment by El Gavilan Solitario Mariachi Band from 12-2pm; Ballet Folklorico from 3:30pm; Trio De Colores from 5:30 - 8:30pm. 12-2pm get FREE LED glasses (up to 4 while they last) w/purchase of a Margarita Pitcher for $10.99. Other drink specials, too!

Saturday, May 5, 7:30-10:30pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music with the Greg & Rich Acoustic Show.

Saturday, May 5:Mississippi River Distilling Company's KenTaco Derby Party - Cinco de Mayo meets the Derby. Big hat contest, prizes, watch the race on the big screen, taco bar and more. Advance tickets available at their website - www.mrdistilling.com and more information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/773843372825941/ 

Monday, May 7, 6-9pm: Crane & Pelican Café is hosting Beginning Macramé. Reserve your spot! Join Jeanie of Driftwood Family Studios and learn to make a custom macramé wall hanging. She will teach you basic macramé knots by first making a small sample piece. You'll then create your very own wall hanging on a piece of copper piping, dowel, driftwood, or a metal hoop. Sizes vary between 6" - 12" wide. Finished piece will be approximately 30" - 40" long. All materials provided; cost is $65. Questions - call 563-323-1985 or email craftedqc@gmail.com .  Sign up here: https://www.craftedqc.com/events/le-claire-beginning-macrame 

Thursday, May 10, 6pm: The Faithful Pilot  is hosting a Single Vineyard Wine Dinner for $75 per person. They will taste through the different Single Vineyard selections of Ken Wright Cellars and compare Pinot Noirs by vineyard and some by vertical years. This dinner will be family style small plates paired with the different wine selections. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.

Friday, May 11, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by Lee Blackmon. He sings the songs you know, and a microphone will be provided for those that want to sing along!

Friday, May 11, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery has Rock Star Bingo. It's free to play for fun and a chance to win free beer!

Saturday & Sunday, May 12-13: May Market Days. Sidewalk sales, Mother's Day discounts, live music, food and drink specials, crafts for kids and adults, book sale, and more. Businesses participating: Aunt Hatties, Bela, Crane & Pelican Café, Isabel Bloom, LeClaire Community Library book sale on May 11-12, LeClaire Olive Oil Co., Two Gems Boutique, Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique has rock painting for all ages, Wide River Winery Tasting Room - May 12 - buy a $25 gift card for Mom and receive a free $5 gift card for yourself. May 13 - get $5 off a pitcher of their refreshing Frappe Vino's (wine slushies). More information to come!

Saturday, May 12, 4-7pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Leon Majcen outside on the patio.

Sunday, May 13: Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open on Mother's Day and offering a few specials to help celebrate the day including $5 off a pitcher of their refreshing Frappe Vino's (wine slushies).

Sunday, May 13, 10am, 12pm or 2pm: Mother's Day Brunch at Steventons! Adults: $34.99 | Kids (5-12) $14.99 | 4 & under is free. Please call for reservations - 563-289-3600.

Sunday, May 13, 11am-2pm: Mother's Day Brunch at the Faithful Pilot . $25 for two courses. Call 563-289-4156 for reservation.

Friday, May 18, 6-9pm:Steventon's Sunset Concert Series begins! Live music every Friday from 6-9pm on the deck.

Friday, May 18, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery has Rock Star Bingo. It's free to play for fun and a chance to win free beer!

Saturday, May 19, 8am: LIVEFIT with Lupus Race & Festival . Location - The Black Watch Room on Pebble Creek Golf Course in LeClaire. Participate in a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, or 1 mile Race. To register: www.livefitwithlupus.org 
 
Saturday, May 19, 8-11am: Cars & Coffee - Bring your favorite ride to the beautiful riverfront Levee in LeClaire for an "all are welcome" social gathering. Be sure to grab coffee & donuts in LeClaire before heading to the Levee. Weather permitting, first in, first parked. Find "Cars and Coffee LeClaire" on Facebook for updates.

Saturday, May 19, 3-6pm: Shops with Hops - beer tasting at various businesses. Find more information on their Facebook page "Shops with Hops."
 
Saturday, May 19th, 7pm: Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center  benefiting the LeClaire Lion's Club. Tables of 8; $10 to play. Double downs, mulligans and refreshments available for purchase. Participants may bring snacks, wine, beer and soft drinks. Doors open at 6pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. Door prizes; 50-50 raffle. Call or email your reservation to Debbie, 563-349-4403, smith5grand@gmail.com .
 
Saturday-Monday (Memorial Day Weekend), May 26 - May 28, 11am, 1pm, 3pm: Riverboat Twilight 1-1/2 hour Sightseeing Cruises. Advance tickets and information can be found at: http://riverboattwilight.com/

Tuesday, May 22, 7pm: Green Tree Brewery is hosting "Survey Says: A Friendly Feud Bar Game". If you have not played or heard of "Survey Says", it's a combination of live team trivia (Trivia Night Live) and the TV game show Family Feud™. Compete for prizes!

Sunday, May 27, 3-5pm: Faithful Pilot has Wine Tasting. 15 Wines for $15. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, May 29, 5-7pm: Join 129 for "Tuesday Tasting". $15 for 10 wines. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve your glass!

Thursday, May 31, 6pm: The Faithful Pilot  is hosting a Wine Class. 4 Flights for $35 per person.  Topic is "Spain and Portugal." Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.

June
Tuesday, June 26, 6pm: The Faithful Pilot is hosting a Ridge Vineyards Dinner. 4 courses for $65 per person. Wine curator Tony Morales had the pleasure of tasting through last years and this years new release of Ridge Vineyards and now he wants to share it with you! Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.

Other News:
The Crane & Pelican has launched an exciting New Menu (lower prices, lunch portions, 1/2 sandwiches with soup or salad, and so much more).  They are also featuring discounts throughout the week. Monday - 1/2 price Meatloaf; Tuesday - 1/2 price Beer; Wednesday - 1/2 price Wine; Thursday - 1/2 price Cocktails; Friday - Crablegs; and Saturday - Prime Rib. See their full menu at www.craneandpelican.com 

Mississippi Cottage Antiques' has original art from local artists and unique antique items from delicate glass to mission furniture. Their store is a journey worth taking, and the coffee is always hot!

Join the Mississippi River Distilling Company and Cody Road Cocktail House "Cocktail Cruise!" If you've been to the Cody Road Cocktail House, you know how exciting and somewhat overwhelming the giant wall of cocktail choices can be. They always have 20 different feature cocktails on the menu. It's a tough choice because they are all delicious! Once you've tried one and you love it, then it's hard to veer off from a home run and try another. They want to encourage you to take a tour of all the cocktails on the menu. Each of the 20 cocktails will be numbered on the "Cocktail Cruise" card. Order each cocktail and have your card stamped. Fill it up and get free stuff and discounts in their store. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more information.

Join in on the fun at the LeClaire Community Library!
For more information, contact: LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, 563-289-4242 , opt. 4, or email: 

  • Thursday, May 3, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [3D Doodler Pen]. Practice your technique using a stencil during our first class. Best for ages 10 and up.
  • Saturday, May 5, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Card Making with Donna Banta. Join them in making homemade greeting cards! Each participant will make 3 different cards. Class size limited to 15. Adults only.
  • Monday, May 7, 1:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Monday Movie Matinee. Come grab some popcorn and watch a movie on their big screen. Seating is limited; please arrive early to secure a seat.
  • Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12, ALL DAY: LeClaire Community Library - Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale. Are you looking for a new book, but don't want to pay "new book" prices? Stop by the Friends Book Sale! All proceeds benefit the LeClaire Community Library.
  • Thursday, May 17, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Teen Advisory Group [TAG] Book Club.  Help plan cool events, request new library materials, share what you've been reading, learn about new books, hang out, and eat snacks! For 7th grade & up.
  • Saturday, May 19, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Crafting with Jenn [Mixed Media Canvas]. Jenn Voss will teach us how to create a mixed media canvas craft! No registration necessary, but class size is limited to 16. Adults and Teens only.
  • Monday, May 21, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Deluxe Battleship. They are celebrating National Maritime Day by playing this classic game with a twist! Ages 8-15 are encouraged to join us!
  • Tuesday, May 22, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Junior Explorers. Explore a new science theme each month at the library - May's theme will be FLOWERS!
  • Wednesday, May 23, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library - Mini Makers. Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Head to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things!
  • Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club [with Local Author Tom McKay]. This month they'll be reading West Fork by Tom McKay. Mr. McKay will be joining the book club this month for a Question & Answer session! Refreshments will be provided! Books will be available at the library's circulation counter.
  • Thursday, May 24, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [3D Doodler Pen]. Head back for a chance to work free style on a creation of your own! Create anything your mind can envision, from jewelry and art to figurines! Best for ages 10 and up
  • Friday, May 25, 2pm: LeClaire Community Library - Drop-In Tech Help. Take in any device and they will give it a shot! Please arrive with passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
  • Saturday, May 26, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library: Teddy Bear Picnic. Enjoy this beautiful spring season at a picnic with your best teddy bear. They will be reading the classic story, singing songs, and making teddy-bear disguises! There will also be a snack, but feel free to bring your own as well. This program will be held at Hollyhock Park and is best for children ages 3-7, but all are welcome.
  • Thursday, May 31, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [3D Doodler Pen]. Head back for a chance to work free style on a creation of your own! Create anything your mind can envision, from jewelry and art to figurines! Best for ages 10 and up.

Save the Date!
June
First Friday
1-2  Citywide Garage Sales
16  Cars & Coffee
16  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
23  Food Truck Fight
25  WHO-iHeart Radio Tractorcade
30  Kid Picker Day
30  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises

July
First Friday
21  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
28  Cars & Coffee

August
First Friday
Heartland British Auto Fest
9-11  Tug Fest
18  Cars & Coffee
18  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
25  Vettes on the River
25  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises

September
First Friday
15  Cars & Coffee
15  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises

October
First Friday
14  Apple Fest
20  Cars & Coffee
20  Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
27  Witches' Walk

November
First Friday
24  Shop Small Saturday

December
First Friday
First Saturday
7-9  Christmas in LeClaire
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LeClaire, Iowa is located at the intersection of Highway 67/Great River Road and Interstate 80 at exit 306. This charming town is just a scenic 2 minute drive to Lock & Dam 14, just off of highway 67, along the Mississippi River. Lock and Dam 14 is only a few miles from all the LeClaire hotels and is known for some of the BEST eagle watching & photography in the country. 
 
LeClaire is a quaint river town full of historic surprises. LeClaire offers the Twilight Riverboat 2 day Adventures, Mississippi River Distilling Company, The Buffalo Bill Museum, unique shopping and wonderful restaurants, which make LeClaire the must visit town in the Quad Cities area. 
 
LeClaire is only 30 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport and is also the home base location for Mike Wolfe, owner of "Antique Archaeology" and the host of "American Pickers," a cable TV show on the History Channel. 
 
LeClaire has award winning hotels, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts with views of the Mississippi River. 
 
If you're looking for charming and friendly, the downtown shops in LeClaire will delight you. 
 
Also, If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Tourism Manager at 563-289-4242 x 61135 or email: info@visitleclaire.com  
 
Free Wireless Internet Access is available to visitors downtown at Happy Joe's Pizza, the LeClaire Information Center, or the LeClaire Community Library (3rd and Wisconsin), which has 7 public access computers.
 
If you have any questions or need more information, visit  www.visitleclaire.com or contact us at info@visitleclaire.com.   


 
LeClaire Information Center
117 South Cody Road
OPEN
Monday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: Noon- 12-3pm

Voted Best Place to Take an Out-of-Town Guest in the 2017 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll for the 6th year in a row!
 
Go to 
www.visitleclaire.com for details on everything that is going on in LeClaire, Iowa throughout the year.
 
  
On-Going Events:


LeClaire Rec Center Events See www.leclairereccenter.com   for details
 
NEW Blue Iguana Specials!

Daily soups are back at Blue Iguana and you can have them with the daily special.  Specials come with your choice of beans, papas fritas, rice, or the soup of the day.
  • Monday - $5 Cheese Quesadilla (add Chicken $2 / Steak $3); Soup - Creme de Poblano
  • Tuesday - $6 Campechano Tacos (2); Soup - Enchilada Tortilla
  • Wednesday - $5 Diablo Chicken Salad; Soup - Roasted Veggie Fiesta
  • Thursday - $6 Chicken Enchiladas (2); Soup - Chipotle Chicken
  • Friday - $6 Half Torta Ahogada; Soup - Mexican Style Chili

NEW Blue Iguana Drink Specials!

  • Monday - Margaritas 16oz $3 / 24oz $5
  • Tuesday - Titos & Tonic $4 
  • Wednesday - Wells $4 or MRDC Whiskey $5
  • Thursday - Beans & Rice $5
  • Friday - Bartenders Choice $4
  • Saturday - Sangria $4 Pints | $14 Pitchers
  • Sunday - LeClaire Iceberg $3.50

LeClaire Community Library Programming and Activities for All Ages! www.leclairelibrary.org 


Hungry Hobo: Don't forget about our family night special! Get a Baby Bo Meal for $.99 with the purchase of any menu item & a combo pack every Wednesday after 5pm. No coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. www.hungryhobo.com 

Faithful Pilot Hours:
Monday-Friday 3-10pm;
Saturday 11am -11pm;
Sunday closed 

Weekly Specials:
- Happy Hour: - Monday-Saturday 3-6pm; 1/2 off shareables; $2 domestics; $5 wine 
- Tuesday: Taco Tuesday - $5 Margaritas, $3 Tacos
- Wednesday: 1/2 Price wine night; Live Music 6:30-9pm
- Last Thursday of the Month: Wine Class; 4 Flights $35
- First Friday: Live Music 8-11pm


Monday and Tuesday is Family Night at Happy Joe's Pizza - get the Family Meal for under $20. www.happyjoes.com  

 
The Buffalo Bill Museum is a great place to take visiting family and friends and "free admission" is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items as well as books about local history, "Buffalo Bill" sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can't find elsewhere! WINTER HOURS: open Monday - Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm, and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com
 

First Friday of each Month: 
First Friday 5:30-8:00pm Downtown LeClaire - beverage and food samples, live music, shops open late, and more!

Monthly Trivia Nights at the LeCl aire Civic Center benefiting Local Non-Profits. Usually 3rd Saturday of the month: See calendar for details.  
Every Friday Night - Karaoke at Sneaky Pete's from 9pm-1am, 207 North Cody Road, 563-289-4277