It's All There...In LeClaire!

Come to LeClaire and celebrate Spring! Enjoy First Friday, live music, wine tastings, trivia, community dinners, fun events at the Library, and much more! Don't forget to get your tickets for the Wine Hop. 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 
 
April
Thursday-Sunday, April 5-8: Isabel Bloom has  $10 OFF their new Mushroom AND 30-40% off some overstock items (while supplies last)!
 
Friday, April 6, 5-11pm: First Friday.
* Bela is serving food & drink samples.
* D's Smokin' BBQ & Taphouse has food and drink specials along with new mixed drinks.
* Daffodil Row is open late.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm.
* Green Tree Brewery has  live music by Doug Brundies from 8-11pm.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Company is open late.
* Mississippi River Distilling Company has a Cody Road Honey release party from 5-10pm. Chef Steph will serve samples of Honey Whiskey chicken and Cody Road Honey Blondies from 5-8pm. Live music with Jason Carl from 7-10pm.
* Razzleberries is open late.
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room has savory bites to sample with their wine.
 
Saturday, April 7: Blue Iguana is celebrating National Beer Day with $2.50 drafts.
 
Saturday, April 7, 10am-6pm: Wide River Winery's Taste of the Caribbean Wine Trail will be held at all 3 locations, Clinton, LeClaire, and the Village of East Davenport. Visit their tasting rooms to sample 2 wines paired with 2 Caribbean inspired bites at each location. $20 per person includes a $10 coupon towards wine purchase. Get your ticket here:
 
Saturday, April 7, 4-8pm: LeClaire Firefighters Association Spaghetti Dinner. The LeClaire Firefighters' Association will be hosting their 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner at the LeClaire Fire Rescue Department, 201 N. 15th St., LeClaire. This is an ALL YOU CAN EAT dinner, so bring your family and your appetites. A goodwill donation will be accepted at the door.
 
Thursday, April 12, 6pm: The Crane & Pelican is hosting a Wine Dinner with Wide River Winery's wine. Five courses paired with wine for $40/person. By reservation only; starts at 6pm. Reserve a spot by calling 563-289-8774.
 
Friday, April 13, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room is having5 o'clock Fridays on every Friday thru May. Tonight includes live music by Chuck Murphy from 6-8pm.
 
Friday, April 13: Mississippi River Distilling Company has a Cody Road Mint Julep release. Cody Road with real mint and sugar. Special limited release for Derby time.

Saturday, April 14, 4-6:30pm: LeClaire Civic Club's Annual Swiss Steak Dinner. Tickets $10, $6 for children 10 and under, includes baked potato, vegetable, dessert and drink. Public welcome. Tickets on sale now; contact Ron 563-289-5259 or any club member for tickets.

Saturday, April 14, 6:30pm: LeClaire Youth Baseball & Softball is hosting Rock & Roll Bingo! This annual fundraiser is a fun night of Bingo with music. Doors open at 6:30pm; Bingo starts at 7pm. Cost is $10 per person. You may bring food and drinks (no hard alcohol). They will have silent auction items and prizes for bingo winners! Bring a friend or 10.
 
Saturday, April 14: Mississippi River Distilling Company's Aprilween costume party. Costumes required! Drinks, fun and prizes with interactive DJ app to vote on the next song. Special advance tickets available for $20 that get you 2 drinks and a souvenir light up cocktail cup. Advance tickets available at their website - www.mrdistilling.com

Monday-Saturday, April 16-21: Expressions in Threads is celebrating their 14th Birthday! Enjoy 15% off throughout the store and special pricing on sewing machines and tables.
 
Saturday, April 21, 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, April 21, 7:30pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company's Cocktail Cinema with Caddyshack. "Cannonball coming!" What would be more fun than enjoying a delicious cocktail on the Distillery floor with a classic comedy? That's what Cocktail Cinema is all about!  They'll setup up the screen, tables, the movie, popcorn, and, of course, the cocktails. You bring your friends, some food or order a pizza. Movies are free of charge. They do not take reservations.
 
Saturday, April 28, 4-7pm: Wine Hop*. Purchase tickets at 129 Wine Bar during their business hours for your commemorative Wine Hop wine glass and access to samples of amazing wine and food at 17 great LeClaire shops! Samples include stops with beer and spirits, too! Tickets are $20 per person, cash only. *Must be 21 and older to participate.
 
May
Friday, May 4: First Friday
 
Saturday, May 5: Blue Iguana is celebrating Cinco de Mayo! 
 
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
 
Sunday, May 13: Mother's Day Brunch at Steventons! Please call for reservations - 563-289-3600.
 
Friday, May 18, 6-9pm: Steventon's Sunset Concert Series begins! Live music every Friday from 6-9pm on the deck.
 
S aturday, 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-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/
 
Other News:
Breakfast at Berries is open at 1295 Eagle Ridge Road (near Slagle's grocery store). Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday, 6am-1pm.
 
Buffalo Bill Museum is open 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday; noon to 5pm on Sundays.
 
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
 
D's Smokin' BBQ & Taphouse offers delivery! LeClaire city limits - $10 mininum order with free delivery. Princeton, Pleasant Valley, Rapid City, and Port Byron - $20 minimum with a $5 delivery charge. Delivery available from Sunday - Thursday, 5pm-8pm; Friday and Saturday, 5pm-10pm.
 
Daffodil Row has re-opened - Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 1-5pm; Monday: Noon-5pm.
 
Flutter's hours are Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.
 
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, afry@leclaireiowa.gov
  • Wednesday, April 4, 4pm: LeClaire Community Library - Crafternoon. Come get crafty at the library! This free, drop-in program is fun for all ages.
     
  • Thursday, April 5, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [2D Needle Felting]. Try your hand at needle felting! We will be learning the basics of 2D felting during the first class of the month. Ages 8 and up are welcome to join!
  • Monday, April 9, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Spring Fling Dance Party. Dance the hour away playing fun dance games with your friends! Ages 8-15 are encouraged to come in to show off their dance moves!
  • Thursday, April 12, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [3D Needle Felting]. Once you try out 2D needle felting come to the next classes to work on some 3D projects. Best for ages 10 and up.
  • Wednesday, April 18, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library - Mini Makers - Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Come to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things!
  • Thursday, April 19, 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, April 21, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Prohibition in Eastern Iowa with author Linda McCann. Guest speaker and author Linda McCann will share how prohibiton, the 13 year perion in U.S. history that attempted to control the drinking of alcohol, affected Eastern Iowa. From farmers, to bootleggers who brought in liquor from Chicago, to visits from Al Capone, to a gun battle on a two-way highway, Eastern Iowa saw it all!
  • Tuesday, April 24, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Junior Explorers. Explore a new science theme each month at the library-April's theme is the Sun!
  • Wednesday, April 25, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month we'll be reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.  Books are available at the library's circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog.
  • Thursday, April 26, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [3D Needle Felting].  Once you try out 2D needle felting come to the next classes to work on some 3D projects. Best for ages 10 and up.
  • Friday, April 27, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Arbor Day Celebration. Let's Learn about TREES! We will be reading books, making crafts and more to celebrate these very special plants. Activities are best for ages 3-6, but all are welcome!
  • Friday, April 27, 2pm: LeClaire Community Library - Drop-In Tech HelpBring in any device and we will give it a shot! Please arrive with passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
  • Saturday, April 28, 10am: LeClaire Community Library - Community Shred Day. Celebrate National Money Smart Week by participating in our Community Shred Day! A mobile shredding van will be at the library from 10am until NOON. There is no limit on the amount of paper you may bring! Sponsored by the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library.
 
Save the Date!
April
6           First Friday
21         Cars & Coffee
28         Wine Hop

May
4           First Friday
19         Cars & Coffee
19         Shops With Hops
26-28   Twilight Sightseeing Cruises, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

June
1           First Friday
1-2       Citywide Garage Sales
16         Cars & Coffee
16         Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
23         Food Truck Fight
30         Kid Picker Day
30         Twilight Sightseeing Cruises

July
6           First Friday
21         Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
28         Cars & Coffee

August
3           First Friday
4           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
7           First Friday
15         Cars & Coffee
15         Twilight Sightseeing Cruises

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

November
2           First Friday
24         Shop Small Saturday

December
7           First Friday
8           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 7 days a week
12-3pm
Weather Permitting

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