It's All There...In LeClaire!

It's time for fun and sun in LeClaire! Join us for First Friday, Citywide Garage Sales, Cars & Coffee, Bluegrass Brunch, Food Truck Fight, Kid Picker Flea Market, Riverboat Twilight cruises, 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.co

May
Thursday, May 31, 6pm: Crane & Pelican is hosting a Summer Wine Dinner.  Five courses paired with five delicious summer wines for one low price! The menu is on their website at www.craneandpelican.com   . Make your reservation by calling 563-289-8774.

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
Got a "Kid Picker"? Apply online by June 16 to have them sell their goods at the Kid Picker Flea Market on June 30 in LeClaire! Follow this link for more information: http://www.antiquearchaeology.com/blog/kid-pickers-flea-market-2018/ 

Friday-Saturday, June 1-2, 8am-4pm: Citywide Garage Sales in LeClaire, Iowa. Great sales all over town! For more information, check out the Facebook event: "LeClaire Citywide Garage Sale, June 1-2, 2018". 
Find hard copies of the list and map at:
* The LeClaire Information Center, 117 South Cody Road; open 10am-4pm.
* The LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street; open 10am-8pm, Mon.-Thurs., 10am-5pm, Fri., and 10am-2pm, Sat.
* LeClaire City Hall, 325 Wisconsin Street; open 9am-5pm, Mon.-Fri.

Friday, June 1, 11am-5pm:Decades is introducing two new cheeses to their inventory: Wild Ginseng and Garlic, and Smoked Butterkase.  Stop in for a taste of both cheeses and sample their locally produced maple syrup from Port Byron's Brockmann Timbers.

Friday, June 1, 5-11pm: First Friday fun in LeClaire!
* Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
* Bela is open late serving food & drink samples.
* Blue Iguana is celebrating!
* D's Smokin' BBQ & Taphouse has food and drink specials.
* Daffodil Row is open late.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm by Bobby Ray Bunch.
* Green Tree Brewery has live music by Doug Brundies from 8-11pm.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Company is open late.
* Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House has Big Peach Liqueur release, food and cocktail samples from 5-8pm, and live music by Greg & Rich on the patio from 7-10pm. 
* Razzleberries is open late.
* The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 7pm.
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music from 5-8pm by Corey Wallace and samples of their Frappe Vino ice cream sundaes.

Friday, June 1, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Lewis Knudsen on their patio with a river view.

Saturday, June 2, 4-7pm: Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House are having a "Smoked Cocktail Party" with guest bartender Dan Williams from Duffy's in Utica, Illinois featuring all kinds of exotic smoked cocktails AND live music by Jim Ryan.  

Saturday, June 2, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Tony Hoeppner & Friends.

Friday, June 8, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Jordan Danielsen on their patio with a river view.

Friday, June 8, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery has Rock Star Bingo. It's free to play for fun and a chance to win free beer!
June 9-17: Quad Cities' Museum Week at the Buffalo Bill Museum - Explore art, history and culture . Museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the fourth annual Quad Cities Museum Week. Enjoy this celebration of our region's museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. Museum Week is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get out and explore. Each museum features its own unique theme, history, galleries and exhibits. Come and discover these wonderful Quad Cities attractions. To find out more about Museum Week, please go to www.qcmuseumweek.com

Saturday, June 9, 4-7pm: Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Molly Durnin.  

Saturday, June 9, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Lewis Knudsen.

Sunday, June 10, 12-3pm:Picnic on Levee. Join the Buffalo Bill Museum for a picnic at the LeClaire levee pavilion (located on the south end of levee near the Museum) to learn about their newest addition that will house a replica interior of a 1920s one-room schoolhouse. The Museum will be FREE that afternoon to showcase the addition. Bob Schiffke, Museum Director, will give a presentation at 1pm at the picnic pavilion about the project and how the community may support the Museum in its efforts to educate guests about one room schoolhouses. The event and Museum is FREE. No food will be sold. Please feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the afternoon with them. The pavilion will also host live music and a silent auction to benefit the project.
 
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30-9pm: Euchre Tournament at Green Tree Brewery. Friendly cards and fun! Cost is $10 per person.

Friday, June 15, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Lewis Knudsen on their patio with a river view.

Friday, June 15, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery hasRock Star Bingo. It's free to play for fun and a chance to win free beer!
Saturday, June 16, 8-11am: Cars & Coffee - Bring your favorite ride to the beautiful riverfront Levee in LeClaire for an "all are welcome" social gathering. Weather permitting, first in, first parked. Find "Cars and Coffee LeClaire" on Facebook for updates.

Saturday, June 16, 9-11:30am: Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House. Bluegrass Breakfast - Live bluegrass music with Milltown (and hopefully some dancing), pancakes and sausage with syrups infused with our spirits from our "Spirited Chef" Stephanie Godke, and Bloody Mary bar and breakfast cocktails.

Saturday, June 16, 4-7pm: Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Dave Ellis.  

Saturday, June 16, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by the Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo.

Friday, June 22, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Molly Durnin on their patio with a river view.

Friday, June 22, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery has Rock Star Bingo. It's free to play for fun and a chance to win free beer!
Saturday, June 23, Noon-8pm: 2 nd Annual Food Truck Fight. Join them on the levee in historic LeClaire, IA, for a day of fun for the whole family! Enjoy a wide variety of food trucks, ice cold beer, live music, bounce house and maze for the kids, a magician and more. Live Music from Doug Brundies , Bumper Crop and Corporate Rock . General Admission is $5 (kids 12 & under free). They are offering a VIP ticket this year, too. Find more information on Facebook: Food Truck Fight.

Saturday, June 23, 4-7pm: Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Ed James.  
Saturday, June 23, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Doug Brundies.

Monday, June 25, 8:30am-1pm: WHO-iHeart Radio Tractorcade in LeClaire on the Levee.

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.

Tuesday, June 26, 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!

Friday, June 29, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Daniel Stratman on their patio with a river view.

Friday, June 29, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery has Rock Star Bingo. It's free to play for fun and a chance to win free beer!

Saturday, June 30, 11am-2pm: Kid Pickers Flea Market. 117 South Front Street, LeClaire, Iowa.
Activities include:
  • A family band consisting of five kids ages 11-18 will be performing during the flea market
  • Food will be provided by local youth organizations
  • The River Valley Optimist Club is hosting Big Wheel Races
  • The president of the Buffalo Bill Museum will have an exhibit showcasing the history of the telephone
  • A local business is providing two upcycling crafts for the kid
  • Face painting and more!
  • Participating Kid Pickers will also receive a free ticket to ride the iconic LeClaire Riverboat Twilight! (Mom and dad will need to purchase tickets.) Bring your whole gang for family fun and pickin'!
     
    For more information, contact kids@antiquearchaeology.com

Saturday, June 30, 4-7pm: Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Ryan & the Moonshiners.  

Saturday, June 30, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Frankie Joe & The Kinfolk.

Other news:
Wide River Winery Tasting Room has extended their hours for summer: 11am-7pm Sunday thru Wednesday, 11am-8pm Thursday, 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday. Enjoy some great wine on their patio, listen to live music every Friday from 5-8pm, or enjoy a wine tasting of $7 for 5 samples of wine and a wine glass.

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 and Taphouse - Wednesday's are family night! 4:30-8pm Kids can meet Hambone and have their picture taken with him. Get a balloon, have their face painted, and get tattooed, too. PLUS kids eat free with every adult meal purchase.

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
  • Friday, June 1 thru Saturday, July 28: LeClaire Community Library - Summer Reading Program. This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!"The first day of the music-themed Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1. This program is for all ages - yes, adults too! In addition to the reading challenge, join them for a number of fun activities and programs throughout the summer.
  • Saturday, June 2, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Buon Appetito! Italian Cuisine with Vanessa. Native Italian, Vanessa Jasper, will teach how to make Orecchiette Pasta with Pesto Sauce! No registration necessary, but class size is limited to 18. Adults only.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2pm: LeClaire Community Library - Blank Park Zoo. A Very Musical Habitat - Join a zoo educator as they explore the songs and sounds of different habitats and meet some of those animals. Sponsored by Riverview Dental Specialists.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 3pm: LeClaire Community Library -Crafternoon. Get crafty at the library! This free, drop-in program is fun for all ages.
  • Thursday, June 7, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library -Tinker Lab [Kindness Rocks, Dremel Style]. During Week 1 make kindness rocks to spread kindness around LeClaire. Carve kind words and designs into rocks. Later, they will be hidden around town to share kindness. Best for ages 10 and up.
  • Monday, June 8, 4pm: LeClaire Community Library - Kindness Rocks. Paint a rock and spread kindness around LeClaire! The rocks you paint will be hidden around town to share kindness. Ages 3-15 are encouraged to participate!
  • Saturday, June 9, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Mosaics with Diane Madden. Local artist, Diane Madden, will lead a two-part mosaic workshop! The first Saturday will focus on designing your mosaic and the second will focus on painting and grouting. Class size limited to 10. To reserve your spot, call 563-289-4242 ext. 4. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - ISU Insect Zoo. Be an entomologist for an hour! Get hands-on time with many different insects and maybe even touch a tarantula. Learn what insects do for us every day. Sponsored by LeClaire Lions Club.
  • Thursday, June 14, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [Kindness Rocks, Dremel Style].  Come back for the next two sessions to create kindness pendants with spoons and forks using the Dremel tool. Best for ages 10 and up.
  • Friday, June 15, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library - Science of Sound. Explore sound through play and art! Explore how sound moves through water and see what your voice looks like to a computer. This program is best for children aged 3-7, but all are welcome.
  • Saturday, June 16, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Mosaics with Diane Madden. Local artist, Diane Madden, will lead part 2 of her mosaic workshop! The first Saturday focused on designing your mosaic and the second will focus on painting and grouting. Class size limited to 10. To reserve your spot, call 563-289-4242 ext. 4. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
  • Monday, June 18, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Kindness Rocks. Paint a rock and spread kindness around LeClaire! The rocks you paint will be hidden around town to share kindness. Ages 3-15 are encouraged to participate!
  • Tuesday, June 19, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Junior Explorers. Explore a new science theme each month at the library - June's theme is Bubbles!
  • Wednesday,June 20, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library -Mini Makers. Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Go to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things!
  • Thursday, June 21, 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.
  • Friday, June 22, 1pm: LeClaire Community Library - Absolute Science. This is an amazingly fun and educational program for children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science. Exciting "Creation Stations" where kids make-and-take awesome experiments. Sponsored by Ascentra Credit Union.
  • Saturday, June 23, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Roeder Musical Trio. Keeping with the musical Summer Reading Program theme, "Libraries Rock," this seasoned group will perform a mixture of country, rock and roll, old standards, and originals. Instruments include: acoustic and electric guitars, tuba, ukulele, bass, and harmonica. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 pm: LeClaire Community Library -Family Storytime with Quad City Symphony "Musical Mad Libs." Go for a special storytime where you will get to write lyrics to a song! Sponsored by The Friends of LeClaire Community Library
  • Wednesday, June 27, 4pm: LeClaire Community Library - Ballet Quad Cities "Dance Me a Story." A fun interactive dance program for people of all ages that encourages reading through the vehicle of dance. Imaginations will come to life as they read Shel Silverstein. Turn on the music, grab a costume, do the hokey-pokey, waltz, jitterbug and much more!  Sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates.
  • Wednesday, June 27, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library -Adult Book Club. This month they'll be reading The Kitchen House byKathleen Grissom. Books are available at the library's circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through the RiverShare Digital Library Catalog.
  • Thursday, June 28, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Tinker Lab [Kindness Rocks, Dremel Style]. Go back for the last session to create kindness pendants with spoons and forks using the Dremel tool.  Best for ages 10 and up.
  • Friday, June 29, 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.

Save the Date!
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