It's All There...In LeClaire!

Summer is still steamin' and there is tons of fun in LeClaire! Join us for the Heartland British Auto Fest, Tug Fest, Cars & Coffee, sightseeing cruises on the Twilight Riverboat, Vettes on the River, special wine tastings, live music outdoors, fun events at the Library, and much more! Enjoy shopping, touring, wining, and dining, too. Be sure and browse the "save the date" section 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    It's all there in LeClaire! 

AUGUST
Friday, August 4: Decades is offering 40% off all wicker furniture on First Friday and has wine tasting from noon-5:30. Open 10:30am-5:30pm.

Friday, August 4: First Friday in LeClaire. Celebrate First Friday every month of the year! Enjoy fun, food, live music, and shopping in downtown LeClaire! Some shops open late and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants.
* Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
* Aunt Hattie's is open late.
* Bela is open until 8pm with food and drink samples.
* Blue Iguana - Salsa Night with DJ Flacko and Vamparitos for $4.
* Decades is offering 40% off all wicker furniture on First Friday and has wine tasting from noon- 5:30. Open 10:30am-5:30pm.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm.
* Grasshoppers will be open late.
* Green Tree Brewery has D's Smokin' BBQ and live music from 8-11pm by Doug Brundies' Acoustic Show.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Company is open late with samples of oils and vinegars, spreads, local creamed honey and more!
* Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Gary Pearson & Rob Dahms of the Night People and Free First Friday food samples from 5-8 pm.
* Razzleberries is open late.
* The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 7pm.
* Steventon's Sunset Concert with Lewis Knudsen is from 6-9pm.
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room  has live music from 5-8pm in their courtyard by the Ripplers.

August 5, 9am-3pm: Quad City British Auto Club Heartland British Auto Fest in LeClaire, Iowa. In beautiful downtown LeClaire on the Levee, this car show displays some of the area's best examples of British cars from makers such as Jaguar, MG, Mini, Triumph, and more. DJ Greg Zirbes will be providing British Invasion Rock & Roll music and announcing prizes. * Show starts at 9am - noon for car registration * Judging starts at noon * Awards presented at 3pm. Classes for most British cars. Many activities for the whole family. The Entry Form can be found at www.qcbac.com . FREE admission for spectators. For additional information: Glen Just, phone 563-594-1993 , email glenjust@outlook.com . QCBAC is a non-profit organization.

Saturday, August 5, 4-7pm: Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Molly Durnin.

Saturday, August 5: Enjoy Prime Rib Saturday at Steventon's. Call 563-289-3600 for a reservation.

Saturday, August 5, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Pappa-Razzi on their patio.

August 7-14: The LeClaire levee and boat ramps will be closed for Tug Fest 2017. Boaters may utilize the ramp at Green Gables in LeClaire for a small fee or the ramp at Go Fish in Princeton for free. We appreciate your understanding, apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to see you on the levee for Tug Fest August 10-12, 2017! www.tugfest.com 
  
August 10-12: Tug Fest in LeClaire. Carnival wristband night is on Thursday, 5-10pm; $20 for unlimited rides. Parade and huge fireworks display on Friday evening. Saturday morning there is a 5K Run / 1 Mile Fun Run and kids' tug is at 11am. The main event, tug-of-war across the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois, is from 12:30-2:30pm on Saturday. $5 admission charge to the Levee on Friday and Saturday; kids 12 and under are FREE. More details can be found at www.tugfest.com 

Thursday-Saturday, August 10-12: Blue Iguana at Tug Fest! Visit them down on the Levee or stop up for $2 pints of Bud Light and their bucket special (5 bottles of Bud, Bud Light and Busch for $11.99).

Friday, August 11: Enjoy Blue Iguana's Friday Drink of the Day - Paloma for $4.

Friday, August 11, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has Sheniah Paige live in their courtyard.

Friday, August 11, 6-9pm:Steventon's Sunset Concert with Lewis Knudsen.

Friday, August 11, 7-9:30pm:Cody Road Cocktail House has live jazz with Ron Tegeler Trio (plus one). Tug Fest fireworks to follow.

Saturday, August 12, 7-11am: Civic Club Pancake Breakfast during Tug Fest. Pancakes, Egg Casserole, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Juice, Coffee, and Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, all for $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Event will be at the LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road. Children under 5 eat free.  For tickets, call Joyce Kuehl 563-289-4205 or Ron Leiby at 563-340-7267 .
 
August 12-20: Great sale at West End Architectural Salvage. 30-50% off inventory reduction sale to celebrate their 12 years in business! Open in LeClaire Thursday thru Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Saturday, August 12, 4-7pm: Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Brad Brenny.

Tuesday, August 15: Blue Iguana is celebrating National Relaxation Day. Have a Paloma with them!

Friday, August 18: Enjoy Blue Iguana's Friday Drink of the Day - Cody Road Tea for $4.

Friday, August 18, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has Barry Cloyd live in their courtyard.

Friday, August 18, 6-9pm:Steventon's Sunset Concert with Daniel Stratman.

Friday, August 18, 8pm: Laugh in LeClaire at The Black Watch Room, 3851 195 th Street featuring Jim Petersen (emcee) and comedians Josh Alton and Bobby Ray Bunch. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30pm with pizza and appetizer menus available. Laughs start at 8pm. $10 in advance, $12 day of the show. Reserve tickets by calling The Black Watch Room at 563-332-5072.

Friday, August 18, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Chuck Murphy on their patio.

Saturday, August 19, 8-10am: Cars and Coffee on the Levee. Bring your favorite ride (any make, model, and year; two, three or four wheels) and join other vehicle enthusiasts on the beautiful riverfront in LeClaire for an "all are welcome" social gathering. Be sure to grab coffee & donuts when you get to town. Weather permitting, first in, first parked; no pre-registration. For more information: http://bit.ly/2tJP8Ov 

Saturday, August 19: Twilight Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
$16 adults, $8 children (4-12), Free 3 & under. What better way to see the river than from the deck of an old-fashioned riverboat! Treat yourself to a 1-1/2 hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Riverboat Twilight. These cruises will depart and return from the Port of LeClaire, Iowa. Trip includes captivating Captain's narration and commanding views of the river, its wildlife, and quaint river towns. Cash bar and Gift Shop available. For online cruise reservations, go to: https://riverboattwilight.starboardsuite.com/choose-date 

Saturday, August 19, 4-7pm: Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Corey Wallace.

Saturday, August 19, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Bobby Ray Bunch on their patio.

Friday, August 25: Enjoy Blue Iguana's Friday Drink of the Day - Pomegranate Whiskey for $4.

Friday, August 25, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has the Black Velvet Band live in their courtyard.

Friday, August 25, 6-9pm:Steventon's Sunset Concert with Jef Spradley.

Friday, August 25, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Molly Durnin on their patio.

Saturday, August 26, 8am-4pm: Vettes on the River. Join us for a huge all-Corvette car show on the beautiful riverfront in LeClaire! Proceeds are donated to local Quad Cities' Veterans' organizations. Corvettes come from all over the country to gather along the Mighty Mississippi River in LeClaire and show off their pride and joy all while supporting our Veterans. Want to show off your Corvette? For more information, go to www.vettesontheriver.com 
  
Saturday, August 26: Blue Iguana is enjoying their view of Vettes on the River! Stop up for $2 Bud Light Pints or $11.99 Bucket Special (5 bottles, Bud Light & Busch Light).

Saturday, August 26, 4-7pm: Cody Road Cocktail House has live music by Doug Brundies.

Saturday, August 26, 7-10pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Frankie Joe & the Kinfolk on their patio.

Sunday, August 27, 3-5pm:Wine tasting at Faithful Pilot. 15 wines and snacks for $15. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.
  
Tuesday, August 29, 5-7pm: Join 129 for "Tuesday Tasting". $15 for 10 wines. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve your glass!

Other News:
Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique has kids' Iowa shirts. They have sizes 6 months to youth size 18/20 in various colors for boys and girls!

Join in on the fun at the LeClaire Community Library in August!
For more information, contact: LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, 563-289-4242 , opt. 4, afry@leclaireiowa.gov
  • Saturday, August 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.
  • Thursday, August 17, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library-Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what's happening at the library. Don't forget - your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college applications! For 7th grade & up.
  • Saturday, August 19, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library-Storytime in the Park. Get ready to sing, dance, and play and join them for this special outdoor storytime at Hollyhock Park! Raining? Come to the library instead.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library-Adult Book Club. This month they will be reading My Brilliant Friend by Elena Farrante Wroblewski. 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.
  • Friday, August 25, 2pm: LeClaire Community Library-Drop-In Tech Help. Bring in any device and they will give it a shot! Please arrive with passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
SEPTEMBER
Friday, September 1: First Friday in LeClaire. Celebrate First Friday every month of the year! Enjoy fun, food, live music, and shopping in downtown LeClaire! Some shops open late and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants. Mississippi River Distilling Company has food and drink samples and specials on their spirits.
* 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has Pieces of Candy live in their courtyard.
* 6-9pm: Steventon's Sunset Concert with Rob Dahms & Gary Pearson of the Night People.

Saturday, September 2: Enjoy Prime Rib Saturday at Steventon's. Call 563-289-3600 for a reservation.

Friday, September 8, 6-9pm:Steventon's Sunset Concert with Jordan Danielson.

Saturday, September 16: Twilight Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm
$16 adults, $8 children (4-12), Free 3 & under. What better way to see the river than from the deck of an old-fashioned riverboat! Treat yourself to a 1-½ hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Riverboat Twilight. These cruises will depart and return from the Port of LeClaire IA. Trip includes captivating Captain's narration and commanding views of the river, its wildlife, and quaint river towns. Cash bar and Gift Shop available. For online cruise reservations, go to: https://riverboattwilight.starboardsuite.com/choose-date 

Saturday, September 16, 5-8pm: Twilight Riverboat Dinner Cruise sponsored by the LeClaire, Iowa Chamber of Commerce. Beef brisket dinner and cruise is $45; cash bar. Boarding starts at 4:30pm; cruise starts at 5pm. Tickets are available for sale at First Central State Bank and Blackhawk Bank & Trust. For more information please contact: Debbie Mulvania at 563-289-2265.

Saturday, September 23, 2:30-7pm: Bags-N-Brews on the Levee. $20 per person (includes Beer Tasting and Food - Excludes Tournament). $35 per player (includes Bags Tournament Entry, Beer Tasting, and Food). The Associate Board of Gilda's Club is excited to announce the 5th Annual Bags-N-Brews fundraiser. It will feature great beer samples from local breweries, free food, and an official bags (AKA Cornhole) tournament. There will also be live music, a silent auction/raffle, and other yard games for those not interested in the tournament. Limit 64 teams, 2 people per team. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st ($250 and custom bags boards), 2nd ($100), and 3rd place ($50). Walk-in registrations are welcome but early registration is encouraged as tournament entry spots tend to fill up fast. All proceeds from the event benefit Gilda's Club Quad Cities. All sales are final. Please contact Joy McMeekan at joy@gildasclubqc.org or 563-326-7504 for more information.

2017 Save the Date!
September
1     First Friday
16     Trivia at Civic Center
TBD     Cars & Coffee
16     Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm
16     Twilight Dinner Cruise with Chamber
23     Bags-N-Brews

October
6     First Friday
8     Apple Fest
21     Trivia at Civic Center
21     Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
28     Witches' Walk & Costume Parade

November
3     First Friday
18     Trivia at Civic Center
25     Small Business Saturday

December
1     First Friday
1-3     Christmas in LeClaire    
2     Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk
2     First Saturday


 
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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.   


 
NEW! LeClaire Information Center
now open at 117 South Cody Road
HOURS:
Open 7 days a week
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday Noon-3pm

Voted Best Place to Take an Out-of-Town Guest in the 2016 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll for the 5th year in a row!
 
Go to 
www.visitleclaire.com/index2.html  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!
  • Monday - Cheese Quesadilla $5
  • Tuesday 2 Campechano Tacos $6
  • Wednesday - Diablo Chicken Salad $5
  • Thursday - 2 Chicken Enchiladas $6
  • Friday - 1/2 Torta Ahogada $6
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.leclaire.lib.ia.us 

LeClaire Community Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. All teens are welcome, and don't forget - your attendance earns you Service Learning Hours! Email Bailey Keimig at bkeimig@leclaireiowa.gov for more details.


Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12pm. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call (563) 289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

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 Cafe On-Going Events:
Happy Hour Monday-Saturday 3-6pm in the bar area only
  • Monday: Half Price martinis
  • Tuesday: 45 House Made Margaritas, $3 Street Tacos, $3 Chips and Guac
  • Wednesday: Half Price Wine Night and Live Music from 6:30-8:30pm
  • First Fridays: Live Music 8-11pm
  • Saturday: Open at 11am 

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! HOURS: open Monday - Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sundays 12:00-5:00pm. 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