It's All There...In LeClaire!

You'll always find fun things to do in LeClaire - First Friday, live music, wine tastings, Riverboat Twilight cruises, even adult Big Wheel races and a Cody Roadeo! Enjoy shopping, touring, wining, and dining every day! 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 

SEPTEMBER:
Wednesday, September 5, 3-11pm: Faithful Pilot has half-price wine night and Live Music from 6:30-8:30pm by Lewis Knudsen.

Friday, September 7, 5-11pm:  FIRST FRIDAY fun in LeClaire!
* Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
* Bela is open late with food and drink samples.
* Blue Iguana is celebrating with drink specials and DJ Flacko.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm.
* Green Tree Brewery has live music by Doug Brundies from 8-11pm.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.
* Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House - celebrate First Friday with samples of cherry fudge and cherry upside down cake from Chef Steph from 5-8pm, 15% off a bottle with cocktail purchase, and live music by Avey/Grouws Duo 7-10pm.
* Razzleberries is open late.
* Royal-Tea is open until 6pm.
* The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 7pm.
* Steventon's has live music by Jef Spradley from 6-9pm.
* Ulmie's Nest is open until 6pm with 15% off all GroVia products, as well as some giveaways. 
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music on their patio by Corey Wallace from 5-8pm. They are open until 9pm.

Friday, September 7, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Jef Spradley on their patio with a river view.

Saturday, September 8, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Molly Durnin.

Sunday, September 9, 4-7pm: Blue Iguana is having a Tardeada (afternoon party). Enjoy live music from 4-7pm!

Monday, September 10, 6-8pm: Mini Macrame Plant Holder event at the Crane & Pelican Café, 127 S. 2 nd Street. Join Jeanie of Driftwood Family Studios and learn how to make a mini macrame plant hanger! Perfect for beginners! You'll learn how to create your very own darling plant holder in the color of your choice. We'll even give you a 2½ inch cement pot with artificial succulent in it! This is very small. The entire piece is about 10 inches long. All materials included. Grab a bite to eat and a beverage while you work! Call Mary for more information at 563-323-1985 or find the event online: https://www.craftedqc.com/events/leclaire-mini-macrame-plant-holder    or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1844195299001142/ 

Wednesday, September 12, 3-11pm: Faithful Pilot has half-price wine night and Live Music from 6:30-8:30pm by Jordan Danielsen.

Friday, September 14, 4-8pm: Youth Evening at Royal Tea. Youth-centered night of music and community. Join Royal-Tea for a night of live music, relaxing and socializing as they bring together young people from youth groups all around the Quad City area and any other teens for a night under the stars in the beautiful town of LeClaire. * 4-6pm Live Music. * 6-8pm Bonfire . Free Hot dogs and S'mores. * Tea, Coffee, Frappes and Hot Chocolate - New Fall drinks available! * Message from pastor Anthony Flanigan .

Friday, September 14, 5-8pm:Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music on their patio by Joie Booth & Tony Brown.

Friday, September 14, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Jordan Danielsen on their patio with a river view.

Friday, September 14, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has  Rock Star BINGO. Play for a chance to win prizes!

Saturday, September 15, 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, September 15, 11am and 1pm: Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises. $20 adults, $12 children 14 and 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. Complimentary coffee, tea, lemonade and water are available. There will be no food or snacks available, however, passengers are welcome to bring a sack lunch aboard. Sorry no coolers allowed. For online cruise reservations, go to: www.riverboattwilight.com 

Saturday, September 15, 1pm: LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Buffalo Bill Museum for the  NEW Replica Schoolroom Addition. Everyone Welcome!
 
Saturday, September 15, 5pm: Riverboat Twilight Dinner Cruise sponsored by the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a 3-hour cruise out of LeClaire and dinner with your friends and family! Dinner is beef brisket, potato, vegetable, salad and dessert. Complimentary coffee, iced tea, and lemonade. Cash bar is available on the third deck. Seating for dinner is open and first come first serve. Boarding begins at 4pm, cruise leaves promptly at 5pm. Get your tickets today; this is a once-a-year, very popular cruise! www.riverboattwilight.com   or call 800-331-1467 for advance tickets; $45 per person.  

Saturday, September 15, 6-8pm: Riverside Foursquare Church on Purpose Movie Night. The first movie night of the season with Alvin and the Chipmunks! Interactive movies have tasks, actions, and snacks! Free Fun!   

Saturday, September 15, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Bobby Ray Bunch and Brad Love.

Sunday, September 16, Noon-5pm: Buffalo Bill Museum - Open House to Celebrate the Replica Schoolroom Addition. Admission is FREE to the museum that day and there will be light refreshments!
 
Wednesday, September 19, 3-11pm: Faithful Pilot has half-price wine night and Live Music from 6:30-8:30pm by Bobby Ray Bunch.

Thursday, September 20: Bamboo Baby - Bring a friend or two and have fun blending essential oils for Baby, Kids and Moms!  They'll provide all of the "recipes" and ingredients for common health and well-being roller balls. These will include teething relief, tummy, sleep, and mood boosters for Babies and Kids as well as Lactation support and Mood boosters for Moms and Moms-to-be! While blending, enjoy a glass of wine or a mock-tail, girl talk and shopping for yourself and littles! Hand massages offered, too! Each roller ball made is $6 (normal retail $10). Please be sure to reserve your spot so we have enough supplies! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/476817716148275/   to reserve.
 
Friday, September 21, 5-8pm:Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music on their patio by Dry.

Friday, September 21, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Lewis Knudsen on their patio with a river view.

Friday, September 21, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Angela Meyer.

Saturday, September 22, 6pm/7pm: Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center. The first trivia benefits LeClaire Youth Baseball and Softball. Doors open at 6pm to serve food with Trivia starting at 7pm. $10 per person / 8 people (maximum) at a table. 10 mulligans for $10 and also a double down for $10 which doubles your points on one game. To reserve tables, call Debbie at 563-349-4403 or e-mail smith5grand@gmail.com

Saturday, September 22, 8-11pm: 129 has live music by Dave Ellis.

Tuesday, September 25, 5-7pm: 129 is hosting  Tuesday Tasting. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve a glass!

Friday, September 28, 5-8pm:Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music on their patio by Milltown.

Friday, September 28, 6-9pm: Steventon's has live music by Douglas & Tucker on their patio with a river view.

Saturday, September 29, 2-5pm: Big Wheels Keep on Turnin' - adult* Big Wheel races hosted by the River Valley Optimist Club. Want to bring back childhood memories for a good cause? Come out to the adult big wheel races and enjoy the afternoon with friends! Teams of 4 will compete in a relay style course for top prize. There will be a team costume contest and much more. More information to follow with event registration! Mark your calendars now and get 3 of your closest (and most fun) friends to join you in helping make a positive impact on the children in Pleasant Valley & LeClaire. *Teams have a minimum age requirement of 21 for this event.

Saturday, September 29, 2-6pm: Come ride with the Mississippi River Distilling Company at the CODY ROADEO! They'll have whiskey, delicious cocktails, a mechanical bull, old westerns on the big screen in the distillery, music, and fun. Get your picture with Buffalo Bill and have a blast overlooking the Mississippi River. They'll release their special seasonal "Stone Fence" apple cider whiskey. Just like Buffalo Bill used to love - real apple cider and rye whiskey for the perfect cocktail in a bottle.
Prizes for best hat and best western attire! Get a special advance VIP package and save! www.facebook.com/events/2110888979228972/ 

Saturday, September 29, 8-11pm: 129 has live music by Scott Stowe.

OCTOBER:
Friday, October 5, 5:30pm: Ulmie's Nest LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 316 N. Cody Road. Ulmie's Nest strives to provide safe, nurturing and eco-friendly products, so families can nurture those in their nest. They specialize in products made with safe materials that also assist in engaging little minds. ulmiesnest@gmail.com , https://ulmies-nest.myshopify.com 

Other news:
Divine Dezigns by LauraLee has sales! 30% off all in-stock wood monograms. Remaining stock of birdhouses and bird feeders are $20 each! Everything in the lower level, except furniture, is 30% off. They have a huge clearance section - everything is priced as marked.

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! Check out their July sale - 11% off all furniture!

The Little Deli is open now at 204 Jones Street; 10am to 4pm daily and closed on Monday. They will take "call ahead" orders, and get them out quickly for people with a short lunchtime. Call 563-289-1905.

 

 

Save the Date!

 

 

September

 

  • First Friday
  • 15  Cars & Coffee
  • 15  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises, 11am, 1pm
  • 15  Riverboat Twilight Dinner Cruise, 5pm
  • 22  Trivia at the Civic Center
  • 29  Adult Big Wheel Races
  • 29  Cody Roadeo

 

October

 

  • First Friday
  • 14  Apple Fest
  • 20  Cars & Coffee
  • 20  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
  • 20  Shops With Hops
  • 20  Trivia at the Civic Center
  • 27  Witches' Walk

 

November

 

  • First Friday
  • 17  Trivia at the Civic Center
  • 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 Out-of-Town Guests"  in the 2018 Quad City Times Reader's Choice Poll for the 7th 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

129  has $6 burger baskets on Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm.

 
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.