Join us for special wine tastings, live music, fun events at the Library, and more! On Memorial Day weekend, have fun touring the Iowa History 101 RV or take a sightseeing cruise on the Twilight Riverboat! You can attend our Memorial Day service and visit the Scott County Freedom Rock, too. 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:
It's all there in LeClaire!
Now through the end of May - Letty's Designs & Home Décor: FREE give away! Bridal bouquet valued at $200. TAG a friend on their Facebook post to be entered.
Friday, May 19, 5:45pm: LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for renovated Veteran's Memorial Complex. To commemorate the most recent updates to Vet's Plex Park (425 North 3rd Street) in LeClaire, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held. The contractor that completed the work, Murf's Turf, and received third place in an improvement project has donated cookies for the event. The ribbon cutting will take place prior to the kick-off of the softball season. The Vet's Plex is home to the LeClaire Youth Baseball & Softball program, which has 225 kids for the 2017 season with ages ranging from 4 to 14. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, LeClaire's Happy Joe's softball team will take on Donahue on the upper field, and LeClaire's 33 Carpenter baseball team will take on BPV's MVP team on the lower field.
Friday, May 19, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Dave Ellis.
Saturday, May 20, 8am: Tour de LeClaire Big Wheel Races and Pancake Breakfast. River Valley Optimist Club is sponsoring
Big Wheel Races for all children 3-6 years old. Children will be divided into two age brackets - 3-4 year old age division and 5-6 year old age division. All Big Wheels needed for the race will be provided. The race is FREE for all participating children. All participant names will be placed in a drawing to win one of the big wheels. 5 names will be drawn!
Open Registration will begin at 8am. Races begin at 9am. Speed up the check in process by registering in advance. For registration form, please private message the River Valley Optimist Club's Facebook page.
Pancake Breakfast begins at 8am. Come join them for some fuel before the races! Donations will be accepted
Saturday, May 20: LiveFit with Lupus "Hills of the QC" Race & Festival
2017 Live Fit With Lupus Run - 1 mile, 10K, 5K and ½ Marathon Race at the Black Watch Room (at Pebble Creek Golf Course, 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, Iowa. After the race enjoy a Post Party Event with live entertainment, vendors and other activities. To register for the race or more information:
Saturday, May 20, 11am: LeClaire Community Library - Project re-Fashion (The "B" Series). Join them for the second installment of their Adult/Teen sewing program! In this class they will make bracelets! Class size limited to 16. Must be ages 14 and up. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
Saturday, May 20, 7pm: LeClaire Lions Club Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center. Doors open at 6:15pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. $10 per person; 6-8 people per table. Doors prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to the LeClaire Lions Club. For reservations call Debbie at 563-349-4403.
Saturday, May 20, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Rob and Gary.
Sunday, May 21, 3-5pm: Faithful Pilot wine tasting 15 wines for $15. 563-289-4156.
Tuesday, May 23, 6:30pm: Green Tree Brewery (309 N. Cody Road) has their monthly Quad City Mallards Booster Club Euchre Tournament. Enjoy
friendly cards, raffles, and tons of fun! Half of the total entry fees go back to the players as prize money. Cost is $10 per person.
Wednesday, May 24, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month we'll be reading
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Books are available at the library's circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through their RiverShare Digital Library Catalog. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
Thursday, May 25, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Books BeTween Bites. Calling everyone in 4th-6th grade! Join them if you like reading, hanging out with cool people, & having fun. Pick up your copy of Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson at the library & join us to discuss the book, eat snacks, and meet some REAL roller derby players! 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
May 26, 27, 29, 30, 10am-4pm; May 28, Noon-4pm: Iowa History 101 RV on the Levee in LeClaire. The State Historical Society of Iowa's new "Iowa History 101" mobile museum is a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state's highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called "Iowa History 101" and is filled with artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection. Like a visit to your grandparents' attic, the exhibition unpacks stories of Iowa's past with nearly 50 artifacts, including:
- A battered hat from a coal miner in Boone
- A 1917 prototype of the state flag designed by Dixie Cornell Gebhardt of Knoxville
- The pen Gov. William Harding used to sign the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote
- A basketball jersey Lynne Lorenzen wore during her glory days at Ventura High School
- An Olympic medal from sprinter Natasha Kaiser-Brown of Des Moines
- A patch from a spacesuit worn by astronaut Peggy Whitson of Beaconsfield
As a bonus, Mike Wolfe, the creator and star of the hit television series "American Pickers," lent his voice and video talents to the exhibition's multimedia elements. A native of LeClaire, Wolfe has a long-standing interest in history and a knack for using artifacts to unlock its stories.
Friday, May 26, 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. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
Friday, May 26: Live music at Wide River Winery Courtyard by the Lonely Goats.
Friday-Monday, May 26-29: Twilight Riverboat Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
$16 adults, $8 children (4-12), Free 3 & under but must have a ticket. 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:
Saturday, May 27, 10am-2pm: LuLaRoe Vendor Event. Come have a fun night with wine tasting with Wide River Winery and LuLaRoe Vendors. Also, there will be Glitz & Glam, Tupperware, and Mary Kay. Holiday Inn Express, 1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW. 309-945-3621
Saturday, May 27, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Jordan Danielsen.
Monday, May 29, Memorial Day:
The American Legion Buffalo Bill Post #347, with the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Pleasant Valley School District invite you to attend Memorial Day Services in LeClaire. Events start at LeClaire's Glendale Cemetery on Monday, May 29 from 10:15-10:30am. The placing of a wreath at the Cemetery's Flag Memorial will be followed by events at the Bridgeview Elementary School gymnasium at 11am. The welcome will be given by Mayor Ray Allen. Returning as guest speaker is U.S. Army Brigadier General Richard B. Dix, Commanding General of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command at the Rock Island Arsenal. Music is being provided by the P.V.H.S. award-winning band. Come join us as we honor those who have served.
Open on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017
- Antique Archaeology: 10am-6pm
- Artswork: 10am-5pm
- Bela: 10am-5pm
- Buffalo Bill Museum: 9am-5pm
- Divine Dezigns: 10am-5pm
- Dwellings: 10am-3pm
- Green Tree Brewery: Noon-10pm
- Isabel Bloom: 11am-3pm
- LeClaire Olive Oil Company: 10am-6pm
- Mississippi River Distilling Company: 10am-5pm
- Unique Creations & Sassy Pants Boutique: 10am-5pm
- Urban Classic: 11am-4pm
- Wide River Winery Tasting Room: 11am-6pm
Tuesday, May 30, 5-7pm: Join 129 for "Tuesday Tasting". $15 for 10 wines. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve your glass!
Tuesday, May 30, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Preschool Explorers. Explore a new science theme each month at the library - May's theme is Music & Sound! Come in for a fun story time and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Story time and is best for children aged 3-7. 563-289-4242 ext. 4, 323 Wisconsin St., LeClaire.
Friday, June 2, 5-8pm: First Friday in downtown LeClaire, IA.
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.
Friday, June 2, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by The Ripplers.
Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, 9am-4pm: Citywide Garage Sales in LeClaire, Iowa. Great sales all over town!
Wednesday, June 7, 4-8pm:
Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event - Let's Go Girls w/Rhonda. This Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event will be held at LeClaire Holiday Inn Express (1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW) on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Vendors: Gliz & Glam, Mary Kay, Tupperware, and more. A wine night along with a little shopping for that ladies' night out. Contact Rhonda at 309-945-3621 for more information.
Friday, June 9, 5:30-6:30pm: Join us at the NEW LeClaire Information Center, 117 South Cody Road, for the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting & Open House. Everyone is welcome!
Friday, June 9, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by the Whoozdads.
Wednesday, June 14, 4-8pm:
Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event. This Wine Women Wednesday Vendor Event will be held at LeClaire Holiday Inn Express (1201 Canal Shore Dr. SW). This is a monthly event for LuLaRoe; they will have several vendors for LLR, Glitz & Glam, Tupperware, Mary Kay, plus Wine. What a great night out - Wine and Shopping with Direct Sales. Contact Rhonda at 309-945-3621 for more information.
Friday, June 16, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by Tapestry.
Saturday, June 17: 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 1-½ 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:
Friday, June 23, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by Bobby Ray Bunch.
Friday, June 30, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by the Danny Whitson Band.
2017 Save the Date!
20 LiveFit with Lupus "Hills of the QC" Race & Festival
20 RVOC Big Wheel Races & Pancake Breakfast
20 Trivia at Civic Center
26-30 Iowa History 101 RV
26-29 Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
2 First Friday
2 Live music at the Wide River Winery Tasting Room
2-3 City-wide Garage Sales
10 Food Truck Fight on the Levee
TBD Cars & Coffee
10th Annual John Boesch Memorial Golf Outing for Museum
17 Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
7 First Friday
TBD Cars & Coffee
15 Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
4 First Friday
5 Heartland British Auto Fest
10-12 Tug Fest
TBD Cars & Coffee
19 Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
26 Vettes on the River
1 First Friday
16 Trivia at Civic Center
TBD Cars & Coffee
16 Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm
16 Twilight Dinner Cruise with Chamber
6 First Friday
8 Apple Fest
21 Trivia at Civic Center
21 Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm 3pm
28 Witches' Walk & Costume Parade
3 First Friday
18 Trivia at Civic Center
25 Small Business Saturday
1 First Friday
1-3 Christmas in LeClaire
2 Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk
2 First Saturday