It's All There...In LeClaire!

Join us for Cars & Coffee, sightseeing cruises on the Twilight Riverboat, 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! 
 
JULY
Thursday, July 13, 6pm: Wine With Friends at Faithful Pilot. Bring your favorite bottle to share with all! No Corkage Fee. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.
 
Friday & Saturday, July 14 & 15, 8am-4pm: Expressions in Threads Fabriganza. This sale is so huge they have to rent another building! Join them at the LeClaire Civic Center, 127 South Cody Road for special fabric groupings at $4, $6 and $8 per yard. Finish the bolt and get an additional $1 off per yard! They'll have marked down wide backings, panels and more! 563-289-1447.
 
Friday, July 14: Blue Iguana's Drink of the Day is the Wanna Iguana for $4!
 
Friday, July 14, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by the Rose 'N Thorns in their courtyard.
 
Friday, July 14, 6-9pm: Steventon's Sunset Concert with Daniel Stratman.
 
Friday, July 14, 8-11pm: Live music at Green Tree Brewery with Doug Brundies' Big Acoustic Show.
 
Saturday, July 15, 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/2sy8bJq
 
Saturday, July 15: 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, July 15, 4-7pm: The Mississippi River Distilling Co.'s Cody Road Cocktail House has music by Gary Pearson & Rob Dahms of the Night People and food from Crane & Pelican.
 
Saturday, July 15, 8-11pm: Live music at Green Tree Brewery by the Blackstone's Acoustic Trio.
 
Wednesday, July 19: Blue Iguana is celebrating National Daiquiri Day! Choose any flavor 24oz $5 or 16oz / $3!
 
Thursday, July 20, 6pm: Wine Dinner at Faithful Pilot. 4 Course Wine Dinner with Garage Wine Co. $50 per person. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.
 
Friday, July 21: Blue Iguana's Drink of the Day is the Cody Road for $4!
 
Friday, July 21, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by the Flash in a Pan in their courtyard.
 
Friday, July 21, 6-9pm: Steventon's Sunset Concert with Dan Peart.
 
Saturday, July 22, 4-7pm: The Mississippi River Distilling Co.'s Cody Road Cocktail House has music by Bobby Ray Bunch & Brad Love and food from Faithful Pilot.
 
Sunday, July 23, 3-5pm: Wine tasting at Faithful Pilot. 15 wines and snacks for $15. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.
  
Monday, July 24: It's National Tequila Day! What better reason to join Blue Iguana for your favorite tequila cocktail!
 
Tuesday, July 25, 5-7pm: Join 129 for "Tuesday Tasting". $15 for 10 wines. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve your glass!
 
Thursday, July 27, 6pm: Join Faithful Pilot for Tony's Wine Class. Big Wines from Little Known Grapes. 4 Flights; $35 per person. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.
 
Friday, July 28: Blue Iguana's Drink of the Day is the Mango Madness Margarita! 24 oz. $8 / 16 oz. $6 (all day).
 
Friday, July 28, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by the Jordan Danielsen in their courtyard.
 
Friday, July 28, 6-9pm: Steventon's Sunset Concert with Lewis Knudsen.
 
Saturday, July 29, 4-7pm: The Mississippi River Distilling Co.'s Cody Road Cocktail House has music by Ryan Burchett & The Moonshiners and food from Bierstube.
 
Sunday, July 30: Raspberry Cheesecake Chimichangas are $3 each today at Blue Iguana. Happy Cheesecake Day!
 
Join in on the fun at the LeClaire Community Library in July!
For more information, contact: LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, 563-289-4242, opt. 4, afry@leclaireiowa.gov and www.leclairelibrary.org 
 
  • Wednesday, July 12, 1:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Sew Cool. Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Now is your chance! Check out the latest Tinker Lab station and learn how to sew using a machine and your hands. Drop in throughout the month to see a T-Shirt quilt progress with Karen, a Friend of the Library.
  • Wednesday, July 12, 3pm: LeClaire Community Library - Crafternoon. Make a new craft every week at the library! This drop-in program is fun for all ages. Join them every Wednesday in July from 3-4pm.
  • Thursday, July 13, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library - Mini Makers. An experience-based toddler art program to listen to a story, play, create, & grow with a variety of fun materials. Best for ages 10 months-3 years, though all are welcome. Join them every Thursday morning in July at 10:30am.
  • Thursday, July 13, 3:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Jumpstart Kindergarten. Is your little one going into Kindergarten? Drop in on this fun, self-guided workshop to practice important kindergarten readiness skills! Every Thursday in July from 3:30-5:30pm.
AUGUST
Friday, August 4, 5-Midnight: 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 and drink specials.
  • Faithful Pilot has live music 8-11pm.
  • Green Tree Brewery has live music from 8-11pm.
  • 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 8pm.
  • Steventon's Sunset Concert with is from 6-9pm.
  • Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music in their courtyard.
Saturday, August 5, 9am-3pm: The Heartland British Auto Fest is on the Levee with all British cars! For more information, go to www.qcbac.com 
 
Thursday-Saturday, August 10-12: Tug Fest. For more information, go to www.tugfest.com 
 
Friday, August 18, 8pm: Laugh in LeClaire at The Black Watch Room, 3851 195th Streetfeaturing 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.
 
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 26, 8am-4pm: Vettes on the River. Join us for a huge all-Corvette car show on the beautiful riverfront in LeClaire! For more information, go to www.vettesontheriver.com 
  
2017 Save the Date!
August
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

September
1          First Friday
16        Trivia at Civic Center
TBD    Cars & Coffee
TBD    Dogtoberfest
16        Twilight Sightseeing Cruises | 11am 1pm
16        Twilight Dinner Cruise with Chamber

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.
 
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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