It's All There...In LeClaire!

Join us for the Food Truck Fight this weekend. Also find Rock Star Bingo, live music, wine tastings, and fresh merchandise at the shops! There are plenty of great spots to wine, dine, tour and shop every day in LeClaire. Be sure to browse the whole newsletter and start making plans to #VisitLeClaire today! More information about LeClaire, Iowa, can be found on our website at: www.visitleclaire.com.

June
Friday, June 21, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by Rob & Gary from The Night People. Robert Dahms and Gary Pearson have been friends and played music together for more than 50 years. They're part of the Quad Cities' legendary band The Night People, who their fans helped elect to the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! They've opened for hundreds of big time acts, including Jimi Hendrix, Herman's Hermits, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Tommy James, the Beach Boys and the Yards Birds to name a few.

Friday, June 21, 6-9pm: Steventon's Sunset Concert  with live music by Lewis Knudsen.

Friday, June 21, 6:30-8:30pm: Drift Away Studio's Painting on Barn Wood with Creative Vibes. Paint an adorable bird scene on barn wood for only $30. All materials included and you will receive step-by-step instruction. Board measures 16"x7". You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks of your choice to enjoy during class. A great girls night out! Go to www.driftawaystudio.com   to sign up.

Friday, June 21, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery has Rock Star Bingo. It's free to play for a chance to win beer!

Saturday, June 22, Noon-7pm: Food Truck Fight on the Levee. Enjoy a wide variety from 16 food trucks, ice cold beer & beverage tent, live music, bounce houses, face painter, balloon animals and more! Each food truck will feature a $2 sample item in addition to their full menu, and you decide the winner by dropping your voting token off at your favorite truck. $5 general admission; VIP tickets available. Visit www.foodtruckfight.com  for more details.

Saturday, June 22, 5-8pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House has live music on the patio by Doug Brundies.

Saturday, June 22, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Tony Hoeppner & Friends.

Sunday, June 23, 5-7pm: Green Tree Brewery has "The Office" Trivia. Petty behavior, zero productivity -
all in a week's work. FREE to play; up to 8 people per team. Win house cash & prizes. Get there early to grab a table!

Thursday, June 27, 6pm: Faithful Pilot Wine Class. The QC's only monthly wine & food educational experience is great for those who know wine - but better if you're just trying to know more. June is "Time in a Bottle - Aged Wines." 4 Flights $35. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot.

Friday, June 28, 5-8pm: Wide River Winery Tasting Room has live music by the Whoozdads. Whoozdads? is an acoustic quartet featuring veteran Quad Cities musicians Ron Wilson (bass, guitar), Tony Hoeppner (guitar, harmonica,) Rick Maddelien on Guitar, and Terry Hanson on Percussion. Feel good music is what they're all about.

Friday, June 28, 6-9pm: Steventon's Sunset Concert  with live music by Bobby Ray Bunch.

Friday, June 28, 8pm: Green Tree Brewery has Rock Star Bingo. It's free to play for a chance to win beer!

Saturday, June 29: Blue Iguana has live music by Sazon de Senora! Also, $3 aluminum tall boys of Miller Lite & Coors Light!
 
Saturday, June 29, 5-8pm: Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House has live music on the patio by Ed James.

Saturday, June 29, 5:30-8:30pm: Drift Away Studio's Dot Mandala Painting Class. You will learn how easy it is to create your own unique masterpiece - the possibilities are endless. This is a beginner-friendly project, no skills required. Liz will provide you with step by step instructions for you to create your own 5x5 mandala painting. You are welcome to bring any drinks and snacks in to enjoy during class! Gather your friends and have a fun night of creating. Cost is $40. Go to www.driftawaystudio.com  to sign up.

July
Friday, July 5, 5-11pm: First Friday Celebration. Enjoy live music, shops open late, food and drink specials and more!
Antique Archaeology is open until 6pm.
Bela has food and drink samples until 7pm.
Blue Iguana has Salsa Night with DJ Flacko.
The Faithful Pilot, 8-11pm: Live music.
Grasshoppers is open late.
Green Tree Brewery, 8-11pm: Live music.
LeClaire Olive Oil Co. will be open late.
Mississippi River Distilling Company:
  • 5-8pm: Free food samples with Chef Steph.
  • 5-8pm: Free cocktail sample of the month.
  • 7-10pm: Live music.
Razzleberries is open late.
The Shameless Chocoholic is open until 7pm.
Steventon's has live music from 6-9pm.
Wide River Winery Tasting Room, 5-8pm: Live music by Mo Carter & Company. Mo Carter & Company features Mo Carter on vocals/guitar/ukulele, Amy Foley on keys, Melinda Leasman on violin, and Andrew Ross on percussion. Together they create a beautiful blend of unique originals and creative covers. Like a freight train of energy, Mo Carter is known for her bold, soulful voice and charismatic live stage presence. This St. Louis native turned Quad Cities' staple has a dynamic stable of unique acoustic originals as well as a wide range of creative covers.

Saturday, July 20, 11am, 1pm, 3pm: Riverboat Twilight 1-1/2 hour Sightseeing Cruises. Advance tickets and information can be found at: http://riverboattwilight.com 

NEW DATE: Saturday, July 27, 8-11am: Cars & Coffee - Bring your favorite ride to the beautiful riverfront Levee in LeClaire for an "all are welcome" social gathering. Be sure to grab coffee & donuts in LeClaire before heading to the Levee. Weather permitting, first in, first parked. Find "Cars and Coffee LeClaire" on Facebook for updates.

SAVE THE DATE:
July
First Friday
20  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
27  Cars & Coffee

August
First Friday
Heartland British Auto Fest
8-10  Tug Fest
17  Cars & Coffee
17  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
24  Vettes on the River
24  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises

September
First Friday
21  Cars & Coffee
21  Trivia at Civic Center
21  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises, 11am & 1pm
21  LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Riverboat Twilight Dinner Cruise

October
First Friday
13  Apple Fest
19  Cars & Coffee
19  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
19  Trivia at Civic Center
26  Witches' Walk

November
First Friday
16  Trivia at Civic Center
23  Shop Small Saturday

December
First Friday
6-8  Christmas in LeClaire
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k

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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: Noon -3pm daily
Weather Permitting 

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
 
NEW Blue Iguana Specials!
  • Tuesday: $7.50 - Any 2 Tacos any way you want them with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
  • Wednesday: $6 - Queso Quesadilla. Your choice of chicken or steak with Chihuahua and cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chipotle mayo with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
  • Thursday: $5 - Diablo Chicken Salad. Seared chicken in tomatillo sauce, jalapenos and cilantro mixed on a bed of lettuce, Chihuahua cheese, tomatoes, and avocado slices with a side of avocado ranch.
     
  • Friday: $8 - Torta. Full torta on pambazo bread with your choice of meat, queso, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, avocado slices and beans with your choice of rice, refried beans, or soup.
Steventon's Recurring events!
First Saturday Each Month - Prime Rib.
Every Tuesday - Half off Martinis.
Every Thursday - Half price bottles of wine.

Hungry Hobo: Don't forget about our family night special! Get a Baby Bo Meal for $1.99 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.