It's All There...In LeClaire!

Beat the winter blues with fun in LeClaire this month! Enjoy First Friday and Taste of LeClaire. 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.

FEBRUARY:
Thursday, February 28, 6pm: Faithful Pilot Wine Class. Faithful Pilot announces an all new, all exciting, all fun Wine Class lineup for 2019! 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. 4 Flights $35. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot. Enjoy Great Food, Great Wine & Great Times!
FEBRUARY | Name The Wine Region | The "Tells" of Blind Tasting
MARCH | WINE-ing When The Weather Gets Great
APRIL | Continental Divide
MAY | The Judgment of Paris
JUNE | Time in a Bottle | Aged Wines

MARCH:
Friday, March 1, 5pm: Bela is celebrating their Grand Reopening with a LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 5pm and Open House until 8pm. Celebrate all weekend with complimentary snacks, drinks, and free giveaways. And join them for "Taste of LeClaire" on Saturday, March 2!

Friday, March 1: First Friday. We celebrate First Friday EVERY month!
* Bela is open until 8pm with Grand Reopening - snacks, drinks, and freebies! Ribbon Cutting at 5pm.
* Blue Iguana is celebrating with a drink special.
* Faithful Pilot has live music from 8-11pm with Bobby Ray Bunch and Brad Love.
* Grasshoppers is open late.
* Green Tree Brewery has live music from 8-11pm by Doug Brundies.
* LeClaire Olive Oil Co. is open late.
* Mississippi River Distilling Co. and Cody Road Cocktail House:
- Chef Steph will have Cody Road Barrel Old Fashioned Blondies Bourbon and Cody Road Maple Pork for you to try from 5-8pm.
- At the bar, try their new Cody Road Barrel Old Fashioned in a bottle and an Iowish Whiskey Sour to get you ready for St Patrick's Day.
- They'll have live music in the distillery from 7-10pm by Scott Stowe.
* Razzleberries is open late.
* The Shameless Chocoholic is open late with their Fudge Friday special - buy one block of fudge and get another one 1/2 off!
* Wide River Winery Tasting Room is open until 8pm with wine and savory dip samples.  

Saturday, March 2, 9am-5pm: Flea Market at the LeClaire Civic Center. Sample "What BBQ" from noon-5pm and enjoy live music by Jean Duncan and the Front Porch Pickers from 1-3pm.

Saturday, March 2, 1-4pm: Enjoy a "Taste of LeClaire!" Receive FREE food and/or beverage samples* from various shops, restaurants, and bars. Discover many great tastes during Taste of LeClaire!
*Participants and offerings subject to change without notice.
Participating businesses include:
Artswork - homemade cracker sample from The Crane & Pelican Cafe
Aunt Hatties - What BBQ & Bar King Cake sample
Bela - soup, bread, bon bons, and coffee mocha samples
Blue Iguana - Mexican Chili
Grasshoppers Gift Shop - dip and bread samples and Wooden Wheel wine tasting
Green Tree Brewery - 1 oz sample of any of their beer including Storm Chaser, the official craft beer of the Quad City Storm.
LeClaire Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream - Mint Marvel Sundae
LeClaire Olive Oil Co. - dips, mustards, jams, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
LeClaire Canning Co.
Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House - free samples on every tour (take a tour at the top of the hour). Also, enjoy $2 off their cocktails on tap (Millions of Peaches or Cody's Harvest).
Razzleberries Fine Gifts - Pickle
Riverview Roadhouse - Rum Chata Cheesecake shots
Royal-Tea - their NEW slightly carbonated tea
The Shameless Chocoholic - handmade candy sample
What BBQ & Bar - cornbread
Wide River Winery Tasting Room - wine samples paired with a savory dip.

Saturday, March 2, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Ruby & Donovan.

Friday, March 8, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer! What is Rock Star Bingo? Just like "regular" bingo, but they replace bingo numbers, like "B16", with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps - basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you're a winner! Presented by Think & Drink Entertainment

Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm: Cocktail Cinema at Mississippi River Distilling Company - "Old School". What would be more fun than enjoying a delicious cocktail on the distillery floor with a classic comedy? They have the cocktails, you bring your friends, some food or order a pizza. Movies are free of charge. No reservations.

Saturday, March 9, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Greg & Rich.

Sunday, March 10, 11am-6pm: Wide River Winery is hosting their "Luck of the Irish Wine Trail" at all three locations. $15 per person or $35 per person with party bus (16 tickets available for bus).
Small plates paired with 2 wines at each location. 1776 E. Deer Creek Rd., Clinton - Appetizer; 106 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire - Main course; 1128 Mound St., Davenport - Dessert. For more information and to purchase tickets go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2203959483191395/ 

Friday, March 15, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer! What is Rock Star Bingo? Just like "regular" bingo, but they replace bingo numbers, like "B16", with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps - basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you're a winner! Presented by Think & Drink Entertainment

Saturday, March 16, 2-5pm: Royal-Tea will have an open mic set up. Message them for a slot, or just show up ready to do your thing. Music, Poetry, and family friendly comedy are all welcome.

Saturday, March 16, 6pm/7pm: Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center . Doors open at 6pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. $10 per person / 8 people (maximum) at a table. 10 mulligans for $10 and a double down for $10 which doubles your points on one round. To reserve tables, call Debbie at 563-349-4403 or e-mail smith5grand@gmail.com

Saturday, March 16, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Chuck Murphy.

Tuesday, March 19, 6pm: Green Tree Brewery Euchre Night. Proceeds will be going to the "Todd Holliday benefit". $10 buy-in. Sign ups start at 6pm, games at 6:30pm. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as well as the "biggest loser".

Friday, March 22, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer! What is Rock Star Bingo? Just like "regular" bingo, but they replace bingo numbers, like "B16", with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps - basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you're a winner! Presented by Think & Drink Entertainment

Saturday, March 23, 7:30pm: Cocktail Cinema at Mississippi River Distilling Company - "Hot Tub Time Machine". What would be more fun than enjoying a delicious cocktail on the distillery floor with a classic comedy? They have the cocktails, you bring your friends, some food or order a pizza. Movies are free of charge. No reservations.

Saturday, March 23, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Tony Hoepner and Friends.

Sunday, March 24, 3-5pm: Faithful Pilot has 15 wines to taste for $15. The restaurant will be open until 8pm for regular dining. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve a glass for the wine tasting.

Tuesday, March 26, 5-7pm: 129 is hosting Tuesday Tasting. Call 563-729-1035 to reserve a glass!

Thursday, March 28, 6pm: Faithful Pilot Wine Class. Faithful Pilot announces an all new, all exciting, all fun Wine Class lineup for 2019! 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. 4 Flights $35. Call 563-289-4156 to reserve your spot. Enjoy Great Food, Great Wine & Great Times!
MARCH | WINE-ing When The Weather Gets Great
APRIL | Continental Divide
MAY | The Judgment of Paris
JUNE | Time in a Bottle | Aged Wines

Friday, March 29, 8pm: Rock Star Bingo at Green Tree Brewery. Do you know your music? Play Rock Star Bingo - no cost, Bingo cards provided, and you can win free beer! What is Rock Star Bingo? Just like "regular" bingo, but they replace bingo numbers, like "B16", with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps - basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you're a winner! Presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.

Saturday, March 30, 8-11pm: Green Tree Brewery has live music by Bobby Ray Bunch and Brad Love.

SAVE THE DATE:
March
First Friday
Taste of LeClaire
16  Trivia at Civic Center
April
First Friday
20  Cars & Coffee
20  Trivia at Civic Center
27  Wine Hop
May
First Friday & CED Celebration
KenTaco Derby
12  Riverboat Twilight Dinner Cruise
18  Cars & Coffee
18  Shops With Hops
18  Trivia at Civic Center
19  Riverboat Twilight Dinner Cruise
25-27  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
June
7-8  Citywide Garage Sales
First Friday
15  Cars & Coffee
15  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
22  Food Truck Fight
July
First Friday
20  Riverboat Twilight Sightseeing Cruises
20  Cars & Coffee
August
First Friday
Heartland British Auto Fest
8-10  Tug Fest
17  Cars & Coffee
17  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.

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.