August Events Guide | In & Around the Quad Cities

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August marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year! How much have you checked off your Quad Cities Summer Bucket List | 2022?

Quad Cities has so many family-friendly events going on in the month of August to keep you and your family busy before heading back to school! Check out QC Moms Community Calendar for the full month of events! And don’t forget to check out the Summer Festival Guide for all the end of summer festivities such as the Mississippi Valley Fair, TugFest, QC Balloon Festival & more!


Back to School Bash – August 2 @ Whitewater Junction
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration
– August 6 @ Davenport Public Library
Back-to-School Kickoff – August 16 @ Blue Grass Branch Library
Fejervary Family Fun Days: Back 2 School Bash – August 20 @ Fejervary Learning Center


While we do our best to update links prior to publishing, please click the links below to make sure registration is still open and/or not full for the following events:

August 1
English/Spanish Bi-Lingual Storytime
Teen Microwave S’mores Bake-Off!

August 3
Mini Campfires
Toddler Tales: Sensing Nature
Sew Fun! Froggy Pincushions

August 4
Wine & Art: Painting in the Negative
Big/Little Book Club
Stories @ Main

August 5
Breakfast Nature Club

August 6
Scrapbooking
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration
Paint by Nature
Qigong & Sound Bath

August 8
Sunshine and Stories

August 9
August Southwest Craft – Take n Make

August 10
Yoga in Nature

August 12
Stories @ Main
Miss Independent [For Middle School Girls]

August 13
Youth Fishing Challenge

August 15
Sunshine and Stories

August 16
English/Spanish Bi-Lingual Storytime

August 18
Teen Kit Kat Challenge

August 19
Stories @ Main
SASS 1 [For High School Girls]

August 20
Bird Hike

August 22
Sunshine and Stories

August 26
Stories @ Main

August 27
Terrific Terrariums

August 29
Sunshine and Stories


– Summer Concerts –
Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series – every Thursday evening @ Bass Street Landing

Davenport Riverpalooza Concert Series – every Thursday evening @ Quinlan Court
Thursday Night Groove – every Thursday night starting August 18 @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park

– Movies in the Park –
Wizard of Oz – August 5 @ Annie Wittenmyer Complex
Coco – August 12 @ Prospect Park
The Mighty Ducks – August 19 @ Browning Park

– Party in the Park –
August 11 @ Ridgeview Park
August 18 @ Emeis Park

– Aquatic Centers –
Riverside Family Aquatic Center
Doggie Dunk – August 14 | 12 – 4p

Fejervary Aquatic Center
Wednesdays | BOGO Day | all-day

Annie Wittenmyer Aquatic Center
Thursdays | BOGO Day | all-day

Splash Landing Aquatic Center
Doggy Splash – August 28 | 5:30 – 7:30p (approx.)

Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center
Back to School Bash – August 2 | 12 – 5p

– Theatre Performances –
Ride the Cyclone – @ The Black Box Theatre | August 11 – 20 | $13

– Fairs & Festivals & Parades –
Mississippi Valley Fair | August 2 – 8 @ Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds

TugFest | August 11 – 13 @ LeClaire Levee

Moline 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration | August 22-29

Family Fun Day & Parade | August 27 @ MLK Center


River City Bandits Schedule

Farmers Markets


Below are links to a few summer and back-to-school-themed crafts and coloring pages!


As always, please let us know if we missed anything so we can add it and everyone can enjoy it!

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