Spring Bucket List | In & Around the Quad Cities


Embark on an adventure this spring with our Quad Cities Spring Bingo Sheet! From exploring the vibrant shelves of our local libraries to revitalizing your home with a spring cleaning day, every activity promises joy and excitement for the whole family. Dive into the heart of our community by shopping locally and discovering hidden gems scattered across the Quad Cities area. Need some inspiration?

Quad Cities Mom has curated a treasure trove of local spring activities to ignite your imagination and guide you through completing your bingo card. So gather your loved ones, embrace the spirit of discovery, and conquer each square. Complete your bingo card and head to the Fun Station to claim your well-deserved prize. Let’s make this spring unforgettable, one adventure at a time!


Visit a Farmers’ Market:

Visiting a local farmers’ market in the Quad Cities during spring is a delightful experience, offering a feast for the senses. As you wander through stalls brimming with fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and locally-made treats, you’ll discover the vibrant colors and flavors of the season while supporting the community’s growers and makers.

Go for a Bike Ride:

The Quad Cities boast an extensive network of hiking and biking trails that wind through picturesque landscapes and urban centers. From the scenic beauty of the Mississippi River Greenway to the historic charm of the Great River Trail, outdoor enthusiasts can explore diverse terrain while soaking in the sights and sounds of spring.

Have a Picnic in a Park:

Embrace the essence of spring by packing a delightful picnic basket and heading to one of the Quad Cities’ scenic parks. With lush greenery, blooming flowers, and the gentle breeze off the Mississippi River, the parks offer the perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon.

Go to a Craft Fair or Make a Craft:

Visiting a craft fair in the Quad Cities during springtime is a delightful way to immerse yourself in the region’s artisanal spirit. Whether you’re seeking one-of-a-kind treasures or simply enjoying the ambiance, a trip to the craft fair promises a memorable experience for all.

Attend a Baseball Game:

From the crack of the bat to the cheers of the crowd, the atmosphere at Modern Woodmen Park is electric. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just there for the peanuts and cracker jacks, catching a game under the warm spring sun is a cherished pastime in the Quad Cities.

Go on a Family Road Trip:

Plan a weekend getaway to explore a new town, visit family or friends, or simply enjoy the scenic routes and roadside attractions along the way.

Have a Spring Clean-Up Day:

Declutter and refresh your home with a spring clean-up day. Get the whole family involved in organizing, cleaning, and donating items to those in need.

Go on a Scavenger Hunt:

Create a spring-themed scavenger hunt in your backyard or local park, searching for signs of new life, like budding flowers, insects, and animals. Download our printable below!

Attend a Community Garage Sale:

Embrace the communal spirit of spring in the Quad Cities by joining the lively atmosphere of a community garage sale. As neighbors come together to declutter and find treasures, you’ll have the chance to discover unique items, connect with locals, and soak in the vibrant energy of the season.

Visit a Botanical Garden:

Visiting a botanical garden in the Quad Cities during spring is an enchanting experience that offers a symphony of colors and fragrances. Amidst meticulously curated landscapes, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of blooming flowers, tranquil ponds, and verdant greenery, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Eat or Drink Locally:

Savor the flavors of our community by indulging in the culinary delights offered by our local coffee shops, restaurants, wineries, and breweries. From freshly brewed artisanal coffees to savory dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients, there’s something to delight every palate. We’ve also compiled our top places for non-alcoholic beverages. Don’t miss out on our Kids Eat Free or Discounted guide, ensuring families can enjoy delicious meals together without breaking the bank.

Shop Local:

Discover the charm and authenticity of the Quad Cities by embracing the ethos of shopping local. From quaint boutiques to bustling markets, our community is brimming with unique treasures waiting to be uncovered. By supporting local artisans, entrepreneurs, and businesses, you not only find one-of-a-kind items but also contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of our neighborhoods. So, join us in celebrating the spirit of community and craftsmanship as you explore the rich tapestry of offerings right here in the Quad Cities.

Read a Book From the Library:

Embark on a journey of knowledge and imagination at our local libraries in the Quad Cities. Whether you seek a quiet retreat for reading, engaging programs for the family, or resources for learning and discovery, our libraries offer a wealth of opportunities for all ages. Dive into the pages of a captivating story, explore the vast realms of information, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning in the heart of our community’s literary havens.

Rainy day? Check out these Indoor Play Zones!

Indoor playgrounds are the ultimate savior for parents facing another rainy day or unforeseen weather woes. Designed to entertain and tire out even the most energetic children, these havens provide a refuge for those moments when sunscreen is forgotten or rain boots go missing. Say goodbye to makeshift living room adventures and embrace the joy of safe, weather-proof fun for the whole family. Check out this Indoor Play Activity Guide for Families in the QCA!

Special thank you to The Fun Station for sponsoring our Spring Bucket List Bingo. This Spring, we challenge you and your family to complete your bingo card and then redeem your prize by heading to The Fun Station!*

*Terms and conditions apply. This offer is valid through June 30, 2024. This offer is redeemable at The Fun Station — Quad Cities only.

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