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Spend time with the family enjoying free events and activities throughout Davenport! 

Activity and event details are listed below!
Check back often as we are always updating the page as new events or activities are added.

YouthFest 2023


Earth Day Clean Up

Lend a hand in celebration of Earth Day at Duck Creek Park!

Start your day off with a spring cleanup throughout the park and woods and get more familiar with your local ecosystems. Our goal is to remove excess woody plants and early spring invasive plants from the forest understory. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed shoes; gloves and tools will be provided! 

All ages are welcome but children must have adult supervision.

Saturday, 4/22  | 8AM-12PM
Location: Duck Creek Park & Trail

Get Out and Trail (GOAT)

Bike, hike, walk, or roll; it doesn't matter how, just Get Out And Trail this May for National Bike Month, National Walking Month and National Runners Month!

Explore QC trails with family and friends this Mother’s Day weekend! Travel the trails on both sides of the Mississippi and drop by hosted GOAT Stops for refreshments and activities. This is a pet-friendly event, so we encourage you to bring your pets (leashed) out on the trails too! No registration required. 

Saturday, 5/13  | 9AM-1PM

Location:  QC Trails (Find trailheads at:

Movies in the Park

Back by popular demand - Davenport Parks and Recreation are excited to present FREE Movies in the Park! Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic to enjoy a family-friendly evening under the stars. Food sales and free activities will begin at 6PM; movie begins at sunset. No registration required.

In the event of rain, the event will be canceled. Cancellations will be made by 3pm, the day of the movie. Please continue to check our website and Facebook for updates.

Fridays | 6PM
5/19 | Sing |  LeClaire Park
6/23 | The Lorax |  Annie Wittenmyer Complex
7/21 | Sing 2 |  LeClaire Park
9/8 | People's Choice-voting opens in August | Annie Wittenmyer Complex

Ages: All ages
Fees: Free

Fejervary Family Fun Days

Every third Saturday Fejervary Learning Center will host free family activities. Each day will have a special theme to make each one different and unique. We will be hosting family activities, local vendors, nature crafts, and more!

Saturdays | 12-3PM
5/20 | Kids to Parks Day
6/17 |Kick Off to Summer
8/19 |Back 2 School Bash
9/16 | Harvest Fest
Ages: All ages
Location: Fejervary Learning Center
Fees: Free

YouthFest 2023

Explore the natural play features while enjoying music and visiting with over 30 vendors promoting fun-filled summer activities! YouthFest is a yearly celebration sponsored by Davenport Parks and Recreation and Davenport Community Schools to encourage youth involvement in constructive summer activities. Participants will enjoy hands-on games, activities, and interactive displays. End the day cooling off at Fejervary Pool - general admission prices apply for the pool.

Wednesday, 7/13 | 8:30AM-1PM
Ages: All ages
Location: Fejervary Learning Center
Fees: Free

Quad City Wind Ensemble
The Quad City Wind Ensemble is partnering with Davenport Parks and Recreation to bring pop up performances at Vander Veer Botanical Park in the Enabling Garden.

For pop up performance dates and times, visit QC Wind Ensemble's Facebook page.

staff sit outside library van

Spring & Summer programming is being finalized. More details coming soon. Check back right here!

Party in the Park

Community Egg Hunt

Join the City of Davenport for the 2nd Annual Community Egg Hunt! The event will be held in the open lawn located south of Gabe’s All-Inclusive Play Village. Participants will have a chance to earn prizes. 

Where: Vander Veer Botanical Park | 215 West Central Park Avenue

When: Saturday, April 8 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Who: Age groups include: 3yrs. & under | 4-7yrs. |8-10yrs.

QC River Bandits City of Davenport Game Nights

City of Davenport night at the Quad-City River Bandits game offers up plenty of fun on a Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Catch the first pitch at 6:30 p.m.

Pick up your free vouchers to redeem for general admission tickets from the Davenport Parks and Recreation table at community events or The River’s Edge after May 1!

Friday, 6/9 | Fort Wayne TinCaps
Friday, 8/18 | Beloit Sky Carp

Ages: All
Location: Modern Woodmen Park
Fees: Free-must redeem vouchers for tickets at Modern Woodmen Box Office

River Front Concert Series
Schedule and more details to come soon!
Red, White & BOOM!

See the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River! Check out the Kids Zone hosted by Davenport Parks and Recreation with fun activities, games, and bounce houses. 

Location: Davenport River Front - LeClaire Park | 400 Beiderbecke Dr.

When: Monday, July 3, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Have a friend you like playing Bags with? Like supporting Davenport youth? Sign up for the Red, White, and Bags Tournament! 

This annual fundraising Bags Tournament is open to teams of two adults (18+) to compete in a double elimination tournament during the Red, White, & Boom festivities. Games will be best 2 out of 3 to a score of 21. The winning team wins a cash prize!

Registration for this tournament is $50 per team. Team match times will be determined after the registration deadline passes on 5/31. Only team captain needs to register!

Location: Quinlan Court |101 E River Dr

Register HERE!

Cops and Cones

Back again this summer at Vander Veer Botanical Park! Stay tuned for details.