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Spend time with the family enjoying free events and activities throughout Davenport! 
Do you have an event you want to add? Email [email protected]

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

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Fejervary Holiday Lights

Every night | Saturday, 11/26 – Sunday, 01/08  | 5-9:30PM

Shows last approximately 15 minutes. A new show starts every 30 minutes beginning at 5 PM with the last show starting at 9:30 PM. Parking and viewing areas can be found here.

Radio broadcast: Turn your radio to FM 107.5 to sync with the holiday lights’ music broadcast.

Please note: This is a park and watch event, not a drive or walk through event. 

Warning: This show may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

Vander Veer Conservatory Poinsettia & Light Display

Every day except Mondays Saturday, 11/26 – Sunday, 01/13

The annual holiday spectacular featuring countless poinsettias (and Paintsettias!), a multitude of lights, and extended Saturday evening hours.

The Great Poinsettia Give-Away is 1/14-1/15! 

Holiday Conservatory Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-4PM
Extended Hours Saturdays only 10AM-7PM on 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Closures  |  Saturday, 12/24 10AM-2PM; Closed 12/25 & 12/26



Letters to the North Pole

'Tis the Season! Your favorite Parks and Recreation department is working with the Big Guy (AKA Santa) and his helpers this season! Santa's helpers are hard at work helping him get ready for Christmas Eve night, but they want to hear from YOU! Kids of all ages can drop off Letters to the North Pole at 3 Davenport Parks and Recreation locations. In the week leading up to Christmas, keep an eye on your mailbox for a response from one of Santa's helpers!

Dates: Saturday, November 26-Thursday, December 15


  • Inside The River's Edge │ 700 W River Drive
  • Fejervary Learning Center (outside the Holiday Lights Display) │ 1800 W 12th Street
  • Inside Vander Veer Conservatory │ 215 W Central Park Ave


Movies in the Park (Indoor Winter Version)

Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic to enjoy a family-friendly evening INDOORS this winter at The River's Edge on the turf. Food sales and free activities will begin at 6PM.

Friday, 12/30  |  Movie Begins 7PM | The River's Edge - Turf Area
Ages: All ages
Fees: Free



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

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Cops and Cocoa

Join the Davenport Police Department and Police Association for Cops and Cocoa and enjoy free hot chocolate, conversation with officers, and the holiday lights at Vander Veer Park!

Tuesday | 12/6 | 5-7PM
Ages: All ages
Location: Vander Veer Conservatory
Fees: Free