• Now through April 30: Mississippi River Distilling Co. is hosting the 2015 LeClaire Cocktail Cruise. Through April, eight different bars and restaurants will have a showcase MRDC cocktail. You can try each one and get your cocktail "passport" stamped for chance to win monthly prizes. Plus, during First Friday, with any bottle sold, get a coupon for a free showcase cocktail! Get your Passport at The Crane & Pelican Café, Sneaky Pete’s Woodfire Grille, Steventon’s, Blue Iguana, 129, The Faithful Pilot Café and Spirits, Bierstube, or River Roadhouse today! www.LeClaireCocktails.com

  • Now through May 21: The LeClaire Community Library (323 Wisconsin Street) was selected as one of the locations around the Quad Cities to host one of the cellos for the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra’s 100 Years - 100 Cellos celebration. It’s to celebrate the Symphony’s 100th anniversary and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing with the QCSO on May 14. Each cello is uniquely decorated by artists or organizations and will be displayed throughout the Quad Cities mid-April to mid-May. The Library Community Library is the only public place that will be hosting one of these cellos in the City of LeClaire. www.leclairelibrary.org

  • Friday, April 17-25: Expressions In Threads will be having their 11th Birthday sale starting April 17th and running thru April 25th. 20% off all bolted fabric, special pricing on Sewing Machines, and lots more!

  • Saturday, April 18, 9-11am: Cars & Coffee in LeClaire. Bring your favorite ride and join them on the beautiful riverfront in LeClaire for an “all are welcome” social gathering. Be sure to grab coffee & donuts before heading down! Weather permitting. Are you a car aficionado? Join their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/groups/CarsandcoffeeLeClaire/  and keep up on all future Cars & Coffee events.

  • Saturday, April 18: Blue Iguana will be open at 10am for Cars & Coffee on the Levee.

  • Saturday, April 18: Jones St. Java House has specials for the Cars & Coffee group!

  • Saturday, April 18, 4-6pm: Hop on in for Wine Hop! Join us for a fun late afternoon of sippin’, shoppin’, & hoppin’ on Saturday, April 18 from 4-6pm at the First Annual LeClaire Wine Hop! Gather up your friends and come on out to sample local fare all while browsing your favorite downtown shops and boutiques! Wine tasting, bites, live music around town, shopping, and more – all in Downtown LeClaire! Start at the LeClaire Information Center (122 N. Cody Road) to purchase your Wine Hop commemorative wine glass for $20. Proceeds will benefit a LeClaire event during the holiday season. Must be 21 to participate and valid ID will be required. No advance ticket sales.

    Participating businesses and stores open during Wine Hop: 129, Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium, Blue Iguana, Faithful Pilot, Grasshopper’s, Isabel Bloom with Steventon’s, LeClaire Information Center with Bierstube, Renee Grae Gallery, Sneaky Pete’s, Unique Recycled Creations & Gifts, Wide River Winery, and more.


  • Saturday, April 18: Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road. Doors open at 6:30pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. 8-person teams; $10 per person. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Mulligans are 10 for $10. Each team may bring its own snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. A lasagna dinner with tossed salad, garlic bread, and dessert for $7 will also be available. Proceeds to benefit the LeClaire Riverfront Farmer’s Market. Call Debbie at 563-349-4403 or email Smith5Grand@gmail.com  to reserve a table.


  • Friday & Saturday, April 24-25: LeClaire Girls’ Getaway Weekend! Grab your gal-pals and get registered for the “5th Annual LeClaire Girls’ Getaway Weekend”. The event has fun components that include a style show featuring fashions from LeClaire shops and dinner at the award-winning Steventon's Restaurant overlooking the Mississippi River. Aubrey Jackson from KWQC and Paula Sands Live will be the evening’s emcee. $50 per person includes Dinner, Style Show, Door Prizes, Special Offers and Demonstrations from participating LeClaire Shops. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to “Winnie’s Place”, helping women in need in the Quad Cities. This event is limited to 125 participants, so make your reservations today!

    El Rio Spa and Wellness, a new spa offering ultimate relaxation and wellness, is coordinating the event this year. Other participating businesses and sponsors include Artswork, Aunt Hattie’s Fanciful Emporium, Bierstube, Blackhawk Bank & Trust, Dwellings, Everfield, The Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits, First Central State Bank, Grasshopper’s, Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, Isabel Bloom, LeClaire Canning Company, LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, LeClaire Olive Oil Co., Mississippi River Distilling Company, Razzleberries, Reusable Usables, Steventon’s, Style with P.M. Interiors, Vignette’s, Wide River Winery, and Wild Horse Canvas Prints.

    There will also be plenty of time to shop in the unique stores in downtown LeClaire, catch a demo on window coverings at Style with P.M. Interiors, tour the Mississippi River Distilling Company, enjoy wine tastings at Wide River Winery and Grasshoppers, get creative with a fun re-purposed craft class at Reusable Usables, and much more.
    Sign up and more information at www.leclairegirlsgetaway.com

    Sunday, April 26: Blind Wine Tasting at The Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits.
    $15 for 15 wines from 3-5pm. A Blind Tasting where the better you taste the wine and guess the grape, the better chance you have at winning prizes www.faithfulpilot.com

  • Friday, May 1: First Friday, 5:30-8pm. Fun food and cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co., wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music at The Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits by Brad Brenny, restaurant specials, and many shops open late.

  • Blue Iguana will begin this year’s Cinco De Mayo Celebration on May’s First Friday in LeClaire (5-1-15) all the way through Tuesday the 5th. They’ll have drink specials and live music all weekend!


  • Friday & Saturday, May 1-2: Annual book sale will take place in the LeClaire Community Library’s Community Room. www.leclairelibrary.org

  • Friday, May 8, 6pm: Venture Crew 212, a youth organization for 14-21 year olds based in LeClaire, is raising money for a mission trip to Lima, Peru to build houses for families who live in poverty surrounding this South American Mecca. Please join them for a Trivia Night Fundraiser at Snow Lodge 44, 113 S. Cody Rd. General Knowledge but with a Hippie themed costume contest - just for the fun of it! There will be a silent auction, raffles, and door prizes. Snacks will be available for purchase, but you can bring your own, too. Doors open at 6pm; trivia starts at 6:30pm. $10 per person; 8 people per table. Please reserve your table today: Emily@hammersofiowa.com  or crousefamily@windstream.net  or 563-940-8923.


  • Sunday, May 10: The Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits is serving Mother’s Day Brunch – 10am & 12:30pm seating. Three courses for $35 per person. Call 563-289-4156 for reservations. www.faithfulpilot.com

  • Sunday, May 10, 10am-2pm: Steventon’s will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day! Please for reservations; 563-289-3600. www.steventons.com

  • Monday, May 11: 6 Week Outdoor Boot camp at El Rio! Unlimited sessions throughout the week with a variety of workout formats starting May 11th. Pre & Post assessments and pictures included. $49 for members and $99 for non-members. Call or stop in and schedule with Lisa at “El Rio Spa & Wellness”. 1000 Stagecoach Trail, 563-289-1344. www.elriospa.com


  • Saturday, May 16: Registration is open for the 2015 LIVEFIT WITH LUPUS Race & Festival www.livefitwithlupus.org  Click on 'Register Now' and select between the 1/2 Marathon, the new 10k race, the 5k or the Kids 1 Mile Fun Run! Sign up now to get the early bird rates.

  • Saturday, May 16: Trivia Night at the LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S. Cody Road. Doors open at 6:30pm; Trivia starts at 7pm. 8-person teams; $10 per person. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Mulligans are 10 for $10. Each team may bring its own snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Proceeds to benefit the LeClaire 4H Clovers. Call Debbie at 563-349-4403 or email Smith5Grand@gmail.com  to reserve a table.


  • Friday, June 5: First Friday, 5:30-8pm. Fun food and cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co., wine tasting and live music outdoors at the Wide River Winery, live music at The Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits, restaurant specials, and many shops open late.


  • June 13-21: Buffalo Bill Museum is participating in Quad Cities’ Museum Week. www.qcmuseumweek.com  199 N. Front Street, LeClaire, www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com Phone 563-289-5580. Hours Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm. Admission Adults $5; Seniors $4; Ages 6-16 $1; Under 6 and active duty military free. About the Museum Regional History Museum with emphasis on Buffalo Bill, local river history including the Lone Star Steamboat.

    Museum Week Events:

    • June 13, 14 and 20, 21, Noon to 5 p.m. • Lone Star Steamboat Guided Tours (admission
      charged) • Tours will be provided by The Buffalo Bill Museum. The Lone Star Stern Wheeler (built 1868, decommissioned 1967) is the only surviving example in the United States of a wooden-hulled boat built in the traditional Western Rivers fashion. The Lone Star is a National Historic Landmark and is open to visitors at the Buffalo Bill Museum. The boat’s enclosure, The River Pilot’s Pier, has won a significant design award from the State of Iowa for its “green” design in 2008. A new sound system in the River Pilot’s Pier building allows you to experience the sounds of the steamer traveling on the river.

    • Sunday, June 14, noon to 5 p.m. • Cody Trail Passport • Self-Guided Tour (admission charged) • Hop in your car to enjoy a special, self-guided tour of four fascinating Iowa historic sites along the Cody Trail. Pick up a “Cody Trail Passport Self-Guided Tour” at any of the participating locations to plan your driving adventure. The tour includes the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire, Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead in Princeton, and the Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village and Alexander Brownlie Sod House in Long Grove. Have your passport stamped at each location for a chance to win a gift basket filled with souvenirs from all four historic sites (drop fully-stamped passport in an entry box at any location).

  On-Going Events

Join Crane & Pelican Café every Thursday evening from 5-9pm for Sliders & Suds. For $10, you get three gourmet sliders with their house made chips, and for $5 you get three 8 oz. sample pours of beer! www.craneandpelican.com

LeClaire Community Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG): Join our Youth Services Coordinator every 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-5pm for TAG. Help make the library improve their services and programs for teens AND earn service learning credits for school. Email Emily Arnold at eaarnold@leclaireiowa.gov  for more details.

LeClaire Community Library events and programming for all ages and live-long learning! Exercise Groups Meet Monday - Friday AM and PM www.leclairelibrary.org  

The Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits events April – August:

  • Mondays - Half Priced Martini’s

  • Tuesdays - Tequila Tuesday - unique, and interesting tequila cocktails for $5

  • Wednesday - Half Priced Bottle of Wine Night

  • Thursday - $1 Oysters & Buckets of Beer on the patio

  • Saturday - Saturday Brunch 11am-2pm. Yes, Brunch is back at The Pilot on Saturdays!

Bierstube is now offering breakfast Saturday and Sundays from 7:00-11:00am. www.bier-stube.com

LeClaire Rec Center Events See www.leclairereccenter.com  for details

Re-purposed Sundays from 1:30-3:30 with a different craft each Sunday at Reusable Usables, 322 N. Cody Road. For more information, you can visit their website at www.reusableusables.org  or their Facebook page or call (563) 289-3946.

Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12pm. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call (563) 289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

Hungry Hobo: Don't forget about our family night special! Get a Baby Bo Meal for $.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 

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! The museum winter hours are Monday - Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday noon-4pm. 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 LeClaire Civic Center benefiting Local Non-Profits. Usually 3rd Saturday of the month: See calendar for details.

Every Friday Night Karaoke at Sneaky Pete's from 9:00pm-1:00am 207 North Cody Road Le Claire, IA - (563) 289-4277

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