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Bettendorf is located in Scott County west of Davenport along U.S. Highway 67. It lies on the banks of the Mississippi River near Devil's Glen Park.
Bettendorf lies in the original Wisconsin Territory and was purchased from the Sac and Fox Indians in the historic Black Hawk Purchase of 1832. The area was opened to homesteaders in 1840.
The 1990 Census pegged Bettendorf's population at 28,132. There are 1,012 businesses operating in Bettendorf and 15,100 persons employed by firms in the city. The major occupations are managerial, professional and administrative; technical, sales and administrative support; and the service industry. Addressing the community's educational and cultural life, the Learning Campus is a partnership between the recently renovated Bettendorf Public Library Information Center and the new Family Museum of Arts & Science. The Bettendorf Park Band offers eight to ten concerts a year in Middle Park.
Bettendorf is part of the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metro area.
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Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Dubuque IA May17-19 DubuqueFest's juried fine art fair features the work of over 70 artists and artisans from throughout the region offering the very best in fine art and fine craft. Meet the artists, learn about their process, and invest in hand-crafted pieces.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
Harvard's Milk Days Festival Harvard IL May31-June2 Harvard Milk Days offers a weekend of fun for people of all ages. Events include a 2+ hour parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo and other animals, races, contests and entertainment.