Howard Johnson Davenport Ia | St Alban's Episcopal Church | Trinity Medical Center North |
Davenport is located in Scott County
and it is the county seat. It lies in eastern Iowa along Interstate 80, on the banks of the Mississippi River, one of the few locations where the river runs east and west.
George Davenport, a fur trader, and Antoine LeClaire, an interpreter, helped to found Davenport in 1836. LeClaire had received the land from the Sauk and Fox Indians in 1832. Davenport was incorporated in 1839 as a Special Charter City in the Territory of Iowa.
Davenport, population 102,000 as of January 1999, is part of the Quad Cities area and home to a diverse industrial base, 27 parks and three golf courses. It has been dubbed the Queen City of the West. Attractions include historic riverboat cruises and gaming, the Davenport Museum of Art, home of a collection of paintings and prints by American Regionalist Grant Wood; and the famous Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival and Bix 7 Race. Davenport is the home of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
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12/15 Coming to The area
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.