City of Davenport offers free events through summer for families

(Davenport, IA) -- Now through September, families in the Quad Cities are can enjoy free family events in Davenport.

City leaders say they will offer a variety of free events and activities multiple times a week. “Davenport Parks and Recreation is excited to host a variety of free family activities in our parks this summer,” Parks and Recreation Director Chad Dyson said in a release. “We invite families to enjoy all the wonderful parks throughout our city this summer.”

Some events being offered can be found below:

  • Free theatre productions at Davenport Junior Theatre
  • Family events:
    • Family Fun Days
    • Youth Fest
    • Party in the Park
  • Activities, garden and nature programs
  • Pollinator Week
  • Themed educational events that are part of the city-wide summer theme, Davenport Colors Your World
  • Vander Veer Botanical Park invites guests to explore five countries from around the world to learn about native plants, a bit of history and significant aspects of their culture as part of the Travel Colors Your World summer theme.

From the Davenport libraries, families can check out programs like Yoga and Stories in the Park or Library in the Park and the self-guided activity, Reader’s Trail. That is where families can go on a walk and read a story along the way.

On the riverfront, families can enjoy concerts, open-air markets with unique homemade wares and fresh produce and a movie night along the Mississippi.

You can find the full list at this link.

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