Spring has sprung, and it’s the time of year that Chamber divisions, Downtown Davenport Partnership and Moline Centre prepare for the influx of downtown visitors during the busy festival season. Downtown events kick-off this Saturday with Moline Centre’s Quad Cities Craft Beer Fest, and nearly 700 flower baskets hit the streets of downtown Davenport over the weekend.

Cool Places is one of the four strategic pillars of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan. In today’s talent-driven economy, cool places matter because they attract people and businesses with an array of options. Downtown Davenport Partnership and Moline Centre are two divisions of the Chamber that are working every day to create a dynamic urban environment and increase our region's quality of life via signature events, beautification efforts and by promoting downtown development.

The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is the division of the Chamber that leads economic development and beautification in downtown Davenport. Each summer DDP organizes Red, White & Boom, Bix 7 Street Fest, and now the production of a new festival: Alternating Currents. The new festival, a community collaborated effort will showcase the vibrant music scene of the Quad Cities along with film, comedy and art components.

Moline Centre, the partnership between the City of Moline and the Chamber focuses on economic development and beautification in downtown Moline. The Quad Cities Craft Beer Fest is an outdoor festival featuring 18+ microbreweries from the region. In addition to the Quad Cities Craft Beer Fest, Moline Centre organizes a successful 14-week Summer Concert Series at Bass Street Landing with a focus on showcasing local talent. The free concert series takes place every Thursday evening during the summer, check out the line-up here.

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