Join us for the celebration!
Enjoy two weeks of music, theatre, art, dance, tours, history, and fun-filled festivals! Fill your days and evenings with a variety of events and activities during East West Riverfest.
East West Riverfest is not about the creation of a new festival. It is a two-week celebration of the arts, culture and heritage of the Quad Cities. The fest emphasizes existing festivals, events and activities, along with new ones that are being held specifically because of the celebration.
- Guided & self-guided tours
- River excursions
- Cultural events
- Special performances
- Historic sites
- Culinary experiences
- Art shows
- Comedy & improv
Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
See the historical sights of the Quad Cities area from a river point of view aboard a riverboat. Read more »Creation Studio: Adinkra Cloth
Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson teaches a workshop on Adinkra cloth. Come and learn this traditional block printing textile technique from Ghana. Read more »Rock Island Arsenal Museum
Museum exhibit hall with displays about historic Rock Island Arsenal and a small-arms gun display. Read more »Let's Face the Music
A new Gershwin & Porter musical review. Read more »Beaux Arts Fair
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of this premiere, juried fine art and fine craft fair with 100 booths featuring artists from around the country. Read more » See all events »
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