the Bettendorf city center organization (DBO) will once again present its “Be Downtown” event from 9:30 am to 10 pm on Saturday 5 June in downtown Bettendorf.

Be Downtown will be held on Saturday, June 5 at 15 and State streets in downtown Bettendorf.

Located in the city parking lot at 15 and State streets, this free, family-friendly event will feature multiple bag tournaments with cash prizes, live outdoor music, food and drink vendors, and kids’ activities. and more. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

The day starts at 9:30 am with 1031 Fitness presenting a free 45-minute high-intensity training (HIT) workout. Next, the K&K Family Fun Zone will be set up with food trucks, bounce houses, face painting and other family entertainment provided by the Bettendorf Library.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Capriotti’s, Here the Scoop, QC FUEL and Smokin ‘Butt BBQ vendors. Verde, a new contemporary Mexican restaurant located at The Bridges, will offer food and an outdoor bar for the sale of alcohol and other beverages.

“Be Downtown” on June 5 in Bettendorf presents groups, bags, bites and drinks

The Downtown Bettendorf Organization is organizing the free, family-friendly festival.

Be Downtown will feature three separate bag tournaments at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each tournament will award cash prizes for first ($ 300), second ($ 150) and third ($ 50) places. Participants can register online in advance at There is no cost to enter. Registration for each tournament takes place one hour before its start.

Starting at 11 a.m., live music will be provided in two-hour sets throughout the day by area bands Been There Done That, Class of ’82, Threat Level Midnight and Rude Punch. Late night live music will continue at two shops in downtown Bettendorf, including the Purgatory pub with Bad Hair and Harley Corrin with Daylight Over.

“Be Downtown” on June 5 in Bettendorf presents groups, bags, bites and drinks

Verde is a new contemporary Mexican restaurant at The Bridges, 1507 State St., Bettendorf.

Parking for the event will be accessible in several lots in downtown Bettendorf, including:

  • 15th Street and Grant Street (TBK Bank building lot)
  • 18e St. and Mississippi St. (Asbury Methodist Church lot)
  • 18th St. and Grant St. (city lot of Bettendorf)
  • Bettendorf Town Hall
  • Motorcycle parking on 15e St. will also be available.

Be Downtown is presented by Ascentra Credit Union with additional sponsorship from Smart Lexus of Quad Cities, Smart Luxury Motors of Quad Cities, Quad-City Times, Bettendorf Business Network, K&K Hardware, MetroNet and MidAmerican Energy.

Programming of Be Downtown events:

Saturday June 5; 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

15e St. & State St.

9:30 a.m. 1031 HIT Fitness Workout (High Intensity Workout)
10:30 a.m. K&K Family Entertainment Zone opens, food vendors start serving until 6 p.m.

11:00 am Bag tournament n ° 1 (registration at 10:00 am)

11 hy went, did that

2:00 p.m. Bag tournament n ° 2 (registration at 1:00 p.m.)

2 p.m. Class of 82

4:00 p.m. Bag tournament n ° 3 (registration at 3:00 p.m.)

4:45 p.m. Threat level Midnight

7:30 p.m. Rude punch

Late night live music at Purgatory’s Pub (Bad Hair) and Harley Corrin’s (Daylight Over)

Additional details about the event can be found at or on the Facebook page of the Downtown Bettendorf organization.

“Be Downtown” on June 5 in Bettendorf presents groups, bags, bites and drinks

Jonathan Turner has covered the Quad-Cities art scene for 25 years, first as a reporter for The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, then as a reporter for the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been frequently seen on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and the Black Box Theater.

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