September is Fiesta month. Hispanic culture will be celebrated everywhere in the United States and of course, the Quad Cities and surrounding areas will be having a few traditional celebrations as well. Get your family and friends together and come out to celebrate with delicious food, beautiful music, amazing performances and of course everyone’s favorite parades. To make it easier for you to plan your fun day we took time to compile a small list of celebrations of Hispanic culture in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. Choose a couple or go to them all.
- VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta, Davenport, IA
Saturday, September 8, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
LeCLaire Park, 400 West Beiderbercke Drive, Davenport, IA
Centennial Park, Davenport, Iowa
Centennial Park is located at 315 S. Marquette Street, Davenport Iowa, just on the opposite side of Modern Woodman Baseball Park from LeClaire Park.
Biggest celebration of Hispanic culture in Quad Cities. Celebrating the 25th anniversary this year with DJ Kane, the voice of the original Kumbia Kings. Music from grupo Instinto, DJ Pachanga, Crooked Cactus and Glenview Mariachi Band. Performance by Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico. Vendors, arts and crafts, activities for children and food booths. For more information go to https://vivaquadcities.com/
- LULAC Night at the Mercado on Fifth
Friday, September 14, from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
5th Avenue and 12th Street in Moline
Join us to celebrate the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month at Mercado on Fifth in Moline.
- Fiesta Day Parade in Sterling, Rock Falls, IL
Saturday, September 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Grandon Civic Center, E 41th Street, Sterling, IL
66th annual Fiesta Day Parade. The Parade will start in Rock Fall at 1PM and it will end in Sterling. It will travel north of First Avenue in Rock Falls, cross the bridge to Sterling. After crossing the bridge to Sterling, it will travel north on Locust St to 4th St and it will come to an end at Grandon Civic Center in Sterling. For details about this event go to http://www.saukvalleyareachamber.com/fiesta-day-parade.html
- East Moline Fiesta Parade 2018, East Moline, IL
Sunday, September 16 at 12:00 PM
Downtown East Moline
Come on down to 15th Avenue in East Moline to celebrate the Mexican Independence day with the 10th annual Parade and Fiesta.
Parade starts at Noon and Fiesta is from 2-9pm at the TBK Bank parking lot
Music by Conjunto La Razón, Crooked Cactus, DJ Guerrero and performances by the Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico and the Glenview Mariachi Band
Celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. The parade will start on 3rd Street and 15th Avenue.
- Taste of Fiesta, Sterling, Rock Falls, IL
Saturday, September 22 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rock Falls, IL Riverfront – RB&W District Park
7th annual Taste of Fiesta. Celebration of Hispanic heritage month with food, music, art, dance and culture, Kermes, businesses and resource booths. Come to enjoy folkloric dancers, local musicians and artists, activities for kids. Free admission.