Festival of Trees

At Quad City Arts in Rock Island, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The 35th anniversary of Festival of Trees will look different this year, but the holiday magic will continue in a whole new way. 

Quad City Arts Celebrates 50 Years

Sep 15, 2020

Quad City Arts is marking 50 years of enriching our six-county region through the arts.

Virtual Festival of Trees

Jul 22, 2020
Quad City Arts

A wintertime tradition in the Quad Cities that usually lasts a couple of weeks, will be reduced to one virtual day this year. Because of the pandemic, on Wednesday Quad City Arts announced the Festival of Trees will not be held in person in November.

New Leader for QC Arts

Nov 19, 2018
Quad City Arts

After conducting a national search, Quad City Arts ended up choosing someone from Galesburg to be the next executive director. Last week, it announced the hiring of Kevin Maynard, now the executive director of the Orpheum Theater.

2017 Festival of Trees Holiday Parade

Nov 17, 2017
City of Davenport

The Festival of Trees Holiday Parade is planned for this Saturday at 10 a.m.  The staging area will be on Third Street between Pershing Avenue and Iowa Street.  

Festival of Trees Parade Canceled

Nov 20, 2015
Festival of Trees

For the first time in 24 years, the annual Festival of Trees Parade in Davenport has been canceled. Yesterday, Quad City Arts announced the cancellation due to winter storms expected tonight and tomorrow. 

Festival of Trees website / Quad City Arts

Drivers may want to leave early if they're going to downtown Davenport tomorrow morning. Quad City Arts' Festival of Trees Parade kicks off at 10:30 am at the corner of Pershing and 3rd streets. 

The floats and huge balloons will travel west until they reach Scott Street to go south for a block. Then the route turns east onto 2nd Street and back to Pershing to end.