Things to do in the Quad Cities in March



As we become one month closer to summer, it can be easy to wish the time away in pursuit of warmer months and the summer activities we miss so much. Instead of wishing the months like March and April away, trying to find enjoyable activities to fill these months can actually make it feel like summer is right around that corner. There are a lot of things to do in the Quad Cities, even during Covid, so I have looked around to find some of the events that seem to be the most interesting or unique. Hopefully you can find an activity or two to add some excitement into your March, or this list can inspire you to research some more events online that might interest you! 


Blakelock: By the Light of the Moon Exhibit Opens at the Figgie

March 2nd through the 7th

Forgeries, mental illness, intrigue, and rapid fame—the dramatic circumstances of Ralph Albert Blakelock’s life often overshadow the merits of his work. By the Light of the Moon will feature eight exceptional artworks by Blakelock from the museum collection. This exhibition will explore Blakelock’s body of work and how his interest in spiritualism is reflected in his artistic practice.


Clothed Figure: Acrylic and Water Based Oil Painting (All Ages)

March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Any level of experience is welcome in this introductory class to painting the clothed figure. A class cost is required, but this would be a great class for you or you and your friends to try out a new hobby.


St. Patrick's Day Bash

March 12th

There is a little bit of something for everyone at this event. There is a mix of live music, activities, and a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Admission is free! 



Battle of the Bands

March 20th

The Top 10 winners of the Battle of the Bands will be featured.  Each band will perform for 15 minutes at the Fair Center located  at the Mississippi Valley Fair.  Admission is free.  The winner will open for one of the grandstand acts during the 2021 Mississippi Valley Fair, August 3-8, 2021. 



Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving

March 31st

Stop in to your local Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the month of March to support Junior Achievement. Make a $5 donation and receive a free sub at a future purchase. On March 31, 100% of sales will be donated back to Junior Achievement of the Heartland.

Jersey Mike's Subs Month of Giving – Junior Achievement of the Heartland


If you are interested in finding out about more local events, visit Visit Quad Cities for more!