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Events throughout the Quad Cities in the Sept. 8-10 weekend's rundown

There are many family-friendly events going on this weekend, and we've brought in Dani Howe from WLLR to break it down.

MOLINE, Ill — The weekend is officially here, and News 8 has brought in Dani Howe from WLLR to break down the events going on throughout the Quad Cities and beyond.

Here's your rundown:

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Illinois cities of Princeton and Macomb are hosting hot air balloon festivals this week. 

Families looking to attend the Princeton festival can purchase tickets online for $15, or can purchase tickets at the gate. Tickets for the Macomb festival can also be purchased on site.

The Macomb festival will also include live music.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Festival

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles are descending upon the city of Geneseo this weekend. 

Pilots are already in town, kicking off the festival with the Stearman Bi-Plane Fly-In at Gen-Air Park.

On Friday, the public will have an opportunity to cruise the Hennepin Canal on a guided golf cart tour, and on Saturday, downtown Geneseo will turn into a live car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To round out the weekend there will be live music performances on Saturday back at the Central Bank Pavilion.

Davenport First Responders Breakfast

Hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Davenport first responders are being treated to a hearty breakfast at 101 S. Linwood.

The menu includes:

  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Loaded scrambled eggs
  • Bacon and hash browns

People who are interested in attending should RSVP by calling (563)468-9925 or emailing mckinleykirk1999@gmail.com. Any guests who accompany a first responder are asked to cover the costs of their meals.

Walk for Zero Suicide

The QC Zero Suicide Initiative is hosting a walk over the I-74 Bridge pedestrian path on Saturday, Sept. 9 starting at 10 a.m. The walk begins on the Moline side of the trail.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The event is designed to bring the Quad Cities community together toward the goal of reaching zero suicides. The QC Zero Suicide Initiative is a local effort of the Quad Cities Behavioral Health Coalition. If interested in the walk, click here to sign up.

Touch-a-Truck of Clinton County

The 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck of Clinton County is happening Sunday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trucks, diggers, and more, including a special appearance of the News 8 Beast weather truck, will be set up at Central DeWitt High School, 519 E. 11th Street in DeWitt.

Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. Food trucks will also be available on site.

Sherrard Veterans Memorial Dedication

The dedication of a new Veterans Memorial in Sherrard will occur on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. A groundbreaking was held for the memorial in May after groups raised money for the site. Illinois Congressman Eric Sorensen (D-17) and Illinois State Rep. Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) are scheduled speakers. 

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