Here's your rundown:
Hot Air Balloon Festival
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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