Bettendorf hosts Be Downtown as Zip Code finale

The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) will present Be Downtown from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the parking lot at 15th and State streets.

The free, family-friendly event will feature multiple bags tournaments with cash prizes, live outdoor music, food trucks, children’s activities and more.

The day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with 1031 Fitness presenting a free 45-minute, high-intensity training (HIT) workout. Afterward, the K&K Family Fun Zone will offer bounce houses, bubble stations, and a hands-on science station by Absolute Science. 

Verde, a contemporary Mexican restaurant located inside The Bridges Lofts, will offer food and an outdoor bar for alcohol and other beverage sales. Quad Cities food trucks will serve food from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. including: CC&B Mobile Food BBQ, Izzy’s Place, QC Fuel and Sweet Tooth Snacks.

Be Downtown, an annual event to showcase Downtown Bettendorf, will feature three separate bags tournaments at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each tournament will award $527.22 in cash prizes for first, second and third places. Participants may sign up for the double elimination tournaments at There is no cost to enter. Check-in for each tournament is one hour prior to its start.

Be Downtown is the finale of the 52722 Zip Code Party. Ten cash prizes of $527.22 will be awarded throughout the day.

Beginning at 11 a.m., live music will be provided in two-hour sets by area bands Panic River Band, 10 of Soul, Threat Level Midnight and national touring band Them Coulee Boys from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 

Late night live music will continue at three downtown Bettendorf businesses, including Harley Corin’s featuring Code 415; Riverside Grille with North of 40; and Purgatory’s Pub featuring Crooked Cactus and Toxic Blonde.

Parking for Be Downtown is available on-street parking along State and Grant Streets as well as at these parking lots in downtown Bettendorf:

  • 15th and Grant Streets (TBK Bank building lot) available after 1 p.m.
  • 18th and Mississippi Streets (Asbury Methodist Church lot)
  • 18th and Grant Streets (City of Bettendorf lot)
  • Bettendorf City Hall
  • Motorcycle parking on 15th Street also will be available.

For more event details, visit or the DBO Facebook page. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. 

Be Downtown is presented by Ascentra Credit Union with additional sponsorship from City of Bettendorf, Smart Lexus of Quad Cities, Bettendorf Business Network, MidAmerican Energy, Quad-City Times and K&K Hardware.

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