Summer 2023: What You Need To Know

It’s a new season and the City of Bettendorf wants to make sure you’re ready for it – whether it’s helping you fill your calendar with some fun events or preparing you for the hot, sunny months ahead!


If you plan to shoot off fireworks, keep in mind that you can only do that on July 3rd and 4th between 2pm and 11pm. The use of fireworks outside of those designated dates/times could result in you paying $250 OR MORE in fines. Call the Bettendorf Police Department about offenders.

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From May 1 to November 1 of each year, property owners must cut or destroy all grass, weeds, vines, brush, or other growth before it exceeds 10 inches in height or within 200 feet of any developed area or urban street. In other areas, all weeds, vines, brush, or other growth must be cut or destroyed when it exceeds 2 feet. Natural areas, including, but not limited to, waterways or farmland, may exceed these height limitations. Property owners must also prevent any growth of grass, weeds, vines, brush, or other plant material which constitutes a health, safety, or fire hazard regardless of height. If a property owner  fails to destroy grass, weeds, vines or brush in violation of this code, the City may hire a private contractor to do the work and charge the cost, in addition to an administrative fee, to the property owner.  

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It seems that everywhere you turn, there is a garage/yard sale taking place! If you are organizing one, please make sure you follow these rules:

- Residents are allowed three garage/yard sales per year.
- Sales must be held during daylight hours and cannot last more than 3 consecutive days.
- Signs cannot be posted in the right-of-way. Signs posted in the right-of-way may be removed by City Staff.

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Construction is now underway on The Landing - located at the corner of 23rd Street and Middle Road. You can watch a live stream of it being built, as well as see a timeline of the project and ask questions by going here.


No matter your age, there are plenty of ways to stay active, keep learning, and meet new friends this season:

Parks & Recreation Summer Programs, Lessons, Classes, and Camps

Family Museum Summer Camps

Bettendorf Public Library Summer Reading Program


The Palmer Hills Golf Course is open for the season. For tee times, call (563) 332-8296 or click here.

Driving Range: The lights are now on at the driving range, which means it’s open until 10pm!

NOTE: If there is not a customer for 30 minutes, the driving range closes at 9:15pm.

The Forge: This unique putting experience features 18 fun and engaging holes, suited for everyone – beginners, avid golfers, friends, and families. You can even book an outing for your company or host a fundraiser! Call (563) 344-7168 for more information.

NOTE: Through August 31st, kids can play for FREE at The Forge! This offer is available Monday through Friday with one paid adult. There is a maximum of 3 free kids per one paid adult.


If you need a place to cool off, the Lincoln Park Splash Pad is now open from 9am-9pm! It's located at 951 27th Street.


There are two holidays our City will observe in Summer 2023: 4th of July (keep scrolling to see all the festivities taking place that day!) and Labor Day on September 4th. This means City Hall will be closed and collection services may be impacted. When we have those holiday schedules, we will post them here


Get your calendars out! Here are some great events taking place across our City over the next couple of months:

Through August 10th - Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday from June 1st through August 10th, a different band is playing a FREE SHOW starting at 6:30pm at Faye's Field by the Bettendorf Public Library, located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive. 

To see the full schedule, click here.

May through October - Farmers’ Market at Faye’s Field

The Faye's Field Farmers' Market is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

Through August 4th - Bettendorf Park Band Summer Concerts

The Bettendorf Park Band's Summer Concerts take place every Friday at 7:30pm. This FREE CONCERT is located in Veterans Memorial Park and also includes an Ice Cream Social.

To see the full schedule, click here.

June 23rd – Family Date Night 

Family Date Night takes place at the Family Museum on Friday, June 23rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Tickets are FREE for Family Museum Members and $9 for Non-Members. Reservations are required.

To learn more about this event, click here.

Through June 24th - Movies in the Park

The final feature in our 2023 Movies in the Park Season is on Saturday, June 24th. You can watch "DC League of Super-Pets" for FREE at Veterans Memorial Park, sponsored by Blackhawk Bank & Trust. 

To learn more about this event, click here.

Through October - Cars & Coffee

This event takes place at The Tangled Wood on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9am through October. Organizers describe it as “an informal gathering of car enthusiasts to meet and share their passion for automobiles.” Proceeds from Cars & Coffee benefits the Friends of the Bettendorf Parks Foundation, which helps kids attend summer camps and recreation programs. 

Bettendorf's 4th of July Celebration

We have a full day of 4th of July fun planned including our parade, festival, and fireworks show!

To learn more about these events, click here.

July 20th - Special Populations Summer Bash

This event is a partnership between the Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Department and the Davenport Parks & Recreation Department. It takes place at Leisure Lanes in Davenport from 6pm to 8:30pm and includes an evening full of dancing, bowling, eating, socializing, and good memories for persons with disabilities. Registration closes July 6th. Call Sherri at (563) 888-2219.

August 19th - Discovery Fair

The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting its Annual Discovery Fair on Saturday, August 19th from 10am to 2pm. 

To learn more about this event, click here.

September 8th - Special Populations Country Hoedown Dance

This event is a partnership between the Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Department and the Davenport Parks & Recreation Department. It takes place at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf from 6pm to 8:30pm and includes dinner, a DJ, and dancing. Admission is $5 and can be paid at the door. All ages welcome!