Car Shows to Help Kids Attend Parks & Recreation Programs in Bettendorf

MARCH 26, 2024 - The Friends of Bettendorf Parks & Recreation - partners of the Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Department and endorsed by the City of Bettendorf - are once again teaming up with Bettendorf Cars & Coffee to rev up awareness of cool cars around the area and rev up funds that help kids participate in programs offered by the Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Department. Bettendorf Cars & Coffee is hosting three events in 2024:

2nd Annual Cars & Coffee Gatherings – First Saturday of April-October
These events take place the first Saturday of every month starting at 9am at The Tangled Wood, 3636 Tanglewood Road. There are no dues or membership fees. All cars and car enthusiasts are welcome.

“If you’re into cars, you’re in!” said Conor Flaherty of Bettendorf Cars & Coffee. “We’ll have free coffee for the drivers and passengers who attend, some giveaways, and most importantly – plenty of cool cars and great photo opportunities!”

First-Ever Concourse Road Rally – May 18th at 9am
This is a rally – not a race – without a large focus on the time component. There will be a set of checkpoints where drivers can compete in car- and sponsored-related activities to earn swag and points to win the event, which will end with a party and awards ceremony at a secret location! The entry fee is $100/car and the starting location will be announced soon. For more information, click here.

“Plan on covering a lot of miles, seeing some unique sights, traveling some awesome roads, and having a blast!” said Flaherty.

2nd Annual Concourse D’Quad Cities Car Show – October 12th at 10am
This competition takes place in a unique location this year – on the course at Hidden Hills Golf Course, 4335 Indiana Avenue.

“A one-of-a-kind venue for an unparallel Midwestern car show!” said Flaherty.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of Bettendorf Parks & Recreation.

“Events and fundraisers such as this held by the Friends of Bettendorf Parks & Recreation to help fund scholarships for families who need financial assistance to participate in Parks & Rec programs,” explained Kim Kidwell, Culture & Recreation Director. “The City is extremely appreciative of the hard work and dedication of this foundation.”