If you like bands, bags, bites, beverages, and having a blast, then you're going to want to Be Downtown in Bettendorf this June.

Once again, the Downtown Bettendorf Organization is hosting its Be Downtown event for a full day of fun and celebrating Bettendorf's downtown area. This is a family-friendly event with prizes to win, fun to enjoy, and getting in won't cost you a dime. You'll just need to bring a chair to sit.

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Bettendorf Wants You To Be Downtown

The Downtown Bettendorf Organization invites everyone to celebrate the Premier City and everything its downtown area has to offer with their fun event, Be Downtown.

Be Downtown is a free outdoor event taking place on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the 15th St. Landing (15th St. and State St.).This family-friendly event will feature live music, food trucks, multiple bags tournaments with cash prizes, children’s activities, and more.

The only thing you need to bring to Be Downtown is your own lawn chair. Otherwise, just bring your friends and family.

Be Downtown will feature three separate bags tournaments at Noon, 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for first place ($300), second ($200), and third places ($100). There is no cost to enter. Check-in for each tournament is one hour prior to its start to join in on the fun.


Be Downtown Will Have Lots Of Live Music

Beginning at Noon, live music will be provided in two-hour sets throughout the day by area bands including:

  • Doug Brundies
  • Threat Level Midnight
  • Panic River Band
  • Diplomats of Solid Sound
Downtown Bettendorf, Iowa via Facebook
Downtown Bettendorf, Iowa via Facebook

Late-night live music will continue at three downtown Bettendorf businesses:

  • Harley Corin’s
  • Purgatory’s Pub
  • Riverside Grille

Family Fun, Food, & Beverages At Be Downtown

Verde will offer food and an outdoor bar for alcohol and other beverage sales. Food trucks will serve food from Noon to 6 p.m. including:

  • Quick E’s Tacos
  • Schaa-Bo’s Korean Fusion
  • Smokin Goodness BBQ
  • Sweet Tooth Snacks
Downtown Bettendorf, Iowa via Facebook
Downtown Bettendorf, Iowa via Facebook

Bring the whole family down because the K&K Family Fun Zone will run from Noon to 6 p.m. and have bounce houses, bubble stations, and a hands-on science station by Absolute Science.

Parking for the event includes on-street parking on State and Grant Streets plus at multiple lots in downtown Bettendorf, including:

  • 15th St. and Grant St. (TBK Bank building lot) available after 1 p.m.)
  • 18th St. and Mississippi St. (Asbury Methodist Church lot)
  • 18th St. and Grant St. (City of Bettendorf lot)
  • Bettendorf City Hall
  • Former Village Inn parking lot at 1210 State St.
  • Motorcycle parking on 15th St. will be available

Have a blast at Be Downtown in Bettendorf on Saturday, June 3rd.

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