There is a brand new event space opening up in Davenport. It's called Quinlan Court and it will host its first-ever event this Saturday, Mercado en el Río, which also the first time this event is happening.

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For a while now, the City of Davenport has been working on building a new outdoor event space in the downtown area. Quinlan Court has finally been completed and the City of Davenport is ready to use it and the grand opening is this Saturday.

Located between Brady and Perry Streets on River DriQuinlan Court is a flexible event space that can be used in many ways. Quinlan Court features space for 66 vendor tents, 15 food trucks, or 66 parking spaces. For events at nighttime, there is programmable lighting, and for events with live music, there is a temporary stage option.

Brian Krup, City of Davenport

The City of Davenport is holding the grand opening for Quinlan Court this Saturday, June 12th. The ribbon-cutting will happen at 5 p.m. Following the ribbon-cutting, the first-ever Mercado en el Río (Market on the River) will happen from 5-9 p.m.

Mercado en el Río is an open-air event featuring food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and educational activities for children.

Mercado en el Río will happen on the second Saturday of every month throughout the summer at Quinlan Court. The last Mercado en el Río will be on Saturday, October 9th.

Saturday night should be a perfect night for the grand opening of Quinlan Court. The forecast for Saturday, according to the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities is:

  • Saturday
    • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
  • Saturday Night
    • Clear, with a low around 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

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