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Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch and Live Raptor Programs

January 23rd, 2019

The American bald eagle was adopted as the national bird symbol of the United States of America in 1782. The bald eagle was chosen for its majestic beauty, great strength, long life, and because it’s native to North America. Now is your chance to witness the American bald eagle in its natural habitat. As part of the Eagles & Ivories Ragtime Weekend, the Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch takes place this Saturday Jan 26 at Pearl City Station (100 Harbor Dr. Muscatine), along the Muscatine Riverfront. Outdoor viewings of bald eagles will take place from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. along the Mighty Mississippi,... Read More

First Day Hike at Wildcat Den!

December 31st, 2018

Get started on those resolutions right away, this New Year! Join Pine Creek Grist Mill’s Karri Rutenbeck this Tuesday Jan 1 for a First Day Hike at Wildcat Den (1884 Wildcat Den Rd. Muscatine)! The hike will begin at the upper picnic area shelter at 1 p.m. The hike will be a moderate 1.3 miles along the Lower Picnic Area Tail, passing by Steamboat Rock. The hike will then follow Punch Bowl Trail looping back up the hill to the shelter. A warming fire will be lit at the shelter. For more information, contact Karri at (563) 263-4337 or by emailing Kick off the New... Read More

34th Annual Downtown Muscatine Holiday Stroll This Friday Night!

December 5th, 2018

The Downtown Muscatine Holiday Stroll is once again upon us! The 34th Annual Holiday Stroll takes place this Friday Dec 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Downtown Muscatine. 2nd Street from Pine Street to Mulberry Avenue will be closed off for visitors and shoppers to experience some Muscatine holiday cheer! The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a tree lighting ceremony at the First National Bank Plaza (300 E 2nd St.). The fun continues throughout the evening with in-store specials, hot cocoa, singing, dancing, music and holiday displays. The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center (119 W Mississippi... Read More

Ribbon Cutting for Muscatine Dog Park!

October 30th, 2018

Muscatine, the time has arrived! Four-legged friend, rejoice! Join the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce for the official Ribbon Cutting at the Muscatine Dog Park (600 S Houser St. Muscatine), this Thursday Nov 1 at 4 p.m. Citizens for an Off-leash Muscatine Park (COMP4DOGS) worked with the City of Muscatine and the Community Improvement Action Team (CIAT) to develop and implement the project. The site features a half-acre senior dog area, a 1.5 acre area for small dogs, and a three acre enclosure for large dogs. The project was one of four projects that were part of The Pearls of Progress... Read More

Cleanup Scheduled to Help Keep Muscatine Beautiful

October 9th, 2018

Calling all volunteers in Muscatine! Your help is needed! Downtown Fall Cleanup, sponsored by Union Tank Car Company and Black Pearl Café & Boutique, is happening this Saturday Oct 13 from 9-11 a.m. in Downtown Muscatine and along the Riverfront. Volunteers will meet in the 100 block of Chestnut Street, in front of Black Peal Café & Boutique (119 Chestnut St. Muscatine). There will be 3 teams picking up litter and trash in the Muscatine Downtown and a team walking the riverfront picking up litter. The teams will be pulling weeds from the cracks in the downtown, picking up trash from streets,... Read More

Things Will Get Furry at Barktoberfest in Weed Park!

September 28th, 2018

Have some fall fun with your four-legged friends this weekend! Don’t miss the Annual Muscatine Dog Park family and dog event, Barktoberfest, this Saturday Sep 29 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Weed Park (1211 Park Ave Muscatine). Come celebrate 2018, “The year of the Dog”. There is a family/dog fun walk around Weed Park, Pet Costume Contests and other fun activities! Dogs on leash are welcome. Registration for the 1 to 2 mile Family Friendly Fun Walk is only $25 and can be completed online at Funds... Read More

Ramble Down the Cedar River!

September 25th, 2018

How does a nice relaxing paddle down Cedar River this weekend, sound? Join the Muscatine Soil and Water Conservation District on their Cedar River Ramble this Saturday Sep 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Don’t miss this day of discovery, nature and paddling on the Cedar River! We will be exploring the diversity along the Cedar River on a leisurely paddle beginning in Muscatine County and ending in Louisa County. Participants must RSVP to reserve their spot, $5 per person. Spots are limited, and participants may also choose to bring their own kayak or canoe. A shuttle will be provided. Bring your... Read More

Blaine O Tornado Memorial Ride This Weekend!

September 21st, 2018

Looking for a fun-filled weekend while celebrating the memory of a loved community member? Mike’s Hilltop Tap (929 Lucas St. Muscatine) is hosting their 10th Annual Blaine Bermel Poker Run, this Saturday Sep 22! Blaine Bermel, a great friend of and a regular at Mike’s Hilltop Tap, passed away on May 29, 2007 due to injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a deer. To keep his memory alive and help raise funds for the local Humane Society, the Blaine Bermel Poker Run was created. The Blaine ‘O Tornado Memorial Ride will begin sign-ups at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. The cost is only... Read More

8th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival Happening this Weekend

September 11th, 2018

Celebrate life and help spread Organ Donation Awareness in Muscatine this weekend! The 8th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival is happening this Saturday Sep 15, which helps spread Organ Donation Awareness and supports Jessica Faye’s Closet. The memorial ride departs from Riverside Park (101 W Mississippi Drive Muscatine) at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the group photo will take place at 10 a.m. The Blessing of the Bikes commences at 10:15 a.m. by the Pearl City Disciples CMA.  The cost to participate in the ride is only $10. The ride this year will travel... Read More

Big Duck Derby at Muscatine Second Saturday

September 4th, 2018

Rubber ducks will be taking over 2nd Street in Muscatine this weekend for a great cause! Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Big Duck Derby this Saturday Sep 8 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Muscatine’s Second Saturday celebration! Adopt a rubber duck at the Muscatine YMCA or call (563) 263-9996. Here are the adoption fees: Lone Duck (1) $5 Quack Pack (6) $25 Derby Dozen (12) $50 Feathery Flock (20) $80 All proceeds go to benefit Big Brother Big Sisters! Saturday afternoon the ducks will race down 2nd Street on a giant slip and slide. Prizes will be given away for the fastest and slowest ducks! For more... Read More