Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo

Jan. 13-14/DES MOINES – 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena. Rodeo fans can expect a trifecta of fun with action, entertainment and intense competition on the menu. Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo has doubled up on pre-show fan fun as the rodeo opens at 6 p.m. each night for a free (with ticket) pre-show event down on the dirt. Come early for pony rides, meet the cowboys, hop in the clown’s barrel, take a seat in the bucking shoots on our live photo bulls Sonny and Silver. For tickets and more information, visit


Ice Fest – Ice Ageice fest

Jan. 14-15/DUBUQUE – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The winter season has fallen upon us, and Ice Fest 2023 is approaching quickly! This year’s theme is Ice Age, and we have a weekend full of activities planned! The Smithsonian film, “Epic Yellowstone: Fire and Ice” will be shown in the Journey Theater. Visitors can give cross country skiing and snowshoeing a try, enjoy some sledding on campus, and even order a s’more (allergy friendly option available) and hot chocolate! A lot more is planned, so don’t miss out. For more information, visit



Jan. 13-15/DAVENPORT –The Quad Cities Chamber Downtown Davenport Partnership will host the 11th annual Icestravaganza event. A free, fun, and family-friendly outdoor winter event, Icestravaganza features more than 36,000 pounds of beautiful ice carvings on display at the Freight House in downtown Davenport. An in-person and Facebook live-streamed ice carving demonstration takes place on Saturday. Local vendors will offer local beer and food, and The Family Credit Union will host a warming station with free hot chocolate and a fire pit. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


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