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What to do this 4th of July Weekend in the Quad Cities

Sometimes it’s hard to get away from house cleaning and enjoy summer. I recently asked my clients in the Quad Cities what they would rather do besides clean their house this 4th of July weekend. The top three answers were:

  1. Spend time with my kids
  2. Take a vacation
  3. Relax and Swim

The best answer that made me laugh out loud: “ I would rather cut my grandma’s toenails then clean my house this 4th of July weekend”

People are busy this summer. Work takes up too much time and most people spend late nights and/or weekends cleaning the house. No one wants to do this during the summer especially over the 4th of July weekend. Stop cleaning and read below where you and your family can enjoy some events in the Quad Cities over this long weekend.

One of the best blogs for the Quad City area, hands down, is http://quadcity.citymomsblog.com/ . They always have great tips on meals, parenting, and especially what is going on in the area. One recent blog was on the best swimming areas this summer. Check it out: http://quadcity.citymomsblog.com/2015/06/19/your-guide-to-qc-area-splash-pads-pools-and-beaches/. This might be something to consider doing on Friday July 3rd during the day if the weather stays nice.

Obviously the fireworks show is what most of us do over the 4th. A great source to find out where there are parades and events prior to the fireworks would be at: http://www.visitquadcities.com/news/2015-major-festivals-special-events-calendar-795 and of course http://wqad.com/2015/06/25/fireworks-displays-set-for-july-3-and-4-in-and-around-the-quad-cities/.

If you are a more adventurous family, you might want to check out http://riveraction.org/qcwt. Word of advice, check the water height before thinking you can paddle your way through the water trails.

Whatever you do decide to do, house cleaning or cutting toenails should not be apart of your weekend!