East West Riverfest judged a success


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Posted Online: Oct. 05, 2012, 9:58 pm
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Experience Quad Cities officials are calling the East West Riverfest a success.

More than 20,000 people visited the event's website, and Facebook likes have spiked since the end of August, organizers said. Additional event statistics include:

-- The Quad City Symphony Orchestra reported about a 10 percent increase in attendance at their annual Riverfront Pops Concert in LeClaire Park, Davenport.

-- The John Deere Pavilion in Moline had more than 1,000 visitors for the QCA Heritage Tractor Parade & Show.

-- About 250 people attended free Funky Friday music at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island.

-- MidCoast's The Artery in Rock Island had excellent attendance at its opening exhibit reception Friday night.

-- More than 80 people attended the 'Welcome Home Quad Cities' gallery exhibit that opened at Quad City Arts, Rock Island.

-- More than 2,000 attended WQPT's Brew Ha Ha in LeClaire Park, Davenport. Pre-event ticket sales were double what they had been in the past.

-- Nearly 9,000 people attended the Riverssance Festival of Fine Art in Lindsey Park, Davenport.

-- Almost 100 people attended the Mark Twain presentation at the Moline Public Library.

-- The John Deere Pavilion reported more than 5,500 visitors Sept. 7-16.

-- More than 4,000 people from at least seven states attended the Celtic Games & Highland Festival Saturday in Centennial Park, Davenport.

East West Riverfest was a new 10-day celebration of the arts, culture and heritage offerings emphasizing existing festivals, events and activities as well as new ones specifically held because of the event.




















 



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