Downtown Davenport celebrates flower baskets & Mother's Day weekend


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Posted Online: May 09, 2013, 10:26 am
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Press release submitted by Downtown Davenport Partnership


Downtown Celebrates 600 Flower Baskets & Mother's Day Weekend Ribbon Cutting, Beaux Arts Fair, & Mother's Day Events & Specials

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) - While the robin is evidence of an impending spring, the flower baskets returning to downtown Davenport signal summer is just around the corner. The Downtown Davenport Partnership is proud to announce that there will be over 600 flower baskets lining the downtown streets, ensuring our community looks its best for the summer festival season.
A Ribbon Cutting celebrating this milestone will be held on Friday, May 10, at 4pm at the corner of 2nd and Main Streets. This event will also serve to usher in Mother's Day weekend downtown highlighted by the Beaux Arts Fair.
The Downtown Davenport Partnership is responsible for the maintenance of the flowers, and staff will be hanging the highly anticipated baskets beginning Saturday, May 12.
The baskets are filled with Supertunias with colors ranging from purple, pink and red; the baskets will be in full bloom in July. Green Thumbers assists in growing the flowers found in the baskets and beds throughout downtown. Residents and tourists alike annually marvel at these gorgeous baskets.
For more information on the flower baskets, contact Adam Holland, Director of Downtown Operations at (563) 823-2675.
Beaux Arts Fair
The annual Beaux Arts Fair will also take place May 11th and 12th from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. The art fair is held on the Figge Plaza and on 2nd Street. There are artisans from 7 states in varied media including, pottery, stained glass and copper and brass garden art. Admission is free and a perfect place to take Mom for her special day. For more information, please visit www.beauxartsfair.com.
Mother's Day Promotions Downtown With Mother's Day on the 12th, many people may be looking for ideas on how to pamper Mom or take her out for a nice lunch. For some great ideas look no further than www.downtowndavenport.com. Here you will find some great ideas and specials for shopping and dining that will make sure that Mom knows you appreciate all she has done for you!


















 



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