Giving telephone poles the heave-ho, modern-day medieval warriors, Belgian waffles, and more: History comes alive in the Quad Cities
If visions of Europe are dancing through your head but you don’t have a passport, then I have an answer to your problem: a pair of upcoming events that will offer a passport to fun and adventure from faraway lands – and best of all, neither event is that far away.
The first event is the Celtic Festival and Highland Games in Centennial Park, along the Mississippi riverfront in Davenport, Iowa.
The free event celebrates the history and heritage of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and the Isle of Man, along with Brittany, France and Galicia, Spain.
During the event, a medieval battle will be recreated courtesy of the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society, whose members suit up in period clothing and battle with foam-padded weapons. These modern-day medieval warriors can be found giving a living history lesson from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the park’s Living History Area.