Lights & Flights

  • November 17 - December 28, 2023
  • Quad City Botanical Center

    2525 4th Avenue
    Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Ticket Price $20.00-$30.00 This event is now over




12.14 AND 12.28 THURSDAYS | 6-8:30PM 


$30 per person | $20 designated driver  



Experience the light display and sample beer and pizza from two Rock Island businesses, featuring Radicle Effect Brewerks and Huckleberry’s Pizza. Radicle will be serving up sample flights of their delicious beer, brewed in Rock Island, and Huckleberry’s will dish out an artisanal sampler of Italian food. Each ticket includes one flight of beer, one flight of food, admission to the light display, and access to the Lights & Flights room. Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson & friends.  


Must be 21+ to enter the Lights & Flights room. Must show valid ID. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended. Designated driver ticket includes a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, Huckleberry’s flight, admission to the light display, and access to the Lights & Flights room.  


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Date & Time

Nov 17 - Dec 28, 2023

Venue Details

Quad City Botanical Center

2525 4th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201 Quad City Botanical Center
Quad City Botanical Center
Adjacent to the Mississippi River in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, the Quad City Botanical Center is comprised of an indoor tropical atrium, outdoor gardens including a Children’s Garden with water feature, a G-Scale garden train exhibit (seasonal), educational greenhouse, a three-season event canopy, indoor banquet facility and gift shop.

As a public garden we maintain hundreds of plants ranging from tropical varieties to regional Zone 5 perennials. A garden for all seasons, our tropical atrium is splendid throughout the winter months and has been turned into a sandy beach on occasion, and our rare conifer collection is unique to the Quad Cities. In spring, flowering bulbs enliven the garden, including a stunning iris collection. Other special collections include day lilies, mums and ornamental grasses. Our outdoor butterfly garden attracts pollinators by the hundreds, and is lively from early spring to late fall when the monarchs start their migration.

As an educational resource we offer staff-guided tours of our gardens, grounds and greenhouse, serving 10,000 students annually. In addition, we participate in outreach programs at school campuses and set up educational booths at various community events. Our expert staff is on hand to answer questions and help interpret the garden and exhibits.

As a banquet facility we serve thousands of guests throughout the year and host events for affinity groups, service clubs, businesses, brides and grooms, birthday and anniversary party honorees, and classmates seeking a unique backdrop for a memorable event.

We support local artists by providing gallery space to exhibit works of art from various mediums and our gift shop offers many one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.
The Quad City Botanical Center is a 501 c 3, non-profit organization. We celebrated 20 years of bringing people and plants together in fun and meaningful ways in 2018 and welcome you to the gardens!