LeClaire Iowa is an amazing town where you can truly feel the heart of America. It has a lot to do for a spot many consider a small town. It's fitting that their website says,

Our quaint river town just might surprise you. With countless “can’t miss” events, unique boutiques, and yummy foodie favorites, LeClaire seamlessly blends a relaxing getaway with opportunities to create bold new memories. Come explore with us!

The perfect event in LeClaire is the Eagle Festival.

Get ready for two days of incredible celebration with eagles and ice. Every winter, majestic bald eagles make LeClaire their winter home, soaring through the skies above the Mississippi River. You can catch a glimpse of these magnificent birds during the inaugural LeClaire Eagle Festival.

Bald Eagle Couple Leaning Together
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What Is Eagle Festival?

This is a free event that offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see America's beautiful national symbol in its natural habitat while experiencing live eagle demonstrations and educational opportunities in the Celebration Center.

There will also be ice sculptures in the form of an eagle. The sculptures will be carved at one location. They will then be lit up and moved around to various locations for viewing.

There will also be things for kids too. You can learn more on their website now.

Bald Eagle in Flight With Fish

Event Dates And Times


  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Three ice sculptures in the form of an eagle, a heron, and a fish will be carved by Rob Storm on the patio at Mississippi River Distilling Company.
  • Eagle watching along the Mississippi River.


  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rob Storm will carve three more ice sculptures in the form of an eagle, a heron, and a fish on the patio at Wide River Winery Tasting Room.
  • 11 a.m. Internationally acclaimed author and storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis will present a story about bald eagles.
  • 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. The St. Louis-based World Bird Sanctuary will host two presentations with three live eagles. Fun Fact: The World Bird Sanctuary has treated more than 21,000 injured birds and has helped organize conservation efforts on four continents.
  • 1 p.m. Photographer Ty Smedes will host a slide presentation and lecture offering an often-unseen look at the lives of Iowa’s bald eagle population.
  • 3 p.m. Representatives from Living Lands & Waters will talk about the importance of the protection and preservation of the environment along the Mississippi River and how humans can help create a more hospitable habitat for bald eagles and other migratory birds.
  • Eagle watching along the Mississippi River.

Have a great time at the Eagle Festival in LeClaire.

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WORRY NO MORE! We are here to help!

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These restaurants are a place of good times, great food, and reasonable prices!

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