Great Events for the Communities we Serve
WQPT is more than a destination on your television. When it comes to events, WQPT has something for everyone. Brew Ha Ha and Champagne on the Rock—these events not only assist WQPT with our financial mission, but also helps to build community spirit and awareness of WQPT.
Proceeds from events like Brew Ha Ha, the Ready to Learn Conference and Champagne on the Rocks benefit WQPT's Educational Outreach initiatives and programming.
Ready to Learn Conference
The Ready to Learn Conference has become a regional tradition in the Mississippi Valley of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Early childhood professionals, educators, home-schoolers, providers and parents are invited to join WQPT and our regional partners for a this special conference to get up-to-date information on emerging curriculum and other topics related to early childhood. Participants may also receive training certificates.
Learn more about the Ready to Learn Conference.
WQPT Kids Club Week
WQPT Kids Club Week, typically held in June, helps get kids (and parents) excited about our great programs and learning. Kids see our programs as fun and entertaining, while adults know the outstanding learning and value that only PBS Kids programs that air on WQPT can provide. With a VERY special guest like Martha (Martha Speaks), Whyatt (SuperWhy) or Clifford (Clifford, The Big Red Dog) kids are thrilled to meet some of their favorite PBS Kids characters in person at various events and activities throughout the region. Specific details are provided online as it becomes available.
Brew Ha Ha
Join us at Brew Ha Ha, held in September, for an afternoon along the banks of the Mississippi River for this award-winning beer and cheese tasting event that continues its tradition of being ranked as one of the top events in the Quad Cities. Participants can count on fantastic beers to taste from local, regional and national brewers—that's what Brew Ha Ha is all about. It's a tour of the American brewing landscape, one ounce at a time from regional, domestic and International breweries. The event also features live music, fun games, comedy and more.
Read more about Brew Ha Ha.
Champagne on the Rocks
Champagne on the Rocks is our premiere gala event known for silent and live auctions, great entertainment, fine food and an opportunity to win a diamond. The event typically takes place on the last Friday in January. The festivities begin with a complimentary glass of champagne. Attached to each glass is a bag that may contain a diamond. Participants are invited to bid on a variety of silent auction items, from fabulous travel destinations and dining offerings to unique items for your home and those that afford you the opportunity to pamper yourself. It's great fun! Guests then enjoy a gourmet dinner sure to please the most discerning palette during our live auction. Afterwards WQPT provides outstanding live entertainment.
Learn more about Champagne on the Rocks.