Our Events

Outstanding Community Events

WQPT is more than a destination on your television. When it comes to events, WQPT has something for everyone. These events not only assist WQPT with our financial mission, but also helps to build community spirit and awareness of WQPT.

Proceeds benefit our Educational Outreach initiatives and programming.


Champagne on the Rocks


Our premiere gala event known throughout the region for silent and live auctions, great entertainment, fine food and a chance to win one of six exceptional pieces of diamond or precious colored stone jewelry. The event typically takes place on the last Friday in January.

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.



Imagination Station

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 19, 2016. This family event aimed at having fun with entertaining and educational activities for everyone. Super special guests include Mr. Steve and a bunch of your favorite PBS friends! Each of the PBS characters will feature their own station with fun demonstrations, great stories and a career exploration track all reinforcing the learning concepts in their specific program. Learn more



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.



Brew Ha Ha


For thirteen years, WQPT raised operational funds for Educational Outreach and our general operating fund from our annual Brew Ha Ha event. The event received national recognition for being an outstanding event. Brew Ha Ha continues to be, a tradition in the region for Beer connoisseurs of all types. In 2014, The Jaycees of the Quad Cities became the new organization to oversee and operate Brew Ha Ha, though a portion of the proceeds will continue to benefit WQPT's programming and Educational Outreach and will expand to include other charitable initiatives of the Jaycees. Learn more


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