As both a community service and individual development organization, the Jaycees of the Quad Cities host multiple events throughout the year to serve the community while giving our chapter members opportunities to grow. You can get involved in so many ways, from helping with set up/tear down, to being a member on an event planning committee, or even volunteering as a non-Jaycee. Check out what we do and reach out to get active with us!
Originally titled Bridal Expo, this wedding event began in 1985 and continues to uphold the tradition of excellence. The Wedding Expo is projected to be the largest wedding event in eastern Iowa. Over 100 vendors participate in the expo and nearly a thousand brides attend to plan their own dream wedding! The amazing event raises nearly $100,000 for the Jaycees mission to serve the Quad Cities community and Jaycees chapter.
In its third year, the Bar-B-QC will feature a sanctioned KCBS Backyard BBQ Competition. Competitors from all around the midwest will come to the area and enjoy some friendly competition along the river. Attendees will have an option to taste some award winning BBQ at our People's Choice event on Saturday evening with the actual winners being announced on Sunday. All proceeds from the Bar-B-QC are donated directly back to the community to a variety of local non-profits.
COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET
The Jaycees of the Quad Cities' Community Awards showcase individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration of others. Help us honor area leaders under 40 for their contributions to service and recognize the accomplishments of our chapter and its members in the past year. This event features a catered sit down buffet with beverages.