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Great River Tug Fest

Welcome to the only tug-of-war across the mighty Mississippi River. For one day in late July or early August, for a two hour period, all barge and pleasure boat traffic is stopped on this section of the Mississippi River for the war of two towns.

LeClaire, Iowa versus Port Byron Illinois take to the shoreline and each grab hold of opposite ends of a 2,400 foot, 680 pound rope to battle it out for a years worth of bragging rights!

Although the actual tug-a-war takes place on one day, the festivities take place over a two day period. Enjoy food, music, shopping in quant shops and small town hospitality along the bend in the Mississippi River.

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