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America's Birthday Party in the Quad Cities

Fireworks begin at  9:30 p.m.

FREE Admission
July 3, 2024
FREE Admission

2024 info coming soon!

See the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River!

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Viewing Areas

Viewing Areas 

Tune into 97x and listen to the soundtrack this year’s fireworks are choreographed to!

All of our prime viewing areas provide picturesque space to view the fireworks over the Mighty Mississippi!   

Viewing Areas 

Check out all the events happening throughout the QC at Visit Quad Cities.

LeClaire Park

LeClaire Park 


Live Music at the Bandshell:

Identity Crisis Band

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Free live music

LeClaire Park Bandshell

A 12-piece classic rock band featuring a horn section, violin, and male and female vocalists. Come out and enjoy the show.

Kid Zone

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Free event

LeClaire Park

Jam-packed with plenty of free activities to keep little ones entertained before the fireworks start. Davenport Parks & Recreation has put together a full lineup to include yard games, bounce houses, a NASCAR simulator, a misting station and more! And, did we mention free giveaways?

Food Vendors

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Beiderbecke Dr.

Enjoy tasty treats from various food vendors including BBQ, funnel cakes, energy drinks, and more while listening to live music.

Davenport Junior Theatre Performances

6:15, 6:45, 7:15, and 7:45 p.m.

LeClaire Park

Join the students of Davenport Junior Theatre as they take the stage performing Improv. Ever see ComedySportz or Whose Line is it Anyway? Using suggestions from the audience, the students will create fun and delightful stories.

Schwiebert Riverfront Park

Schwiebert Riverfront Park

Food Vendors & Live DJ 

5 – 9:30 p.m.

Schwiebert Riverfront Park


Food vendors including BBQ, Mexican, and all your fair food favorites plus beer garden by Bent River Brewing Company. DJ Jeff James will kick off the music starting at 5 p.m.  

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Schwiebert Riverfront Park   

Free live music on the main stage – 80s new wave and alternative music tribute band. 

Kids Zone

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Schwiebert Riverfront Park


Balloon artist, face painting, splash pad

and playground 



Davenport: City parking ramps in downtown Davenport will have free parking from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. There will be no parking allowed south of the riverfront railroad tracks. Be aware of street closures along the riverfront area. 

For Directions click on the underlined ramps.

Rock Island: parking on the street and in the city parking lots are free.   

Modern Woodmen Park

Modern Woodmen Park 

QC River Bandits vs. Wisconsin

Starting @ 5:00 p.m.

Modern Woodmen Park

Don’t forget to grab your tickets for the ball game! The River Bandits will be facing the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. After the game, enjoy the fireworks from your seats or take a stroll along the riverfront and find your prime viewing spot.

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Updated Map coming soon

Entrance Policy

Outside Cooler/Beverages/Food Policy 


No weapons are allowed on festival grounds. 


Modern Woodmen Park:  
Coolers, beverages and food may not be brought into the park. Pets are not allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.   
Schwiebert Riverfront Park: 
Coolers, food, beverages and pets are allowed. No outside alcohol is permitted. Coolers may be inspected on site. Food and beverages will be available for purchase through food vendors and a beer garden will be set up.  


LeClaire Park:  

Coolers, food, beverages and pets are allowed. No outside alcohol is permitted. Coolers may be inspected on site. Food and beverages will be available for purchase through food vendors. 

Entrance Policy
Remembring Terry

Terry Lunardi

“To know Terry was to love him.” -Shirley Schmidt
Terry Lunardi

There would be no Red White & Boom without the original vision of Terry Lunardi, the long-time Davenport restaurateur and community service leader who passed away in August, 2009.  It was at his insistence that families be treated to a free fireworks display shot over the Mississippi riverfront over eight years ago, and through his committee leadership, Red, White & Boom was born.  The event quickly became  the premier Independence Day celebration in the Quad-Cities.


Lunardi was involved in nearly every facet of community service from philanthropy, to simply to spending his daily time and energy improving the Quad-Cities first-hand.   To completely sum up Lunardi’s generosity in this short amount of space would be impossible; however, the following is a good window in to the number of lives he touched throughout our community with his huge smile and strong handshake.


Lunardi was an integral volunteer for The Handicapped Development Center, DavenportOne, Davenport Community Schools, Junior Achievement, Scott County Family YMCA, the Riverboat Development Authority, St. Ambrose University, Rotary Club, and countless other community organizations. Terry also helped launched the KLJG radio station at Garfield Elementary and was a critical leader in bringing Woodfire Grill to downtown Davenport.  Terry managed to work all of this in while running his popular Lunardi’s Italian Restaurant, and his Rock Island based business, Sports Avenue.


Lunardi was named the 2004 Family-Owned Small Business Champion of the Year for Iowa, the 2003 Volunteer of the Year for DavenportOne, the U.S. Department of Education Business Partner of the Year, and the Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow.  In 2009, the Iowa Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce created the Terry Lunardi Community Leader Award in his honor.


This highlight reel of accomplishments barely scratches the surface regarding the full impact Terry Lunardi made on our community, but we’re happy to help share at least a little of his life story.  We are proud to commemorate Red, White & Boom as a lasting reminder to his legacy of selflessness, generosity, and community service.  To know Terry truly was to love him, and we look forward to celebrating his legacy with you as the fireworks light up the sky over the Mighty Mississippi.

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