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America's Birthday Party in the Quad Cities

September 7, 2024


Red, White and Boom! has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 7, 2024. The event and fireworks display will be held in downtown Davenport and Rock Island with fireworks at dusk. That evening, there will be family-friendly activities in LeClaire Park in Davenport and Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. The Quad Cities River Bandits game will be held that night at Modern Woodmen Park.   

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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.


Davenport: City parking ramps in downtown Davenport will have free parking from 5 p.m. - 12 a.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.   

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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