America's Birthday Party in the Quad Cities

Fireworks begin at  9:30 p.m.

July 3, 2021
FREE Admission

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 

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 

- Bechtel Park, Davenport 
- Freight House Farmers Market Lot
- Modern Woodmen Park

Kids Zone: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

LeClaire Park 


Live Music:
Identity Crisis - 6 p.m.
  • Bounce Obstacle Course 

  • Bounce House

  • Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers, Giant Tic Tac Toe

  • Bags

  • Potato Sack Races

  • Patriotic Glow in the Dark Tattoos

  • Red, White and Blue Glow Stick Necklaces

  • Writing Letters and Coloring Pictures for Troops


Schwiebert Riverfront Park


Gates open at 5 p.m.

Live Music:

DJ Jeff James - 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Past Curfew
(80s tribute Band) - 7 p.m. 

Note: Bring your own lawn chair 

For the Kids

Face Painting 

Glow merchandise for sale

Food & Drinks

Beer Garden by
Bent River Brewing Co. 

A wide variety of food vendors
will be there

Quinlan Court



 Enjoy the Classic Car Cruise-in with the Quad Cities Cruisers in the new Quinlan Court.
 Moonlight Market 6 p.m.

Several of your favorite vendors from the Freight House Farmer’s Market will line Quinlan Court and  Beiderbecke Drive (separate from Quinlan Court) and offer a bonus evening market with a wide variety of delicious food options and artistic crafts while you await the fireworks.
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Davenport: City parking ramps in downtown Davenport will have free parking from 5 -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: The city parking ramp is free all day, except for the reserved spaces in the ramp. Street parking is free as well.


Modern Woodmen Park 

The River Bandits will host the Cedar Rapids Kernels at 6 p.m.

Immediately following the game 
The Class of 82' will perform your favorite 80s synth/pop hits in the stadium. 

In order to view the fireworks from the stadium a ticket will have to be purchased. The game is expected to sell out.

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Entrance Policy

Outside Cooler/Beverages/Food Policy


Modern Woodmen Park: 
Coolers, beverages, food, and pets are NOT allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase by vendors.  

Schwiebert Riverfront Park:
Food and beverages will be available for purchase through food vendors and a beer garden from Bent River will be set up. Coolers are allowed, but no outside alcohol is permitted. Coolers will be inspected on site. 

In the interest of maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all attendees, the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) reserves the right to enforce the following rules during the festival:

  1. Coolers, food, beverages, and pets are prohibited from being brought in to Modern Woodmen Park. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

  2. In Schwiebert Riverfront Park and LeClaire Park- coolers, food, beverages, and pets are allowed, but no outside alcohol is permitted. Coolers may be inspected on site.

  3. No weapons are allowed on festival grounds.

  4. Purchasers of alcoholic beverages must be 21 years old under Iowa law. A valid I.D. is required. Wristbands will be only issued to those of legal age.

  5. Attendees shall not interfere with Red, White & Boom vendors, disrupt event entertainment, or disturb the peaceable conduct of the event activities.

  6. No roller-skates, roller blades, bicycles, or skateboards can be used inside the festival area.

  7. All purses and bags will be subject to a thorough search at the discretion of the Davenport Police Department.

  8. The DDP reserves the right to exclude or remove anyone from Red, White & Boom who does not comply with these rules.


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.