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Celebrate Independence Day Over Two Days in the Quad Cities!

It’s going to be a Red, White, and Blue week in the Quad Cities

Celebrate Independence Day over two days in the Quad Cities. There are tons of activities to put you in the patriotic mood.  


Celebrate America’s birthday on the Mississippi riverfront Tuesday, July 3, during Red White & Boom!  The festival features the largest fireworks display from Chicago to Denver at 9:30 p.m. in the Quad Cities shot from two barges over the Mississippi along with family events on the Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, downtown riverfronts. Check out the schedule to save your seat!


Bettendorf, Iowa 

This year only, all the festivities, including the parade, festival, & fireworks, will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021. On July 3, the parade will be held in downtown Bettendorf beginning at 10:00 a.m. The festival will begin at noon on Spruce Hills Dr. in front of Cumberland Square. Fireworks will begin at dusk at Middle Park. Bands will play on east stage and west stage from Noon until 10 p.m. Check here for band schedule and details. Amusement Rides will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more details on the rides and prices click here

Bettendorf Transit Service will provide transportation to the festival from Bettendorf High School. Shuttle service begins at noon and ends at 9 p.m.

East Moline, Illinois

In East Moline, Illinois, on Saturday, July 3, watch the fireworks beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. from The Bend - River Bend Park - 910 Bend Blvd and the Mississippi riverfront. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and at 7 p.m. live music from Smooth Grove begins.  Bring the kids along for the kids carnival that will include games, a temporary tattoo station, a balloon artist and fun with bubbles. Grab some lawn chairs before heading out to ensure a comfortable evening.  Then the 36th annual 4th of July Firecracker Run begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m.  Options include: 5K run/walk, 10K run, Frontline Kiddie Run, The TBK mile, and Aquent Hospital Bed Races.  Concessions and live bands line the route.  At 1:00 p.m., watch the AMVETS 4th of July Parade that goes through the downtown along 15th Ave.

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