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!


East Moline, Illinois

In East Moline, Illinois, on Tuesday, July 3, watch the fireworks beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. from The Quarter, 7th Street and the Mississippi riverfront.  Parking and shuttle service will begin at 6:30 p.m. from the nearby John Deere Harvester parking lot.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and at 7 p.m. live music begins.  Bring the kids along for face painting and a bounce house or bring some lawn chairs with you and enjoy the evening.  Then the 36th annual 4th of July Firecracker Run begins Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.  Options include: 5K run/walk, 10K run or relay, Kiddie Run, 1-mile, and 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.


Milan, Illinois

Milan has their fireworks on Tuesday, July 3 at dusk with concessions and live music in Camden Park, 2701 1st St. E. in Milan, IL.

Bettendorf, Iowa 

The Bettendorf 4th of July Celebration starts Tuesday night with music from Iowa-native and The Voice contestant Adam Cunningham.  The music starts at 5 p.m. and Adam takes the stage at 9 p.m.  On Wednesday, July 4 kicks off the fun with a parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Bettendorf, Iowa.  Then the celebration continues at Cumberland Square, 2300 Spruce Hills Drive.  Opening ceremonies begin at 12 noon, followed by live music, food vendors, arts & crafts booths, petting zoo, amusement rides, inflatables, rock climbing wall, zip line, fishing derby, and more!  Then watch the Quad City Parachute Team and the fireworks at dusk shooting from Middle Park, 2220 23rd Street.

For more event listings VisitQuadCities.com

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