6 Things to do in the Quad Cities this Fourth of July Weekend
Spending your Fourth of July in the Quad Cities and looking for fun activities to do? Here is a list of family-friendly events and fests going on all over the Quad Cities starting July 3rd!
Red, White, & Boom
On Wednesday, July 3rd, see the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. A one-of-a-kind bi-city, bi-state event celebrating the QC region & Nation's birthday with the area's largest fireworks display on the Mississippi River! Red, White and Boom! festivities begin at 5:00 pm at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island with inflatables, kid’s activities, live music, and food vendors. For the Iowa side, festivities begin at 5:00 pm at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport with kid’s activities, live music from Rude Punch and 34th Army Band and Scrap Metal brass band. Fireworks to start around 9:30 pm.
Bettendorf 4th of July Celebration
Festivities begin on Wednesday, July 3rd in Cumberland Square. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and fireworks. Music goes from 7:00-11:00 pm on Wednesday. Continue the celebration on July 4th with a parade at 10 am along State Street in downtown Bettendorf followed by more festival fun at noon with music, kids activities, food vendors and fun back in front of Cumberland Square. Fireworks will be shot off at dusk on July 4th from Middle Park in Bettendorf.
East Moline Parade, Race, and Fireworks
On Wednesday night, the city of East Moline will shoot off fireworks at The Quater starting around 9 pm. The city, along with Genesis Health Care, will hold the 37th annual Firecracker Run on the morning of July 4th. There will be a kiddie run, the TBK mile, 5k, and a 10k. Runs start at 7:30 am. After the runs, enjoy the 1 pm parade that runs along 15th ave.
On July 3rd, the city of Milan will have a firework show at Camden Park. Enjoy inflatables, food vendors, and much more before the fireworks. The firework show is expected to begin at dusk.
River Bandits Game
Cheer on the River Bandits on Thursday, July 4th. Enjoy Thirsty Thursdays with $2 beer and soda specials. Enjoy a huge firework over the Mississippi post game. Tickets for sale at https://www.milb.com/quad-cities/schedule/2019-07
Mississippi Blues Festival
Due to flooding, the 34th Mississippi Blues Fest has been relocated to The Bend located in East Moline, IL on July 5th and 6th. 2 Stages & 15 Bands. Gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 5th and at Noon on Saturday, July 6th. Bring your own lawn chairs, but please leave your coolers at home. There will be plenty of free parking. Children under 14 are free!