Quad Cities July 4th Celebration

4th of July in the QC-2018

Every year on the 4th of July we gather with family and friends to celebrate our Nation’s independence. Some people have cookouts, BBQ’s, parties and get-togethers while others just enjoy the fireworks with their families. There is no wrong way to celebrate the 4th! With that being said, if you haven’t decided what it is you are doing this year on the 4th, let us help you! We have compiled some of the most awesome events going on in the QC on this Independence Day!
(Listed in no particular order.)

(Click links-in blue-for more info regarding schedule of events and other information)

**As always, let us know if we missed something and we will be happy to add it to the list!


America’s Birthday Party in the Quad Cities


“See the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. Tune into 97x radio station to hear the official Red, White and Boom soundtrack to the fireworks!”

Below are some prime viewing locations:

Modern Woodmen Park

209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA

Modern Woodmen Park offers a flurry of activities inside the ball park! Including: bounce houses (1st Baseline Party Plaza), kids activities, live music, an Oath of Enlistment ceremony and a ton of entertainment. Stick around after the fireworks for some great music and some fun while let the traffic die down!”

LeClaire Park & VanderBOOM!

400 West Beiderbecke Drive, Davenport, IA

LeClaire Park & VanderBOOM! Viewing Area will feature live music and a variety of food vendors. It’s bound to be a great time!”

Schwiebert Riverfront Park

101 17th St, Rock Island, IL

“The Schwiebert Riverfront Park Boat Docks will be open for boaters to enjoy during this year’s 2018 Red White and Boom event held in Downtown Rock Island on Tuesday, July 3rd. The docks, with 23 slips, will be available on a first come-first serve basis.”

Davenport Skybridge

W River Dr, Davenport, IA

“The Skybridge will glow in patriotic colors and provide one of the best views on the entire riverfront from high above!  The Skybridge is also air conditioned, so if it turns out to be a hot day, you know where to go.”


Fireworks @ The Black Sheep
1730 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL


There are plenty more fireworks to see!
Read below to see what’s going on near you!

Bettendorf, IA

Fireworks @ Middle Park  |  July 4th
2220 23rd Street, Bettendorf, IA

East Moline, IL

Fireworks @ The Quarter  |  July 3rd
101 Beacon Harbor Parkway, East Moline, IL

Milan, IL

Fireworks @ Camden Park  |  July 3rd
2701 1st St. E, Milan, IL


60th Annual AMVETS 4th of July Parade

July 4th @ 1:00pm
Along 15th Ave  |  13th – 3rd Street

Bettendorf’s 4th of July Parade

July 4th @ 10:00am
Located at the intersection of 23rd Street and State Street

Be sure to check out all these links and see what else each event has going on throughout the day! It’s looking to be warm 2 days with lots of fun options! 
Thank you for reading through and we hope this list was helpful! 
Remember, if we missed your favorite event, be sure to let us know so we can add it on here! 

Happy 4th!