The city of Bettendorf sure knows how to celebrate the holidays, and their 4th of July Festival is no exception!

The 2019 4th of July Festival will take place in Bettendorf on Wednesday July 3 and Thursday Jul 4. This celebration includes crafts, food, amusement rides, live music, a parade and of course – fireworks!

Kick off the holiday celebration on Wednesday Jul 3 with a FREE outdoor concert! Live music will be provided on the west stage near 18th Street and Spruce Hills Dr., beginning at 7 p.m. Enjoy local classic rock band, Hap Hazard, followed by the Army Band. Headlining at 9 p.m., Grandview Iowa native and 6th place contestant on season 13 of The Voice, Adam Cunningham, will be bringing his energy and soul to the stage. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Bettendorf 4th of July Parade will begin at 10 a.m. downtown Bettendorf. The parade begins at the intersection of 23rd St. and State St. Procession will go east on State St., curve around to Grant St., west on Grant St. to 16th St., turning south on 16th St., east on State St., and ends at 21st St. For more information, contact Don Wells at (563) 210-0465.

Don’t miss the 4th of July Festival on Wednesday Jul 4 on Spruce Hills Dr. (in front of Cumberland Square). Amusement rides will be available from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $1 for a single ticket or $10 for 12 tickets. Ticket sales end at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a petting zoo, train rides, zip line, waterslide, inflatables, arts and crafts booths, food and beverage booths and so much more! The Quad Cities Optimist Fishing Derby will take place from 12-2 p.m. at Middle Park Lagoon (prizes awarded). The Quad City Skydiving Center’s parachute team will be provided shows throughout the festivities. Stop by the petting zoo for a magic show by T.J. Regul, The Quad City Magician, from 12-6 p.m.

Here is a full line-up of the live music performances:

East Stage Near Teske’s

12 – 2 p.m.         Cody Road

2 – 4 p.m.            Stone Flowers

4 – 6 p.m.            Hangover Rescue

6 – 8 p.m.            Corporate Rock

8 – 10 p.m.         Spam Halen


West Stage Near 18th Street

12 – 2 p.m.         Army Band, 42 Romeo

2 – 4 p.m.            Soul Storm

4 – 6 p.m.            Crooked Cactus Band

6 – 8 p.m.            Hap Hazard

8 – 10 p.m.         North of 40


Fireworks will begin at dusk at Middle Park. Don’t forget, consumer fireworks are restricted to Jul 3 and 4 from 2 – 11 p.m. Residents are allowed to shoot off fireworks on their own property or have permission from the property owner. Individuals may NOT shoot off fireworks on public property, streets or in city parks. This includes Middle Park during the fireworks display.

For more information on Bettendorf’s 4th of July Festival, visit

Have a blast this 4th of July in Bettendorf!


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.