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Red, White And Boom Returns To Illinois And Iowa To Celebrate Independence Day!

June 6th, 2022
Red, White And Boom Returns To Illinois And Iowa To Celebrate Independence Day!

The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom in downtown Davenport and Rock Island returns this year on July 3, 2022. Family-friendly activities will take place throughout the day in Davenport and Rock Island. At 9:30 p.m. fireworks will be shot, in sync to music broadcast on 97X, from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. Spectators can watch from free viewing areas along the Davenport riverfront including LeClaire Park, Quinlan Court, Centennial Park and Bechtel Park, or from Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island. Bring your own lawn chair. FAMILY ACTIVITES There will be... Read More

Rev Up Your Engines! Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Today!

July 8th, 2021
Rev Up Your Engines! Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Today!

Are you ready to rev up your engines and roll into one of the biggest annual festivals in the Quad-Cities? The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is back at the Iowa 80 truck stop! The 42nd Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off  TODAY at The World’s Largest Truckstop. This year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree will feature a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display; Iowa pork chop cookout; over 150 exhibits, Trucker Olympics; two firework shows, a 100th birthday party for a 1921 International at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. You won’t want to miss the live concerts and lots of fun for the whole... Read More

Have A Happy And SAFE Fourth Of July By Following Smart Fireworks Precautions

July 2nd, 2021
Have A Happy And SAFE Fourth Of July By Following Smart Fireworks Precautions

It’s Independence Day weekend, and as such, as you may have heard — literally — people will be lighting off a lot of fireworks! We at QuadCities.com encourage everyone to celebrate in a fun and safe manner, and to emerge from this weekend with all of your fingers and toes intact. We asked our friends at Genesis Health Center about last year’s numbers in regard to injuries, and they noted that they saw more folks coming in with accidents. “Last year 2020, Genesis Medical Center-Davenport saw we had an increase of firework injuries as compared to the last few years with... Read More

Red, White And Boom Returns To Rock Island And Davenport Saturday!

June 30th, 2021
Red, White And Boom Returns To Rock Island And Davenport Saturday!

The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom event in downtown Davenport and Rock Island returns on July 3, 2021. Activities start at 5 p.m. in Rock Island, 6 p.m. in Davenport and at 9:30 p.m., fireworks will be shot, in sync to music broadcast on 97X, from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. Spectators can watch from free viewing areas along the Davenport riverfront including LeClaire Park, Freight House Farmers Market parking lot, the new Quinlan Court and Bechtel Park, or from Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island. Bring your own lawn chair. FAMILY ACTIVITES There will... Read More

Looking For Something To Do On New Year’s Eve, Quad-Cities?

December 31st, 2020
Looking For Something To Do On New Year's Eve, Quad-Cities?

Checking out your various options for New Year’s Eve? There are a few around and about the Quad-Cities area, and here are some of your options: See Fireworks On New Year’s Eve It’s official. Woods Installation will be hosting a New Years Firework show at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! If you would like to donate for your business to be on the Sponsor boards please get ahold of Woods Installation at 563-210-1908. Let’s end 2020 with a bang! Donations will be collected the night of the show and we will get to donate them to a special QC... Read More

Check Out The Fireworks In Davenport On New Year’s Eve

December 29th, 2020
Check Out The Fireworks In Davenport On New Year's Eve

It’s official. Woods Installation will be hosting a New Years Firework show at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! If you would like to donate for your business to be on the Sponsor boards please get ahold of Woods Installation at 563-210-1908. Let’s end 2020 with a bang! Donations will be collected the night of the show and we will get to donate them to a special QC Business. For more info, see here.  Read More

Red, White And Boom Illinois/Iowa Fireworks Show Canceled

May 30th, 2020
Red, White And Boom Illinois/Iowa Fireworks Show Canceled

There won’t be any bi-state fireworks along the river this year. The annual Red, White and Boom fireworks display in downtown Davenport and Rock Island has been canceled due to concerns and regulations tied in with the covid-19 pandemic. The date for next year’s event has been set for July 3, 2021. According to the event’s facebook, “Red, White and Boom always has been a bi-state event, and in the spirit of regionalism, we felt it was the right thing to do to move the event to a time when both states can participate.”  Read More

Downtown Moline Lights Up for the Holidays

November 20th, 2019
Downtown Moline Lights Up for the Holidays

Kick off your holiday season this Saturday in Downtown Moline! The Annual Lighting on the Commons happens this Saturday Nov 23 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on the John Deere Commons (1400 River Dr. Moline). Join your friends and neighbors Downtown Moline for attractions that include Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music featuring local choirs, a children’s craft area and of course, the famous Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks! From 4:30 – 6 p.m. enjoy free cookies, cider and hot cocoa! The Official Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks will take place at 6 p.m. For more information, visit... Read More

Tug Fest Back and Better Than Ever!

August 5th, 2019
Tug Fest Back and Better Than Ever!

Two states. One river. The only sporting event that closes the Mighty Mississippi down. It’s time for Tug Fest! The 33rd Annual Tug Fest is happening in Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa this weekend! Thursday Aug 8 through Saturday Aug 10 each of the two cities will have a plethora of family-friendly activities planned. On Saturday, the nationally famous bi-state Tug-of-War will take place! It began in 1987, with ten 20-member tug teams pulling with all of their strength on a 2,700-foot, 680 lb. rope that spans the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Each... Read More

Rock Island County Fair Kicks Off With Free Family Day

July 14th, 2019
Rock Island County Fair Kicks Off With Free Family Day

Forget lazy summer days — imagine a day full of action and excitement! Mutton Bustin’ competitions. Kiddie tractor pulls. Old West comedy shows. Best-in-class livestock. All capped off with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening. Did we mention it’s all FREE? The 2019 Rock Island County Fair is kicking off its 150th celebration on Tuesday, July 16, with Free Family Day! All fairgoers will receive free gate admission on opening day, and the first 1,000 kids will get a free Frisbee. Activities throughout the day are geared toward kids and families, including a brand new Mutton Bustin’... Read More