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Want To Be A True Independent American On Independence Day?

July 7th, 2023
Want To Be A True Independent American On Independence Day?

Saw a pre-teen boy today in the grocery store wearing an Alex Morgan U.S. women’s soccer team jersey today. Told him I thought it was cool. He looked surprised that a.) I would recognize the jersey, and b.) that I would tell him it’s cool. His mom said “Thanks, usually nobody knows who it is, and if they do they give him a hard time about wearing a girl’s jersey.” But why would I? Alex Morgan is a freaking phenomenal player, and the team U.S.A. jerseys are pretty cool. Plus, I’ve seen plenty of girls wearing Lionel Messi and Ronaldo jerseys. And, let’s... Read More

See The Fireworks Tonight In Illinois And Iowa At Red, White, And Boom!

July 3rd, 2023
See The Fireworks Tonight In Illinois And Iowa At Red, White, And Boom!

The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom in downtown Davenport and Rock Island returns this year on July 3, 2023! Family-friendly activities will take place that evening 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 riverfront including LeClaire Park in Davenport or Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Bring your own lawn chair. There will be plenty of activities on both sides of the river for families to enjoy ahead of the fireworks... Read More

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

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

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