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Iowa And Illinois Celebrate! Red White and Boom Explodes Across The Mississippi River TONIGHT!

July 3rd, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Celebrate! Red White and Boom Explodes Across The Mississippi River TONIGHT!

The Quad-Cities explodes across the Mississippi River with one heck of a party planned for America’s birthday – Red, White and Boom. The free annual festival spans the Iowa and Illinois riverfronts with events at Davenport’s LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park and Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on Sunday, July 3. More than 45,000 pounds of explosives will be sent shrieking into the air to explode in fiery glory over the Mississippi River by a pair of battling barges, and organizers are understandably stoked about the b-day bash. “It’s going to be a spectacular event,” said Kyle... Read More

Find FUN Things To Do In Illinois And Iowa With The Weekly FUN10!

July 3rd, 2022
Find FUN Things To Do In Illinois And Iowa With The Weekly FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week’s FUN10!Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this... 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

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 Fireworks Display Set to Return July 3

April 21st, 2021
Red, White and Boom Fireworks Display Set to Return July 3

A year after being canceled because of Covid-19, the annual bi-state Red, White and Boom fireworks display in downtown Davenport and Rock Island will return this year and is scheduled for July 3, 2021. Red, White and Boom is the largest fireworks display in the Quad-Cities, shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. “We are thrilled to welcome people back to the riverfront for our regional celebration of America’s Independence Day,” said Mike Matson, Mayor of Davenport. “Our new Quinlan Court will be open, and activities in Modern Woodmen Park and LeClaire Park are being... 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

Celebrate Independence with Red, White and Boom!

July 2nd, 2018
Celebrate Independence with Red, White and Boom!

The 4th of July is right around the corner. This means cook-outs, parades, concerts and FIREWORKS! The Quad Cities’ largest 4th of July celebration, Red White and Boom, is happening this Tuesday Jul 3 from 5-10 p.m. This bi-state event will have activities and entertainment on both sides of the river! Whether you choose to celebrate in Iowa or Illinois, there will be no shortage of fun and enjoyment. Modern Woodmen Park (209 S Gaines St. Davenport) will be bursting with family-friendly activities, beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy bounce houses (1st Baseline Party Plaza), kids activities, live music,... Read More