Red, White & Boom to be Bigger Than Ever
The largest fireworks display on the Mississippi River will be even bigger this year. On Saturday, the Quad Cities will host several Fourth of July events, topped off with the annual "Red, White, and Boom" at Schweibert Riverfront Park in Rock Island and Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.
Starting at 3 pm, Schweibert Riverfront Park will offer inflatables, dance music, and a beer garden. In Davenport, activities start at 6 pm at Modern Woodmen Park, with a scavenger hunt, face painting, and amusement rides.
Davenport's Director of Events, Jason Gilliland says fireworks will start at 9:30 pm, and will be choreographed to a custom made soundtrack, which can be heard on the radio station 97-X.
He says Genesis Health System is also offering a family fireworks viewing area, at LeClaire Park in Davenport.
And, Bettendorf will kick off its celebrations tomorrow (fri), with a concert on Spruce Hills Drive at 7 pm. On Saturday, Bettendorf will hold its annual Fourth of July parade downtown beginning at 10 am.