In addition to observing the traditional July 4 date, some area communities have planned fireworks displays the night before the Independence Day holiday.
Aledo, Illinois: Fireworks at dusk July 4, 2012 at Mercer County Fairgrounds, SW 12th Avenue and Illinois 17 in Aledo. Call (309) 582-5373 for details.
Bellevue, Iowa: Fireworks on Sunday, July 1 at dusk just south of the lock and dam along the riverbank. www.bellevueia.com/heritage_days.html
Bettendorf, Iowa: Fireworks, July 4, Middle Park at dusk. Rain Date is July 7. No shuttle for fireworks. http://www.bettendorf.org/egov/docs/1339162204_317718.pdf
Buffalo, Iowa: Fireworks as part of the city’s Buffalo Days Celebration at City Park. Fireworks scheduled for dusk Saturday, July 7, 2012. http://buffaloiowa.org/
Bushnell, Illinois: Independence Day Fireworks display on Route 9, July 3 at 9 p.m. Rain date is July 5. Food will be available. http://www.bushnell.illinois.gov/calendar.php?display=event&id=1602&date=2012-Jul-03&returnto=month
Canton, Illinois: Fourth of July fireworks display July 4, 2012 at dusk. Memorial Stadium.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Freedom Festival, June 21 to July 4 with Celebration of Freedom fireworks July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at Mays Island, 50 Second Avenue Brg Bring a chair or blanket. http://www.freedomfestival.com/Freedom-Festival/Events/20120704/168/Celebration-of-Freedom-Fireworks.aspx
Clinton, Iowa: Post-game fireworks July 4 following the LumberKings game against the Beloit Snappers. Game time is 7 p.m. http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t500
Davenport, Iowa: Red White & Boom, fireworks display July 3, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. along the riverfront at LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park. No coolers, beverages, food or pets. Vendors available. https://sites.google.com/site/redwhiteboom/ and check out the map for exiting the area after the fireworks – click here.
Dubuque, Iowa: Jaycees Fireworks, July 3 at approximately 9:45 p.m. on the riverfront. Parking in Jaycees lots is $10, with proceeds to fund next year’s fireworks show. A.Y. McDonald Park (in front of the Hawthorne Street Boat Ramp) is the Official Event Viewing Area. http://www.dubuquejaycees.org/events/fireworks-2012/
East Moline, Illinois: Fireworks at the Quarter, 101 Beacon Harbor Parkway, July 3 at dusk. Parking available at John Deere Harvester Works with shuttle starting at 6:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. No coolers. Rain date is July 5. http://www.eastmoline.com/Forms_Docs/2012%20Documents/fireworks%202012.pdf
Fort Madison, Iowa: Fourth of July fireworks display July 4, 2012 at dusk, Riverview Park, Avenue G and Riverview Park. For information call 319-372-5472 or 1-800-210-8687.
Galva, Illinois: Freedom Fest July 3 and 4, fireworks July 4 at dusk at Galva City Park, 199 SE Sixth Street. http://www.galvafreedomfest.org/
Galena, Illinois: Annual fireworks display on Main Street in downtown Galena. Fireworks July 4, 2012 at dusk, approximately 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 5. http://www.visitgalena.org/illinois-events?eventID=870&mode=event
Galesburg, Illinois: Fireworks synchronized to music July 4 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Lake Storey just north of Galesburg. Best viewing is from near the beach and pavilion area on the north side of the lake. Rain date is July 5.
Geneseo, Illinois: Fireworks display July 3 at 9 p.m. at Richmond Hill Park, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street. http://www.geneseo.org/events/tabid/717/ModuleID/1751/ItemID/10942/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx
Kalona, Iowa: Shiloh’s Independence Day Fireworks, July 4, dusk. 100 Shiloh Drive. http://www.traveliowa.com/attractiondetails.aspx?cat=7&id=&t=Festivals%20&%20Events&destid=1672399&g=
Kewanee, Illinois: Fourth of July fireworks display July 4 at dusk, Northeast Park. Donations welcome.
Matherville, Illinois: Matherville Fireworks Association 45th Annual Fireworks display on the shore of Lake Matherville. July 3, 2012 at dusk. Rain date is July 4, 2012. Highway 67 south from Milan to the Matherville Blacktop. Turn west, follow the Blacktop to the business section then to the lake entrance. Donations accepted at the gate. No pets allowed.
Milan, Illinois: Fireworks July 3 at dusk in Camden Park on U.S. 67.
Mineral, Illinois: Annual fireworks show July 3 at dusk at the Village Baseball Field. Freewill donations accepted.
Muscatine, Iowa: Annual fireworks on the riverfront, July 4, at dusk. Bring chairs or a blanket.
Oglesby, Illinois: Summer Fun Fest from June 28 to July 1, with fireworks at dusk July 1. At the grounds of the municipal swimming pool, 440 Dale Avenue. http://www.oglesbyfunfest.com/
Orion, Illinois: Fireworks Festival, Tuesday, July 3. Lighted Parade beginning at dusk, fireworks display immediately after parade at Orion High School.
Peru, Illinois: Independence Day Fireworks Display on Water Street at dusk July 3, rain date is July 4, 2012. Music, food and drinks. http://www.peru.il.us/calendar-of-events/view/17/date/2012-07-03.html
Prophetstown, Illinois: 4th of July Celebration fireworks at dusk, July 4, 2012 at Prophetstown State Park, East Riverside Drive and Park Avenue. Admission by donation.
Rock Island, Illinois: Red White & Boom, fireworks display July 3, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. along the riverfront at Schwiebert Riverfront Park and at The District. Coolers allowed but no outside alcohol. Vendors available. https://sites.google.com/site/redwhiteboom/
Savanna, Illinois: Fireworks, July 3, 2012 at 9 p.m. at West Carroll High School. Seating will not be allowed on the East and West sides of the football field. Bug spray and lawn chairs are encouraged.
Sterling/Rock Falls: Annual Jaycees Fireworks Display, Friday, July 6 at dusk at Westwood Sports Complex in Sterling. Parking is $5, proceeds help fund the show. Bring a chair or blanket.
Stronghurst, Illinois: Stronghurst Quasquicentennial (125th anniversary). Festival is June 29 to July 1 at the fairgrounds, fireworks at dusk July 1. Bring a lawn chair. https://www.facebook.com/Stronghurst125th
Walnut, Illinois: Fireworks display downtown at dusk Sunday, July 1. Rain date Monday, July 2.
West Burlington, Iowa: 4th of July Celebration, fireworks at dusk, July 4, 2012 on Broadway Street in downtown West Burlington. http://www.growburlington.com/events.cfm?eventID=845&mode=event
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