After flooding and safety concerns forced the cancellation of the 2014 Red, White & Boom fireworks, organizers have rescheduled the event for Labor Day.
When flooding halted plans to use a barge as a launch point, organizers had hoped to shoot fireworks from the Centennial Bridge. However, the fireworks vendor said the size and caliber of the fireworks made that bridge unsafe as a launch point. Flooding also closed roads and venues along the river in the days prior to the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Organizers announced Tuesday, July 22, 2014 that Red, White & Boom would happen after all, on Labor Day.
“We’re thrilled to give the Quad Cities another opportunity to enjoy the largest fireworks show in the region,” said Ken Croken, Chairman of the Red, White & Boom committee.
Family activities were scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2014 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport and at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Fireworks will be shot from a barge, in the Mississippi River, between Davenport and Rock Island.
Fireworks were expected to begin at 8:30 p.m.