Fourth of July celebrations around the Quad Cities

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Take a look at the celebrations happening around the Quad Cities.

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Iowa celebrations

Bettendorf : 4th of July parade and entertainment schedule — 

Bettendorf’s celebrations will also kick off on Monday, July 3, with a free concert featuring American Idol winner Kris Allen.

The concert, held in the large grassy area along Spruce Hills Drive, will begin at 7 p.m. with local classic rock band Hap Hazard, followed by Allen taking the stage at 9 p.m.

The celebration continues on Tuesday, July 4, with the Bettendorf 4th of July parade, beginning at 10 a.m . at the intersection of 23rd St. and State St.

Fireworks will be held at dusk on Tuesday evening in Middle Park.

Buffalo: Buffalo, Iowa Days —

Fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 1st at dusk.  Also on Saturday will be the Freedom 5k.  The Independence Day Parade will be Sunday, July 2nd at noon.  For details on the location and other entertainment at this event — click here.

Clinton: 4th of July Festival — 

On Tuesday, July 4th, Clinton will have tons of events including sports tournaments, that start at 9 a.m., a parade at 1 p.m., a hot dog eating contest at 4 p.m. and fireworks. Click here for detailed information.

DavenportRed, White and Boom — 

Red, White and Boom will host a fireworks display on the Mississippi River on Monday, July 3, beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Activities for the whole family will begin at 5 p.m. in both Schwiebert Park and Modern Woodman Park.

The Genesis Family Fun viewing area, located in LeClaire Park in Davenport, will also open to the public at 5 p.m.

For more information on Red, White and Boom, visit their website here.

Fort Madison: Historic Fourth of July Celebration — 

On Tuesday, July 4th, from 9 a.m. the 5 p.m. the Old Fort’s staff and volunteers will be recreating Independence Day celebrations seen at military military posts from yesteryear.  Details here. 

There will also be a parade at 10 a.m., a concert from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Click here.

Grand Mound: Fireworks display —

Fireworks are planned for Tuesday, July 4th at dusk at the ball park located at 300 East Street. Details here.

Grandview: Fourth of July Festivities — 

A beauty pageant is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2nd at Academy Park. On Monday the city is planning a Kids Tractor Pull and a Garden Tractor Pull. On Tuesday there will be several events including the Freedom Run at Academy Park, a parade, a bags tournament, and fireworks at dusk. Click here for more times and event information.

Muscatine: Muscatine Fourth of July Celebration — 

The City of Muscatine will have several events on Tuesday, July 4th, including a pancake breakfast, a kids parade and an “Old-Fashioned Parade,” a soapbox derby, a food stand, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and fireworks. More events and times here.

Park View: 50th Anniversary of Park View — 

A full day of festivities is planned on Tuesday, July 4th in Park View, starting with a salad luncheon at 11 a.m., a parade to follow, a prayer service, a car show, time for crafts, a bounce house, dance performances, a bags tournament, and fireworks at night. There are many more activities planned, check out the schedule here.

Tipton: Tipton’s Fourth of July Celebration — 

Fireworks are planned for Tuesday, July 4th at Tipton City Park at dusk. There are also many other events happening throughout the day.  A 5k kicks off the events at 8:30 a.m., there’s also a parade, a dunk tank, swimming, a band, and more. Click here for the full schedule of events.

Wayland: Independence Day Celebration —

On Tuesday, July 4th, Wayland is holding a full day of activities. The day starts with a Lions Club Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. and a 5k at 7:30 a.m. There will also be a parade, a lunch, a scavenger hunt, fireworks and more. Click here for details.  

Illinois celebrations

Aledo: Fireworks — 

A fireworks display will be at the Mercer County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 4th starting at 9:30 p.m.

East Moline: Fourth of July Celebration — 

Fireworks on the River at the Quarter will be held Monday, July 3rd. The annual Firecracker Run will be Tuesday, July 4th. 

Galena: 4th of July Community Day — 

On Monday, July 3rd, the  Buckhill Run/Chalk Walk will be held starting at 8 a.m. Click here for details. On Tuesday, July 4th Galena will have lots of events like volleyball, arts and crafts, a slam dunk contest, a dunk tank, jousting, a band, and more. Click here for the full schedule.

Galva: Galva Freedom Fest — 

The fest starts Monday, July 3rd with pork chop sandwiches, entertainment and a beer garden. On Tuesday, July 4th, the celebration continues with a pancake breakfast, a 5k, a Kiddie Tractor Pull, parade, volleyball, games, and more. Click here for details. 

Geneseo: Fourth of July Celebration — 

An ice cream social and concert are planned for Tuesday, July 4th. Click here for details. 

Hanover: 

Fireworks are planned for Monday, July 3rd at dusk at the VFW Club. Click here for details. 

MacombIndependence Day celebration — 

Western Illinois University and the city of Macomb will present a fireworks display  on Monday, July 3, in the Q-lot of WIU.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit here.

Milan:  Fourth of July Celebration —

Fireworks are planned for Monday, July 3rd at Camden Park at dusk. Click here for more. 

Rock Island:  Red, White and Boom — 

Red, White and Boom will host a fireworks display on the Mississippi River on Monday, July 3, beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Activities for the whole family will begin at 5 p.m. in both Schwiebert Park and Modern Woodman Park.

The Genesis Family Fun viewing area, located in LeClaire Park in Davenport, will also open to the public at 5 p.m.

For more information on Red, White and Boom, visit their website here.

Oquawka: Oquawka Celebration — 

The 4th of July Parade is set for Saturday, July 1st: lineup is at 9 a.m. and the parade is at 10 a.m.  There will also be a fish fry at the Oquawka Museum from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here for details. 

OrionFireworks Festival — 

The Orion Fireworks Festival will be held on Monday, July 3, at dusk.

For more information, visit the Orion Fireworks Festival Facebook page.

Stockton: 4th of July Celebration — 

There will be a day full of events on Tuesday, July 4th, starting with a car show and sports tournaments at 8 a.m. There will also be fireworks in the evening. Click here for more information.

Walnut: Walnut Days Celebration —

Starting Friday, June 30th there will be fun, food and music. Throughout the weekend there will be sports tournaments, kids games, a parade, pancake breakfasts, church services, entertainment, and finally fireworks.  Click here for the full weekend schedule.