What’s happening at 2019 Red, White and Boom and the changes you need to know

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- High river levels prompted Red, White, and Boom organizers to make a few changes for 2019.  For the annual event, fireworks will be shot off from Arsenal Island, instead of a barge on the Mississippi River.

The show will start at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.

Here's what's going on at the three designated Red, White and Boom viewing areas:

Schwiebert Park:

  • 5 p.m. - Opens with inflatables, children's activities, food vendors, and the Bent River Brewing Company Beer Garden on the Great Lawn
  • 5 p.m. - A proclamation and military tribute
  • 5:15 p.m. - Country Couch Potatoes on the Ellis Kell Stage
  • 6:30 p.m. Performance by Metropolitan Youth Program Drill Team
  • 7 p.m. - 80s tribute band Past Curfew
  • 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks begin

*Rock Island Arsenal, Quarters One Lawn:  

  • Kids activities zone with bounce houses and games
  • Stroll through the car cruise
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. WLLR 103.7 FM's Pat Leuck will do a live broadcast
  • 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks begin

Modern Woodmen Park:

  • Freight House Farmer's Market in Davenport begins at 4 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. - Gates open for kids activities and music
  • 6 p.m. - Rude Punch plays live music
  • 6:30 p.m. - Mayoral address, proclamation, a brief history of First Army
  • 7:45 p.m. - 34th Army Band, 42 Romeo
  • 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks begin

*For entry onto the Arsenal, you'll need a valid, state-issued ID for everyone in the car 16 and older at the Arsenal Gate.

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