4th of July fireworks in the area: Your go-to list of celebrations
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Coralville– 4th fest is a two-day carnival with live music, face painting, contests and more. The festivities start on Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. A parade and fireworks display is on Thursday, July 4 at S.T. Morrison Park, 1513 7th St. The annual 4th fest 5k and Firecracker Kids’ Mini-Marathon is on Saturday, June 29.
Davenport– Red, White and Boom starts at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, July 3. This year, fireworks will be shot off of Arsenal Island. Starting at 5 p.m. Modern Woodmen Park will have bounce houses, live music, and other entertainment to close out the night. Viewing areas also include Bechtel Park and the Freight House Farmers Market Lot.
East Moline-- Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. along the Mississippi riverfront. The official viewing area will be located at The Bend, 111 Bend Boulevard, East Moline on Wednesday, July 3. Parking and shuttle service will be available at 6:30 p.m. from the John Deere Harvester parking lot. Live music, face painting, bounce houses, and food and drink begins at 7 p.m. On July 4th is the 37th annual Firecracker Run at 7:30 a.m. and the 61st Annual AMVETS 4th of July Parade. Organizers said they are still accepting race parade registrations.
Galena-- Fireworks will be launching from Grant Park on Thursday, July 4 at dusk. A full day of activities is planned at Galena's Recreation Park kicking off with the Buckhill Run 5k early in the morning. Arts and crafts, a dunk tank, beer tent, grass volleyball and more will be available at the celebrations. Not Yet Dead will be playing live music downtown at the Green Street Plaza beginning at 2:30 p.m. followed by a parade at 6 p.m.
Galesburg-- Another Thursday, July 4 fireworks display is Big, Bang, Boom at Lake Storey Park at dusk. Fireworks launch from the south side of the lake near the campground. Throughout the day, Independence Day celebrations and activities are held at the park, 1572 Machen Dr, Galesburg.
Geneseo-- Thrill On The Hill has been canceled for July 3, 2019, due to weather and safety issues. An alternative date is in the works.
Matherville-- The Matherville Fire Department launches fireworks along the shores of Lake Matherville beginning at dusk on Wednesday, July 3. Starting at 5 p.m. The Eagles Club will have food and raffle tickets available for purchase.
Milan-- Fireworks at Camden Park, 2701 1st St. E. in Milan, IL, will begin at dusk on Wednesday, July 3. Throughout the day before the fireworks start there will be inflatables, food and drink vendors and live music.
Orion-- At 8:45 p.m. a lighted parade will kick-off the fireworks display at Orion High School on Wednesday, July 3. Leading up to the show are chinook helicopter tours, live music and vendors starting at 5:30 p.m. Organizers are calling for more groups of people, cars, golf carts, motorcycles etc. decorated with lights to participate in the parade. For more information on prizes and entry visit the Facebook page.
Rock Island-- Red, White and Boom starts at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, July 3. This year, fireworks will be shot off of Arsenal Island. Activities at Schwiebert Park and Arsenal Island both begin at 5 p.m. with inflatables, food and drink for purchase, and activities for kids. At Schwiebert, a beer garden will be available and Country Couch Potatoes is set to perform at 5:15 p.m. For the first time this year, the Quad City Botanical Center is opening their gardens for a fireworks watch party at $5 per person.
Tipton-- Fireworks will be held at the Cedar County Fairgrounds at 220th Street. The 4th of July Celebration includes a 5k at 8 a.m. followed by a parade and face painting. Softball tournaments will also be held throughout the day.
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