The 4th of July weekend is this weekend, Quad Cities! We'll be celebrating America's 246th birthday with grilled food, cold drinks, fireworks, and parades. This three-day weekend, there will be a few parades throughout the Quad Cities and surrounding area you can take the family to while sporting the red, white, and blue.

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We are your one-stop shop for everything that's happening throughout the Quad Cities area this 4th of July weekend. We have many lists on our 4th of July guide, including:

Besides fireworks, baseball games, and runs, many of us celebrate the 4th of July with a parade. Below is the list of 4th of July parades we know of so far. If there is one happening in your community (or we need to correct something) shoot us an email!


Bettendorf's 4th of July parade begins at 10 a.m. on July 4th in downtown Bettendorf. The procession begins at the intersection of 23rd Street and State Street and will go east on State Street, curve around to Grant Street, west on Grant Street to 16th Street, turn south on 16th Street, east on State Street, and ends at 21st Street. More details can be found here.


Clinton's 4th of July parade begins at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4th. The parade will go south on Riverview Drive. People can line the road along the riverfront to enjoy the parade. Registrations for the parade are being accepted until July 1st.


DeWitt's annual 4th of July parade is on Monday, July 4th. The parade starts at 10 a.m. The parade will leave the Clinton County Fairgrounds and return to the same spot. You can find the parade route above.

East Moline

The 64th annual East Moline 4th of July Parade is happening on Monday, July 4th. The parade starts at 1 p.m. If any business, organization, or individual wants to be in this year's parade, they are still accepting applications!

Fill out an entry form here and drop it off or mail it to:
City of East Moline, Attn: Annex Secretaries
912 16th Ave.
East Moline, IL 61244

The 64th annual Independence Day Parade in East Moline begins at 1:00 p.m. on July 4th. The route will travel along 15th Avenue, 3rd to 13th street. More details here.

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