It's hard to believe that Independence Day is almost here! Luckily, a lot of firework shows are returning this year as things begin to open back up. We are your guide to all of the firework displays in, and around the Quad Cities area. Get ready, because this 4th of July weekend is going to be poppin'!

We are your guide to firework shows for the 4th of July weekend through the Quad Cities and surrounding area.

If you know of a firework show happening 4th of July weekend in your community, let us know about it! Email with all of the details.

Check out the full list of firework displays in and around the QC below.

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Red, White, and Boom!

The largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities, watch as fireworks are shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. Viewing locations include Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport, Bechtel Park, Davenport, Freight House Farmers Market Lot, Davenport, and Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Rock Island.

Admission is free and fireworks will start going off at 9:30 p.m.

Visit for more information and the latest updates.

Bettendorf 4th of July Celebration

This year, all the festivities, including the parade, festival, and fireworks, will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

On July 3, the parade will be held in downtown Bettendorf (same route as before) beginning at 10:00 a.m. The festival will begin at noon on Spruce Hills Drive in front of Cumberland Square.

Fireworks will begin at dusk at Middle Park. All these events will be held on the 3rd of July.

There will be no city-sponsored events on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

More details can be found here.

Muscatine 4th of July Celebration

Keep Muscatine Beautiful will be hosting an event on the Muscatine Riverfront on Sunday, July 4, 2021, before the fireworks. They will have music and fun from 3-8 p.m. including bands, food trucks, a beverage tent, and a few fun things for the kids to do.

The Children's Parade will begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Before fireworks go off, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will happen at 8:05 p.m. and the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra will play starting at 8:10 p.m. leading up to the fireworks.

Muscatine Chamber of Commerce
Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry

More details can be found here.

Clinton 4th of July Festival

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, the City of Clinton invites you to join them along the Clinton Riverfront for good old fashion family fun at their 10th Annual Clinton 4th of July Festival.

The parade starts at 1 p.m. and will begin at the 9th Ave. boat ramp. the parade goes south along Riverview Dr. and ends at 5th Ave. S.

Other events during the 10th Annual Clinton 4th of July Festival include:

  • Volleyball & Bags 9 a.m.
  • Parade 1 p.m.
  • National Anthem 2 p.m.
  • Band 2 p.m.
  • Kiddie Tractor Pull Races 2 p.m.
  • Bounce Houses & Carnival games 2-6 p.m.
  • Quad Cities Strong Man Competition 3:30 p.m.
  • Wrestling 4:00 p.m.
  • Lumberkings vs. Quincy Gems 6:30 p.m.

Fireworks will take place after the Lumberkings Game on Sunday, July 4, and will be shot off behind the outfield fence at NelsonCorps Field.

Viewing locations will be at NelsonCorps Field or along the Clinton Riverfront.

More details can be found here.

Geneseo Fireworks Show

The Geneseo Fireworks Show will happen on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Fireworks will be from 9-9:30 p.m. that Friday night and will be shot off at Richmond Hill600 H K Robinson Dr, Geneseo, IL.

More details can be found here.

East Moline Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 3

Fireworks will be on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The celebration is from 6:30-11 p.m. with fireworks going off at dusk. Fireworks will be shot off at The Bend at River Bend Park, 910 Bend Blvd. in East Moline.

The celebration will feature live music from Smooth Groove. There will be a Children’s Carnival that will include games, a temporary tattoo station, a balloon artist, and fun with bubbles.  Tickets are 25¢ or 25 for $5.00

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sunday, July 4th

39th Annual Firecracker Run begins at 7:30 a.m. 

The East Moline Fire Department will also host a Pancake Breakfast from 6:30-11 a.m.

East Moline's 4th of July Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. The parade route will go along 15th Ave from 3rd Street to 13th Street.

More details can be found here.

Grand Mound 4th of July Fireworks Show

 The 4th of July Fireworks Show will take place on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at the Grand Mound Ball Park. Fireworks will be shot off at dusk.

Prior to the fireworks, the 4th of July Water Parade will happen at 2 p.m.

More details can be found here.

If you know of a firework show happening 4th of July weekend in your community, let us know about it! Email with all of the details.

Are You QC AF? Take The Test.

If you are from the Quad Cities, there are certain things you do and say that folks from outside the area might not understand. Weather you’ve lived here your entire life, or just a couple years, it’s time to put your QC to the test to find out if you are “QC AF”.
Below are 25 questions to test your knowledge and life experience of the Quad Cities. Keep track and see where you rank. Then share it, if you aren’t ashamed, to show how QC you are.

25-20 points – You are QC AF!
19-15 points – Reppin’ the QC strong.
15-10 points – Average. You put the “C” in the QC.
10-5 points – Do you even QC bro.
5-0 points – Move back to Chicago.

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