Yesterday we told you the City of Bettendorf is bringing back 4th of July festivities like the parade, fireworks and the street fest. Now we have a similar announcement from the City of Davenport.

Red, White, and Boom! will return to Davenport and Rock Island this year. It's a spectacular firework display shot off from barges in the Mississippi River which can be seen in Davenport and Rock Island.

Red, White and Boom is scheduled for July 3 with fireworks exploding at 9:30 pm. Here's a list of viewing areas and activities for the event.

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This is what the official press release said,

"The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom fireworks display in downtown Davenport and Rock Island will return this year and is scheduled for July 3, 2021. Red, White and Boom is the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River.

“We are thrilled to welcome people back to the riverfront for our regional celebration of America’s Independence Day” said Mike Matson, Mayor of Davenport. “Our new Quinlan Court will be open, and activities in Modern Woodmen Park and LeClaire Park are being planned.”

Mike Thoms, Mayor of Rock Island, agrees. “Red, White and Boom will be a great opportunity to for the community to come together again and celebrate with fireworks on the riverfront in Schwiebert Park and beyond.”

The event will continue to embrace recommended COVID-19 protocols this summer; festival planning will pivot as needed as health and safety precautions evolve in 2021.  Visit for the latest updates.

Red, White and Boom is presented by the Regional Development Authority (RDA) in partnership with the City of Davenport and the City of Rock Island, supported by the Downtown Davenport Partnership – an affiliate of the Quad Cities Chamber, CBI Bank & Trust, St. Ambrose University, Riverfront Improvement Commission and Upper Mississippi Fleeting."

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