Barbecue, parade and fireworks are the way to celebrate the United States on the 4th of July. Every town and city in the country will have events lined up for the day. For your convenience the Hola America staff compiled a short list of events going on in Quad Cities for the 4th of July.
The celebration starts at 5 PM on Davenport side. Kids will be able to enjoy bouncing houses, scavenger hunt, face painting, crafts and they could write a letter to a soldier provided by the USO and Davenport Park and Recreation. At 8 PM there will be the proclamation reading and stay for the 9:30 fireworks display. Don’t plan to go home right after the fireworks because there will be a musical performance by local band Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls.
In Rock Island the celebrations will start at 3 PM at Schweibert Park. They will have inflatables ($5 for a wrist band), fun activities for kids, food vendors. Also, adults will be able to enjoy some great brews at Bent River Brewery Beer Gardens on the Great Lawn. Between 3:30 and 5:30 kids can go hang out and take pictures with the Little Mermaid at the Park Fountain and Rapunzel at Park Playground. At 4:30 there will be a music performance by The Country Couch Potatoes. Later there will be proclamation and Military Tribute. Performance by Smooth Groove and the evening will end with fireworks at 9:30 PM.
Fireworks viewing area are free and located at Modern Woodman Park located at 209 S. Gaines St. in Davenport, IA, LeClaire Park located at 400 Biederbeck Drive in Davenport, IA, Schweibert Park located at 4303 24 th St., Rock Island, IL and Skybridge located at 121 W 2 nd St., Davenport, IA.
Fireworks for East Moline will be on July 3 at dusk at East Moline Riverfront at the Quarter on 7th Street. There will be live music and shuttle service available. Participants can bring lawn chairs, but no coolers are allowed.
5k/10k Races at 7:30 AM. Start and finish lines are at downtown East Moline at 8th Street and 15th Avenue. Kiddie Run is at 8:45 AM, Triumph Community Bank Mile is at 9:15 AM.
Also be there for 9:30 AM Awards Ceremony. There will be costume contest, hospital bed races starting at 10 AM and Guns ‘N’ Hoses Challenge. For more information go to www.firecrackerrun.com
The East Moline Firefighters will host a Pancake breakfast between 7:30 AM and 11 AM at the VFW.
The 57th Annual AMVETS 4th of July Parade will be 4th of July at 1 PM in downtown East Moline from 3 rd Street to 13th Street along 15th Avenue.
Celebrations begins of July 3 from 7 AM to 11 PM on Spruce Hills Drive in front of Cumberland Square. There will be crafts, food, amusement rides and music. On the 4th of July check out the Parade, festival and fireworks. Parade begins at 10 AM at the intersection of 23 rd St. and State St. Fireworks will be at Middle Park at dusk.