Red, White and Boom! fireworks display set to return July 3

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The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom! will be held on July 3, 2024. Family-friendly activities will take place that evening in downtown Davenport and Rock Island. At 9:30 p.m. fireworks will be shot, in sync to music broadcast on 97X, from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River. 

Spectators can watch from free viewing areas along the riverfront including LeClaire Park in Davenport or Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Bring your own lawn chair. 

There will be plenty of activities on both sides of the river for families to enjoy ahead of the fireworks display. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Davenport Activities:

Free Live Music 

6 – 9:30 p.m. 

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LeClaire Park Bandshell  

Back by popular demand, Identity Crisis will be jamming on the Bandshell stage. This classic rock band covers all of your favorites. 

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Food Vendors 

6 – 9 p.m. 

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Beiderbecke Dr.  

Enjoy tasty treats from various food vendors including BBQ, funnel cakes, energy drinks and more while listening to live music.   

Kids Zone Activities 

6 – 8:30 p.m. 

LeClaire Park  

Davenport Parks & Recreation has put together a full lineup with plenty of free activities to keep children entertained before the fireworks start.  

Quad Cities River Bandits game 

Starting at 6 p.m. 

Modern Woodmen Park  

Buy tickets for the ball game, watch the River Bandits take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels and after the game enjoy the fireworks from your seats. 

Rock Island Activities:

Food Vendors 

Starting at 5 p.m. 

Schwiebert Riverfront Park 

No need to worry about dinner, food vendors will serve up delicious bites all night long, ensuring you stay fueled for the festivities. 

Live Music 

6 – 9 p.m. 

Schwiebert Riverfront Park Stage 

Groove to the beats of Class of ’82 as they take the stage with live music that will keep you dancing.   

Kids Zone Activities 

6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Schwiebert Riverfront Park 

Kids can unleash their creativity with face painting, marvel at balloon artists’ creations and explore the playground.

In Davenport, parking will be free from 5 p.m. – midnight in city parking ramps downtown (Redstone, River Center and Harrison St. ramps). In Rock Island, parking on the street and in the city parking lots are free.    

Red, White and Boom is presented by the City of Davenport and the City of Rock Island, and supported by the Downtown Davenport Partnership and Rock Island Downtown Alliance – affiliates of the Quad Cities Chamber, Rock Island Parks & Recreation, KWQC, 97X & Townsquare Media, Quad-City Times & Dispatch/Argus, St. Ambrose University, Lunardi’s, Upper Mississippi Fleeting, Bent River Brewing Company, Rock Island Happy Joes, The Outhouse and the Davenport Riverfront Improvement Commission. 

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