Red White and Boom promises a full Independence Day celebration

July 3 will be full of live music and activities on both sides of the river

One of the Midwest's largest fireworks displays is just icing on the cake as the Quad Cities celebrates America's birthday.

July 3 will be full of live music and activities on both sides of the Mississippi River.

Starting at 5 p.m., family friendly activities will begin in both Schwiebert Park in Rock Island and LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

Activities at Schwiebert Park include inflatables, food vendors and a beer garden sponsored by Bent River Brewery.  Country Financial is presenting The Big River Brass Band at 5 p.m., followed by the Metropolitan Youth Program Drill Team of Rock Island. Smooth Groove will perform just before the fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

River City 6 will provide the entertainment at LeClaire Park starting at 7 p.m. Food and novelty vendors will be located on Beiderbecke Drive. At 8:30 p.m., an Oath of Enlistment ceremony will take place in Modern Woodmen Park, inducting more than 40 recruits into the armed forces.

To cap the festivities, dueling barges will be firing off the celebratory display on the river beginning at 9:30 p.m.  A computer-controlled launch pad will coordiante music produced by 97X and fireworks sequences.

Red White and Boom is presented by Genesis Health System and Regional Development Authority.


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