Red, White and Boom is a bi-state firework display on the Mississippi River, held on July 3, 2021.
Red, White and Boom is a bi-state firework display on the Mississippi River, held on July 3, 2021. This Independence Day celebration will be the largest fireworks display in the Quad Cities shot from two barges in the middle of the Mississippi River.
Gates will open at 5:00 pm at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. There will be music from DJ Jeff James from 5:00-7:00 pm, followed by Past Curfew (an 80’s tribute band) beginning at 7:00 pm. Children will be able to enjoy balloon animals, glow merchandise for sale, and the park’s playground and water fountains.
Dinner fare, desserts and beverage concessions will be available throughout the park from multiple vendors starting at 5:00 pm. All ages are invited onto the Great Lawn, where ID will be required to purchase beer from Bent River Brewing Company. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. The following are not permitted in the park: outside alcohol, glass, tents, sparklers, and fireworks. Coolers and bags will be checked at the gate. Please do not bring dogs or other animals to this event.
The Red, White & Boom! fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm. Firework music will be heard throughout the park or tune in to 96.9 FM (97X) to hear this year’s soundtrack the fireworks show is choreographed to.
Schwiebert Riverfront Park entertainment and activities are presented by Rock Island Parks and Recreation, with additional support from the City of Rock Island including the Police & Fire Departments as well as Rock Island Happy Joe’s Pizza, Friendship Manor, McManus Orthodontics, Country Financial-Stacey Brown, and the Rock Island Animal Hospital.
Visit redwhiteandboomqc.org for a full listing of event activities on the Rock Island and Davenport Riverfront.
Free parking will be available downtown in the parking ramp, and on the street. First Avenue will be closed from 17th to 20th Street, and both parking lots in Schwiebert Riverfront Park will be closed.
There will be no water access to the park from the Mississippi River due to construction on the Schwiebert Park docks.
For more information call Rock Island Parks and Recreation at (309)732-7275.