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"Red, White & Boom!"

Quad Cities -- "Red, White & Boom!" Davenport and Rock Island's annual July 3rd celebration of our country's independence will go on as planned with one minor change: Davenport's share of the festival will move onto River Drive because of the recent flooding.

The bi-state fireworks show will launch from the riverfront as usual; however, the Davenport primary viewing area, food, and activities will be located between Brady and Ripley Streets on River Drive.

Blues Fest will go on in tandem with "Red, White & Boom!" and the River Bandits will play at Modern Woodmen Park the evening of July 3rd as well.

The Redstone and RiverCenter parking ramps will be accessible via Second, Third, and Brady streets.

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, the Redstone and RiverCenter parking ramps will cost only $2 per car for the entire weekend. There will be no charge to park in the Harrison Street ramp the entire weekend beginning 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Ramp locations and additional parking information is available at

"It's great to see the two communities coming together to make this event happen," said Carl McClaskey, special events coordinator for The District.

"The flooding has affected everyone and having the two cities work together to celebrate Independence Day, despite some adverse conditions, is part of what defines Davenport and Rock Island," McClaskey said.

Fireworks viewing in Rock Island will be in the Modern Woodmen parking lot behind Copia Martini & Wine Bar, Quad City Arts, and Vanderginst Law. Food, children's activities, and local artists will all enhance the event with the simulcast of Star 83.5 for everyone's listening pleasure.

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