This is a running list of reinstated fireworks displays and 4th of July celebrations for 2021, after being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Red, White and Boom: The bi-state fireworks show over the Mississippi River is set to return for 2021 after cancelling in 2020 due to the pandemic. The event is scheduled for July 3.
"We are thrilled to welcome people back to the riverfront for our regional celebration of America’s Independence Day” said Mike Matson, Mayor of Davenport. “Our new Quinlan Court will be open, and activities in Modern Woodmen Park and LeClaire Park are being planned.”
Andover's 185th Anniversary Festival: Fireworks will be held at Andover Lake Park on Saturday, June 5 at 9:30 p.m. This is part of Andover's 185th anniversary festival. The city had to postpone summer celebrations due to COVID in 2020.
Other events will be held that day, including a grand parade at 1 p.m., a craft and vendors market, quilt show, tractor show, car show, entertainment venues, food, kids' activities, demonstrations and more.
All annual activities like a parade, music, entertainment, food and fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 3, with some changes.
Coal Valley Days: Coal Valley Days will celebrate on Friday, July 2 with fireworks at dusk, tentatively planned to start at 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs.
There are other events that day starting at 5 p.m., including bounce houses and a petting zoo. The Nuclear Plowboys play starting at 7 p.m.
East Moline's Independence Day: Fourth of July festivities in East Moline are back for 2021 after 2020 cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the city's website, they announced plans for their annual fireworks, Firecracker Run and parade during the weekend of July 3 and 4.
On Saturday, celebrations begin at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk at The Bend, along the riverfront.
On Sunday, the Firecracker Run starts at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Fire Department Breakfast, and parade.
Macomb 2021 Fireworks Display: This year, the fireworks will be launched from WIU's Vince Grady Field at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.
The community is invited to watch from WIU'S Q parking lot, just across from the field on University Drive, and bring lawn chairs to sit outside of their vehicles. The parking lot's gates will open at 8 p.m.
In case of rain, the fireworks will instead be held on Monday, July 5 at the same time and location.
Oquawka Annual 4th of July Celebration: The village will be holding its normal annual Independence Day celebration for 2021.
Events begin on July 2 at 8 p.m. with the Fireworks Display at 8 p.m. at North 8th and Knox Streets.
On July 3, the 4th of July Parade takes off at 10 a.m., followed by the FFA Tractor pull at 5 p.m. Food will be srved beginning at 2 p.m.
Orion Fireworks Festival and Lighted Parade: Plenty of festivities will be running on Saturday, July 3 in Orion.
Food vendors open at Orion High School at 5:30 p.m., live music starts at 6, the Lighted Parade will depart from Orion Middle School at 8:45, followed by the fireworks show closing off the night back at the high school.
West Burlington 4th of July Celebration: A full day's worth of activities are planned for Independence Day in West Burlington.
Festivities begin at 6 a.m., and include a pancake breakfast, vendors, multiple types of races and games, kids' activities, and finally, the firework show at 10 p.m.
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