DAVENPORT, Iowa — As Independence Day fireworks shows are canceled due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus, the City of Davenport says the show must go on.
Davenport is hosting a riverfront fireworks display on Friday, July 3. The "Star Spangled Extravaganza" kicks off at 9:30 p.m.
"Many members of the community expressed interest in celebrating the 4th of July," Mayor Mike Matson said in a statement. "In conversation with City staff and Council, we decided to have a fireworks show on July 3. Please come and enjoy while social distancing."
The announcement comes after the annual Red, White & Boom over the Mississippi River was canceled due to limits on the size of gatherings in Illinois amid the COVID-19 pandemic.