(Quad Cities) -Red White & Boom is excited to announce that despite flooding, the show will go on in a big way! The fireworks will now be shot from the Centennial Bridge on July 3rd. High water and a fast current prevented the typical use of a barge for the show; however, the fireworks will now still be visible far and wide. The last time the bridge was utilized for fireworks was for the Millennium celebration.
In Davenport, the primary viewing area, activities and vendors will be located on 2nd Street between Ripley and Main Streets. If river levels are low enough, additional viewing areas may also be available between River Drive and 2nd Street. All activities on the Rock Island side will remain at Schwiebert Riverfront Park.
Events for Red White and Boom will open at 6 p.m. in downtown Davenport and Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. Both sites will have live music, thank you notes for our troops, food, beer gardens, and of course, the largest fireworks display on the Mississippi River beginning at 9:30 p.m.
This year, Red, White & Boom will feature a fireworks display that is choreographed to a music soundtrack. A computer controlled launching system will be used to pair specific types and colors of fireworks to be fired during the musical broadcast. This allows the fireworks to be launched at specific times to accentuate the musical dynamics and feel throughout the display.
Both Davenport and Rock Island will have ceremonies with a proclamation read by the Quad Cities mayors highlighting the Rock Island Arsenal and those who are serving, or have served, in our military. The public is also encouraged to visit the "Hooah! Quad Cities" website to learn more about resources for military members, veterans, and military families. The website is also a great resource for finding out more about how we can support our soldiers.
Red,White & Boom is generously hosted by Genesis Health System and Riverboat Development Authority.
This event would not be possible without all of our additional sponsors including St. Ambrose University, Wells Fargo, Iowa American Water, Quad-City Times, KWQC TV-6, B100, Lunardi's Italian Restaurant, Acsentra Credit Union, City of Davenport, City of Rock Island, Downtown Davenport Partnership, Davenport Parks & Recreation Dept, Rock Island Parks & Recreation, Davenport Levee Improvement Commission, Nerdwerx, and Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.
Supporting sponsors include Mutual Medical Inc, Platinum Information Services, Riverview Dental, LPI Loans, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Happy Joes, Mississippi Fleeting LLC, and Davenport Fire & Police Departments.
For more details, please visit www.RedWhiteBoom.org