4th of July Parade

Can't make it to downtown Bettendorf to watch the 4th of July Parade? 
You can watch the parade LIVE  on the
City's YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/BettYT, or watch on the City's Facebook page.
The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4.
The live stream on YouTube and Facebook will begin at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Bring your family and friends to the 2022 4th of July Parade, which will be held on Monday, July 4 beginning at 10 a.m. in downtown Bettendorf.

The procession begins at the intersection of 23rd Street and State Street and will go east on State Street, curve around to Grant Street, west on Grant Street to 16th Street, turning south on 16th Street, east on State Street, and ends at 21st Street.

2022 Parade Grand Marshal, Dave Phillips
DAVE PHILLIPS 2022 GRAND MARSHAL (2)While growing up on a farm in southern Iowa, Dave developed a love of gardening and decided he should use his skills to help others. In 2002, he started a Garden Ministry at Asbury United Methodist Church that plants and harvests produce for those in need. In 2021, a record harvest of 51,500 pounds of fresh vegetables were distributed to over 20 organizations including food pantries, meal sites, home shelters, senior living apartment complexes and individual families in need. Over the last 20 years, over 664,000 pounds of produce have been distributed. Dave recognized a need for additional clubs in our community and set about building the North Scott Optimist Club, the River Valley Optimist Club, and the Bettendorf Optimist Club. 

Dave is an active member of the Bettendorf Optimist Club and through his involvement, the club is making a positive impact on our community with the following projects and activities: Youth Appreciation and Reading Programs in Bettendorf schools, a basketball skills competition, collecting school supplies, sponsoring a Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball team, procured a Buddy Bench for Cody Elementary School, installed a Little Free Library at Paul Norton and Mark Twin elementary schools, provided 500+ handmade wooden toys to Bettendorf Police and Fire Departments for kids in need, assembling Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, volunteering at Happy Joe's Christmas Parties for Special Needs Kids, and more.