City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Bettendorf's July 3 and July 4 Celebration Information

POSTED: June 11, 2015

This is the fifth year that Trinity Bettendorf has been the presenting sponsor for Bettendorf’s 4th of July festivities.

NEW THIS YEAR! Celebration Begins Friday, July 3 with Concert

Bettendorf kicks off the holiday celebration on Friday, July 3 with fantastic music and food. Beginning at

7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., enjoy the sounds of classic rock bands Hap Hazard and the Knockoffs. You can also enjoy corn dogs, kettle corn, funnel cakes, tenderloins, and much more. Festivities will be held on Spruce Hills Drive in front of Cumberland Square. There will be no shuttle service, parade, or fireworks on Friday, July 3.

4th of July Parade (Change in route, turn on 16th Street instead of 15th Street)

The parade will be held on Saturday, July 4. The 4th of July parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of 23rd Street and State Street. The procession will go east on State Street, around McDonald’s to Grant Street, then west on Grant Street to 16th Street, turning south on 16th Street, then east on State Street, and ends at 21st Street. Weather permitting, the parade will air live on Cable Channel 9. Beginning Monday, July 6, the parade can be seen on the City’s webpage at

For more parade information, contact Don Wells at 563-210-0465. The 4th of July parade is directed by the Greater Bettendorf Community Foundation.

Meet the 4th of July Parade Marshal

Norm Voelliger has lived in Bettendorf all his life and has served the City since he was 17 years old. At a young age, Norm was a volunteer firefighter. For 39 years he continued his career with the fire department as a firefighter and assistant chief. Norm’s family opened the first service station in Bettendorf, along with a hardware store. He also served the City as first ward alderman, alderman at-large, city treasurer, and most recent as chairman on the Board of Adjustment.

Norm is proud to be part of a growing community and to serve the residents of Bettendorf.

Spruce Hills Drive Closed for Holiday Festivities

Beginning Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, Spruce Hills Drive will be closed from 18th Street to Cumberland Square Drive. Access to Cumberland Square businesses will be on Spruce Hills Drive near Azteca and on 18th Street.

Shuttle Service to the 4th of July Festival

Bettendorf Transit Service will provide transportation to the festival (July 4 only) from Bettendorf High School. Shuttle service begins at noon and ends at 9:00 p.m. No shuttle service during the fireworks. No shuttle service on Friday, July 3.

Activities for the 4th of July Festival

On Saturday, July 4, crafts, food, amusement rides, and music will be held on Spruce Hills Drive in front of Cumberland Square.

  • Opening ceremony begins at noon. Thirteen year old Brittney Carleton will sing the National Anthem.
  • Mayor Gallagher and City Council will serve FREE ice cream at the hospitality tent from noon until  2:00 p.m.
  • Amusement Rides, 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices for rides are: single ticket/$1 or                12 tickets/$10
  • Miller’s Farmland Petting Zoo, 1 ticket per person and Petting Zoo Choo Train, 3 tickets per person
  • Jumpin’ Joey’s Rock Climbing Wall – 5 tickets per person
  • Double Lane Castle Waterslide – 3 tickets per person
  • Sports inflatables, bouncers, slides, and obstacle course-1 ticket per person
  • Arts and crafts booths
  • All types of food and beverage booths
  • The Quad Cities Optimist Fishing Derby at Middle Park Lagoon from noon until 2:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.
  • Quad City Skydiving Center’s Parachute Team shows throughout the day, including evening.
  • A magician will stroll around the festival from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a fun 10-minute performance in front of west stage at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
  • Jim and Carol Bowe will perform at 6:00 p.m. at Bill Bowe Memorial Band Shell. The Bettendorf Park Band will play at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks will be shot from Middle Park on Saturday, July 4. The rain date for fireworks and Bettendorf Park Band is Saturday, July 11.

Sponsors for Bettendorf’s 4th of July Celebration-Presenting Sponsor is Trinity Bettendorf

Alcoa                                         Red Level      

Isle Casino/Hotel                          Red Level

Republic Companies                     White Level

Bettendorf Business Network          Blue Level

RIA Credit Union                           Blue Level

Red Level $2,500 +         White Level $500 +   Blue Level $250 +    


4th of July Festival Band Schedule

                   East Stage Near Teske’s

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Fifth of Country

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.        Corporate Rock

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.        Funktastic Five

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.        Hap Hazard

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.      Electric Shock

           West Stage Near 18th Street

Noon - 1:30 p.m.                Hotrods

1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.          Soul Storm

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.         Cosmic

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.         Pale Ryder

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.         Spike  

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.       Tangent

4th of July Festival Band Information

  • Fifth of Country has been a premier traditional honky tonk band for over 15 years. Those listening will enjoy a barking Fender Telecaster, crying pedal steel guitar, and a very tight rhythm.
  • Corporate Rock is a power-trio playing songs from every decade of rock and country. Members include Brad Brenny- guitar/vocals, Dwight Nyquist- bass, and CJ Cervantes drums.
  • Funktastic Five consist of some of the top musicians in the Q.C. William “Whistle” Jones provides dynamic, diverse, and velvety vocal treatments to the multiple styles performed in Funktastic 5.
  • Hap Hazard is a classic rock and disco dance party band. Band includes: Paul Dingledine, Mark Brenny, Andy Garcia, and Jim DeCosta.
  • Electric Shock provides a high energy performance, replicating the music of AC/DC. An experience that gives the look, sound, and feel of an actual AC/DC concert!
  • Hotrods play music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. You're never too old to rock and roll and have fond memories. The Hotrods can take you there, just hop in and enjoy the ride.
  • Soul Storm has emerged as a premiere dance band in the Q.C. Soul Storm plays music from the 60’s to today, providing a comprehensive experience for all ages.
  • Pale Ryder is a Christian hard rock band from Moline, IL. Band members include: Bryce Poston, vocals/guitar; Maddy Hunt, vocals/bass; Eric Poston, drums; and Luke McMillan, keyboard.
  • Spike has been a Q.C. staple for over 40 years. They have rocked all over the Midwest playing a unique brand of rock and blues.
  • Tangent plays the best in Motown, R&B, Rock, and Funk. You can dance, or just enjoy the grooves. You will not be disappointed.

City Department Holiday Schedule

Due to the 4th of July holiday, City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3.

No change to the garbage collection schedule. All materials should be left at curbside by 7 a.m. on Residents’ normal collection day. For more information call 563-344-4088.


Transit will run its normal schedule on Friday, July 3 and not run on Saturday, July 4.

Family Museum will be closed on July 4.

Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

Palmer Hills Golf Course and Palmer Grill will be open, weather permitting. All golfers must be off the course by 5 p.m. to accommodate spectators for the fireworks.

Palmer Grill will close at 6 p.m.

Life Fitness Center will be closed July 4.

Splash Landing will be open Friday, July 3 normal hours and open on July 4 until 5p.m.

Herbert Goettsch Community Center closed on July 4.

This information can also be found on the City’s webpage at or Bettendorf’s Cable Channel 9.