City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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3rd and 4th of July Information

Bettendorf’s 4th of July festivities kick off on Tuesday, July 3 with a free outdoor concert featuring Country Singer Adam Cunningham. Adam’s high energy stage presence and gritty, soulful voice gained the Nashville singer fans nationwide. Adam, who is originally from Grandview, IA, was a contestant on Season 13 of The Voice, finishing in 6th place.

Music begins at 5:00 p.m. with local Classic Rock Band Hap Hazard, followed by the Army Band at 7:00 p.m. Adam will take the stage at 9:00 p.m. The concert will be held on the west stage near 18th Street on Spruce Hills Drive.

Food and beer will be available to purchase. Coolers are allowed at the concert.

No fireworks or shuttle service on Tuesday, July 3.

4th of July Parade

Bettendorf’s 4th of July parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4 beginning 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, west on Grant Street to 16th Street, turning south on 16th Street, east on State Street, and ends at 21st Street. For more information, contact Don Wells at 563-210-0465. The parade is directed by the Greater Bettendorf Community Foundation.

Parade Marshal

This year’s grand marshal is Mark Smith, CEO of Hand in Hand of the Quad Cities. Hand in Hand is a non-profit organization that has been serving the Quad Cities since 2000 by creating fun, inclusive learning experience for children and young adults with special needs. Mark is one of the founders of Hand in Hand, along with his wife Vinnie and Dave and Joanie Steil. The program was started so those with special needs or disabilities could be afforded the same opportunities as other children.

4th of July Festival Schedule

Beginning July 3 through 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 18th Street.

On Wednesday, July 4, crafts, food, amusement rides, and music will be held on Spruce Hills Drive.

Opening ceremony begins at noon.

Melodrama will sing the National Anthem during the opening ceremony. Melodrama is a vocal harmony group put together by Sarah Hepner of the QC Rock Academy. These Bettendorf Middle School girls have been practicing and performing together for over a year and enjoy covering a variety of musical genres.

Mayor Gallagher and City Council will serve FREE ice cream at the hospitality tent from noon until 2:00 p.m.

Arts/crafts, food, and beverage booths will be available.

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.

T.J. Regul, The Quad City Magician, will offer fun on the spot performances from Noon-6:00 p.m. near petting zoo.

Jim and Carol Bowe will perform at 6:00 p.m. at the Bill Bowe Memorial Band Shell, 1645 23rd Street. The Bettendorf Park Band will play at 7:30 p.m.


Amusement Rides

Amusement Rides, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Ticket sales stop at 6:30 p.m.)

Ticket prices for rides are: single ticket/$1 or 12 tickets/$10 (socks are required on rides)

Miller’s Farmland Petting Zoo - 1 ticket per person

Petting Zoo Choo Train - 3 tickets per person

Zip Line - 5 tickets per person

Wipe Out – 3 tickets per person

Double Lane Castle Waterslide – 3 tickets per person

Sports inflatables, bouncers, slides, and obstacle course - 1 ticket per person

Band Schedule for Wednesday, July 4

    East Stage Near Teske’s

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.    Spike

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.      VanderVeer

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.      Corporate Rock

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.      Moonshine Run

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.    North of 40

    West Stage Near 18th Street

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.    Soul Storm 

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.      The Night People

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.      Crooked Cactus Band

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.      Hap Hazard

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.    Bugeye Sprite

Shuttle Service

Bettendorf Transit Service will provide transportation to the festival 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 Tuesday, July 3.


Fireworks will be held at Middle Park at dusk on Wednesday, July 4. Rain date for fireworks and the Park Band only is Saturday, July 7. There will be no fireworks on Monday, July 3.

J&M Displays, the company presenting Bettendorf’s fireworks, will offer a free app to sync patriotic music with the fireworks display. Available on iOS and Android, the app allows people attending the fireworks to hear music that goes along with the show right from a mobile device. To download the J&M Displays app, go to the App Store on a smart phone or tablet. You can also download the app from the QR Code. On July 4, once you are in the app, click on AVAILABLE EVENTS, then click on the BETTENDORF SHOW, and wait for the fireworks to begin. The app will need an active data connection during the fireworks display in order to function. 


Tri-City Electric Co.                                                          Freedom Sponsorship

UnityPoint Health, Trinity                                                 Freedom Sponsorship

Isle                                                                                  Star Spangled Banner Sponsorship

Build to Suit                                                                     Red Sponsorship

University of Iowa Community Credit Union                    Red Sponsorship

US Adventure RV                                                             Red Sponsorship

Barton Solvents, Inc.                                                       White Sponsorship

K&K Hardware                                                                 White Sponsorship

Ascentra Credit Union                                                      White Sponsorship

Town Square Media                                                         White Sponsorship

Rivermont Collegiate                                                        Blue Sponsorship

RIA Federal Credit Union                                                  Blue Sponsorship

Bettendorf Business Network                                           Blue Sponsorship


Sponsor Levels

Freedom Level $5,000 +      Star Spangled Banner Level $2,500 +

Red Level  $1,000 +             White Level $500 +                               Blue Level $250 +  

Residential Fireworks in Bettendorf

Last year, the City of Bettendorf updated the ordinance for fireworks within the city limits.  Consumer fireworks are restricted to July 3 and July 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. each day. Residents are allowed to shoot off fireworks on their own property or have permission from the property owner. Individuals may not shoot off fireworks on public property, streets, or in city parks. This includes Middle Park during the fireworks display. 

Fireworks outside of the approved dates and times will not be allowed and the offender is subject to a fine.  The fines are as follows: first offense $250.00, second offense $400.00, and third or more offenses $625.00. Both adults and minors are subject to fines for violating the fireworks ordinance.

If fireworks are being used at a residence and the person responsible for setting off the fireworks does not come forward, the homeowner will be cited for Disorderly House, 5-5A-7 of the City Code, with a fine up to $625.00.

This ordinance will be strictly enforced by the Bettendorf Police Department.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Keith Kimball at or 563-344-4020.

Sky Lanterns are Prohibited

Sky lanterns are prohibited in the City of Bettendorf under the International Fire Code.

Sky Lanterns, or as they are sometimes called, Floating Lanterns, Wishing Lanterns, and Celebration Lanterns are airborne paper lanterns with a small candle or fuel cell that when lit, heats the air in the lantern making it rise. They are known to travel up to several miles from where they were released. If a sky lantern lands on a roof or on a combustible surface while it is still burning, it could ignite and cause a fire.