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4th of July Festival

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beginning July 3 through July 4, Spruce Hills Drive will be closed from 18th St. to Cumberland Square Dr. Access to Cumberland Square businesses will be on Spruce Hills Dr. near Azteca and on 18th Street.

Bettendorf Transit Service will provide shuttle transportation to the Festival from Bettendorf High School. Shuttle services begins at noon and ends at 9 p.m.

Caroline Sierk will sing the National Anthem at noon. Caroline is a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School. She is a three-year member of the Iowa All-State Chorus and placed first in the classical and musical theatre categories at the regional NATS (National Association of Teachers Singing) competition. She will attend UCLA in the fall for a double major in vocal performance and business.

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

The Bettendorf Park Band will play beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Bill Bowe Memorial Band Shell.

Check out some of the amusement rides, activities, and games for the 4th of July Festival!

Ticket prices for rides are single ticket $1 or 12 tickets $10.
Rides are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(socks are required)

  • Basketball Interactive
  • Soccer Challenge
  • Wipe Out (Leaps and Bounds)
  • Bounce House Obstacle
  • Toy Story Combo
  • Tropical Island Water Slide
  • Rockin Rapids Slides
  • Ninjasaur
  • Ax Throwing Interactive
  • Petting Zoo
  • Petting Zoo Choo Train
  • T.J. Regul, the Quad City Magician, will offer fun on the spot performances from noon until 6:00 p.m., near the petting zoo.
  • Quad Cities Optimist Fishing Derby at Middle Park Lagoon from noon until 2:00 p.m. Prizes will be rewarded.
Fireworks begin at dusk at Middle Park on Monday, July 4, 2022. 
Rain date for fireworks and Park Band only is Saturday, July 9, 2022.

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

Residential Fireworks in Bettendorf
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 fireworks display.  

Fireworks outside of the approved dates/times will not be allowed and the offender is subject to a fine. The fines are as follows: 1st  offense $250.00, 2nd offense $400.00, and 3rd 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, please contact Police Chief Keith Kimball at [email protected] or 563-344-4020.

Food Vendors Include:

  • Peking Food
  • Roger Westmoreland Concessions
  • Lakeside Concessions
  • Success on Wheels
  • LeClaire Kettle Corn Company
  • Steve’s Meat Shop
  • Lunch Wagon
  • Ma & Pa’s Kettle Korn


July 4
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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