East Moline's Independence Day 




East Moline is THE place to be in the Quad Cities on Fourth of July weekend. From fireworks to parades, live music and festivals, we can’t wait to show everyone what we mean when we say that East Moline is “A Welcome Difference!”

Saturday, July 3rd 

Fireworks Celebration - 6:30 - 11:00 PM (Fireworks at Dusk)
Location: The Bend - River Bend Park - 910 Bend Blvd. E.M.

Event details

  • Presentation of Colors by R.I. Arsenal; Army Sustainment Command Soldiers
  • Live Music: TBA - Smooth Groove has canceled.
  • Children’s Carnival that will include games, temporary tattoo station, a balloon artist and fun with bubbles.  Tickets are 25¢ or 25 for $5.00
  • Food and drinks

Sunday, July 4th

39th Annual Firecracker Run - Beginning at 7:30 AM 

Find more details at the Firecracker Run Website

East Moline Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast -  6:30 AM - 11 AM

American Legion - 829 16th Avenue.  Each year the EMFD works hard to hold this pancake breakfast to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

4th of July Parade - 1:00 PM

Location: Along 15th Ave from 3rd Street to 13th Street - This year the parade will begin at 3rd Street and end at 13th Street

Staging - The parade will line up at the Bend (former Case IH) and proceed up 3rd Street to 15th Avenue.

This year’s parade theme is:


The Strength Of A Nation Lies In The Home Of Its People

 How Do YOU Celebrate America?  Our Flag, BBQs, Sports, History, Fireworks, Camping … so many ways to show your spirit and love of our nation.  Whatever it might be - let’s load this parade with red, white, and blue!!

2021 4th of July Parade Entry Form

East Moline Main Street's Music in the Park - 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Stone Flowers will take the stage at Runners Park - 742 15th Avenue

Visit Main Street's website or Facebook for more information.

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Contact Us

  1. Amy Brandstetter

    Administrative Assistant
    Email Amy Brandstetter
    Ph: 309-752-1594
    Fx: 309-752-1572

    Theresa DeFauw-Martin

    Administrative Assistant
    Email Theresa DeFauw-Martin
    Ph: 309-752-1594
    Fx: 309-752-1572

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    East Moline, IL 61244

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