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1. Red, White and Boom

Red, White and Boom, returns Monday with activities happening at three public viewing areas, Modern Woodmen Park, Schwiebert Riverfront Park and LeClaire Park. Fireworks will be set off at 9:30 p.m.

5 p.m. Monday, Modern Woodmen Park, Schwiebert Riverfront Park and LeClaire Park. Free

2. Fourth of July parade

There’s more patriotic fun to be had this week in Bettendorf. A free concert featuring Kris Allen, who won the eighth season of “American Idol” in 2009, is set for 7 p.m. Monday outside on the north side of Bettendorf Middle School. In addition, the Fourth of July parade will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 3rd and State streets in Bettendorf. The parade kicks off a full day of Fourth of July activities, including amusement rides, live music and, of course, fireworks starting at dusk at Middle Park, 2407 Middle Road, Bettendorf.

7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday, downtown Bettendorf. Free

3. Dawn and On

The one-day, outdoor Dawn and On music festival, presented by Quad-City jam band The Dawn, returns this weekend for its third year. Along with The Dawn, see artists such as Old Shoe, Chicago Farmer, Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, J.E. Sunde, The Candymakers and Miles Over Mountains for a fest at Len Brown's North Shore Inn & Marina, 700 North Shore Drive, Moline, on the banks of the Rock River. Along with music, Dawn and On offers food, beer and craft vendors. For more info, visit

11 a.m. Saturday, Len Brown's North Shore Inn & Marina, $5

4. Barn on the Fourth

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a concert at Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa. Along with headliner Twin Peaks, see a stacked lineup including The Kickback, Yoko and the Oh No's, Land of Blood and Sunshine and The Blisters. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. at the barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa, Iowa. Tickets are available at

6 p.m. Tuesday, Codfish Hollow, $25-30

Kick off your weekend with the next rendition of Live@Five. See Quad-City based reggae rock band Rude Punch perform live outside the River Music Experience, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. The free summer concert series runs through Sept. 29 and upcoming shows feature 3rd St. Villains, Logo Russo, Jason Carl Band and The Candymakers. Fore more info, visit

5 p.m. Friday, outside RME. Free

6. Bix at Six

The Quad-City Times Bix7 is officially less than a month away. If you want to try out the course before the race, on Saturday, July 29, Bix at Six is your chance. The third of four scheduled training runs is set for 6 p.m. Thursday. The run starts and ends at the north side of the Quad-City Times building, at the intersection of 4th and LeClaire streets. This week, you can also attempt to qualify for the Brady Street Sprints. Also, register for the race at

6 p.m. Thursday, downtown Davenport. Free

7. ‘West Side Story’

“West Side Story,” the New York-based show reminiscent of “Romeo and Juliet,” opens this weekend courtesy of Quad-City Music Guild. Performances are scheduled Thursday-Sunday at Prospect Park Auditorium 1584 34th Ave., Moline. It runs through July 16. For tickets, $16 for adults and $11 for kids, visit or call 309-762-6610.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Prospect Park Auditorium, $11-$16

8. Classic theater in the park

“The Trojan Women,” the Greek tragedy written by Euripides, opens this weekend as part of the Genesius Guild’s series of free summer theater. The show also runs next weekend, on July 15-16 at Lincoln Park, Rock Island.

8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lincoln Park. Free

9. ‘Footloose’

“Footloose” opens this weekend at the Clinton Showboat Area Theatre bringing to the stage hits such as “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise” and “Holding out for a Hero.” The show, based on the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon, runs through July 23 at 303 Riverview Drive, Clinton, Iowa. Tickets cost $16 for children and students; $20 for seniors; $23 for adults. For more information and tickets, visit or call 563-242-6760.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, $16-23


Amanda Hancock is a reporter covering food, arts and entertainment in the Quad-Cities (and beyond).