Boom on the Rock

Note: This event has already passed.

Date: Jul 3 2019, 5 p.m.

Quarters One Lawn - Bldg. 301 Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois 61299 United States Google Map

The Rock Island Arsenal invites the Quad Cities to come on post and join us on the lawn of Historic Quarters One for a fun Independence Day celebration capped off with a great fireworks display over the Mississippi River. There will be a kid’s activities zone which will include various bouncy house attractions and games and activities. Take a stroll through and see all the cool rides at the car cruise in or just set up your blanket and chairs in the shade and enjoy some tasty food and beverage that will be available for purchase. To kick off the event we'll have WLLR's own Pat Leuck doing a live broadcast from the event from 5-7 p.m. As darkness falls, settle in to a comfy spot to watch the fireworks from what should be the premier viewing location in the Quad Cities. We’ll be playing 97X over the PA which is synched with the fireworks. Thanks to our sponsors: Whitey's Ice Cream, RIA Federal Credit Union, Necker's Jewelers and Hiland Toyota!

There will be lots to see and do on the Arsenal this day including tours of Quarters 1 from 5-7 p.m., The Mississippi River Visitor Center will be open until 10:30 p.m., the Rock Island Arsenal Museum will be open until 7:30 p.m and Colonel Davenport House will be open from 12-6 p.m. for tours.

This event is open to the public and you'll simply need to show a valid, state issued ID for everyone in the car 16 and older at the gate. Access to and egress from the Island will be available through both the Rock Island and Moline gates but please consider using the Moline gate as it will present the easiest access to the event site. Directional signage will get you to the event parking areas. Please remember that you'll be entering a Federal installation and our policies prohibit firearms, pets, personal fireworks and glass bottles. Call 309-782-5890 for more info.