Just because summer is coming to an end does not mean that your summer fun has to stop. Labor Day Weekend is filled with fun and really thrilling things to do all over the Quad Cities. Check out our list of family friendly fun entertainment in the Quad Cities this Labor Day.
For the best fireworks in town, make sure to watch The Red, White & Boom! fireworks this year. With the beautiful Mississippi River as your backdrop, enjoy dazzling and patriotic fireworks that start at 8:30pm. However, arrive early and enjoy a wide variety of family activities that begin at 6:00pm in Modern Woodmen Park and in Schweibert Riverfront Park. There will be a ferris wheel, face painting, bounce houses, food and much more. At each location, you will be able to get a great view of the fireworks.
If you are looking for something off the beaten track to experience this Labor Day Weekend head out to the 74th Annual Labor Day Weekend Pow Wow. This all weekend event will feature Native American dancing, drumming, arts, crafts and food. Give yourself ample time to park because you will need to take the free shuttle bus from Roe Aquarium to Rock Island II. The grounds open at 10:00am all three days and close at 10:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, Labor Day, the grounds close at 6:00pm. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs.
Returning for it’s 30th year, the Rock Island Labor Day Parade is looking to be the best year yet. Since it’s inception, the parade has grown to over 150 participants who volunteer each year. The parade steps off at the intersection of 33rd Street and 18th Avenue at 9:30am. The two-mile route has lots of great viewing areas along 18th Avenue, 24th Street and 25th Avenue.