There are quite a few fireworks displays happening here in Eastern Iowa this summer. Many of them are held on the actual 4th of July, but others are set for before the big holiday! Here are some of the area events where you can enjoy fireworks in 2023 (all fireworks begin around dusk):

Linn County

Fairfax USA Days

  • June 23rd & 24th (fireworks on the 24th)
  • Fairfax Complex
  • Featuring live music, food, BINGO, a kids' carnival, a parade, a 5k, a street market, and more

Prairieburg Fireworks

  • Saturday, June 24th at 9:30 p.m.
  • Baker Community Park
  • Concession stand will be open

Cedar Boat Club 75th Anniversary Fireworks Show

  • Sunday, July 2nd beginning at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Cedar River near Ellis Harbor/Park in Cedar Rapids

Marion Fireworks & Fireflies

  • Monday, July 3rd beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Lowe Park in Marion
  • Featuring live music, food trucks, and more

Celebration of Freedom Fireworks

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 5 p.m.
  • Downtown Cedar Rapids - 3rd Ave and the McGrath Amphitheater
  • "There will be music on the stage, food vendors, drinks in the venue, and a kids fun zone featuring bounce houses, games, face painting, photo booth, and caricature drawing, PLUS the first 500 kids 12 and under will receive a grab bag with freebies!"
  • Event is free with a Freedom Festival button ($10 per person - ages 5 and under do not require a button)

Delaware County

Colesburg Fun & Fireworks

  • June 30th & July 1st (fireworks on the 1st)
  • Colesburg, Iowa
  • Featuring a 5k, inflatables, a carnival, food, a kickball tournament, a parade, and more

Dyersville 3rd of July Celebration & Fireworks

  • Monday, July 3rd beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Commercial Club Park in Dyersville
  • Featuring kids' activities, live music, two bars, food, raffles, a balloon artist, inflatables, a bags tournament, and more
  • Admission is $5 - ages 5 and under are free

Earlville's Annual Fourth of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Earlville, Iowa - Main Street/Conrad City Park/ Earlville Fire Station/Community Center
  • Featuring a 5k, tournaments, a car show, food, drinks, inflatables, raffles, and more

Ryan Celebration

  • Saturday, June 24th
  • Ryan, Iowa
  • Featuring a car show, a parade, live music, and more

Black Hawk County

Waterloo Mayor's Fireworks

  • Saturday, July 1st beginning at 6 p.m.
  • RiverLoop Amphitheatre & RiverLoop Expo Plaza in Waterloo
  • Featuring food vendors, beer tents, a family fun zone, live music, and more

Johnson County

City of Iowa City Fireworks

North Liberty Fireworks Display

  • Monday, July 3rd at 9 p.m.
  • Penn Meadows Park
  • "Viewers are welcome and encouraged to arrive to the park early to play on the play structures and enjoy a picnic, however there will not be any organized programming or on-site food sales available."

Oxford Fireworks

  • Monday, July 3rd
  • Creekside Park
  • Parade at 3 p.m. (at Clear Creek Elementary)
  • Oxford Duck Race at 7 p.m.

Coralville 4thFest

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 7 a.m.
  • S.T. Morrison Park in Coralville
  • Featuring a pancake breakfast, a parade, a carnival, food vendors, games, live entertainment, and more

Poweshiek County

Holiday Lake Independence Day Celebrations

  • Saturday, July 1st beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Powell Park & Holiday Lake in Brooklyn
  • Featuring a boat parade, a pet costume parade, a volleyball tournament, and more

Grinnell on the 4th

  • Tuesday, July 4th
  • Ahrens Park
  • Parade at 5 p.m.

Butler County

Shell Rock 4th of July Celebration

  • July 1st through 4th (fireworks on the 3rd)
  • Shell Rock, Iowa
  • Featuring tournaments, a beer tent, food, a kids' zone, a parade, and more

Louisa County

Morning Sun 4th of July Schedule

  • July 2nd through 4th (fireworks on the 4th)
  • Morning Sun, Iowa
  • Featuring a pancake breakfast, games, races, food vendors, face painting, live entertainment, and more

City of Grandview 4th of July Celebration

  • July 3rd & 4th (fireworks on the 4th)
  • Academy Park/Grandview Community Bible Church
  • Featuring a 5k, games, BINGO, a petting zoo, a car show, a parade, food, and more

Dubuque County

Dubuque Fireworks & Air Show

  • Monday, July 3rd beginning at 12 p.m.
  • AY McDonald Park in Dubuque
  • Air Show begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • Parking is $20 per car

Iowa County

Marengo's July 3rd Celebration

  • Monday, July 3rd beginning at 6:30 a.m.
  • Marengo City Park
  • Featuring a car show, a 5k, kids' activities, tournaments, a parade, live entertainment, and more
Marengo, Iowa Community Development/Facebook
Marengo, Iowa Community Development/Facebook

July 4th in the Amanas

  • Tuesday, July 4th
  • Lily Lake in Amana
  • "We celebrate Independence Day with pick-up baseball games in the park and a huge pot luck supper."

Jones County

Anamosa July 3rd Fireworks

  • Monday, July 3rd beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Downing Field
  • Featuring food stands, children's activities, a flag retirement ceremony, and more

Monticello's 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4th
  • Jones County Fairgrounds
  • Monticello Firemen's Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oxford Junction's 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Oxford Junction, Iowa
  • Featuring a kids' tractor pull, a parade, a chicken dinner, raffles, and more

Buchanan County

Celebrate Indee

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Riverwalk Parks in Independence
  • Featuring a parade, a kids' fun zone, food, live entertainment, and more

Aurora 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Aurora Park
  • Featuring a parade, a truck & tractor pull, a 5k, volleyball, live music, food, and more
Aurora Community Club, Facebook
Aurora Community Club, Facebook

Des Moines County

West Burlington 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 6 a.m.
  • Downtown West Burlington
  • Featuring a pancake breakfast, a craft & vendor show, live music, inflatables, games, a parade, raffles, and more

Sperry Fireworks Show

  • Monday, July 3rd beginning at 5 p.m.
  • 18876 111th Ave in Sperry
  • Featuring inflatables, a petting zoo, kids' activities, a magician, live music, and more
  • Parking fee is $10

Scott County

Bettendorf 4th of July Festival

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Downtown Bettendorf/Middle Park
  • Featuring a parade, food vendors, a kids' zone, live music, and more

Muscatine County

Muscatine's 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Downtown Muscatine & the Muscatine Riverfront
  • Almost Fireworks Fest from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Featuring parades, the Honor Guard & Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, and more

Benton County

Newhall Fireworks

  • Monday, July 3rd
  • Newhall Baseball Fields

Belle Plaine Independence Day Event

  • Monday, July 3rd
  • Main Street
  • Featuring a car show, a street dance, a kids' zone, raffles, food, and more

Clinton County

Grand Mound 4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Tuesday, July 4th
  • GM Ball Park
  • Water Parade at 2 p.m.

Grundy County

Reinbeck 4th of July Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 4th
  • Reinbeck, Iowa
  • Featuring a parade, food, games, a 5k, and more

Jackson County

Bellevue Heritage Days

  • July 1st & 2nd (fireworks on the 2nd)
  • Cole Park & South Riverview
  • Featuring a parade, live entertainment, food trucks, a petting zoo, games, raffles, and more
  • Heritage Days button or bracelet is required for admission ($5 per person)

Winneshiek County

Spillville Independence Day Celebration

  • Saturday, July 1st beginning at 12 p.m.
  • Riverside Park , The Inwood Ballroom, & Ludwig Stage
  • Featuring a 5k, games, a dunk tank, a bags tournament, food, live music, and more
  • Admission is $5 per person and $5 per vehicle

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