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City of Bettendorf 2024 Independence Day Parade

July 4 @ 8:30 am 12:30 pm

City of Bettendorf
2024 Independence Day Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2024

Please note that the city will only allow 70 parade entries, and they will be accepted in person AND online and will be given preference on a first come, first serve basis.

Line-up will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Alter Building parking lot. 23rd Street will be closed at State Street. Use the 21st Street and State Street intersection to enter line-up area. Do not use 23rd Street as an entrance. Members of the Civil Air Patrol will assist participants. In case of inclement weather, please listen to WOC1420 radio for a parade status report.

Cash prizes will be awarded and mailed to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Ambassadors will judge the parade from the parking lot of K&K Hardware. Prize money will be distributed as follows: 1st place $75.00, 2nd place $50.00, and 3rd place $35.00.

All candy must be passed out person to person. Dropping of candy in front of persons along the parade route is permitted, as long as the viewer is sitting / standing on the curb, or in the grassy area along the parade route. Violators will be given one warning. After the first warning, the entry will be removed from the parade and directed off the parade route at a safe location. A record of entries will be kept. If an entry is found to violate this directive in any future parade, they will be banned from participating in any future parades in Bettendorf, Iowa.
NO handing out of paper products of any kind. (Fliers, pamphlets, etc.).

Parade Entry Signup may be completed ONLINE at or by mailing completed application (with check made out to City of Bettendorf) to: Stefanie Barnes, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Registrations must be received by 5:00pm with appropriate fees by these dates: By June 23rd $20.00 * From June 24th – June 30th $50.00 * July 1st $300.00*

*** NO ENTRIES accepted after July 1st and NO REFUNDS ***

Questions? Please call or email Stefanie Barnes at 563.344.4157 or


July 4
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
$6 – $23
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City of Bettendorf
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2117 State Street (east parking lot)
Bettendorf, IA 52722 United States
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