Even though the Mississippi is rising, that won't stop next week's festivities.
Quad Citians and visitors assume when the water rises, events are cancelled. But officials from the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau want to let everyone know that's not the case.
You can still celebrate the 4th in the Quad Cities, but flooding has forced some events to move.
The Red White and Boom celebration and the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival are both moving from LeClaire Park to spots in downtown Davenport. The QC Gospel Festival this Saturday is also moving from LeClaire park to downtown.
Officials from the QCCVB say misconceptions about river flooding can stop people from coming out but they're hoping to get the word out that you don't need to cancel your plans.
"It's really important to reassure people that they can still get around the area and you know they won't have to drive through flood water they won't have to take a 20 mile detour to get around the flooding," said Jessica Waytenick from the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Officials tell us next week's events are a big boost for our economy, so they're hoping for a great turn out.
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