Fourth of July Celebrations

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021


Join The Merrill Hotel and Muscatine community as we celebrate Independence Day 2021!

The full day of programming kicks off with a Children's Parade to the Musser Public Library followed by the newly added Almost Fireworks Fest in Riverside Park, located directly across the street from the hotel. Almost Fireworks Fest features activities for the whole family including bounce houses, face-painting, live music from local bands, and food trucks in the park.

Starting at 7:00 pm, the hotel's ticketed all-ages party and celebrations continue in the beautiful Grand Ballroom where there will be hors d’oeuvres and desserts served from Maxwell’s On The River, as well as cash bar, to be enjoyed as dueling pianos perform all evening leading up to the fireworks display. Whether viewed through the ballroom’s floor-to-ceiling windows or take a step outside on the 6th floor balcony, there is no better place to be to view the fireworks over the Mighty Mississippi!




$59 Single Event Ticket
$99 Couples Event Ticket
$299 City View King Guest Room with 2 Event Tickets*
$329 City View Queen/Queen Guest Room with 2 Event Tickets*
$349 River View King Guest Room with 2 Event Tickets*



Stay in the center of Muscatine's Fourth of July festivities at The Merrill Hotel. Overnight hotel packages are available for booking and include two discounted event tickets plus a discounted city- or river-view guest room for the night of July 4. Reserve a river-view guest room or suite to enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River and all the action of Almost Fireworks Fest. Add on the night of Saturday, July 3 for only $50.00 more.

Contact Vanessa Henderson to make your reservation by calling 563-770-7019.



Whether starting the day of celebration with a hearty brunch or if you need a break from the heat or festivities, join us in the air conditioning at Maxwell's. Seating will be limited, so make your reservations in advance to guarantee your front row seats for the spectacular fireworks over the Mississippi River!

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9:00 am Children's Parade  

2nd/Pine Street to Musser Public Library

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Almost Fireworks Fest

Riverside Park

7:00 pm Doors Open for the Hotel's Celebration

The Merrill Hotel Grand Ballroom, Tickets Required

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dueling Pianos 

The Merrill Hotel Grand Ballroom, Tickets Required

8:05 pm Declaration of Independence Reading & Honor Guard

On the AFF Stage

8:10 pm Muscatine Symphony Orchestra

Pearl City Station

9:30 pm Fireworks

Over the Mississippi River

10:15 pm - 11:15 pm Dueling Pianos

The Merrill Hotel Grand Ballroom, Tickets Required

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