4th of July Holiday Weekend Guide Around Springfield

4th of July weekend guide
There are plenty of places to go for the 4th! Photo from Flickr.

The 4th of July is one of my favorite times of the year, full of backyard BBQ’s, lazy days at Table Rock Lake, and fireworks.  What can be more American than that?

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With the holiday weekend approaching there are celebrations happening all around the Ozarks.  Below is a list of several fireworks displays around the Ozarks.  There are many opportunities to watch the night sky to light up celebrating Independence Day.

Friday June 30th

Have-a-Blast Patriotic Celebration in Republic

The City of Republic will host the 21st Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration, on Friday, June 30, 2017 at J.R. Martin Park in Republic (300 E. Hines). The 2017 event features an encore performance by the popular local 80’s tribute band Member’s Only after bringing in record attendance last year!  The event also includes great food and children’s activities provided by various private and non-profit vendors, an Inflatable Zone, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, fireworks, and more!  Admission is free; food vendors and some activities will require a fee.

We are monitoring the weather forecast closely. In the event of a cancellation, Have-A-Blast will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

6:00 PM:  Event Begins, Vendor Booths Open
6:00-9:00 PM:  Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting/Balloon Art,
Kiwanis BINGO @ The Amp
6:00-9:30 PM:  Inflatable Zone Open
6:30-9:45 PM:  Members Only on the Main Stage
7:00-7:20 PM:  Kids’ Magic Show by Josh Farley
7:30 PM:  Skydiving Exhibition
8:00-8:20 PM:  Kids’ Magic Show by Josh Farley
8:45 PM:  Mayor’s Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
9:45 PM:  National Anthem by The Kendrick Trio

Saturday July 1st

Independence Day Celebration – Rogersville City Park

4:00 PM: Parade line up at the Park
5:00 PM: Parade
6:00-9:00 PM:  Free Games and inflatable by Jumping Jacks
6:30 PM until gone: Concessions cooked ad sold by the Rogersville Saddle Club
7:00 PM: Turtle Races by the Pavilion
7:00-9:00 PM: Local bands by the Pavilion
DARK: Fireworks

Backyard Bash – Mothers Brewing Springfield, MO

A backyard celebration of all the American things we love: Beer, Smoked Meats, and Live Music. Come join us for the beer and backyard, Pits N Grills will be there with the meat, and we’ll have the Hamburger Cows on music. Happy Independence!

1:00 – 9:00 PM: Backyard celebration

Fire Burst at Kimberling City Bridge

Enjoy a professional fireworks display as it erupts directly above the recently renovated Kimberling City Bridge. Watch the show from the shore, from a nearby home or from a boat on Table Rock Lake.

8:30 PM:  Fireworks

Sunday July 2nd

 Chateau On The Lake Resort July 4th Fireworks

Summer is in full swing on the lake, in the mountains. After our outdoor BBQ event, complete with live music, we will light up the evening sky to celebrate Independence Day and you won’t want to miss it.

Dusk:  Fireworks

Monday July 3rd

             Branson Landing Liberty Light Up

Branson Landings 10th Annual Liberty Light Up concert and fireworks.  Jason Pritchett will be live in concert with fireworks over Taneycomo Lake after the concert.

8:00 PM: Concert

Tuesday July 4th

             27th Annual 4th of July Parade

Springfield’s Old-Fashioned 27th Annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration. This year, the theme is “Hats Off to America”! Presented by the Midtown Historic District, Springfield’s largest nationally registered historic district. Event rain or shine.

The parade begins at 10:00am on Benton Avenue in the Drury parking lot just north of Central High School and ends at Washington Park where the celebration continues. The celebration at Historic Washington Park is held from 11:00am-1:00pm. We are honored and excited to have Mayor Ken McClure with us as our Grand Marshall this year.

 Activities will include: the National Anthem sang by Central High School student Sophie Payne, live music from The Norman Jackson Band, children’s games and prizes, ice cream from Hiland Dairy, and Pepsi products. There will also be food trucks set up with meals for purchase. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

Children are invited to march or ride their bicycles in our bicycle brigade free of charge. We encourage you to dress up and decorate your bicycles to fit the theme. There will be prizes for the best brigadiers. Thank you to Sunshine Cycles for making this year’s brigade possible.

Trophies will be awarded for the following categories: Best Overall, Best Theme Interpretation, Best Children’s Float, Best Children’s Marching Unit, Best Adult Float, and Best Adult Marching Unit.

10:00 AM – 1:00PM: Parade

    Life360 Freedom Fest

Do you love fireworks? Life360 Freedom Fest has free entry, free parking, and fireworks! Gates open at 6pm and fireworks start at dusk. All you need to bring is your lawn chair and money for food. We will see you on July 4th at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds!

6:00 PM-9:00 PM:

Battlefield Independence Day Fireworks

The City of Battlefield and the Advisory Park Board is proud to host the Fireworks in the Park on July 4th, 2017. Event is scheduled to start at 4 pm and conclude with the fireworks presentation at dusk.

There will be Inflatables, Face Painters, Balloon Artist, and a variety of food vendors.

10:00 PM: Fireworks

Hollister 4th of July Fireworks

The City of Hollister will celebrate Independence Day with their 64th Annual Fireworks display and celebration in the park Tuesday, July 4th. Located in Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park, beginning at 6:00pm, the evening kicks off with the Fifth Annual Little Miss Firecracker Pageant. Contestants in three age groups will demonstrate character, personality and talent as they vie for 2017 Little Miss Firecracker. At 7:45pm, New Premiere Dance Academy will once again entertain the crowd as they perform their award-winning dances. Throughout the evening you can enjoy refreshments available from local businesses.  At 9:15pm, we will look to the sky as Mayor David G. Tate counts down to our hand-lit fireworks show. We would like to thank the many residents, businesses and service organizations throughout the community that donate to our fireworks display each year. Their generosity helps to make this event a success each year.

6:00 PM: Little Miss Firecracker Pageant
7:45 PM: New Premiere Dance Academy
9:15 PM: Fireworks

Fire and Thunder in Shell Knob

Hop on your boat or pull up a chair on land near the Shell Knob Bridge to catch the 42nd annual Fourth of July fireworks display over the lake. A longstanding tradition, this display is one you won’t want to miss.

9:20 PM: Fireworks

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.  Please feel free to share this post with all of your friends.

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