Boom! 4th of July Holiday Fireworks Shows

4th of July weekend guide
There are plenty of places to go for the 4th!

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 29th

Have-a-Blast Patriotic Celebration in Republic

The City of Republic will host the 22nd Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration, on Friday, June 29, 2018 at J.R. Martin Park in Republic (300 E. Hines). The 2018 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.

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 June 30th

      Willard Freedom fest

Spend your Saturday at the 56th annual Freedom Fest in Willard at Jackson Street Park. Feast on tasty barbecue, enjoy live tunes from Backroad Story, watch the parade and round out the night with fireworks!  The fireworks show kicks off at Dusk in the Jackson Street Park.


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


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.

9:00 PM:  Fireworks

Fireworks on the Finley

Come out to the Finley River Park in Ozark, MO June 30th for the grand finale celebration of the Sertoma Duck Race Festival. The Sertoma Torgerson Design Partners Fireworks on the Finley is Christian County’s largest fireworks display and is part of the Sertoma Duck Race Festival that includes a Rubber Duck Race down the Finley with a first prize of a new Chevy Silverado truck! Carnival Rides! Hot Air Balloon Glw! Food Truck Park! Beer Garden! Craft and Vendor Booths! Live Bands! 5K Race! All the fun one weekend can handle! The festival starts Friday June 29th at 5pm and activities run until the fireworks celebration at 10pm Sat June 30th.


Tuesday July 3rd

             Branson Landing Liberty Light Up

Branson Landings 11th Annual Liberty Light Up concert and fireworks.  Jason Pritchett and the Steel Horses will be live in concert with fireworks over Taneycomo Lake after the concert.

8:00 PM: Concert


Wednesday July 4th

             28th Annual 4th of July Parade

Springfield’s Old-Fashioned 28th Annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration. This year, the theme is “Go Fourth and Vote”! 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 City Manager Greg Burris with us as our Grand Marshall this year.

 Activities will include: the National Anthem sang by Queen City Sound Chorus, 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

I got some bad information, there will be no fireworks display at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds this year.  Sorry for any inconvenience.


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, 2018. 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


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


Hollister 4th of July Fireworks

The City of Hollister will celebrate Independence Day with their 64th Annual Fireworks display and celebration in the park Wednesday, 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 2018 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 43nd 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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