Check out our list of Independence Day, 2013 events across the Ozarks
23rd Annual Midtown Historic District 4th of July Parade.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4 at Washington Park, 1600 N. Summit Ave. Free and open to the public.
include a patriotic parade from Central High School to Washington Park,
free ice cream and water, hot dogs and hamburgers and live music with
The Norman Jackson Band.
The grand marshal is Dr. David Manuel, new president of Drury University, with his wife, Betty Coe Manuel.
for the parade: Begins at Drury University parking lot north of Central
High School, north on Benton Avenue to Calhoun Street, east to
Washington Avenue, north to Locust Street and east to Washington Park.
Fireworks at the Field
at the Field, a daylong celebration followed by the region's largest
fireworks show, is July 4, in the Jordan Valley Park area. Activities
begin at 3 p.m. with ice skating and inflatables at Mediacom Ice Park,
face painting at the Creamery Arts Center and interactive exhibits at
the Discovery Center. These activities last until 8:30. The Springfield
Cardinals play the Corpus Christi Hooks at 5:09 p.m. at Hammons Field.
After the game, fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. at Hammons Field.
for Fireworks at the Field are $7 in advance, available at any
Springfield Price Cutter and the Hammons Field Box Office, or $8 on July
4. Tickets allow entrance to all event venues. Veterans and active
military personnel with an ID can purchase tickets at the gate or at the
Hammons Field box office in advance for $5.
Children under 5
are free. Patrons who wish to upgrade their baseball game general
admission ticket to a reserved seat can receive a $3 discount on any
other tickets at the Hammons Field box office based on availability.
Utilities of Springfield offers free shuttle service downtown with
several free parking options around the Jordan Valley Park area.
Fireworks at the Field is organized by the Springfield Cardinals, Urban
Districts Alliance, Springfield Regional Arts Council, the Discovery
Center and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
For more information about Fireworks at the Field, contact the Urban Districts Alliance Office at 417-831-6200.
Splash 'n Sizzle at the pool
Springfield-Greene County Park Board offers discount admission to three
outdoor pools during the Independence Day Splash 'n Sizzle event,
Thursday, July 4, noon to 5:30 p.m., at Fassnight Pool, Grant Beach Pool
and Meador Pool.
Admission is $1 or free with a canned food
donation. All donations go to Ozarks Food Harvest. Last year, Splash 'n
Sizzle events generated more than six tons of canned food items.
Free Summer Tuesday and Military Appreciation Day at Dickerson Park Zoo
Park Zoo offers free zoo admission to children and adults on Free
Summer Tuesday, Tuesday, July 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Summer Tuesday
continues Tuesday, July 16.
Dickerson Park Zoo also offers free
admission to active military personnel and members of their immediate
family (with an ID) on Military Appreciation Day, Sunday, July 7, 9
a.m.-5 p.m. This is a first-time event for the zoo.
Park Zoo is located at 1401 W. Norton Road, Springfield. For more
information, call Dickerson Park Zoo at 417-864-1800 or visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org
Central Assembly of God's Patriotic Celebration
Sunday, June 30
the community is invited to join in and "Celebrate America!" Central
Assembly of God's 10am service will be filled with heart-soaring
patriotic music that will remind us how proud we are to be Americans.
celebration will open with the Presentation of Colors by the young men
of the Color Guard of Central Assembly's Royal Rangers program. They
will also lead in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the singing of
the Star Spangled Banner.
We will give special thanks to those
who have fought and are fighting today to uphold our God-given liberties
with a tribute to veterans with the Salute to the Armed Forces by the
Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra.
Pastor Jeff Peterson's message
will include thanking those who offer leadership in the political
spectrum. We will pray for God to continue to shed His grace upon our
great nation, remembering that the freedoms we enjoy in America are
nothing compared with the freedom we have in Christ.
Other special music includes America the Beautiful and Stars and Stripes Forever.
special arrangement of The Battle Hymn of the Republic performed by the
Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra will conclude the service.
Central Assembly of God is located at 1301 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO, 417-866-5013
KIMBERLING CITY, MISSOURI
Date: July 6, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Contact: Table Rock Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Office Phone: 417-739-2564 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1,000 boats will crowd the lake for this huge fireworks show on Table
Rock Lake in Kimberling City. Fireburst will set off your imagination
with an unbelievable fireworks show. Whether on foot or all aboard,
there is no bad seat in the house. Head to Indian Point, near Branson
West, and bring a chair to enjoy the festivities from land as the sky is
striped with color and blasting with this popping heard only once a
For those who prefer to spend the holiday on the water,
plan ahead for your day. Boat rentals can be hard to come by on this
holiday. Or you can always bring your own boat and float the day away
with everyone celebrating Fireburst.
SHELL KNOB, MISSOURI
Boat Parade & Fire & Thunder Fireworks on Table Rock Lake
Date: July 4, 2013 Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Show map Lost Hill Island
Shell Knob, MO 65747
Contact: Shell Knob Chamber of CommercePhone: 417-858-3300
Parade & Fire & Thunder Fireworks on Table Rock Lake @ Gather
at Lost Hill Island (Where the White & Kings Rivers Meet
conjunction with the Fire & Thunder Fireworks display, the Shell
Knob Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring a boat parade on Table Rock
Lake. Boaters will congregate on the south side of Lost Hill Island (at
the confluence of the Kings and White Rivers) on Thursday, July 4 at
6:30PM. The parade will begin idling toward the Shell Knob bridge around
7PM and ending at the fireworks site prior to the beginning of the
display. All types of craft are welcome to join the parade; there is no
cost to enter your vessel so decorate your boat and join the fun!
your plans now and display your patriotic pride! Then enjoy the Fire
& Thunder Fireworks which will start at dusk. For more information,
contact the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce at 417.858.3300
City of Battlefield Independence Day Celebration
now to attend the 8th annual FREE Fireworks Celebration in the Park! On
Thursday, July 4th starting a 5:00 pm, the City of Battlefield will
have fun activities for all ages, and a great variety of food, vendors,
and music. Of course the highlight of the evening is our fantastic
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and save
your spot for what we've been told is "the best fireworks show in Greene
County"! You may bring your own food or drink items (no glass), but NO
ALCOHOL or personal fireworks are allowed, and all pets must be on a
leash at all times.
Free shuttle service is available from 5:00
pm to 11:00 pm from the parking lots of the First Baptist Church,
Assembly of God Church, and Burk Erectors to the Cherokee Trail of Tears
Park (Located adjacent to City Hall-5434 S. Tower Drive, Battlefield,
Come early, stay late, and enjoy a great free event brought to you by the City of Battlefield and the Battlefield Park Board.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS AREA
July 3: Eldon Family Fun Day at Eldon Air Park
board demonstrations held here as a part of the fun day celebration.
Miss and Mr. Eldon pageant, parades, music performances, washers'
tournaments, dog shows and activities for kids are all a part of the
Eldon Family Day. Firework displays are an integral part of the day's
celebrations. The Eldon fire department, that is responsible for the
firework displays, synchronizes the entire performance with patriotic
music. This show, which lasts for an hour, culminates with the national
July 4: Fireworks displays around the lake
on the Water" by The Lodge of Four Seasons. This firework extravaganza
is unique every year. If you want to watch the firework display from the
Lodge's property, ensure you book your stay with them well in advance.
Resort at the Ozarks. Pyrotechnic, from the Newcastle region of
Pennsylvania, puts up this show which lasts for 25 minutes, at the
Another "Fireworks on the Water" event is conducted by
Gravois Mills. If you want to be a part of this fireworks extravaganza,
then, park your car on Highway 5 and take a boat to the show. A lot of
visitors grace this 30 minute show each year. Licensed firework experts
are invited by Gravois Mills to conduct the show.
highlight of the Fourth of July celebrations is the "Fourth of July
Spectacular" organized by the Versailles police department. This show is
an effort by the department to promote their city and put it on the
global map. The show lasts for close to 30 minutes and lights up, not
only the sky, but also the ground. Barrel races, carnival games and the
famous watermelon eating competition are organized by the Versailles
Chamber of Commerce and City Hall. This family fun event is one of the
key features of the celebrations at the Ozarks each year.
BRANSON, MISSOURI AREA
Branson Landing 6th Annual Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Times: 8:00 p.m.
us for Branson Landing's 6th Annual Liberty Light Up - and celebrate
Independence Day - In a BIG Way - a Day Early! Don't miss our special
WEDNESDAY, July 3rd Concert at 8:00 pm in front of the Branson Landing
fountains featuring the band, THE HORN DAWGS, from Branson, MO.
the concert, Branson Landing's 6th Annual Liberty Light Up - will light
up the skies over Lake Taneycomo with an amazing choreographed
Fireworks Display Show produced by Gateway Fireworks Displays. This
celebration promises to be unforgettable with a choreographed opening
highlighting a spectacular celebration of America's Independence -
closing with a Gateway Fireworks Signature Grand Finale that will leave
you in awe. Following the Fireworks Spectacular, THE HORN DAWGS will
take the stage again and end the evening on a high note!
Shepherd of the Hills July 4th Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Times: After evening show
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Amphitheater
Guests can stay seated in the amphitheater as the night sky erupts overhead. Don't miss one of our favorite traditions!
Independence Day Picnic and Fireworks at Big Cedar Lodge
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Location: Big Cedar Lodge
Help us celebrate Independence Day as we light up the sky with spectacular fireworks at dusk. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.HOLLISTER, MISSOURI
60th Annual Hollister 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Location: Historic Downtown Hollister
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
event will be held on July at Landreth Park. A food court will be open
beginning at 3pm. Live music will start at 5:15pm with the Duke Mason
Band. Other performers will include the Jake Clark Band and Big Smitty.
Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:45pm. The city will offer free
trolley service from Memorial Hall. Rides will be available from 7pm to
11pm. Murphy Blvd. will be closed from Pool St. to North Main beginning
BULL SHOALS, ARKANSASIndependence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 04, 2013 - Saturday, July 06, 2013
all-American fun for the entire family! Recreational activities are
scheduled all day; the infamous watermelon eating contest, the seed
spitting contest, the "Wet as a Trout" slip and slide, plus a variety of
other fun games. Prizes awarded! Contact the park for a detailed
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
4th of July Parade & Fun in the Park
Date Thursday, July 04, 2013 to Thursday, July 04, 2013
Time 2:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
of July parade and family fun in Basin Spring Park. Parade starts @
2:00 PM and the free After-Parade activities start @ 3:00 PM in the park
and go til 5:00 PM. The celebration continues at Turpentine Creek
Wildlife Refuge starting @ 6:00 PM. Bring the kids and join the fun!
4th of July Fireworks
Date Thursday, July 4, 2013 to Thursday, July 04, 2013
Time 8:00:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM
Contact Pam @ 253-7700
More Info Fireworks at dusk @ Holiday Island Rec CenterFORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI
Post's Independence Day Celebration is free, open to the
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - From food to entertainment to
fireworks, Fort Leonard Wood's annual Independence Day Celebration will once
again offer the public a Family-friendly way to mark the nation's birthday with
events and activities throughout the day July 4 at Gammon Field.
Events begin at 7 a.m. with the inaugural "These Colors
Don't Run" 5k and 10k races starting at Davidson Fitness Center. Runners will
be dowsed with red-, white- or blue-colored powder at select points along the
route, with awards going to the top male, female and age group winners.
"It's based on the Color Run concept," Wilson said, adding
that runners can pre-register for $15 either online at
www.splitmastertiming.com or at Davidson Fitness Center now through 8 a.m.
Monday. Runners can also register at DFC at 6:40 a.m. for $25 the day of the
The bulk of the activities begin at 3 p.m. at Gammon Field, with numerous
activities, including music, vendors, a car show, outdoor volleyball
tournament, a petting zoo, pony rides, a dunk tank and more.
Food vendors will have concessions are available for purchase throughout the
event. According to LoraLee Neubeck, FMWR recreation specialist, visitors will
have a variety of foods to choose from, with dishes cooked up by both nonprofit
and commercial vendors.
We will have everything from funnel cakes to ice cream, snow
cones, Italian shaved ice, barbecue, German food, Latino food, Filipino food
and, of course, good old American hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, pretzels,
kettle corn, fresh-squeezed lemonade, fried Oreos and more," Neubeck said.
At 5 p.m., the 399th Army Rock Band, also known as "Frago Rock," is scheduled
to perform. Official ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. with remarks from senior
leaders and an Army Family Covenant signing, followed by the annual "Salute to
Soldier Show, fireworks
Keeping its tradition of "entertainment for the Soldier by the Soldier" intact
for three consecutive decade is the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show, which will
take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
The theme of the 90-minute song and dance production is
"Ready and Resilient: At Your Service," and explores what it means to be ready
and resilient in today's Army as a Soldier, spouse, Family member, survivor,
retiree and civilian.
"Every American, military-affiliated or not, will be able to see themselves in
the show," said Victor Hurtado, the show's director.
The goal of the production is to accentuate the strengths and resiliency of
Soldiers and military Families through modern songs, current hits, vibrant
costuming, exciting choreography and spectacular visuals.
Two members of the cast and crew are familiar with Fort
Leonard Wood. Spc. Marvin Forbes was the post's 2012 Operation Rising Star
winner and will perform on stage, while 1st Lt. Jonathan Newey, Army Engineer,
will work behind the scenes as a Army Soldier Show technician.
The show is free and open to the public. Following the fireworks show, at about 9 p.m., is the main event: fireworks.
"We have the largest fireworks display in central Missouri," Wilson said,
noting that a large portion of the fireworks are supported by Fort Leonard
Wood's recycling program.
Bring a lawn chair. Fort Leonard Wood's Independence Day Celebration has
festival seating, and visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. For safety and security reasons, no coolers, pets or
fireworks will be allowed on the grounds.