Every year, Independence Day festivities are celebrated throughout the United States. It’s a time to celebrate and thank those before us for founding this great country. Regardless of where you are, many celebrate it the same way: with fireworks, patriotic music, and so many hotdogs. If you are looking for a festival to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave, there is no better place than Jefferson City's Salute to America! 

 

Salute to America Parade

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As the marching band fires up, prepare for one highlight of this Fourth of July celebration - the parade! Families gather along the route as it winds through Jefferson City’s picturesque, downtown streets. The hometown flair of this parade not only makes it unique to the community but also offers excitement for all ages. The parade begins at 4 p.m. and ends with the Community Bike Ride. Peep the parade route here.

 

Patriotic Opening Ceremony

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Salute to America kicks off in true patriotic fashion each year with an opening ceremony honoring our heroes. This year's ceremony will honor two Jefferson City veterans.

 

Classic Car Show

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Head to the north side of the Missouri State Capitol to see the Mid-Mo Car Club and all their classic cars! Car show runs from 3 - 6 p.m.

 

Kids Zone 

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The kiddos will have a ball in the Kids Zone! Enjoy various activities, including inflatables, bubbles, crafts, face painting, and fun games. They can even tap into their creative side with chalk art. Kids Zone opens at 5 p.m.!

 

Capitol Main Stage & Beer Garden Stage

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Enjoy five bands across two stages throughout the day! Bop to tunes from Ernest James Zydeco, Bad Habit, Those Guys, Soulroot Band, and Shiloh Country Band. The full band schedule can be found here.

 

 

Red, White, and Boom Sky Concert

 

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At last, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the pièce de résistance, drumroll please…the Red White and Boom Sky Concert! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and relax as the capital city proudly presents one of the largest fireworks displays in the state. Spectators will “ooh and aah” over the spectacle as brilliant lights soar above the Missouri State Capitol dome before dissolving into the night sky.

Find the full schedule at SaluteToAmerica.org! 

 

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