2018 Fourth of July Events

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It's time to celebrate Independence Day with family, barbecues, fireworks, and fun! Here are some of the 2018 Fourth of July events in our area!


Southeast Missouri: 

Doniphan 4th of July Celebration with Dr. Fever and The Venus Flytrap

Saturday, Jun 30, 2018, 5:30 pm

Doniphan City Park

Pack up the family, bring your lawn chairs and come on down to the 2018 Independence Day Celebration and get your groove on with Dr. Fever and the Venus Flytrap brought to you by the Ripley County Chamber of Commerce and Ozark Federal Credit Union.

They will have you moving and grooving to the oldies. The concert will start immediately after the crowning of Miss Current River. While you are there enjoy the food and craft vendors, children's games and stay for the fireworks.


Oran 4th of July Picnic

July 4th, 2018 Beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Guardian Angel Knights of Columbus Hall – Oran, MO

A low-key Fourth of July celebration will be taking place in Oran at the Guardian Angel Knights of Columbus Hall building beginning at 11 a.m. Guests can expect lawn games and a horseshoe tournament, bingo, food and beverages, and a firework display at night.

Ste. Genevieve’s Fourth of July Freedom Celebration

Fourth of July Freedom Celebration

Courthouse Square for Patriotic 4th;Pere Marquette Park for Fireworks

July 4, 2018

12pm - 1pm: Patriotic 4th;Dusk: Fireworks

At noon there will be a traditional celebration with church bell ringing, Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic speeches, and music, as well as an honor salute by various local organizations.  That evening the Muny Band will perform patriotic music, and at dusk, Fireworks will explode in Ste. Genevieve’s Pere Marquette Park.

COST: Free

800.373.7007 or 573.883.7097

Fourth at the Fort

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fort D Historic Site

920 Fort Street Cape Girardeau, MO

Wednesday, July 4th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic. At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing their rifles and cannon and flying their flags proudly. Come join with us as we celebrate the birth of our nation. (Weather permitting)

Free Admission


Phone: (573) 335-1631


Sikeston 4th of July Fireworks Show

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 (time TBA)

Sikeston Recreation Complex

The annual 4th of July Fireworks Show will begin at dusk at the Sikeston Recreation Complex, Campanella Drive.

Sponsored by the City of Sikeston and Sikeston Elks Lodge.

Phone: (573) 471-2512

Sikeston Recreation Complex

501 Campanella St., Sikeston, MO


Parade and Firework Information
Downtown Poplar Bluff

Wednesday, July 4th


-Line up will begin at 8:00am at Hydro Adventures Water Park
-The parade will begin at 9:00am and the usual route will be taken

Pageant details:
-Registration/Doors open at 10:00am
-entry forms available at our website

Market Event details:
- Located at the Farmers' Market pavilion (301 S. 5th Street)
- 5:00pm - 9:00pm
- Music, Vendors, Food & Fireworks

Firework details:
Please be sure to thank Briggs and Stratton & Mid-Continent Steel and Wire for their contribution for the firework display! Their sponsorship's are greatly appreciated.
-Fireworks will begin at dark, approximately 9:00pm


Great American 4th of July

When: July 4th, 2018 Beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Arena Park – Cape Girardeau, MO

The Arena Park in Cape Girardeau will open at 7 p.m. for area residents to filter in for Fourth of July festivities including a concert by the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m. Parking will be available throughout the park. Seating will be on the field so lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.


Jackson Fireworks and Celebration

When: July 4th, 2018 Beginning at 7 a.m.

Where: Jackson City Park – Jackson, MO

There will be an all-day Fourth of July celebration in Jackson City Park beginning with a 5K walk bright and early at 7 a.m. followed by daytime events including a car show, art in the park, and food and drink vendors.

Shades of Soul will preform at 7pm at the Jackson Band Shell. 

A fireworks display will be held at night beginning around 9:30 p.m.

Independence Day 5K

When: July 4th, 2018 Beginning at 7 a.m.

Where: HealthPoint – Jackson, MO

Area residents interested in starting off their Fourth of July morning with a little bit of exercise for a good cause can sign up for the Independence Day 5K supporting SoutheastHealth Children’s Health and Wellness programs. All runners will receive a free t-shirt with their registration fee and child care will be available.


Southern Illinois:


Red, Wine & Blue Celebration + Car Show @ Walkers Bluff

Tuesday, July 3

2:00 – 10:00pm

326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918, USA

Description:Come on out to Walker's Bluff for our annual Red, Wine and Blue Celebration on July 3rd! This year we will also be having an Antique & Muscle Car Show!

For our Red, Wine and Blue Celebration, gates will open at 2pm and it will be $10 per car to enter. We will be having a 17 minute fireworks show at dusk, live music and more details to come!

We have Corey Evitts playing from 2-5pm and Dave Caputo Band playing from 6-9pm.

Antique & Muscle Car Show Information:
It will be participation judging. It is $10 per car for pre-registration and $20 for day of registration. Cars that have pre-registered will not to have to pay an entry fee for our Red, White and Blue Event ($10 per car).

2pm day of registration begins and 5pm the car show will start. To pre-register your car, please go to


Carbondale (click here for full details)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Carbondale Superblock

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Fireworks

- Vehicles can park at the Superblock by using the South Lewis Lane entrance. However, this entrance will close at 8 pm.

- In the event of rain, the City's fireworks display will be held on Thursday, July 5 at dusk.

Du Quoin(click here for full details)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

9:00 p.m.: Fireworks

Golconda(click here for full details)

Friday, July 6, 2018 at Golconda River Front

6:00 p.m.-10:00p.m. 4th of July Festival

9:00p.m.: Fireworks

Grand Tower (click here for full details)

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Devils Backbone Park and Campground

9:00 p.m.: Fireworks


Wednesday July 4, 2018 at Herrin Park

6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: "Cat Daddy'O" performing at the Band Shelter

9:00 p.m.: Fireworks immediately following the Cat Daddy'O Concert

6:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.: Special night swim at the Harrison Bruce Aquatic Center

- Free admittance and parking

Johnston City (click here for full details)

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Johnston City Arrowhead Lake Amphitheater

5:00 p.m.: Live bands start

9:15 p.m.: Fireworks

Rend Lake (click here for full details)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

6:00 P.M.: DJ & Karaoke begins

9:15 p.m.: Fireworks

- $5 Parking at the Rend Lake Dam/Spillway area, Dam West (by the visitors center), South Sandusky, and North Marcum.

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