Friday Five: 417's Best Events 7/2-7/8

A Whole lot of Red, White & Blue

We may have missed the parades and fireworks last year BUT they are back and better than ever! Look through this week's lineup and grab your loved ones! Happy Holidays!

What's Happening This Week?


Red, White and BOOM

Where: 501 N Main St, Mt Vernon, MO

When: Friday, July 2nd @ 6 PM

Cost: Free

"Community Traditions is our theme for the 19th year of Red, White and BOOM. The festivities will be on Friday, July 2, 2021, at Spirit of 76 Park. Once again we are diligently planning another wonderful old-fashioned "neighbor-meeting-neighbor celebration.
Red, White & BOOM is a well-attended Mt. Vernon tradition, which is completely free. The Red, White & BOOM Planning Committee along with our volunteers are working hard to make this year an even more spectacular celebration of our nation’s freedom and independence! We have already put together a great line up of entertainment and activities in the park. Of course, we are planning an even bigger and better fireworks display with our longtime friends at A&M Pyrotechnic, to make this year one of the best small town displays in the area!We recognize how hard it is for businesses to give to events such as this, however, it is only with the help of businesses such as yours and other members of the community, that Red, White and BOOM can continue to be Mt. Vernon’s best free community event. This event is solely funded by generous community donations."


Branson Landing's 14th Annual Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks featuring Mile Zero & The Dirty

Where: Branson Landing

When: Saturday, July 3rd from 5-10:30 PM

Cost: Free

"Join us for Branson Landing's 14th Annual Liberty Light Up – and celebrate Independence Day – in a BIG way a day early! The Liberty Light Up Concert will feature Mile Zero then The Dirty Saints and be followed by an amazing, choreographed Fireworks Display that will fill the skies over Lake Taneycomo and highlight a spectacular celebration of America’s Independence that will leave you in awe! Beer Garden opens at 5pm, sponsored by Wil Fischer Budweiser. The Dirty Saints were voted best cover band by 417 Magazine in 2018. They play a vast selection of 80’s rock from Journey, Van Halen, Styx, Foreigner, Whitesnake and many other artists. We will also have Surprise Guest Performances!!"

Parade 2

142nd Annual Marshfield Independence Day Parade

Where: Marshfield, MO

When: Saturday, July 3rd @ 10 AM

Cost Free

"Celebrate Independence Day with us in Marshfield! The parade theme is Front Porch Sippin' in Hometown USA! We want to see your front porch on your float! The parade starts at 10 AM, but the fun doesn't stop when the last horse rounds the square! After the parade, we will have a band playing, a veterans recognition ceremony, and activities! Keep an eye on this event for updates!"

Fire cracker

Firecracker 2021 - 40 miles

Where: 503 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO

When: Sunday, July 4th from 8 AM - 12 PM

Cost: Free

"Park nearby. There is a parking garage on Campbell at McDaniel, across from the Regal College Station theater.The 5th annual Firecracker ride will start at 8 a.m. on July 4th, 2021. This is not a no-drop ride. It's a 40 mile, self supported ride, where you ride at your own pace and you bring your own nutrition & water. There are convenience stores on or near the route in case you need to replenish. We usually eat at SBC after!Put the route into your device or print it out. It will not be marked."


Fourth of July Parade and Party

Where: 3040 E Glenwood St, Springfield, MO

When: Sunday, July 4th @ 11 AM

Cost: Free

"Once again, it's time for our annual neighborhood 4th of July event! The party begins at 11am on Sunday the 4th (3040 E Glenwood), once everyone arrives we will parade down Inglewood and back to our front yard. Be sure to dress in your most festive 4th gear, decorate bikes, strollers, wagons, golf carts, etc! Let's put on a patriotic display for our neighbors! We will have a large inflatable obstacle course for the kids along with a Sno Cone machine and some other games. Feel free to bring your beverages of choice! Unfortunately, the fire department cannot send any trucks this year so if anyone has a special vehicle they'd like to use to lead the parade please let me know. Looking forward to another great neighborhood event!"

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