• Massive red fireworks
  • Golden fireworks
  • People gathered on Fourth of July

4th of July – Fire in the Sky

4th of July Fire in the Sky

Columbia’s 66th Annual Fourth of July celebration
July 4, 2018 ~ 6:30 pm activities and entertainment, 9:15 pm fireworks


  • Fire in the Sky map (including road closures)
  • Event begins 6:30 pm
      • Children’s Activities at Flat Branch Park / 4th Street – inflatables, 4th of July crafts and activities
      • Entertainment stage at Flat Branch Park (Emcees from KOMU 8 and KFRU 1400)
      • Entertainment stage at Lucky’s Market parking lot (Emcees from KOMU 8 and BXR 102.3)
  • Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm choreographed to music simulcast on BXR 102.3 and played from both stages (will be launched from the field next to Lucky’s Market).
  • Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
  • Food trucks available at both Lucky’s Market and Flat Branch Park.
  • Rooftops not designed to be occupied and should NOT be, per building code.
  • Please do NOT bring fireworks, alcohol or grills to the event.
  • Volunteers are needed! Please call the City’s Office of Volunteer Services at 874-7499.


  • Lucky’s Market – J’Monet at 6:30 pm, Aina Cook at 7:45 pm
  • Flat Branch Park – The Comancheros at 6:30 pm, Violet and the Undercurrents at 7:45 pm
  • Roaming entertainment

Transportation / Parking (see map above)

Free parking is available throughout the District and on the University of Missouri campus, in any City- or University-owned lots and parking garages, unless they are marked closed or are posted “permit enforced 24/7.”

  • Fourth Street will be closed from Locust to Cherry beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Beginning at 3 p.m.:
    • Locust will be closed westbound from Providence to Fifth Street
    • Second Street will be closed southeast bound to Providence.
    • Cherry Street westbound from Providence will be closed to through traffic
  • Providence will be closed at 8:30 p.m. from Elm to Broadway until after the fireworks show has ended and the “all-clear” is given.
  • Police will guide exiting traffic and pedestrians after the fireworks show. Some streets may be made one direction only at that time to assist traffic flow.
  • Temporary bike racks will be available on the north side of Lucky’s Market and the Walton Bldg., at Elm and Providence.


  • Get there early, wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.
  • Let the traffic clear after the show and spend some time enjoying the District.
  • Bike the MKT Trail into downtown, or walk. The trail leads directly to Flat Branch Park. Bike racks will be available.
  • Food trucks will be available at both event locations.
  • Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Please do not bring fireworks, alcohol or grills to the event.
  • To safely move between the two event locations, use the crosswalk at Providence and Locust. CPD officers will be stationed here to assist pedestrians crossing to and from the event.  

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