Columbia’s 67th Annual Fourth of July celebration
July 4, 2019 ~ 6:30 pm activities and entertainment, 9:15 pm fireworks
- 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.
- Flat Branch Park stage: Kansas City Street Band at 6:30 pm, Banastre Tarleton Band at 7:45 pm
- Lucky’s Market stage: Boone Howlers at 6:30 pm, Burnin’ Down the House at 7:45 pm
Kansas City Street Band (LINK)
|Banastre Tarleton Band (LINK) |
Banastre Tarleton is the lead singer and keyboardist of the legendary Banastre Tarleton Band. A long-time icon of the Midwest music scene, Banastre has released more than 40 albums and singles, and is one of rock n’ roll’s most dedicated and influential musicians. A loyal and ever-growing fanbase has been established from years of touring throughout the United States and Canada. He has headlined shows from Las Vegas to Daytona Beach and has been the opening act for Janis Joplin (he was fresh out of high school), Rush, The Canned Heat, Mel and Tim, Missouri, Guess Who, Uriah Heep, The Ventures, Twisted Sister, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Head East, The Rascals, and Molly Hatchet.
|Boone Howlers (LINK) |
Boone Howlers’ live shows are a varied and spirited mix of bluegrass, rockabilly, folk and country. Original songs in their solid rootsy songwriting style mixed with choice covers take the audience on a journey from folk beauty to rowdy rockabilly. Their new EP “Remember” was released in 2019 and preceded by two albums, “Wander” (2018) and “Exist!” (2015).
|Burnin’ Down the House (LINK) |
Burnin’ Down the House is Mid-Missouri’s premier 80’s pop cover band. The group is a high-energy band that delivers the sound and look of the best decade of music ever, with a focus on the songs that MTV made famous during its early years…the catchy pop tunes and one-hit-wonders that leave you wondering “What happened to MTV?”
Transportation / Parking
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 3:30 p.m.:
- Second Street will be closed southeast bound to Providence.
- Cherry Street westbound from Providence will be closed to through traffic
- At 5 p.m., Locust will be closed westbound from Providence to Fifth Street.
- 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.