Contact: Tammy Miller (Public Info Specialist), 874-7465
Karen Chandler (event director), 874-6397 or cell 999-7430
Put on your red, white and blue and celebrate our nation's birthday and Declaration of Independence at Columbia's 61st annual 4th of July celebration! Entertainment and activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at Flat Branch Park and Peace Park. Fireworks will start at about 9:15 p.m. and will be shot from the top of the Sixth and Cherry parking garage.
The band Man in the Ring will perform at the Peace Park stage and bands The Havana Honeys and Just the 5 of Us will perform at the Flat Branch Park stage. Special guests at each stage will include the Hickman High School Choir.
Lots of fun activities are planned for kids at Flat Branch Park such as obstacle courses, pop-a-shot, games and 4th of July crafts. The fireworks display will be choreographed to music and simulcast on BXR radio 102.3.
The celebration is free and concessions are available. Please do not bring any fireworks to the event. Free parking is available downtown and on the university campus. For more information, call 874-7460 or visit www.GoColumbiaMo.com (search 4th of July).
The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department sincerely appreciates the support from the following: presenting sponsors -Columbia Insurance Group and KOMU 8 and major sponsors Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club, KBXR 102.3, KFRU 1400 & Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau that made the event possible. A special thanks to Jo-Ann's Fabric & Craft Stores for their support of the Children's Area.