Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465 or Karen Chandler, 874-6397 (cell 999-7430)
Put on your red, white and blue and celebrate our nation's birthday and Declaration of Independence at Columbia's 62nd annual 4th of July celebration! Entertainment and activities begin at 6:30 p.m. on July 4 at Flat Branch Park and Peace Park in downtown Columbia. A spectacular fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. and will be shot from the top of the Sixth and Cherry parking garage. The fireworks display will be choreographed to music and simulcast on BXR radio 102.3.
The bands We Live in Public and the Hipnecks will perform on the Peace Park stage and bands The Junk Band and Man in the Ring will perform on 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 including an obstacle course, pop-a-shot basketball, games and 4th of July crafts. The spraygrounds will also be open at Flat Branch, with additional activities scheduled in the park around the spraygrounds.
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).
Volunteers are needed for the event. To volunteer, call the City's Office of Volunteer Services Office at 874-7499.
Columbia Parks and Recreation 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.