As the summer heat settles in and the scent of barbecue fills the air, Missouri’s small towns come alive with the spirit of independence. The Fourth of July in the Show-Me State isn’t just a holiday; it’s a testament to the heartland’s enduring patriotism and community bonds. From the rolling hills of the Ozarks to the banks of the mighty Mississippi, towns big and small pull out all the stops to celebrate America’s birthday in style.

This year, why not trade the big city spectacles for the charm of small-town celebrations? Missouri’s rural communities offer a unique blend of time-honored traditions and hometown pride that’s hard to find elsewhere. Picture Norman Rockwell scenes come to life: Main Streets decked out in red, white, and blue; children waving flags at hometown parades; and neighbors gathering for potluck picnics in the park. These celebrations aren’t just events; they’re a glimpse into the heart of America.

From Clever’s festivities to Branson’s patriotic extravaganza, and from Jasper’s downtown bash to Iberia’s Fire in the Sky, Missouri’s small towns are ready to welcome you with open arms this Independence Day. Join us as we explore some of the most delightful Fourth of July celebrations across the state, where small-town charm meets big-time patriotism.

June 21st

Ozark

June 22nd

Clever

June 28th

Ava

Butterfield

June 29th

Billings

Buffalo

  • Independence Day Country Fair
    Southern Dallas County Fire 322 Red Top Rd., Buffalo
    Start Time: Noon
    Event Website

Galena

Greenfield

  • Celebrate America: Fireworks in the Park
    Start Time: 6PM
    Greenfield City Park
    Event Website

Hollister

  • Honor America at College of the Ozarks
    Start Time: 6PM
    Patriotic program and fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m
    100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout
    Event Website

Nixa

Ozark

June 30th

Ash Grove

Hartville

Nixa

July 3rd

Branson

July 4th

Bolivar

Bull Shoals

Cabool

Chadwick

  • Chadwick Annual 4th Of July Fireworks show
    Start Time: 3PM
    Chadwick Community Building
    Facebook Event Link

Eureka Springs

Ft. Leonard Wood

  • Independence Day Celebration
    Start Time: 4PM
    Gammon Field
    Event Website

Harrison

  • Fire in the Sky
    Start Time: 5PM
    Anstaff Soccer Complex 202 Old Stonewall Rd., Harrison
    Facebook Event Link

Hollister

  • Hollister Fireworks Celebration
    Start Time: 9PM
    Downtown Hollister
    Event Website

July 5th

Eureka Springs

  • Fireworks Display & Live Music At Eureka Springs Adventure Park
    Start Time: 7PM
    Eureka Springs Adventure Park
    Event Website

Holiday Island

  • Second Annual Independence Day Hoorah!
    Start Time: 6PM
    Holiday Island Marina
    Event Website

July 6th

Branson

Clever

  • WALDOPALOOZA at The Clever Barn
    Start Time: 4PM
    3647 Jasmine Rd., Clever MO
    $5 Entrance Fee

Iberia

  • Iberia’s Fourth Annual Independence Day Celebration
    Start Time: 5PM
    Iberia Lions Club

Jasper

  • Sparks in the Park Community Picnic
    Start Time: 2PM
    Fireworks at Dusk
    Bradley Park
    Event Website