Independence Day Festivities
for the Middle Mississippi River Valley
   

 




 
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. The first Fourth of July celebrations were held in 1777 when thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia also celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Whether you are looking for a large fair-like event or a smaller celebration, or want to see the fireworks over the Mississippi River or a small town community park, there is something for everyone in the Middle Mississippi River Valley!
   
2018 INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES & FIREWORK DISPLAYS
  Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Annual Musical Event
GALA PATRIOTIC CONCERT
St. Charles, MO
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  Saturday, June 30, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS ON THE WATERFRONT

Grafton, IL
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  Saturday, June 30, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Edwardsville, IL
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  Sunday, July 1, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
BETHALTO FIREWORKS

Bethalto, IL
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  July 1 - July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
COMMUNITY DAYS

Webster Groves, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  July 2 - July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
O'FALLON'S HERITAGE & FREEDOM FEST
O'Fallon, MO
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  Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
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  Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Perryville, MO
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  Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Annual Musical Performance
CONCERT IN THE PARK

Kennett, MO
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  July 3 - July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
RIVERFEST 2017
St. Charles, MO
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  July 3 - July 7, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
PATRIOTS IN THE PARK

Granite City, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
LIBERTY BELL OF THE WEST CELEBRATION

Kaskaskia, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
HISTORIC FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Fort Madison, IA
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FAIR SAINT LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Chesterfield, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES & FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Jackson, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC & FIREWORKS

Oran, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Sainte Genevieve, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Columbia, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FAMILY FUN FEST WITH FIREWORKS

Godfrey, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2017
Annual History Event
FOURTH AT THE FORT!

Cape Girardeau, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
KENTON WHITE SQUIRREL CELEBRATION

Kenton, TN
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Keokuk, IA
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Fort Madison, IA
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
COMMUNITY FREEDOM FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS

Kirkwood, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
GREAT AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY

Cape Girardeau, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Piggott, AR
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
HANCOCK COUNTY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Carthage, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Celebration
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Perry, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Louisiana, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
QUINCY 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Quincy, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Sikeston, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Highland, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Hillsboro, MO
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE

Munford, TN
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Jerseyville, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fireworks Display
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Troy, IL
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  Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
OLD FASHIONED JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Mascoutah, IL
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  July 4 - July 7, 2018
Annual Community Festival
NATIONAL TOM SAWYER DAYS
Hannibal, MO
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  July 6 - July 7, 2018
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FAIR SAINT LOUIS

St. Louis, MO
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PROBABLE 2018 INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES & FIREWORK DISPLAYS
  Saturday, July 1, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
FUN FOR THE FOURTH

Paragould, AR
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  Monday, July 3, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
ST. MARY’S FIREWORKS FEST

Alton, IL
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Independence Day Festivities
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Henning, TN
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fourth of July Festivities
FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Murphysboro, IL
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  Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Annual Fireworks Display
FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Kennett, MO
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FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Fort de Chartres
State Historic Site
Mississippi
River Ferries
Lewis and Clark
State Historic Site
U.S. Grant
National Historic Site
     

The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun.

French Colonial Country - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun and the Missouri Counties of Ste. Genevieve and Jefferson.

Gateway to the West - Regional calendar pages for St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Meeting the Missouri River - Calendar pages for St. Charles County, Missouri.

Missouri's Lincoln Hills - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Lincoln, Pike, Ralls and Marion.

Tri-State Area - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Pike, Adams, and Hancock, Lee County, Iowa, and the Missouri Counties of Lewis and Clark.

Meeting the Ohio River - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi, and the Illinois Counties of Jackson, Union, and Alexander, and the Kentucky Counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman.

The Upper Delta Region - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of New Madrid, Pemiscot and Dunklin, and the Arkansas Counties of Clay, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Cross, Mississippi and Crittenden, and the Tennessee Counties of Lake, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, and Tipton.

 
  Regional Guides
to the Middle Mississippi River Valley
 
       
  Meeting of the Great Rivers
National Scenic Byway
Ste. Genevieve &
French Colonial Country
Gateway to the West
St. Louis & St. Louis County
        
 
   Meeting the Missouri
Historic St. Charles County
The Lincoln Hills Region
Northeast Missouri
   
 
  The Tri-States Area
Iowa, Illinois & Missouri
The Mississippi River
Meets the Ohio River
   
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