Little River Band, fireworks conclude full day of celebration

With Missouri's Capitol as a backdrop, Colton Nitschke enjoys a ride in a spacecraft Saturday at the carnival along Capitol Avenue during Jefferson City's Salute to America.

With Missouri's Capitol as a backdrop, Colton Nitschke enjoys a ride in a spacecraft Saturday at the carnival along Capitol Avenue during Jefferson City's Salute to America. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

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Jefferson City's Salute to America, from Saturday through Monday, features a variety of events. The celebration's website is at www.salutetoamerica.org

Salute to America continues in full swing today (Monday) in downtown Jefferson City, and participants are sure to find something for each member of their families to enjoy.

The festivities resume at 11 a.m. with historical society, Capitol Building and Missouri State Penitentiary tours until 4 p.m.

The heritage village, classic car cruise, High Street Heroes and kid’s zone will be open until 7 p.m. that day.

Various entertainment and contests will take place through 8 p.m. and the Avenue of the Americas will be open until 9 p.m. The food court and carnival will be open until 11 p.m.

New events for this year’s festival include the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. performance of the United FMX Extreme Sports Exhibition, featuring 15-20 motocross jumps during each show. The Nook, a local skateboard shop, will also be giving skateboard demonstrations at the same time. The show and display of the High Street Heroes will be located in front of the courthouse in the 300 block of High Street.

In the same area from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the Red Cross will be accepting blood donations on the donor coach.

On Madison Street, festival-goers can watch sand carver Dan Belcher sculpt the remaining 60 tons of sand from the Thursday Night Live Beach Party. He will begin carving at 11 a.m.

Monday's live eagle show will be at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., and will also be featured during the 7 p.m. preshow. Following the free eagle show, the Little River Band will take the stage for a free concert to help amp up the crowd for the free fireworks display set to begin at dusk.

Music to accompany the fireworks display will be simulcast on radio station Jeff 104.1 FM.

Online:

www.salutetoamerica.org

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