Here's the full rundown of events planned for Jefferson City's two-day Salute to America festival.
The Missouri American Water Carnival Land will open at noon and close at 11 p.m., with rides and games in downtown Jefferson City, beginning at the corner of Monroe Street and Capitol Avenue.
A social hour and music from KPLA will begin at 4 p.m. at the Madison Street Stage, at the intersection of High Street, and live music will be available at the Budweiser Beer Garden and Riley Toyota Stage in the Central Bank lot, as well as a food court at 100 W. High St.
Then, at 6 p.m., the Red, White and Bloom Parade will march through downtown Jefferson City.
The opening ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the Madison Street Stage, followed by the Little Mr. and Miss Independence contest at 7:30 p.m. (Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.)
From 8:45-10 p.m., the stage will be home to the Q106.1 Dance Party with Big Treble Entertainment.
At the Capitol Stage at the corner of High and Broadway streets, a welcome and announcements will take place at 8:15 p.m., followed by Craig Campbell at 8:30 p.m.
Madison Street Stage — corner of Madison and High streets
11 a.m. — K9s on the Frontline
Noon — Boys & Girls Club Drumline
1 p.m. — JC Dance Academy
2 p.m. — JC Dance Fusion
3 p.m. — J. Pfenny's Hot Dog Eating Contest
4 p.m. — Osage Travelers Band
7 p.m. — Starlight Memories Band
Heritage Stage — Carnahan Memorial Garden
11:30 a.m. — Ben Franklin
12:30 p.m. — Professor Farquar
2:30 p.m. — Ben Franklin
3 p.m. — Raptor Basics with an eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary
4 p.m. — Professor Farquar
5 p.m. — Raptor Basics with an eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary
Budweiser Beer Garden and Riley Toyota Stage — Central Bank lot
2 p.m. — Shawn C
4:30 p.m. — Griff'N Greens
7:30 p.m. — Notorious
Capitol Stage — corner of High and Broadway
6:30 p.m. — Raptor Basics with an eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary
7:15 p.m. — Emcee/intros, parade winners, sponsor recognition
7:30 p.m. — SuperJam
9 p.m. — Emcee/intros, Little Mr. and Miss Independence Contest winners announced, sponsor recognition and the Pledge of Allegiance
Activities in downtown Jefferson City on the holiday itself will also include the Kid's Zone in the 100 block of Madison Street, in front of the Governor's Mansion, which will include pony rides, a petting zoo and Scholastic Books. The Kid's Zone will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
There will also be the Route 66 Car Cruise-in from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Broadway Street, where more than 50 classic cars will be parked.
Then there is the main event — the Red, White and Boom Fireworks Sky Concert in downtown Jefferson City, set to begin at dusk. This is one of the largest fireworks displays in the state, and those wishing to can tune into NASH FM 100.1 to hear music coordinated to go with the display