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Mid-Missouri cities to celebrate Independence Day with events and fireworks displays – ABC17NEWS

Courtesy MGN Online


Several Mid-Missouri cities are hosting multiple events for families and fireworks displays beginning Friday night and ending on Monday evening.

Check out the map and story below to find the one to watch.


Dale Hollow Winery – Stover

Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill – Sunrise Beach

  • July 3; Fireworks begin at dusk

Linn Creek Memorial Park – Linn Creek

  • July 3, Fireworks begin at dusk

Bear Bottom Resort – Sunrise Beach

  • July 2 and 4; 9:45 p.m. each night

The Wet Spot Bar & Grill – Stover

  • July 4; Fireworks begin at dusk

Celebration Cruises – Lake Ozark

  • July 4; Boarding 7:30 p.m. Returns at 9:30 p.m.

Eldon Model Airpark Airport (H79) – Eldon

  • July 4; Fireworks begin at dusk

Point Randall Resort – Lake Ozark

  • July 4; Fireworks begin at dusk

Lake Valley Country Club – Camdenton

  • July 4; Fireworks begin at dusk

The Lodge of Four Seasons – Lake Ozark

  • July 4; Fireworks begin at dusk

Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks – Osage Beach

  • July 4; Fireworks begin at dusk


Salute to America – Missouri State Capitol

  • July 4; Red, White, and Boom Fireworks Sky Concert at 9:45 
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Fire in the Sky – Stephens Lake Park

  • July 4; Fireworks to begin at 9:15 p.m.
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Greenway Park

  • July 1; Fireworks Festival begins at 5 p.m.


Garfield Park

  • July 3; Show begins after dark

Optimist Ball Fields

  • July 4; Show begins after dark


Cooper County Fairgrounds

  • July 4; Show begins at dusk


Riverfront Park

  • July 3; A firework display over the Missouri River will begin at 9.


Centralia Recreation Park

  • July 2; The event will begin at or near dusk.


Rothwell Park

  • July 4; Gates open at 4 p.m. fireworks show at dark, roughly 9:00 p.m.


Proctor Park

  • July 4; Display begins at dusk


Behind the YMCA

  • July 3; Fireworks begin at dusk

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Mid-Missouri set to hold multiple events to celebrate Juneteenth – ABC17NEWS

Mid-Missouri set to hold multiple events to celebrate Juneteenth - ABC17NEWS


Juneteenth celebrations are set to take place in both Jefferson city and Columbia Saturday, for the public to attend to celebrate the holiday.

Juneteenth, is a celebration marking the official end to slavery as federal troops marched into Galveston, Texas to ensure all enslaved people were free over 100 years ago.

The event happen two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation.

2021 was the first time Juneteenth became a national holiday after President Biden signed a document making it official.

In Columbia, a parade is set to start at 10 a.m on Saturday.

The line up will begin at 9 a.m. at First Baptist Church on 1112 E.Broadway and travel down East Broadway and end at Douglass park.

The event is set to last until 6 p.m with games, food and other activities for people to enjoy.

Columbia police will also have traffic devices along the parade route to block traffic, so drivers will need to find alternative routes.

On Sunday, there will also be a father’s day celebration from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m at Douglass Park that includes free food, a crowning of fathers and other activities.

This is the 2nd annual celebration in Columbia for the Juneteenth Holiday.

In Jefferson City, there will be a heritage celebration that includes an emancipation program starting at 10 a.m. at Lincoln University’s soldier’s memorial, followed by a freedom march to community park at 10:40 a.m.

Once at community park A Juneteenth Heritage Festival will begin at 11 a.m that includes  a heritage tour, book signing  and other activities.

To observe the holiday, Jefferson City has decided to close all their city offices on Monday with operations resuming on Tuesday.

This is also the first year Columbia is observing Juneteenth, so city offices will be closed in Columbia on Monday as well. 

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Mid-Missouri law enforcement agencies to host prescription drug take back events – ABC17NEWS

The Drug Enforcement Agency will hold its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Take back events are scheduled to happen across Mid-Missouri.


Mid-Missouri law enforcement agencies will join a nationwide effort to collect expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will partner with police departments from Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, the University of Missouri, and Truman VA Hospital for events at several locations.

On Friday, law enforcement officers will collect medications at two locations in Boone County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, 800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, Missouri
  • University of Missouri, MU Student Center, 901 Rollins Rd., Columbia, Missouri

Five other collection sites are scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Ashland Police Department, 101 W. Broadway, Ashland, Missouri
  • Centralia Police Department lobby, 114 S. Rollins St., Centralia, Missouri
  • Hallsville Police Department, 202 Highway 124 E., Hallsville, Missouri
  • Hickman High School (north entrance), 1104 N. Providence Rd., Columbia, Missouri
  • Rock Bridge High School (north entrance), 4303 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, Missouri

Deputies said the events are designed to keep the medications from being abused and to protect the environment. Some medications pose a risk to water systems if flushed.

The Boonville Fire and Police Departments plan to host a take back event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Boonville Fire Department, 500 Bingham Rd., Boonville, Missouri

Anyone unable to attend the event can drop their medications off at the Police Department on East Morgan Street any time before the event.

In Jefferson City, the police department will hold a take back event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Jefferson City Police Department, 401 Monroe St., Jefferson City, Missouri

Law enforcement officers do ask anyone dropping off medications to not bring liquid medications or needs.

The events are part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Nearly 37,200 pounds of medications were collected in October during the last take back events, according to the DEA’s St. Louis Division. That includes Missouri, Kansas, and parts of Illinois.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 106,000 people died from overdoses between Nov. 2020 to Nov. 2021. Opioid-related deaths accounted for 75% of all overdose deaths, according to the CDC.