Fourth of July Fireworks Roundup 2017
Where you'll find the most fabulous fireworks displays this Fourth of July in 417-land.
By Dayle Duggins
Jun 22 2017 at 3:55 p.m.
Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration in Republic
Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m.
Republic kicks off the firework-filled celebrations at J.R. Martin Park on Friday evening. Members Only brings the '80s tribute tunes while families enjoy food, fireworks and children's activities including inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and more.
Fireburst at the Kimberling City Bridge
Saturday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a professional fireworks display as it erupts directly above the recently renovated Kimberling City Bridge. Watch the show from the shore, from a nearby home or from a boat on Table Rock Lake.
Sunday, July 2 at dusk
Celebrate America at Chateau on the Lake’s Fourth of July bash. Fill up on all-you-can-eat barbecue, listen to live tunes and watch fireworks light up the sky over Table Rock Lake. The outdoor dinner is $32 for adults, $16 for kids and free for ages five and younger.
Monday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Head to Lebanon I-44 Speedway for a night full of racing followed live music and fireworks. A variety of models hit the track including NASCAR Whelen Modified, Street Stock and Chargers.
Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks
Monday, July 3 at 7 p.m.
Branson Landing hosts the 10th annual Liberty Light Up with live music by Jason Pritchett and The Steel Horses and a choreographed fireworks display over Lake Taneycomo.
Big Cedar Lodge Picnic & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4
Celebrate America with a Patriotic Picnic on the Swimmin’ Hole Lawn at Big Cedar Lodge. Enjoy live entertainment, lawn games, pony rides, mechanical bull rides and more. Treat your tastebuds to barbecue favorites prepared by Big Cedar’s culinary team. Then, grab a spot on the lawn and soak up fireworks over Table Rock Lake. This event is open to the public and Big Cedar Lodge guests. Call 417-335-2777 for details. Or, enjoy the fireworks show during dinner at at one of Top of the Rock’s restaurants.
Fireworks Display at the Joplin Athletic Complex
Tuesday, July 4 at 6 p.m.
Fourth of July food heaven is what you’ll get at Joplin’s Independence Day celebration. Food vendors will be slinging funnel cakes, ice cream, barbecue, pizza, tacos, shaved ice and more. Family friendly activities and live music usher in the biggest fireworks show in the area starting at 9:45 p.m. Make sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Life360 Freedom Fest
Tuesday, July 4 at 6 p.m.
What’s the Fourth of July without fireworks, especially when they’re the largest choreographed display in Springfield? Come to Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for a celebration of everything that makes America great with fun, food and family. Admission, parking and inflatables are free, but you’ll need money for concessions, as no outside coolers are allowed. Don’t forget your lawn chair, blanket and your phone to capture all those Insta-good moments.
Fire & Thunder in Shell Knob
Tuesday, July 4 around 9:20 p.m.
Hop on your boat or pull up a chair on land near the Shell Knob Bridge to catch the 42nd annual Fourth of July fireworks display over the lake. A longstanding tradition, this display is one you won’t want to miss.
Not feelin' the fireworks? How about a swimmin' hole?
Hit the road and make a splash at one of these gorgeous swimming holes within driving distance of 417-land including Fugitive Beach and Turner Falls Park in Oklahoma.