City of Independence, Missouri

Celebrate July 4 in Independence

Make plans now to be at the eighth annual Independence Day Celebration for an evening of music and fireworks. The fireworks display and patriotic music by the Spirit of Independence Band will be at the Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut.

The Spirit of Independence Band will play throughout the evening and fireworks, which begin at dark.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

8 p.m. Gates Open

8:30 p.m. Spirit of Independence Band

9:30 p.m. Fireworks Display (approximate start time)

There is limited parking. People are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for lawn viewing area. Families may bring food and beverages for the lawn viewing area. No alcohol, drugs, open flames or personal fireworks allowed. Portable toilets and trash bins are available.

The annual Independence Day Celebration is a gift from the City. Business partners are the Mormon Visitors Center and the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.

In the event of inclement weather, a rain date will be announced.