2020 Independence Day Celebrations in the Heartland

You can still sing “Let Freedom Ring” this Independence Day even if you are socially distant.
Due to the ongoing battle with the coronavirus, Fourth of July celebrations are limited.
However, some communities are moving forward with plans to host events the whole family can enjoy while encouraging people to take safety and sanitary measures.
Here is your guide to fireworks shows still on for 2020.
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Cape Girardeau
When: Saturday, July 4
Location: Arena Park
Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday, July 4. Bring your lawn chair to Arena Park and enjoy a tribute to our country and its veterans. Entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. Arena Park and the grandstands will open for spectators at 7:00 p.m.

When: Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Location: Harmon Field

When: Saturday, July 4
Location: City Park
The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several events including a car show cruise-in display, food vendors, and arts and crafts. Live music will be held at the bandshell at 7 p.m.
The fireworks show at 9:30 will conclude the event.

When: Saturday, July 4, at 9 p.m.
Location: Kennett airport
A public fireworks display, but you are encouraged to practice social distancing.

When: Saturday, July 4 at dark
Location: Leopold KC Hall
The KC Hall is also hosting a 5k run/walk at 8 a.m., a poker run at noon and a cornhole tournament at 5 p.m.
The celebration is dedicated to police officers and veterans.

When: Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Location: Oran KC parking lot
The Knights of Columbus picnic may be canceled this year, but the fireworks will go on. Bring your lawn chairs or stay in your car.

Poplar Bluff
When: Saturday, July 4 at dusk
Location: Ray Clinton Park
Fireworks are a part of the Butler County Fair. Other events scheduled include a parade, a pageant, a dog show, an auction, a power wheel derby, and a demo derby.

When: Saturday, July 4 at dusk
Location: Sikeston Sports Complex on
Hosted by Elks Lodge 2319

Wappapello Lake
When: Friday, July 3 at dusk
Location: Redman Creek Recreational Area
Wappapello Lake Area Association is hosting the fireworks show. Good viewing locations will be Peoples Creek, Sundowner, Eagle Point, Below the Dam, Spillway, Redman Creek, Rockwood Point and on the lake. People are encouraged to bring their favorite lawn chairs or blankets.

Whipporwill Lake
When: Saturday, July 4 at dark
Location: Lakefront
The band Classy Chassy Country is scheduled to perform live from 6 to 9 p.m.


When: Saturday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m.
Location: City Park
The 4th of July fireworks will be held at the City Park for 2020, but the grandstands will be CLOSED. The city is planning a large display, though they are encouraging everyone to practice social distancing.

When: Friday, July 3 after dark
Location: Walkers Bluff
Enjoy live music, food, drinks and more starting at noon. The Hollerboys and the Tucker Kuhnert Band will perform live. There is a cost of $10 per car.

When: Saturday, July 4 at 8:45
Location: Compressed Energy Systems in Eldorado, IL
Spectators may watch the event from their vehicles and are encouraged to practice our current social distancing policies.

When: Saturday, July 4 at dusk
Location: Herrin City Park
Social distancing should be maintained

When: Saturday, July 4 at dark
Location: Saline County Fairgrounds

Johnston City
Location: Arrowhead Lake Amphitheater
When: Wednesday, July 24 from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy food, live music, entertainment, and fireworks.

Lake of Egypt
When: Friday, July 3 at dusk
Location: Pyramid Acres Marina
There will be live music on Friday and Saturday

When: Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Where: McLeansboro Fairgrounds
The McLeansboro Fire Department will put on a show to entertain the whole family.


When: Saturday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Location: Paxton Park Golf Course
The show will focus on the use of high aerial fireworks that will be visible from many parts of the city. Paxton Park will be closed to the public.