Fourth of July events in the Heartland 2022

(KFVS) - Communities throughout the Heartland will be celebrating the nation’s independence.

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The city of Jackson will hold its Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4. Activities will include a 5K run/walk that starts at 7:04 a.m., the Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show by The Capaha Antique Car Club from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sycamore Lane, mud volleyball at 9 a.m. at Pavilion 1, golf ball drop at 4:30 p.m. at Legion Baseball Field, The Quarantine Band at 7 p.m. at Nick Leist Memorial Band Shell, Jackson Municipal Band Concert at 8 p.m. also at the band shell and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at City Park. Food stands and a beer garden will also be set up at Parkview Drive starting at 9 a.m.

The Great American Fourth of July fireworks will be Monday, July 4 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will play at 8 p.m. Lawn chairs are welcome and parking will be available throughout the park.

The Steele Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Independence Day Fireworks Show at Joe Saliba Park on July 4 at 9 p.m.

The Oran Fourth of July Picnic will be Monday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features a homestyle dinner, antique tractor display, cornhole tournament, pedal tractor pull, horseshoe tournament and fireworks at dusk. Hosted by the Oran Knights of Columbus.

The Charleston Community Celebration will be Monday, July 4 at the Knights of Columbus property on Marshall Street. There will be music, games, bounce houses, food and fireworks. The event will be from 4 p.m. to dark.


Fireworks in Carmi are set for Monday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Carmi police posted parking information here.

The City of Marion and the Marion Knights of Columbus will be holding a four day Independence Day festival. The event starts on Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4 and will be held at the Marion Knights of Columbus Hall. Each day concerts start at 4:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. In addition, there will be a carnival, helicopter rides, bounce houses and food vendors.

The city of Carbondale and SIU announced the return of the annual fireworks display on the SIU campus. The event will be Monday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

Goreville’s Freedom Fest starts with a parade at 10 a.m. on July 4. Free gospel concerts in the park start at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk. Other activities include a kids fun zone with water slip and slide and face painting at 11 a.m., as well as a cornhole tournament at 12 p.m.

Freedom Fest on Tuesday, July 5 will feature music, food trucks and a fireworks display at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with fireworks around 9-9:15 p.m.

The Steeleville Fourth of July Celebration continues on Monday, July 4 begins with a craft/vendor fair in city park and a parade at 10 a.m. It will also include food stands, Firecracker Race, carnival rides and music.


The city of Paducah’s July 4 Celebration will be Monday, July 4 on the riverfront in downtown. Food vendors, set up in the Farmers’ Market Pavilion area, will start serving by 5 p.m. Enjoy a concert on Wilson Stage featuring J.D. Shelburne from 7:30 until 9. Fireworks begin after the concert ends around 9:05 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day in Murray July 1-4 with Freedom Fest. The FNB Bank Freedom Fest Parade marches down Main Street at 9:30 a.m. on July 4. According to the Murray Bank Facebook page, the city and fire department decided to postpone the fireworks extravaganza due to dry weather conditions.

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Amber Ruch

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